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

Power from the brand-new engine comes on strong with adequate torque and gets the automobile moving well thanks to its slightly lighter curb weight over the outgoing design. I had the ability to make a couple of 0 to 60 mph tests and the finest time pertained to 6.9 seconds. The mid-range power was the sweet spot for the turbo V6 and it never seemed like it was doing not have for its pulling power. For the a lot of part, the new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outbound model and the braking feel is outstanding with an initial grab that inspired some self-confidence in controlling the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. In general, the braking pedal feel is the very best Ive experienced in this class of a truck. When stopped, theres a brand-new start/stop function that closes down the engine if you use enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can momentarily disable the feature (it will need disabling after a brand-new preliminary vehicle startup). As a fast note, the new Tundra has offered remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the function you can likewise remote begin the Tundra by pressing the lock button three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). Though, the lorry shuts off when you attempt to unlock the doors, which is odd.

To heighten the Tundras location among the competitors, theres the accessibility of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test lorry. The lowering and raising of the back does spend some time to complete through the dash button but proves to be really helpful for hauling or hauling heavy products to prevent rear droop and potentially surpass stability at speed. The overall look of my test automobile appears to be a bit low even with the system set into the automatic mode at the regular trip height. If you require additional ground clearance outside of the new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll wish to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches. Theres also the schedule of power tow mirrors found on my test lorry that can be extended at the press of a button, which are currently very huge and frequently produce a small blind spot that you must be conscious when navigating.

Toyotas quest 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 starting with a timely word of “Hey Toyota,” much like how other new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice recognition commands. The system is straightforward and really open for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with brand-new integrations.

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

As expected, theres a bevy of active safety features for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 package being standard throughout the board, which consists of pre-collision caution with automated 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 adds a 360-degree camera 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 worth. The pricing scale rapidly 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, evaluates out at $63,939. At the top end of the spectrum, the new Tundra TRD Pro begins at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

Fuel usage is much improved 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 automobile. Where things start to get even better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are presently designated for the two leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and luxurious Capstone trim. As a fast note, the brand-new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the function you can likewise remote start the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). At a starting price 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 starts at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

In the past, Ive described lot of times how Toyotas systematic method to updating their lorries has succeeded for them considering how reputable and relied on the brand name has been for numerous 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 complete redesign marking the 3rd generation of the full-size truck that is more poised to take on the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, and RAM 1500.
The entirely revamped 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 brand-new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 found in my Tundra Platinum trim test lorry, touts enhancements over the V8 in just about every location having a smooth shipment of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent through a new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mainly direct and does a great job of discovering the appropriate equipment without unneeded shifting.

Towing ability for the new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you choose 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 just slightly down with trims like my test vehicle maxing out at 11,180 pounds and a max payload of 1,630 pounds (5,535 curb weight/gross weight at 7,165 pounds).

Within the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a revamped 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 much more in the elegant Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch control panel and more soft-touch areas for the upper face of the dash. Bringing a main focus to the driver is a new instrument cluster that can be had in a completely digital 12.3-inch display screen giving you all important car details and a number of adjustable parts of the screen. Theres likewise a new 10-inch color heads-up screen and a big 14-inch infotainment system that comes requirement for the Limited trim and all higher trim levels in location of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

Toyotas tested and long-standing reliability need to translate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined bundle here without any rattles and an impeccable build quality inside and out. The flight of the new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably peaceful for a truck. Some of that quietness is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outbound V8 however does have a cool roar that Toyota managed to conjure up from creative engineering.

At the end of the day, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra, proudly made in Texas, will continue to keep its fan base proud and quite pleased with all the improvements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own newbies or competitors, the new Tundra will do simply fine to record some who may have had a bad experience or are curious on how well the Tundra may impress them because its from an Americanized brand name with an unparalleled history of reliability.

Fuel intake is much improved 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. If you go with a two-wheel-drive design like the Limited CrewMax youll enhance upon those fuel intake 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 models, which are presently designated for the two leading 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 very same city mpg however 1 mpg better for the highway in the Capstone trim.

Toyota had to do something to upgrade the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. In current years the Tundra rested on its reliability aspect but there were lots of areas in requirement of much improvement, which I think the all-new 2022 design has resolved with a few interesting 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 new 2022 Tundra fits the correct 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.

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