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2022 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition Crew Max: Tough and Dependable

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In 1794 Spanish colonist Juan Ignacio de Casanova established a ranch in the “heart of Texas,” near the present city of San Antonio. Many years later Toyota purchased this ranch from Casanova’s successors.

Upon this land the Toyota Tundra is built. The 1794 Edition is meant to honor the legendary Casanova ranch.

The 2022 Toyota Tundra has been completely redesigned. Initially redesigned in 2014, this will be the first major overhaul since 2007.

Powertrain and Transmission

2022 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition Crew Max: Tough and Dependable

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This new Tundra is powered by an available I-force max powertrain that produces 437-horsepower and 583 lb-ft torque. The new powertrain relies on the same twin-turbo V-6 platform, yet features a unique attribute: a motor generator with a clutch located within the bell housing between the engine, and 10-speed automatic transmission.

The new Tundra can tow up to a maximum 12,000 pounds. Fuel economy is 17 mpg-city and 22 mpg-highway.

Mike Sweers, Senior Vice President Product Development, said, “Not only did we improve the performance and enhance the capability of the new truck at the same time, we were certain to retain the strong quality, durability and reliability for which Toyota trucks are known.”

This is one large truck. Personally, I like the bold grille. The distinctive 1794 grille-line compared to other grille models is bolder and richer in texture design. The 1794 Edition rests on 20-inch wheels, with LED lights that flow into the front fenders.

Tundra’s new Sheet Molded compound bed construction features reinforced aluminum cross members under the bed. This construction offers added protection against dents, impact dings, and rust compared to traditional steel decks. The bed is available in 5-5-ft., 6.5-ft., and 8.1-ft. lengths.

Interior

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The push button start gets you going, as the heated seats and steering wheel with controls makes you comfortable. The 12.3 inch color digital gauge cluster with speedometer, tachometer and screen to the left can be configured to your liking, allowing you to adjust or change anything.

The dark leather perforated seats were smooth and comfortable, with large cup holders nearby. Tundra features deep, wide storage bins near the seats with more storage inside of the doors.

The back seats were Texas size, and folded up from the bottom, revealing more large storage compartments. Leg space and foot room were in abundance, with plenty room for your boots or even your saddle.

Rear seats were heated and USB ports and power outlets were near the floor by the arm rest. The rear window will drop down electrically, completely out of sight.

Impressions

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Great torque, quiet, well-lit, wonderfully cool in the summer, super

turn radius, big comfortable interior and multi-link suspension that

smooths out the ride. However, my favorite was the 360 degree

camera.

Stats

Weight: 5,800 lbs. Length: 245.6-inches, Width: 80.2- inches, Height:

78.1-inches.

MSRP $65,020.

Warranty

3-year/36,000miles Bumper to Bumper Warranty.

2-years complimentary maintenance and roadside assistance.

5-year/60,000-miles powertrain Warranty.

Durhl Caussey writes a car column read around the world. He may be reached at this outlet or [email protected].