2022 Toyota Tundra vs. Chevy Silverado, Ford F-150, and Ram 1500
Toyota’s all new tundra is here, iForce Max Hybrid and all. How does he stand against his main full-size competitors? Let’s check the glasses.
Whether you’re shopping for a new car, SUV or pickup, today’s vehicles are much larger than the sum of their specific sheets. Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person. This is especially true in the case of full-size pickups, as capacity is everything. Toyota has unveiled its all-new 2022 tundra light-duty pickup, and it needs to be calculated. Here’s how Toyota’s latest lines are against the 2022 Chevrolet Silverrado 1500, 2022 Ram 1500 and 2021 Ford F-150 (we’re still waiting for the Blue Oval’s 2022MY specs).
The full-size, light-duty truck has a game name choice: cab selection, bed selection, trim selection, but engine selection. The Tundra has only two powertrain options: the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 and its hybrid version. Ford doesn’t have less than six internal-combustion powertrain options (not to mention the upcoming All-Electric Lightning), but other companies aren’t as strong. Chevrolet offers four engines starting with a 2.7-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder and climbing to a 6.2-liter V8. The Ram has four powertrains available, including two mild-hybrid models.
For this comparison, I have divided the powertrain options into base, midlevel, upper-midlevel, and upper-level specs. I have also included a table for diesel and hybrid models. For towing and payload, I have assumed maximum capacity for that particular setup. In most cases, this means they come on a powertrain bike-drive, with regular beds on a regular-cab model, and on a maximum towing package, but not always. For fuel economy, I have used the two-wheel-drive specs of this truck.