2022 Toyota Tundra Is More Expensive than Chevy, Ford, Ram Trucks
Starting at $37,645, it’ll go on sale later this year with a new twin-turbo V-6 engine and suspension setup. The hybrid’s price won’t be announced until later.
Toyota redesigned the Tundra full-size pickup after 15 years with the hopes of making it more competitive with American trucks from Chevy, Ford, and Ram, all of which currently outsell the Tundra. It added features like a new coil-spring rear suspension, which should improve its ride, and a 14.0-inch touchscreen, the largest in its class. Those upgrades come at a cost, though, because the new Tundra’s starting price comes in at $37,645, higher than the domestic pickups.
The next step up from the base model is the Tundra SR5. It starts at $42,450 and comes standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, though the larger 14.0-inch unit is available, an analog gauge cluster, and cloth seats. The Limited model costs $50,595 and is distinguished by chrome trim and gets the 14.0-inch touchscreen standard with synthetic leather seats. The Platinum model adds dark chrome exterior trim and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster along with a standard JBL sound system and leather seats and starts at $58,685. The 1794 model, which is available in Mesquite brown and either a cream or brown leather interior, starts at $59,385.
All of these starting prices are for Tundras powered by the new twin-turbocharged 3.4-liter V-6 making 348 hp and 405 pound-feet of torque in the base SR and 389 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque in the higher trim levels. A new 437-hp hybrid i-Force MAX powertrain using the twin-turbo V-6 is available on the Limited model and above and standard on the off-road TRD Pro model. Toyota says it will announce pricing for the hybrid models closer to their on-sale date early next year.
Various equipment packages are available on the 2022 Tundra. A TRD sport package, only available on the SR5 model for $2190, lowers the truck and equips a TRD grille, black 20-inch TRD wheels, and a TRD leather shift knob. The TRD Off-Road package is available on the SR5, Limited, and 1794 models, priced ranging from $1120 to $3085. It adds 20-inch wheels (18-inchers on the SR5), a TRD grille, Bilstein dampers, skid plates, mud guards, and the TRD shifter. Four-wheel-drive models with the TRD Off-Road package add an electronically controlled rear locking differential and Toyota’s Multi Terrain Select drive modes. An air suspension, which can raise or lower the bed of the truck, is available for $650.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra will arrive at dealerships by the end of the year. Trucks equipped with the hybrid engine will arrive early next year.
That starting price is for the SR work truck model (pictured above) in standard extended-cab configuration with a 6.5-foot bed and rear-wheel drive. Toyota Tundra buyers have the choice of an extended- or crew-cab configuration with either a 5.5-, 6.5, or 8.1-foot bed depending on model, and four-wheel drive is available for an additional $3000. The Chevy Silverado, Ford F-150, and Ram 1500’s base work trucks all come in cheaper than the Tundra’s base price, but the Ford and Chevy have smaller regular cab options. The Ram, like the Tundra, is only available in extended- and crew-cab configurations. Comparing similar configurations, though, the Tundra is still more expensive, but the Ford reaches higher prices in its top-of-the-line trims.