As anticipated, theres a bunch of active security features for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 bundle being basic throughout the board, that includes pre-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional safety functions, such as the blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, are basic starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim includes a 360-degree cam system and a trailer backup guide system.
At a starting rate of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected value. The pricing scale quickly overtakes 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 begins at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.
At the end of the day, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra, proudly made in Texas, will continue to keep its fan base proud and rather happy with all the improvements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who presently own competitors or newcomers, the new Tundra will do just great to record some who might have had a disappointment or are curious on how well the Tundra may impress them due to the fact that its from an Americanized brand name with an unsurpassed history of reliability.
Within the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a revamped cabin that takes things up a few notches for being more premium, specifically in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test vehicle, and much more in the luxurious Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch dashboard and more soft-touch locations for the upper face of the dash. Bringing a central focus to the chauffeur is a brand-new instrument cluster that can be had in a fully digital 12.3-inch display screen providing you all important vehicle information and a number of personalized parts of the screen. Theres likewise a new 10-inch color heads-up display and a big 14-inch infotainment system that comes requirement for the Limited trim and all higher trim levels in place of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.
Toyota had to do something to update the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. In current years the Tundra rested on its dependability factor but there were many areas in need of much enhancement, which I believe the brand new 2022 model has actually attended to with a couple of interesting surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two trim levels along with the attractive large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as looks, the brand-new 2022 Tundra fits the appropriate part for having its special character with its auto-highbeam LED headlights, LED foglights, and sequentially lit LED turn signals up front and out back.
Toyotas mission to match and somewhat exceed some competition pays off well with the new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands starting with a prompt word of “Hey Toyota,” much like how other brand-new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz prompt voice acknowledgment commands. The system is straightforward and really open for its settings and expected over-the-air updates to keep it running with new integrations.
The seating arrangements are more comfortable than I remember in the outbound model and there are extra subtle touches that make the interior feel premium, such as the accented stitching throughout the dashboard and seats, which are heated up and ventilated in advance as well as for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have abundant space, and the rear seat still seems like a large sofa and has large storage areas below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.
Towing ability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you go with a base SR trim with the smaller sized double cab, which also has a max payload of 1,940 pounds (5,095 curb weight/gross weight at 7,035 pounds). From there, towing is just somewhat down with trims like my test lorry maxing out at 11,180 pounds and a max payload of 1,630 pounds (5,535 curb weight/gross weight at 7,165 pounds).
In the past, Ive explained sometimes how Toyotas methodical approach to updating their vehicles has done well for them considering how trusted and relied on the brand name has been for countless years. To reiterate such an idea, the Toyota Tundra has actually gone 14 years in its 2nd generation, and for the 2022 design year, it gets a complete 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 entirely upgraded 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 brand-new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 discovered in my Tundra Platinum trim test vehicle, touts enhancements over the V8 in practically every location having a smooth delivery of its 389 horse power and 479 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent through a brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission that feels mainly direct and does a great job of finding the appropriate gear without unneeded moving.
To increase the Tundras place among the competitors, theres the availability of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test automobile. If you require extra ground clearance outside of the brand-new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll want to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches.
Fuel usage is much enhanced as you would expect 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 car. Where things begin to get even much better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are currently designated for the two top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and glamorous Capstone trim.
Fuel usage is much improved as you would anticipate with the Tundra now getting 17 mpg city, 22 mpg highway, and 19 mpg combined in the 4 × 4 setup of my Tundra Platinum CrewMax long-bed test car. Where things begin to get even better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are currently designated for the two leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and luxurious Capstone trim. As a fast note, the brand-new Tundra has offered remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the function you can likewise remote start the Tundra by pushing the lock button 3 times on your key fob (without the paid-service). At a beginning rate of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected value. At the top end of the spectrum, the brand-new Tundra TRD Pro begins at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.
Power from the brand-new engine comes on strong with adequate torque and gets the lorry moving well thanks to its slightly lighter curb weight over the outbound design. I was able to make a few 0 to 60 miles per hour tests and the very best time came to 6.9 seconds. The mid-range power was the sweet spot for the turbo V6 and it never felt like it was doing not have for its pulling power. For the a lot of part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing model and the braking feel is excellent with an initial grab that inspired some confidence in controlling the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. Overall, the braking pedal feel is the finest Ive experienced in this class of a truck. When stopped, theres a new start/stop function that closes down the engine if you use enough brake pressure at the stop, however you can momentarily disable the function (it will need disabling after a brand-new initial automobile startup). As a quick note, the new Tundra has offered remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the function you can also remote start the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). The vehicle shuts off when you attempt to unlock the doors, which is weird.
Toyotas proven and long-standing dependability must translate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined bundle here with no rattles and a remarkable build quality inside and out. The trip of the brand-new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is surprisingly quiet for a truck. Some of that quietness is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outgoing V8 however does have a cool grumble that Toyota handled to summon from creative engineering.