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

Towing ability for the new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you choose 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 somewhat 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).

To increase the Tundras location amongst the competition, theres the schedule of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test car. If you need additional ground clearance outside of the new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll want to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches.

The seating plans are more comfy than I keep in mind in the outbound design and there are extra 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 in addition to for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have numerous space, and the rear seat still feels like a big couch and has large storage areas listed below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Fuel consumption 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 lorry. Where things begin to get even much better, at least 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 elegant Capstone trim. As a quick note, the new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the feature you can also remote begin the Tundra by pressing 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 new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reputable value. At the 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.

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

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 delighted with all the enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own newbies or rivals, the brand-new Tundra will do simply great to capture some who may have had a bad experience or wonder on how well the Tundra might impress them because its from an Americanized brand name with an unmatched history of reliability.

Toyotas long-standing and tested dependability should translate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined bundle here with no rattles and an impressive develop quality inside and out. The ride of the new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is surprisingly peaceful 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 cool growl that Toyota managed to conjure up from creative engineering.

Power from the new engine comes on strong with adequate torque and gets the car moving well thanks to its somewhat lighter curb weight over the outgoing model. I was able to make a few 0 to 60 miles per hour tests and the best time came to 6.9 seconds. The mid-range power was the sweet spot for the turbo V6 and it never ever seemed like it was doing not have for its pulling power. For the many part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outbound design and the braking feel is excellent with an initial grab that inspired some self-confidence in controlling the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. Overall, 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 briefly disable the feature (it will need disabling after a new preliminary automobile 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 also remote start the Tundra by pushing the lock button 3 times on your key fob (without the paid-service). The car shuts off when you attempt to open the doors, which is unusual.

In the past, Ive described often times how Toyotas methodical method to upgrading their vehicles has actually succeeded for them considering how reliable and trusted the brand name has been for numerous years. To reiterate such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has actually gone 14 years in its second generation, and for the 2022 model year, it gets a full redesign marking the third 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 totally 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 new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 found in my Tundra Platinum trim test car, promotes improvements over the V8 in almost every location having a smooth shipment of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent out through a brand-new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mainly direct and does an excellent task of finding the proper gear without unneeded moving.

As expected, theres a bevy of active security features for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 package being basic across the board, that includes pre-collision warning with automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional security functions, such as the blind-spot screen with rear cross-traffic alert, are basic beginning with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree camera system and a trailer backup guide system.
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 worth. The prices 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, checks out at $63,939. 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.

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 car. Where things begin to get even better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are presently designated for the two top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and glamorous Capstone trim.

Toyota needed to do something to upgrade the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. After upwards of 14 years of the very same generation, the Tundra was old and fell back the competition. Over the last few years the Tundra rested on its reliability aspect but there were numerous areas in need of much improvement, which I think the all-new 2022 model has attended to with a few interesting surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels in addition to the captivating large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as looks, the brand-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 out on, in my opinion, is something extra for the tailgate that is otherwise “regular” but has a power-retractable footstep for easy access to the composite-lined truck bed and a quick power-release button on the motorists side taillight. There are no tow hooks offered that I understand of in any trim level.

Within the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a remodelled cabin that takes things up a couple of notches for being more premium, especially in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test vehicle, and even more in the luxurious Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch control panel and more soft-touch locations for the upper face of the dash. Bringing a main focus to the driver is a brand-new instrument cluster that can be had in a totally digital 12.3-inch display screen offering you all significant automobile details and a number of customizable parts of the screen. Theres also a 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 location of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

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