2022 Toyota Tundra vs 2021 Toyota Tundra

2022 Toyota Tundra vs 2021 Toyota TundraView Inventory

2022 Toyota Tundra Overview

The Toyota Tundra is a popular full-size pickup that delivers both on road and off, and Toyota offers a wide range of trim levels and options that let you personalize it to your needs and tastes. This is an interesting time for anyone considering purchasing or leasing a new Tundra as the 2022 model year has arrived, and what makes this particularly compelling is that the 2022 Toyota Tundra now available at Drive Taylor is an all-new model that ushers in the third Tundra generation. There have been fundamental updates to the frame, suspension, steering and transmission. Toyota has introduced a hybrid powertrain for the Tundra for the first time. There is also a new range-topping trim level-Capstone-which now serves as the Tundra flagship and features the hybrid setup standard.

Hermitage PA - 2022 Toyota Tundra's Overview

Exterior – Toyota Dealership serving Hermitage

Perhaps the first thing that pops out in a 2022 Toyota Tundra vs 2021 Toyota Tundra comparison is the new aesthetics. Toyota has always opted for a rugged and boxy design with the Tundra, but the new model takes it to another level with a larger, more pronounced grille and sharper angles from bow to stern. In terms of your cab and bed options, those choices remain the same. Three bed options are offered for the 2022 and 2021 Toyota Tundra: 5.5, 6.5 and 8.1 feet. You also have two cab options: double and crew. Both have four doors but the double has smaller rear doors. A notable change for the 2022 model is that the crew cab now gives you the choice of either the 5.5- or 6.5-foot bed. It was previously limited to the smaller bed. The double gives you the option of the two longest beds.

Hermitage PA - 2022 Toyota Tundra's Exterior

Interior – 2022 Toyota Tundra in Hermitage

A notable change for the new platform is that Toyota no longer offers a six-passenger option since it was not very popular. But if you prefer that arrangement, then look to the SR and SR5 models of the 2021 Toyota Tundra. Otherwise, all models seat five. Interior spacious remains about the same. While you may notice some changes on paper, the differences are not significant in a practical sense. The changes to the interior are impressive, however. Toyota has opted for straightforward design, and everything in the new cab is well organized and easy to use. The automaker has also added a host of new technologies and amenities that let you deck out your truck as mobile workspace or even a luxury cruiser.

Hermitage PA - 2022 Toyota Tundra's Interior

2022 Toyota Tundra mechanical specs

Mechanical is perhaps the aspect of the 2022 Toyota Tundra vs 2021 Toyota Tundra comparison that has received the most attention of late, and we have had many customers contact Drive Taylor to learn about the new hybrid powertrain. Both model years give you the choice of either rear- or four-wheel drive. With the 2021 edition, all models are powered by a 5.7-liter V8-381 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque-that Toyota pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission. The standard powertrain in the new model features a 3.5-liter V6-389 hp and 479 lb.-ft.-and a 10-speed automatic. You also have the option of the hybrid powertrain, which features the same engine and transmission but also an electric motor. The combination improves output to 437 hp and 583 lb.-ft.

Hermitage PA - 2022 Toyota Tundra's Mechanical

Tech – 2022 Toyota Tundra dealer

The new base model features an 8-inch touchscreen and wireless versions of Apple CarPlay and Android auto. The 2021 Toyota Tundra base model has a 7-inch touchscreen and non-wireless versions of the Apple and Android software. Standard driver assists remain the same for the most part: automatic headlamps and high beams, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control. The new model also has a lane keeping system that makes minor steering adjustments to keep you centered in your lane. In both cases blind-spot monitoring and parking sensors are available and included via the upper trim levels. The most notable tech addition for the new model year is a head-up display that provides information via the windshield. The upper trims also now come with a 14-inch touchscreen that is a real showstopper and perhaps best in class.

Request more 2022 Toyota Tundra vs 2021 Toyota Tundra information

You can see the 2022 and 2021 editions of the Tundra in our showroom and test-drive them at your convenience. Contact Drive Taylor by text, email or phone for the latest news on the 2022 Toyota Tundra, including the current brand incentives. You can also shop with us online, and we have a wide range of tools to assist you, including live chat, financing preapproval and trade-in values.

*Informational / opinion based review. Please contact the dealer for complete details.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you! Please fill out this form and we will get in touch with you shortly.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.