This is a 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro deep dive video where we take a closer look at its off-road features.
Roman and Andre head to Texas to drive the 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, with a hybrid powertrain. This truck is super rare right now, because it’s pretty much the only one. The TRD Pros will be delayed, and will the hybrids, so this is a rare treat. For those of you who didn’t know, the 2022 Toyota Tundra is “all-new.”
How new? The Tundra has a new frame, new chassis, new powertrain options and a new suspension. It also has a new body, new interior, new tech and a whole new vibe. It was pretty obvious that Toyota benchmarked the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 when building this truck. The powertrain is very similar to Ford’s twin-turbo V6 options. On top of that, the interior design has elevated to the Ram’s level of quality.
The base engine is an all-new 389 horsepower i-FORCE 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 that makes 479 lb-ft of torque. Move up to the hybrid version, you get 437 hp and 583 lb-ft of torque. It also has a twin-turbo V6, but it is connected to an electric motor that is sandwiched between the engine and transmission. It’s a similar setup to Ford’s F-150 hybrid, and the Toyota also sports a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
Check out more details on the 2022 Toyota Tundra on TFLtruck.
What makes the 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD hybrid “off-road-worthy?”
First of all, Toyota finally made it to modern times by giving us coil spring suspension on all four-corners, and a fully boxed frame. The coils should make for better all-around on and off-road manners, and the stiffer frame may make it even more rugged.
Mounted on 18-inch forged BBS wheels, the TRD Pro sports 33-inch Falken Wildpeak AT3W tires. Not the most aggressive, or largest in the class, but it’s not a bas start either. Along with additional armor, it gets FOX 2.5 shocks and a suspension lift (with remote reservoir). It also has Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), which is similar to the ones that are used in the TRX and Raptor.
There’s a lot more – and the boys cover as much as possible externally, and internally.
We’re excited to see what they think of the performance, which will be revealed soon. We’re also excited to see Toyota using this powertrain in upcoming race trucks. It may take time to get used to a few things, but one thing we can all agree on – Toyota may have changed the game… again.