It’s time to take the all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra on a challenging mountain trail. This is a Tundra Limited crew cab short bed with a TRD Off-Road package. I run it up and down the “Rocky Top” trail against a new 2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry to see how it performs and stacks up against the competition.
Toyota Tundra TRD Off-Road
This is not Toyota’s ultimate off-road package. The new Tundra TRD Pro is coming in several months with the new Hybrid powertrain. According to Toyota, the TRD Off-Road package and its Bilstein shocks are meant more for slower off-road driving – just like I am doing in this comparison. The TRD Pro suspension setup is more for higher speed off-roading, such as desert running or dune bashing.
The TRD Off-Road package also includes a selectable rear locker, Multi-Terrain System driving modes, and the latest version of Toyota’s Crawl Control system. This package also comes with a red engine start button, TRD transmission shifter, and 20-inch TRD wheels with Falken Wildpeak A/T tires. This is the core of the off-road package. Toyota also has several additional options you can bundle together with it.
The Ram 1500 Big Horn Backcountry and the Tundra Limited TRD Off-Road are close in price. The Ram you see in this comparison has an MSRP of just over $56,000. The Toyota truck’s price is closer to $58,000.
At the end of the day, it comes down to traction, suspension articulation, ground clearance, visibility, and underbody protection. Join the video below for a fun off-road comparison.
Both trucks make it to the top of this trail. The Tundra has very good 4×4 system traction management, it handled the boulder climb a bit better than the Ram 1500 with its Off-Road package. However, the Ram may have slightly better suspension articulation.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.