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

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 a preliminary grab that influenced some 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 briefly disable the feature (it will require disabling after a brand-new initial vehicle start-up). As a fast note, the brand-new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the feature you can likewise remote start the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your key fob (without the paid-service).

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 car. If you go with a two-wheel-drive model like the Limited CrewMax youll surpass those fuel consumption figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. Where things start to get back at much better, at least during city driving, remains in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are currently designated for the two top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim. The TRD Pro and Capstone trims get the hybrid powertrain with 437 horse power 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 however 1 mpg better for the highway in the Capstone trim.

Toyotas long-standing and proven reliability need to equate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined bundle here without any rattles and an impeccable develop quality inside and out. The ride of the new Tundra is smoother partially thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably peaceful for a truck. A few of that tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that does not sound anything like the outgoing V8 but does have a neat growl that Toyota handled to summon from creative engineering.

The seating arrangements are more comfy than I keep in mind in the outbound model and there are extra subtle touches that make the interior feel premium, such as the accented stitching throughout the control panel and seats, which are heated and ventilated in advance as well as for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have plentiful space, and the rear seat still feels like a large sofa and has big storage areas listed below the folding bottoms that is otherwise used up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

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 car. Where things start to get even much better, at least throughout 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. As a fast note, the new Tundra has readily available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the function you can also remote begin the Tundra by pushing the lock button 3 times on your essential 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 leading 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.

At the end of the day, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra, happily made in Texas, will continue to keep its fan base proud and rather pleased with all the enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who presently own newcomers or rivals, the brand-new Tundra will do simply fine to record some who might have had a bad experience or wonder on how well the Tundra might impress them since its from an Americanized brand name with an unparalleled history of reliability.

In the past, Ive described lots of times how Toyotas methodical approach to updating their vehicles has done well for them thinking about how trustworthy and relied on the brand name has been for many years. To restate such a notion, 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 entirely redesigned 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 found in my Tundra Platinum trim test car, touts enhancements over the V8 in just about every area having a smooth delivery of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent through a new 10-speed automated transmission that feels primarily direct and does an excellent job of finding the correct equipment without unnecessary moving.

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a revamped cabin that takes things up a few notches for being more premium, particularly in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test car, and much more in the elegant 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 motorist is a brand-new instrument cluster that can be had in a fully digital 12.3-inch screen providing you all pertinent lorry information and a number of customizable parts of the screen. Theres likewise a brand-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.

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

As expected, theres a bevy of active safety features for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 bundle being basic throughout the board, that includes pre-collision warning with automated emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional safety features, such as the blind-spot display with rear cross-traffic alert, are standard beginning with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree video camera system and a trailer backup guide system.
At a starting price of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reputable value. The pricing scale rapidly captures 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, tests out at $63,939. On 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.

Toyota had to do something to update the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. In recent years the Tundra rested on its dependability factor but there were many areas in requirement of much improvement, which I believe the all-new 2022 design has actually attended to with a couple of intriguing surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two trim levels along with the appealing large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as looks, the brand-new 2022 Tundra fits the proper 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.

To increase the Tundras location amongst the competition, theres the availability of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test car. The lowering and raising of the rear does spend some time to finish through the dash button however proves to be really beneficial for hauling or carrying heavy items to prevent rear sag and potentially enhance upon stability at speed. The total appearance of my test vehicle appears to be a bit low even with the system set into the automated mode at the typical trip height. Youll want to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches if you require additional ground clearance outside of the brand-new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches. Theres also the accessibility of power tow mirrors discovered on my test automobile that can be extended at the press of a button, which are already super big and often develop a little blind area that you must be mindful when navigating.

Toyotas mission to match and somewhat surpass some competition settles 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 brand-new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice acknowledgment commands. The new infotainment system is really responsive and has a brief knowing curve. Nevertheless, the system has a great deal of hidden functions that generally present themselves at random through pop-up alerts, which can be rather of an interruption if you allow it. The system is very open and uncomplicated for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it keeping up new integrations. Theres usb-wired or likewise wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration that works seamlessly during my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

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