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

Toyotas mission to match and rather surpass some competition pays off well with the brand-new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands starting with a timely word of “Hey Toyota,” just like how other new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice acknowledgment commands. The brand-new infotainment system is really responsive and has a brief knowing curve. Nevertheless, the system has a great deal of surprise functions that usually present themselves at random through pop-up alerts, which can be rather of a diversion if you permit it. The system is simple and really open for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with brand-new integrations. Theres also wireless or USB-wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto combination that works effortlessly throughout my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

Fuel intake 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 automobile. Where things start to get even better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are presently designated for the two top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and luxurious Capstone trim. As a quick note, the new Tundra has available 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 3 times on your crucial 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 reputable 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.

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. Where things start to get even better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are currently designated for the two leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and glamorous Capstone trim.

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 lorry. If you need extra 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 arrangements are more comfy 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 up front in addition to for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have plentiful area, and the rear seat still feels like a big couch and has big storage locations below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

As expected, theres a bunch of active safety functions for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being standard throughout the board, which includes pre-collision warning with automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional safety features, 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 cam 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 brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a highly regarded worth. The pricing scale rapidly overtakes 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, tests out at $63,939. 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.

Inside of the brand-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 elegant Capstone trim. Theres likewise a new 10-inch color heads-up screen and a big 14-inch infotainment system that comes standard for the Limited trim and all higher trim levels in location of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

Power from the brand-new engine comes on strong with sufficient torque and gets the lorry moving well thanks to its a little lighter curb weight over the outgoing model. I was able to make a couple of 0 to 60 mph tests and the best time concerned 6.9 seconds. The mid-range power was the sweet area for the turbo V6 and it never ever felt like it was lacking for its pulling power. For the most part, the new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing design and the braking feel is exceptional with a preliminary grab that influenced some confidence in managing the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. In general, the braking pedal feel is the finest 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, however you can briefly disable the function (it will need disabling after a brand-new initial automobile startup). As a quick note, the brand-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 pressing the lock button 3 times on your key fob (without the paid-service). Though, the car shuts down when you attempt to unlock the doors, which is strange.

Toyota needed 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. Over the last few years the Tundra rested on its dependability element but there were lots of locations in requirement of much improvement, which I believe the all-new 2022 model has actually addressed with a couple of interesting surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels in addition to the attractive large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, the new 2022 Tundra fits the correct 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. What is missing out on, in my opinion, is something additional for the tailgate that is otherwise “normal” however has a power-retractable step for simple 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.

Towing ability for the brand-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 just slightly down with trims like my test car 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 discussed lot of times how Toyotas systematic approach to updating their automobiles has actually succeeded for them considering how reputable and trusted the brand has actually been for many years. To restate such a notion, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its 2nd 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 complete with the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, and RAM 1500.
The completely revamped 2022 Toyota Tundra is a more refined truck that gets rid of the old V8 engine for a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine (i-Force) and a brand-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 improvements over the V8 in simply about every area having a smooth shipment of its 389 horse power and 479 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent out through a brand-new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mostly direct and does a good task of finding the proper gear without unnecessary moving.

Toyotas proven and long-standing dependability ought to equate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined plan here with no rattles and an impressive construct quality inside and out. The ride of the brand-new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is surprisingly peaceful for a truck. A few of that tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that does not sound anything like the outbound V8 but does have a cool growl that Toyota managed to create from smart engineering.

At the end of the day, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra, happily made in Texas, will continue to keep its fan base proud and quite happy with all the improvements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who presently own newbies or competitors, the new Tundra will do simply great to catch some who may have had a disappointment or wonder on how well the Tundra might impress them because its from an Americanized brand with an unsurpassed history of reliability.

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