Toyota has recommended its US dealers sell the new 2022 Tundra at a starting price of $35,950. Compared to rivals, it’s quite expensive but predictable: the Tundra has never been cheap.
So, Toyota has officially answered one of the main questions about the new Tundra – its value. American dealerships are advised to sell the pickup at $35,950, according to the automaker’s press release. This is a price excluding a destination fee.
Car and Driver reports about a base price of $37,645 (destination and handling inclusive) for the SR model with an extended cab and rear-wheel drive.
For comparison, the outgoing 2021 Toyota Tundra costs from $34,025. However, the increase in the price of a new generation of any model is rather a rule with rare exceptions.
The new pickup comes with a 3.5-liter i-FORCE Twin-Turbo V6 engine with 389 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the i-FORCE MAX Powertrain with 437 horsepower and a maximum 583 pound-feet will be available.
The 2022 Tundra has a towing capacity up to 12,000 pounds.
The new pickup features a 14-inch touchscreen, an all-new multimedia audio system and the standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 pack.
The Toyota Tundra has long ceased to be a workhorse, so innovative engines and equipment like that of an executive sedan accord with its sub-premium status.
The base Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado, on the other hand, were and still are workhorses. This means that they are both simpler and cheaper, though only entry-level models. Mid-range and higher trim levels can be compared at price to the Toyota Tundra.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra will go on sale in the USA soon – in late 2021.