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

Toyotas quest to match and rather go beyond some competitors pays off well with the 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 new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice acknowledgment commands. The system is very open and simple for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with new combinations.

Inside of the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a remodelled cabin that takes things up a few notches for being more premium, especially in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test car, and even more in the luxurious Capstone trim. Theres likewise a new 10-inch color heads-up display screen and a big 14-inch infotainment system that comes standard for the Limited trim and all higher trim levels in place of the standard 8-inch system in the lower trims.

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 begin to get even better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are currently designated for the 2 top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and glamorous Capstone trim. As a quick 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 begin the Tundra by pressing the lock button three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). At a beginning cost 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 leading 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.

To increase the Tundras place amongst the competitors, theres the schedule of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test vehicle. If you require extra ground clearance outside of the brand-new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll desire to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches.

Fuel consumption 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 lorry. If you go with a two-wheel-drive model like the Limited CrewMax youll surpass those fuel usage figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. Where things start to get back at much better, a minimum of during city driving, remains in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are currently designated for the 2 top 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 exact same city mpg but 1 mpg much better for the highway in the Capstone trim.

As expected, theres a bevy of active security functions for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being basic throughout the board, which includes pre-collision caution with automated emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra security features, such as the blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, are basic beginning with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim includes 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 new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a highly regarded worth. The prices 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, checks 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.

Towing capability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you select 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 a little 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).

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 delighted with all the improvements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own rivals or beginners, the new Tundra will do simply fine to catch some who might have had a bad experience or are curious on how well the Tundra may impress them because its from an Americanized brand with an unsurpassed history of reliability.

In the past, Ive described numerous times how Toyotas methodical approach to upgrading their vehicles has done well for them considering how dependable and relied on the brand name has actually been for countless years. To reiterate such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its 2nd 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 completely upgraded 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 brand-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 practically every location having a smooth delivery of its 389 horse power and 479 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent out through a brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission that feels mostly direct and does an excellent task of finding the proper gear without unneeded moving.

Toyotas enduring and proven dependability should equate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined package here with no rattles and a flawless develop quality inside and out. The trip of the brand-new Tundra is smoother partly 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 but does have a cool growl that Toyota handled to invoke from clever engineering.

The seating arrangements are more comfortable than I remember in the outbound 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 heated and aerated up front in addition to for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have abundant space, and the rear seat still feels like a big sofa and has large storage locations listed below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Toyota had to do something to upgrade the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. In recent years the Tundra rested on its reliability element however there were lots of areas in need of much enhancement, which I think the all-new 2022 model has actually addressed with a few fascinating surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two trim levels along with the captivating large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as looks, the 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.

For the many part, the brand-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 confidence in managing 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 use enough brake pressure at the stop, however you can momentarily disable the function (it will need disabling after a brand-new initial vehicle start-up). 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 also remote start the Tundra by pushing the lock button 3 times on your essential fob (without the paid-service).

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