2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid- More Power!
2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid- Overview
For efficiency, the 2022 Toyota Tundra substitutes the older model’s 5.7-liter V-8 engine with a twin-turbocharged 3.4-liter V-6 engine.
As a result, we now have official EPA fuel economy numbers for the gas-electric Tundra.
In addition, a nonhybrid version of the V-6 is standard, while an iForce MAX hybrid configuration is available.
The hybrid isn’t as efficient as the Ford F-150 PowerBoost hybrid, but it’s a significant upgrade over the original Tundra.
Here are the major highlights:
- According to the EPA, the 2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid will get up to 22 mpg combined, seven mpg better than the current V-8 model.
- A twin-turbo 3.4-liter V-6 engine with an electric motor and a nickel-metal hydride battery pack in the iForce MAX hybrid.
- The hybrid starts at $53,995 and will be available in the spring.
The Tundra’s hybrid powertrain is seven mpg more efficient than the outgoing model’s 5.7-liter V-8, achieving 22 mpg combined for rear-wheel-drive vehicles and 21 mpg for four-wheel-drive trucks, according to the EPA.
Two-wheel-drive mode gets up to 20 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, but adding four-wheel drive drops one mpg in the city and two mpg on the interstate.
According to EPA regulations, the F-150 PowerBoost hybrid is three mpg and two mpg more efficient than the Tundra iForce MAX.
The Ford F-150 PowerBoost and Toyota Tundra iForce MAX both have a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine and 1.5-kWh battery packs, but the Ford’s is lithium-ion while the Toyota’s is nickel-metal hydride.
The electric motor contributes 48 horsepower to the Tundra’s total combined output of 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque, wedged between the engine and the 10-speed automatic transmission.
The nonhybrid twin-turbo V-6 is more efficient than the normally aspirated V-8 in the outgoing generation.
However, the baseline iForce is two mpg less efficient than a Ram 1500 with the 3.6-liter V-6 and Ram’s “eTorque” 48-volt hybrid aid.
The Tundra’s combined rating is comparable to a turbo four-cylinder Chevy Silverado, although the Chevy outperforms the Tundra in city and highway driving.
Tundras outfitted with the iForce MAX hybrid will begin arriving at Toyota dealerships in the spring, with prices starting at $53,995.
The hybrid version is available starting with the Limited trim level and costs $3400 more than the nonhybrid version.