- Flagship full-size pick-up truck debuts hybrid powertrain that generates 437 HP, 583 lb-ft of torque for impressive towing/hauling capabilities
- All models features the all-new Toyota Multimedia system
- All-new exterior and interior designs available in 10 top-of-the-line model/trim combinations featuring CrewMax cabins and a choice of 5.5-ft or 6.5-ft bed sizes
TORONTO, Ontario (February 1st, 2022) – What happens when the world’s most legendary trucks are paired with the world’s most proven advanced powertrain systems? The all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra i-FORCE MAX happens. It’s a game-changer – and it’s available in Canada starting at $66,390 for the Limited grade, a modest increase over the equivalent gas model.
“We’ve already shaken up the full-size pick-up truck segment with the bumper-to-bumper evolution of the Toyota Tundra for the 2022 model year. Now, with 10 all-new i-FORCE MAX models, we’re combining Toyota’s reputation for building trucks that conquer the harshest climate and terrain conditions on the planet with Toyota’s equally impressive reputation for building advanced powertrains that deliver superior performance and remarkable fuel efficiency,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “What’s more, the launch of Tundra i-FORCE MAX ably demonstrates that Toyota is continually working towards offering electrified powertrain options in every segment.”
As with the 23 Tundra models Toyota has already released for 2022, these new hybrid-powered beasts boast new capabilities, features, and fresh styling – all designed to reward loyal Toyota truck fans with a pick-up that’s worthy of replacing their current Tundra. At the same time, these new Tundra i-FORCE MAX models will command the attention of truck fans across Canada – regardless of what they’re driving now.
Pick-ups start with power – and the 2022 Tundra i-FORCE MAX redefines the meaning of power, with an all-new hybrid powertrain. 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.
But there’s more to the story than raw power. Much more. 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 – from frame structure to suspension designs – to improve capability and ride comfort compared to competitive pick-up truck offerings. They then matched Tundra’s sophisticated performance to a modern body design that conveys toughness and capability, embodied by the expression “Technical Muscle”. The body styling capitalizes on the modern features of this all-new truck while retaining a nod to recreation and outdoor lifestyles that are baked into the DNA of Toyota truck owners.
Truck fans will appreciate how capability and design blend in an all-new tailgate design that is 20 percent lighter than on the outgoing model, and which includes a release button on the key fob as standard gear.
The “Technical Muscle” motif continues inside. All Tundra i-FORCE MAX models feature a CrewMax cab that offers generous and comfortable seating for up to five adults, with a horizontal layout theme and an instrument panel and centre stack that flow seamlessly into the overall interior layout. Premium materials reflect Tundra’s pedigree, while the overall design balances angular lines with muscular refinement to express the capability that lives under the surface.
The 2022 Tundra is the first Toyota to feature Toyota Multimedia – an all-new in-vehicle technology system. This system – which is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible (both wireless) – features a newly-designed touchscreen and an all-new Human Machine Interface that improves interaction with the vehicle through sight, touch, and voice. Toyota Connected Services include Drive Connect, (Cloud Navigation, Intelligent Assistant and Destination Assist), Service Connect, Safety Connect, and Remote Connect. While many functions may be controlled via the touch screen through the same gestures used on mobile phone screens, the Tundra retains a large, easy to grip volume knob designed for use while wearing winter-worthy gloves.
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; 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:
The 2022 Toyota Tundra i-FORCE MAX Limited is offered with the choice of 5.5’ bed (starting MSRP: $66,390) or 6.5’ bed (starting MSRP: $66,750) 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.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra i-FORCE MAX Limited TRD Off Road is 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.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra i-FORCE MAX TRD PRO (starting MSRP: $80,550) 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.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra i-FORCE MAX Platinum (starting MSRP: $76,590) 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 (starting MSRP: $79,180) 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.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra i-FORCE MAX 1794 Edition (starting MSRP: $77,790) 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.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra i-FORCE MAX Capstone (starting MSRP: $84,150) 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.
The all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra i-FORCE MAX Hybrid goes on sale this Spring at Toyota Dealers across Canada. For complete and up to date details and specifications, visit www.toyota.ca/tundra
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over six million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 286 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability to the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and parts distribution centres in Clarington and Vancouver. Toyota also operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than nine million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. Recent investments at its facilities in Ontario will allow for increased production of the top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models for the North American market.