At 1 Lone Star Pass in San Antonio, Texas, a new Tundra rolls off the line every minute. To date, Toyota has invested nearly $4 billion in its Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas (TMMTX) plant, creating thousands of American jobs and assembling up tp 180,000 Tundras per year. TMMTX has been focusing on Toyota’s largest pickup truck since 2008, and the 2022 Tundra is a clear example of how the full-size truck embodies its larger-than-life home state.
With up to a 12,000-pound max towing capacity on the i-FORCE engine model, the all-new Tundra is the most powerful Toyota pickup truck. That’s palpable on the Tundra’s exterior, as the full-size pickup was designed to dial up the spirit of previous models to emphasize strength. And with a new aluminum-reinforced composite bed and all-new multilink rear suspension, it doesn’t just look Texas-tough, it is.
While the i-FORCE offers an impressive improvement over the previous generation engine at 389 hp and 479 lb.-ft. of torque, the i-FORCE MAX builds on that to offer 437 hp and 583 lb.-ft. of torque. The i-FORCE MAX also features a unique design in that a motor generator is placed between the engine and 10-speed transmission to provide additional horsepower and torque. The end result is two amazing powertrain options for the 2022 Tundra that offer impressive performance and fuel efficiency.
Even though the 2022 Tundra just rode off the factory floor for the first-time last year, longevity has become synonymous with the Toyota pickup truck. Victor Sheppard knows this better than most: The Louisiana-based Tundra owner logged over 1 million miles on his 2007 Tundra model. Toyota bought the truck back from him to learn from its impressive run, and drivers can be confident that engineers took learnings from Sheppard’s truck into consideration with the all-new 2022 model.
So, while we know that everything’s bigger in Texas, on the 2022 Toyota Tundra, it shows. Here are some facts and figures that make Toyota’s full-size pickup stand alone in its class.
Originally published January 26, 2022