2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone side view

Is the Toyota Tundra truck’s i-FORCE MAX a good engine?

i-FORCE MAX powertrain named one of 2022 Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems 

How do we know that the Toyota Tundra truck’s i-FORCE MAX is a good engine? Well, it recently received a 2022 Wards 10 Best Engine & Propulsion Systems award which proves that people are taking notice of it. Below, you can learn more about this available powertrain with us. You can find the latest Toyota trucks at Magnussen’s Toyota in Palo Alto, CA. 

How powerful is the i-FORCE MAX engine of the Toyota Tundra? 

One of the reasons the i-FORCE MAX is so impressive is its high-power output. It’s rated at 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque at 2,400 rpm. These power ratings, in turn, lead to high payload and towing ratings which appeal to many drivers. Here’s a quick look at all its specifications. 


437 hp 


583 pound-feet at 2,400 rpm 


1,665 pounds 

Towing capacity 

11,450 pounds 


48-hp electric motor 


3.4 L twin-turbo V6 engine 


10-speed automatic 

Benefits of the i-FORCE MAX powertrain option 

The obvious benefit of choosing the i-FORCE MAX is its high payload and towing ratings. If you ever travel with a lot of gear, whether that’s in your truck’s bed or towed behind, you’ll want a powerful truck that can make it anywhere. Plus, it doesn’t compromise on fuel economy as so many large trucks do, because it’s a hybrid powertrain. The addition of electric power helps it achieve its fuel economy rating of 20 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. 

Toyota Tundra truck's i-FORCE MAX powertrain

“The i-FORCE MAX, also standard on the all-new 2023 Toyota Sequoia, is Toyota’s response to uncompromised performance, all while ushering in a new vision for future large electrified vehicles,”

-Dante Boutell, vice president of Powertrain Design, Toyota Motor North America R&D 

How are engines picked for the Wards 10 Best list? 

The Wards 10 Best list bases its decisions on a variety of factors including power ratings, observed efficiency, and new technology. There is no price cap on the nominees, so the Toyota Tundra i-FORCE MAX powertrain was up against more expensive competitors. Unsurprisingly, many of the winners this year were hybrid or electric, due to the pure power, efficiency, and modern technology that these options offer.