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

As anticipated, theres a bevy of active safety features for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being basic across the board, that includes pre-collision warning with automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra safety functions, such as the blind-spot display with rear cross-traffic alert, are standard beginning with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim includes a 360-degree cam system and a trailer backup guide system.
At a starting cost of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reputable 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, checks out at $63,939. 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.

Toyota had to do something to update the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. In current years the Tundra rested on its dependability factor however there were many areas in requirement of much enhancement, which I think the all-new 2022 design has actually attended to with a few interesting surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 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 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.

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 vehicle. 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 2 top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim.

For the many part, the new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing model and the braking feel is outstanding with a preliminary grab that influenced some self-confidence in controlling the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. When stopped, theres a new start/stop function that shuts down the engine if you apply enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can briefly disable the function (it will need disabling after a new initial vehicle start-up). As a fast 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 pushing the lock button three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service).

Toyotas proven and long-standing dependability need to translate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined plan here without any rattles and a remarkable develop quality inside and out. The trip 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 however does have a cool grumble that Toyota handled to invoke from smart engineering.

In the past, Ive explained many times how Toyotas methodical method to updating their vehicles has done well for them considering how trustworthy and relied on the brand has actually been for many years. To reiterate such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has actually 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 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 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, touts improvements over the V8 in practically every location having a smooth shipment of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test car. Power is sent out through a brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission that feels primarily direct and does a great task of finding the correct equipment without unnecessary shifting.

To increase the Tundras place among the competitors, theres the accessibility of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test vehicle. The lowering and raising of the rear does spend some time to finish through the dash button but shows to be extremely useful for hauling or transporting heavy items to prevent rear droop and potentially improve upon stability at speed. The overall appearance of my test lorry appears to be a bit low even with the system set into the automated mode at the normal ride height. Youll desire 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 availability of power tow mirrors discovered on my test automobile that can be extended at journalism of a button, which are currently incredibly big and typically create a small blind spot that you need to be conscious when navigating.

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 begin to get even better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are currently designated for the 2 leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim. As a quick note, the brand-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 key fob (without the paid-service). At a beginning rate of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reputable worth. At the leading end of the spectrum, the new Tundra TRD Pro starts 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 quite happy with all the enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who presently own rivals or beginners, the brand-new Tundra will do just fine to record some who may have had a bad experience or are curious on how well the Tundra might impress them since its from an Americanized brand with an unsurpassed history of dependability.

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 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 really open and simple for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with new integrations.

The seating arrangements are more comfy than I remember in the outgoing model and there are additional subtle touches that make the interior feel premium, such as the accented stitching throughout the dashboard and seats, which are heated and ventilated up front in addition to for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have numerous area, 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.

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

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a remodelled cabin that takes things up a few notches for being more premium, specifically in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test vehicle, and even more in the glamorous Capstone trim. Theres also a new 10-inch color heads-up display screen and a large 14-inch infotainment system that comes requirement for the Limited trim and all higher trim levels in place of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

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