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

Fuel consumption 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 vehicle. Where things begin to get even 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 luxurious Capstone trim.

Inside of the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a remodelled cabin that takes things up a couple of notches for being more premium, particularly in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test automobile, and even more in the luxurious Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch dashboard and more soft-touch areas for the upper face of the dash. Bringing a main focus to the motorist is a new instrument cluster that can be had in a completely digital 12.3-inch display giving you all pertinent car details and a number of customizable parts of the screen. Theres likewise a brand-new 10-inch color heads-up screen and a large 14-inch infotainment system that comes requirement for the Limited trim and all higher trim levels in place of the standard 8-inch system in the lower trims.

Towing capability for the new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you go with a base SR trim with the smaller sized double cab, which likewise 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 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).

The seating arrangements are more comfortable than I remember in the outgoing design and there are additional subtle touches that make the interior feel premium, such as the accented stitching throughout the dashboard and seats, which are heated and ventilated up front along with for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have abundant area, and the rear seat still feels like a large sofa and has large storage areas listed below the folding bottoms that is otherwise used up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

At the end of the day, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra, happily made in Texas, will continue to keep its fan base proud and quite pleased with all the enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own rivals or newbies, the new Tundra will do just fine to catch some who might have had a bad experience or are curious on how well the Tundra might impress them due to the fact that its from an Americanized brand with an unmatched history of dependability.

As anticipated, theres a bevy of active security features for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being basic across the board, which consists of pre-collision caution with automatic emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional security features, such as the blind-spot screen with rear cross-traffic alert, are standard starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree cam 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 brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected worth. The rates scale rapidly catches up with the competitors 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, evaluates out at $63,939. On top end of the spectrum, the new Tundra TRD Pro starts at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

For the many part, the new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing design and the braking feel is excellent with an initial grab that motivated some self-confidence in controlling the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. When stopped, theres a brand-new start/stop function that shuts down the engine if you apply enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can temporarily disable the function (it will need disabling after a new preliminary automobile startup). As a quick note, the new Tundra has available 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 three times on your key fob (without the paid-service).

Toyota had to do something to update the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. After upwards of 14 years of the same generation, the Tundra was old and fell behind the competitors. In current years the Tundra rested on its reliability element however there were many areas in requirement of much improvement, which I think the all-new 2022 model has attended to with a couple of fascinating surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels along with the eye-catching large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as looks, the brand-new 2022 Tundra fits the proper part for having its unique character with its auto-highbeam LED headlights, LED foglights, and sequentially lit LED turn signals in advance and out back. What is missing out on, in my opinion, is something additional for the tailgate that is otherwise “regular” but has a power-retractable footstep for simple access to the composite-lined truck bed and a fast power-release button on the motorists side taillight. Likewise, there are no tow hooks available that I know of in any trim level.

Fuel intake is much enhanced as you would expect 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 lorry. Where things begin to get even 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 elegant Capstone trim. As a fast note, the brand-new Tundra has readily available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the function you can also remote begin the Tundra by pushing the lock button 3 times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). At a beginning price of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a highly regarded 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.

Toyotas long-standing and tested dependability must translate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined package here with no rattles and a flawless construct quality inside and out. The trip of the new Tundra is smoother partially 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 does not sound anything like the outgoing V8 however does have a neat roar that Toyota managed to summon from clever engineering.

In the past, Ive discussed lots of times how Toyotas systematic approach to updating their vehicles has actually done well for them considering how reliable and relied on the brand has actually been for countless years. To restate such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its second generation, and for the 2022 design year, it gets a full redesign marking the 3rd 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 totally redesigned 2022 Toyota Tundra is a more refined truck that does away with 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 found in my Tundra Platinum trim test lorry, promotes improvements over the V8 in practically every area having a smooth delivery of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent out through a brand-new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mostly direct and does an excellent job of discovering the appropriate gear without unneeded shifting.

To heighten the Tundras location among the competitors, theres the availability of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test vehicle. If you require additional 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.

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

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