This hot Tundra should be a superb off-roader.
The third-generation Toyota Tundra was revealed in September and will take the fight to the segment-leading Ford F-150. Although the new Tundra isn't the segment's towing king, it's been improved in many other ways. Notably, the new Tundra traded rear leaf springs for coil springs to improve comfort. But at this year's SEMA show, Toyota is reminding us all just how capable the Tundra is by showcasing an array of TRD accessories for the pickup. Specifically, a lifted and fully accessorized Toyota Tundra was shown off in striking Supersonic Red. This particular Tundra is equipped with the optional TRD Off Road package.
"Customization is important to many truck owners, and Tundra customers will be thrilled to know we will have well over 100 accessories available," said group vice president of Toyota Division Marketing, Lisa Materazzo.
The TRD Off Road package on its own comes with Multi-Terrain Select, a low-speed Crawl Control function, Downhill Assist Control, and an electronic rear differential lock. It also gets off-road cruise control with five selectable speeds. This 2022 Lifted and Accessorized Tundra, based on the Tundra Limited variant, boasts a TRD lift kit with 2.6 inches of added ground clearance and Bilstein shocks with taller TRD coil springs. Its approach/departure/breakover angles are greater by five, one, and two degrees respectively.
This special Tundra also comes with a TRD skid plate, TRD cast aluminum running boards, the TRD Off-Road wheel and tire package, swing-out storage boxes in the bed, a bed extender, a dash camera, and a folding hard tonneau cover. A console safe is perfect for keeping your valuables secure. It has to be said that this truck could stand alongside an F-150 Raptor and not look outdone - the huge grille with TRD-specific detailing gives this Tundra a commanding presence.
The twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine produces 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. Those are not quite Raptor-conquering numbers but it should be more than enough power for most. The Lifted and Accessorized Tundra is one of several vehicles that Toyota will be displaying at this year's SEMA show to demonstrate the brand's appeal to adventure junkies.