Op/Ed: Will the 2022 Toyota Tundra Have the Same 409 HP Twin-Turbo V6 from the New Land Cruiser?

This may be the end of the V8 Tundra.

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2022 Toyota Tundra – teaser

As you may know – the all-new 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser makes its official world debut today. Although Toyota is not bringing this all-new Land Cruiser to the United States – perhaps we can look at the specs and some of the interior design cues and draw some parallels to what the nest 2022 Toyota Tundra may have.

The juiciest piece of news is that the 300-series all-new Land Cruiser offers no V8 engine option overseas. Instead, other countries will get a choice of two turbocharged V6 engines. One of the engines is a gasoline 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, and the other one is a diesel 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6.

Let’s focus on the gasoline 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. In the Land Cruiser, this engine is rated at 409 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. The new Land Cruiser is using a 10-speed automatic transmission as well. Could the next-gen 2022 Toyota Tundra use this exact same engine, transmission, and power specification? I think it would make a lot of sense.

Toyota says that they are “in it to win it” with the next 2022 Tundra truck. If they use this twin-turbo V6 engine in the upcoming Tundra, then it will closely compete with the existing 2021 Ford F-150 with its 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. This Ford twin-turbo V6 engine produces 400 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque.

As such, the twin-turbo V6 Tundra could offer more horsepower than the “non-hybrid” F-150 and a bit less torque. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.