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The All-New 2022 Toyota Tundra i-FORCE MAX Goes on Sale This Spring

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The Tundra has all-new exterior and interior designs available in 10 top-of-the-line model/trim combinations. PHOTO Toyota

The all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra i-FORCE MAX Hybrid goes on sale this Spring at Toyota Dealers across Canada.

As with the 23 Tundra models Toyota has already released for 2022, these new hybrid-powered beasts boast new capabilities, features, and fresh styling.

Engine and transmission

The 2022 Tundra i-FORCE MAX is built around a twin-turbo V6 paired with a motor/generator and clutch located within the bell housing. This inline motor/generator provides additional power that’s transferred efficiently via the transmission, while engine start-up, EV driving, electric assist, and energy regeneration are accomplished solely via the parallel hybrid components. Mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, this powertrain packs an impressive punch, producing 437 peak horsepower and up to 583 lb-ft of torque.

The i-FORCE MAX hybrid system leverages the electric motor’s instantaneous responsiveness, delivering grunt-worthy amounts of torque from a standing start. Engaging Tow/Haul Mode ensures ample torque for impressive acceleration, even as the new Tundra i-FORCE MAX walks away with up to 5,067 kg (11,170 lbs) on the hitch or up to 750 kg (1,654 lbs) in the bed.

In city traffic, the i-FORCE MAX system offers a quiet ride and improved efficiency while in low-speed EV mode. On the open road, the system delivers responsive and linear power for confident passing. And when the road ends, i-FORCE MAX enhances off-roading performance by hitting peak torque at just 2,400 RPM – putting more power under wheel at speeds where it’s actually useful.

Beyond the powertrain, Toyota engineers and designers have reworked the entire Tundra to improve capability and ride comfort compared to competitive pick-up truck offerings.

Safety features

As a Toyota, every Tundra i-FORCE MAX also features a comprehensive safety package. New this year, all 2022 Tundra models are now equipped with Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 – the latest iteration of Toyota’s bundle of active safety systems, designed to enhance driver awareness and control. TSS 2.5 includes:

  • Sway Warning System
  • Road Sign Assist
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Right/Left Turn Oncoming Pedestrian Detection/Braking
  • Left Turn Oncoming Vehicle Detection/Braking
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Cyclist Detection, Nighttime Pedestrian Detection, and Risk Avoidance Emergency Steering Assist
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Automatic High Beam

Additional safety features standard on all models include the Toyota Star Safety System, eight airbags, an anti-theft alarm system, the blind spot monitor system with rear cross traffic alert and braking, and the intuitive parking assist system with auto braking.

Toyota Canada dealers will offer the Tundra i-FORCE MAX hybrid pickup truck in 10 top-of-the-line model and trim configurations as follows:

2022 Toyota Tundra i-FORCE MAX Limited

Offered with the choice of 5.5’ bed or 6.5’ bed configurations. Exterior features include 20” alloy wheels, panoramic moon roof, bi-beam LED headlights, LED fog lamps, power folding electrochromatic exterior mirrors, an active front spoiler, and unique hood badge. Inside, the cabin sports a 14” touch screen Toyota Multimedia system with Remote Connect, Safety Connect, and Drive Connect, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and a wireless smartphone charging system, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, heated and ventilated power adjustable front row seats, Toyota’s smart key system with push button start, Softex upholstery, electrochromatic rear view mirror, and a driver’s seat memory system linked to the exterior mirrors.

Additional features include a 400-watt power outlet in the cargo bed, three-setting drive mode select system, leather wrapped and heated steering wheel, leather wrapped shift knob, a windshield de-icer and rear window defogging system, power fuel door release and extra-capacity 122L fuel tank, hill start assist control, tailgate release bump switch, and a full digital gauge cluster.

2022 Toyota Tundra i-FORCE MAX Limited TRD Off Road

Also offered in 5.5’ bed (starting MSRP: $69,390) or 6.5’ bed (starting MSRP: $69,750) configurations. Building on the Limited grade, these models remove the active front spoiler and replace the 20” alloys with unique 18” alloys to accommodate additional wheel movement when off-roading. These models then add a unique TRD heated steering wheel and a bundle of technologies designed to enhance the trail-busting experience – including a multi-terrain monitor system, downhill assist control, crawl control, multi-terrain select system, a rear locking differential, and TRD off-road shock absorbers.

2022 Toyota Tundra i-FORCE MAX TRD PRO

Builds on the Limited TRD Off Road model with the 5.5’ bed. Upgrades include 18” TRD Pro black forged BBS wheels, TRD Pro off-road suspension with 1.1” front lift featuring 2.5” Fox internal bypass coil overs and rear remote reservoir shocks, TRD Pro front stabilizer bar, TRD Pro heritage TOYOTA grille with LED light bar, exterior amber marker lights, TRD skid plate, TRD Pro stamped tailgate, smoked headlamps and fog lamps, an auto-levelling headlamp system, black dual exhaust with TRD logo, TRD Pro hood badge, technical camouflage exterior accents and front seat inserts, a 12-speaker JBL audio system, and TOYOTA passenger side dash panel badging.

2022 Toyota Tundra i-FORCE MAX Platinum

Takes this all-new pickup truck in a premium direction. Starting with the Limited grade with 5.5’ bed, upgrades on this model include semi-aniline leather upholstery, ambient cabin lighting, the Active Noise Control system, power tilting/telescoping steering column connected to the memory system, triple beam LED headlamps, heated and ventilated rear seats, active front spoiler, and sequential LED tail lamps.

Safety enhancements include the panoramic view monitor, a head-up display system, digital rear-view mirror, rain-sensing wipers, and trailer backup guide system with straight path assist.

This model can be enhanced with the Advanced Package featuring adaptive variable suspension system with a load-levelling rear height control air suspension, power running boards and bed step, and a 5-mode drive select.

2022 Toyota Tundra i-FORCE MAX 1794 Edition

Enhances the Platinum model with authentic wood interior trim and chrome accents.

This model can be enhanced with the Advanced Package (starting MSRP: $80,380) featuring adaptive variable suspension system with a load-levelling rear height control air suspension, power running boards and bed step, and a 5-mode drive select.

2022 Toyota Tundra i-FORCE MAX Capstone

Enhances the Platinum trim level with power running boards and bed step, 22” alloy wheels, a backlit CAPSTONE passenger side instrument panel badge, and acoustic laminated side windows.

 

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