Video: Is The 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Now A True Raptor/TRX Fighter? Here’s What You Have To Say!

Here are the figures and your comments, so far

The 2022 Toyota Tundra loses its V8, but not its off-road focused TRD Pro trim.

It’s only been 15 years since the last Tundra debuted, but it’s ready to give Ford and Ram what for as the new powerhouse half-ton truck. At least, that’s what Toyota would like all those folks waiting patiently to think — but we’ll just have to see for ourselves, won’t we? We’ll be able to test out the new Tundra, specifically the TRD Pro, out in a few weeks. This week, though, the automaker revealed this third-generation truck to the world, and Andre was able to see the truck in person and crunch on the numbers Toyota provided.

Right off the bat, the 2022 Toyota Tundra offers up a new exterior design, a fully-boxed steel ladder frame, a new composite bed and an updated powertrain. While many adored the old 5.7-liter V8 for its dependability over the years, it’s time for a change, and the new truck has a V6 under the hood instead. This time around, you can get a Tundra with one of two possible power outputs. The twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter engine on its own produces 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. That’s a modest, if not earth-shattering improvement on the old truck’s 381 horsepower/401 lb-ft torque figures.

Or, if you’re looking for more grunt, you can get the hybrid i-Force MAX powertrain instead. That puts out 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque — trading blows with the Ford F-150 Raptor — on 87-octane fuel. Not only that, but the hybrid Tundra is actually more potent than the Ford F-150 Powerboost, if only just. Towing capability also increases to a respectable 12,000 pounds, which is a healthy bump over the old truck.

The i-Force MAX powerplant is standard on the new TRD Pro.

What off-road kit do you get this time around?

Unlike the old truck, this new 2022 Toyota Tundra rides on multi-link coil suspension in the rear, rather than leaf springs. To that, Toyota still fits 2.5-inch diameter Fox shocks to the TRD Pro. It gets a 1.1-inch front suspension lift, but that’s not where the story stops this time. Now, you can actually spec air suspension, offering some flexibility between loading and unloading, as well as lifting the body out of the way of off-road obstacles. The highest setting, for reference, is only meant to be used below 18 MPH.

Like some of its chief rivals, the 2022 Toyota Tundra also gets optional adaptive variable suspension. So, depending on the conditions, you can use the new drive mode switch to set the suspension up for various conditions. Multi-Terrain Select, Crawl Control and Downhill Assist Control — all staples of Toyota’s off-road kit — still feature on this new truck. Fortunately, this time around the Tundra also gets an electric locking rear differential on all four-wheel drive models, including the TRD Pro. That said, you still don’t get a front locker, nor does that rear locker work outside low range.

One other consideration: The new Tundra TRD Pro is only available in CrewMax cab configuration. With that, the hybrid batteries and the rest of the i-Force MAX drive system, towing is reduced a bit to 11,300 pounds. Toyota did not mention payload yet, but that will likely fall at least slightly from the other versions as well.

You guys already have some strong opinions about the new Tundra TRD Pro!

Again, it’s been a hot minute since the last time we’ve seen a thoroughly new Tundra. That means there’s a huge amount of conversation around this truck, and there are a few threads already emerging.

From the new powertrain options to the styling and the competition, you all have left a host of comments on our videos. We put those together into a video of its own, which you can check out on TFLnow. As for the TRD Pro itself, check that out from the TFLoffroad channel below as well: