You may have heard a lot about the all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra, but the very base SR model of the truck has some very peculiar specs. The base Tundra’s twin-turbo engine is rated at a lower power output, and its towing is significantly lower than other new Tundras. Here are all the details.
While I did not have a chance to drive or see a new Tundra SR, Toyota has published the following specifications and the images you see here. The Tundra SR is equipped with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo gas V6 engine that is rated at 348 hp @ 2,400 rpm and 405 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000 rpm. The engine is still mated to the 10-speed automatic transmission. (The other new Tundras are rated at 389 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque.)
When we asked the Toyota team about this unique SR-only power rating, they responded to say that the SR is meant to be a “simple” truck that still offers great torque and capability.
The base Tundra SR 2WD double-cab offers the best payload rating of all the new Tundras at 1,940 lbs. However, the SR maximum towing rating has been limited to 8,300 lbs.
Here is a close look at the new 2022 Tundra base truck. The images also show base interior seat design, as well as the new 8-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia screen. This 8-inch screen is standard on the new Tundra SR and SR5 trim levels.
Here is a video that features a Tundra SR5 with the new power-extending and power-folding towing mirrors.