What happens when you cross a powerhouse work truck with the latest safety, performance, and interior technology? You get the new and improved 2022 Tundra and F-150 models.
Unlike the previous model years, drivers can expect improved fuel-economy performance with the available hybrid engine option on the 2022 Tundra and electric model options added to the lineup for the F-150.
Their interiors received an upgrade for 2022 as well. The Tundra has an available 14-in. touchscreen on select models, while the F-150 is expected to have an available touchscreen size up to 12 in.
See what other unexpected features you'll get with the 2022 Toyota Tundra or Ford F-150.
Published Date: 11/24/2021
Stay safe whether you're heading off on the trails or commuting to work in the 2022 Tundra.
This truck comes with valuable active safety technology called Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 (TSS 2.5), which includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Automatic High Beams (AHB), and Road Sign Assist (RSA).
You can expect similar active safety features with the 2022 F-150, but it will require an upgrade to the XLT or Lariat for Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane-Keeping System, Rear View Camera, Auto High Beams, Reverse Brake Assist, Reverse Sensing System, and Post-Collision Braking. These features are included with Ford Co-Pilot360™ 2.0. The next step up would be the Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist 2.0 package, which is expected to be standard with the King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. It has the addition of Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, Lane Centering and Speed Sign Recognition, Evasive Steering Assist, Intersection Assist, and Connected Built-in Navigation.
When you strip away all of the safety jargon, what you're left with is the simple fact that you get more active safety features for less with the Tundra, which starts at $35,950. For the comparable active safety features mentioned above, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, and Speed Sign Recognition with the F-150, you'd need the 2022 King Ranch, which is expected to cost upwards of $56,015.
Both of these trucks are pulling out all of the stops for the latest model year. See what's under the hood.
Whether you want fuel efficiency or superior power, it all starts with the engine. The Tundra has a standard i-FORCE 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine and up to 389 horsepower. With the newly available hybrid Tundra models, you can get a whopping 437 horsepower. It’s expected that you'll need the available Ford 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine on the F-150 to have comparable power. This option has 400 horsepower but will cost you a lot more. The 2022 F-150 Lightning electric model has up to 563 horsepower. However, to reach this max power, it requires the available extended-range battery, which raises the overall price yet again.
Gone are the days of gas-guzzling trucks. The 2022 F-150 introduced a new lineup of all-electric model options that have a targeted EPA-estimated range of 230 miles. You can select an available hybrid engine with the 2022 Tundra, too, for increased fuel efficiency ratings.
With so much force behind these trucks, it's no surprise that the 2022 Tundra SR5 4x2 Double Cab 6.5-ft. bed can tow up to 12,000 lbs. It comes ready to tow with a 7-/4-pin trailer connector, towing hitch receiver, and a Trailer Brake Control (TBC) system. Only the F-150 Limited is expected to come with the Trailer Tow Package, which includes a 4-pin/7-pin wiring harness, class IV trailer hitch receiver, and a trailer brake controller. With the standard 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 Engine, 4x2 drivetrain, and 6.5-ft. box, the Limited is anticipated to be able to tow up to 11,200 lbs. You'd need the available Max Trailer Tow Package to really get the most out of the F-150's towing capabilities, but it doesn’t come standard with any model.
Interior features are there just for you. Get the truck that has the options you want for less.
While the Tundra and F-150 will both have standard 8-in. touchscreen infotainment displays, the Tundra has an available 14-in. touchscreen starting with the SR5. Drivers get two more inches of viewing space than the F-150 Lariat and higher, which are expected to have a 12-in. touchscreen.
You'll also need the Lariat trim or higher for the convenience of Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start. The comparable Smart Key System is standard with the Tundra. This feature includes remote keyless entry with lock, unlock, panic, and tailgate release functions.
Sometimes, projects can get a little messy. Keep your Tundra interior clean with the addition of all-weather floor liners and door sill protectors. Aside from the Raptor, which has Unique Raptor Branded All-Weather Rubber Floor Mats, all F-150 models are expected to come with vinyl or carpet flooring.
The Tundra and F-150 are expected to have souped-up engines and lots of towing power, but the Tundra offers more than just sheer strength.
Every Tundra model comes with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 (TSS 2.5) suite of active safety features. You'll need to upgrade from the base model F-150 to get comparable driver-assistive technology.
You'll also get the convenient Smart Key System standard with the Tundra. As with the advanced safety features, Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start is not expected to be standard with the F-150. Drivers will need the Lariat or higher.
For the full package at a lower price, the Tundra has more standard and available features to enhance your drive.