Video: 2022 Is the Year of the Pickup! We Plan to Get Five Long-term Trucks – Here Is the First One! Ep.1

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2022 will truly be the year of the pickup truck in the United States. There are at least 16 all-new or refreshed pickup trucks that are coming to market starting now. Here is the list of the pickup truck that we considered for a long-term review.

We are planning to purchase or loan five new pickups in order to bring you detailed and fun real-world reviews. This way you can see how these trucks behave after 6 months or 12 months of hard use. Our reviews include towing heavy trailers on the Ike Gauntlet™ – the world’s toughest towing test, traversing difficult off-road trails, going on long road trips, doing real-world MPG tests, and more.

In this episode 1, we disclose our first long-term pickup truck choice.

Here are the pickup trucks that we considered for long-term testing.

  • 2022 Ford Maverick (all-new)
  • 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz (all-new)
  • 2022 Nissan Frontier (new generation)
  • 2022 Chevy Colorado Trail Boss (new trim)
  • 2022 Toyota Tacoma Trail / TRD Pro (updates)
  • 2022 Ford Ranger Splash (new package)
  • 2022 Toyota Tundra (all-new)
  • 2021 Ford Raptor (new generation)
  • 2021 Ford F-150 Tremor (new trim)
  • 2022 Chevy Silverado (refresh / new trims)
  • 2022 GMC Sierra (refresh / new trims)
  • 2022 Ram 1500 Back Country / GT (new trims)
  • 2022 GMC Hummer EV (all-new)
  • 2022 Rivian R1T (all-new)
  • 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning (all-new)
  • 2022 Ford Super Duty (interior refresh)

We wish we could do long-term ownership reviews with ALL of these trucks, but it’s not logistically or financially feasible.

Spoiler alert:

Our first 2022 long-term pickup truck choice is the 2022 Toyota Tundra. There has not been an all-new Tundra for nearly 14 years. Toyota redesigned every aspect of the new Tundra. They discontinued the gas V8 and introduced two twin-turbo V6 powertrain options.

We immediately zeroed in on the new Tundra SR5. Our goal is to get one of the most common truck configurations that you are likely to purchase as well. We selected an SR5 crew cab (Crew Max) with a TRD Off-road package that offers Bilstein shocks and a rear locking differential. The towing package must also be a part of it. We also wanted the new 14-inch infotainment system to review and show. These requirements may push us towards getting a Tundra Limited model (which is the next level up from SR5).

Please stay tuned as we are committed to be the first or one of the first to take delivery of a new 2022 Tundra.