2022 Toyota Tundra Platinum CrewMax 4×4 Review & Test Drive

Fuel usage is much enhanced as you would anticipate with the Tundra now getting 17 mpg city, 22 mpg highway, and 19 mpg integrated in the 4 × 4 setup of my Tundra Platinum CrewMax long-bed test vehicle. Where things begin to get even much better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are currently designated for the two leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim. As a quick note, the brand-new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the function you can likewise remote begin the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). At a beginning rate of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reputable value. At the leading end of the spectrum, the new Tundra TRD Pro starts at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

Towing ability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you opt for a base SR trim with the smaller double taxi, which likewise has a max payload of 1,940 pounds (5,095 curb weight/gross weight at 7,035 pounds). From there, towing is only a little down with trims like my test automobile maxing out at 11,180 pounds and a max payload of 1,630 pounds (5,535 curb weight/gross weight at 7,165 pounds).

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a remodelled cabin that takes things up a couple of notches for being more premium, specifically in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test automobile, and even more in the elegant Capstone trim. Theres likewise a new 10-inch color heads-up display and a large 14-inch infotainment system that comes standard for the Limited trim and all greater trim levels in place of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

Toyotas mission to match and somewhat surpass some competitors pays off well with the new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands starting with a timely word of “Hey Toyota,” much like how other new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz prompt voice acknowledgment commands. The system is extremely open and simple for its settings and expected over-the-air updates to keep it running with brand-new combinations.

As expected, theres a bevy of active safety functions for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 bundle being standard throughout the board, which includes pre-collision caution with automated emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra security functions, such as the blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, are basic beginning with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree electronic camera system and a trailer backup guide system.
At a starting cost of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected worth. The pricing scale quickly catches up with the competition as you go higher into the trim levels where the Limited starts at $46,850 and my Tundra Platinum CrewMax 4 × 4 with the 6.5-foot bed, leveling suspension, the power running boards, and power tow mirrors, checks out at $63,939. On top end of the spectrum, the brand-new Tundra TRD Pro starts at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

Toyotas tested and long-standing dependability need to equate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined package here with no rattles and a flawless build quality inside and out. The ride of the brand-new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably quiet for a truck. A few of that quietness is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outbound V8 but does have a neat grumble that Toyota handled to create from smart engineering.

For the many part, the new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing model and the braking feel is exceptional with an initial grab that influenced some confidence in managing the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. When stopped, theres a new start/stop function that shuts down the engine if you use enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can temporarily disable the function (it will require disabling after a new preliminary vehicle start-up). As a fast note, the new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the function you can also remote begin the Tundra by pressing the lock button three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service).

To increase the Tundras place among the competition, theres the availability of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test automobile. The lowering and raising of the rear does spend some time to finish through the dash button but shows to be really beneficial for pulling or carrying heavy items to prevent rear droop and possibly surpass stability at speed. The total appearance of my test automobile appears to be a bit low even with the system set into the automated mode at the typical trip height. Youll desire to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches if you need extra ground clearance outside of the new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches. Theres likewise the schedule of power tow mirrors found on my test lorry that can be extended at journalism of a button, which are currently extremely substantial and frequently create a little blind area that you must be mindful when navigating.

Fuel usage is much improved as you would anticipate with the Tundra now getting 17 mpg city, 22 mpg highway, and 19 mpg integrated in the 4 × 4 setup of my Tundra Platinum CrewMax long-bed test lorry. If you decide for a two-wheel-drive model like the Limited CrewMax youll surpass those fuel consumption figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg integrated. Where things start to get back at better, a minimum of during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are presently designated for the 2 top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and luxurious Capstone trim. The TRD Pro and Capstone trims get the hybrid powertrain with 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque and return 19 mpg city and 21 mpg highway for the TRD Pro and the same city mpg however 1 mpg better for the highway in the Capstone trim.

At the end of the day, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra, proudly made in Texas, will continue to keep its fan base proud and rather pleased with all the improvements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own beginners or rivals, the new Tundra will do simply great to record some who may have had a disappointment or wonder on how well the Tundra may impress them due to the fact that its from an Americanized brand with an unparalleled history of reliability.

The seating plans are more comfortable than I keep in mind in the outbound model and there are additional subtle touches that make the interior feel premium, such as the accented stitching throughout the dashboard and seats, which are warmed and ventilated in advance as well as for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have abundant area, and the rear seat still feels like a big couch and has big storage areas listed below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

In the past, Ive described often times how Toyotas systematic approach to upgrading their lorries has actually done well for them thinking about how trusted and trusted the brand name has been for many years. To repeat such an idea, the Toyota Tundra has actually gone 14 years in its second generation, and for the 2022 design year, it gets a full redesign marking the third generation of the full-size truck that is more poised to contend with the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, and RAM 1500.
The completely revamped 2022 Toyota Tundra is a more refined truck that eliminates the old V8 engine for a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine (i-Force) and a new hybrid V6 setup called the i-Force Max. The base engine, the new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 discovered in my Tundra Platinum trim test lorry, promotes enhancements over the V8 in practically every area having a smooth delivery of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent through a new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mostly direct and does a good job of finding the correct equipment without unneeded moving.

Toyota needed to do something to update the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. After upwards of 14 years of the exact same generation, the Tundra was old and fell behind the competition. Recently the Tundra rested on its reliability factor however there were many locations in requirement of much enhancement, which I think the all-new 2022 design has actually addressed with a couple of intriguing surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels along with the appealing large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, the new 2022 Tundra fits the proper part for having its distinct character with its auto-highbeam LED headlights, LED foglights, and sequentially lit LED turn signals up front and out back. What is missing, in my viewpoint, is something extra for the tailgate that is otherwise “typical” however has a power-retractable step for simple access to the composite-lined truck bed and a quick power-release button on the chauffeurs side taillight. Also, there are no tow hooks available that I understand of in any trim level.

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