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

At the end of the day, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra, proudly 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 rivals or beginners, the new Tundra will do simply great to capture some who might have had a disappointment or wonder on how well the Tundra may impress them due to the fact that its from an Americanized brand name with an unparalleled history of reliability.

The seating arrangements are more comfy 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 warmed and ventilated in advance along with for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have abundant area, and the rear seat still seems like a big couch and has big storage locations listed below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Within the 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 automobile, and even more in the glamorous Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch control panel and more soft-touch areas for the upper face of the dash. Bringing a main focus to the chauffeur is a new instrument cluster that can be had in a fully digital 12.3-inch screen providing you all important car information and a number of customizable parts of the screen. Theres also a new 10-inch color heads-up display and a big 14-inch infotainment system that comes standard for the Limited trim and all greater trim levels in place of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

Toyotas enduring and proven dependability ought to translate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined plan here without any rattles and an impressive construct quality inside and out. The ride of the new Tundra is smoother partially thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is surprisingly quiet for a truck. Some 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 managed to conjure up from clever engineering.

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

Power from the new engine comes on strong with sufficient torque and gets the vehicle moving well thanks to its slightly lighter curb weight over the outbound model. I was able to make a few 0 to 60 miles per hour tests and the very best time concerned 6.9 seconds. The mid-range power was the sweet spot for the turbo V6 and it never ever felt like it was doing not have for its pulling power. For the a lot of part, the new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing design and the braking feel is exceptional with an initial grab that inspired some 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 apply enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can briefly disable the function (it will need disabling after a brand-new initial car startup). As a quick note, the brand-new Tundra has readily available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the function you can likewise remote start the Tundra by pressing the lock button three times on your key fob (without the paid-service). Though, the automobile shuts down when you attempt to unlock the doors, which is strange.

Toyotas quest to match and rather exceed some competitors settles well with the new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands beginning with a timely word of “Hey Toyota,” similar to how other brand-new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice acknowledgment commands. The brand-new infotainment system is really responsive and has a short knowing curve. The system has a lot of surprise functions that typically present themselves at random through pop-up notices, which can be rather of a diversion if you enable it. The system is uncomplicated and really open for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with brand-new integrations. Theres likewise wireless or USB-wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration that works flawlessly during my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

Towing ability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you choose 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 only somewhat down with trims like my test lorry maxing out at 11,180 pounds and a max payload of 1,630 pounds (5,535 curb weight/gross weight at 7,165 pounds).

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 but there were lots of locations in requirement of much enhancement, which I believe the all-new 2022 model has actually resolved with a few intriguing surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels along with the distinctive large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, the brand-new 2022 Tundra fits the correct 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.

As expected, theres a bunch of active safety functions for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 package being standard across the board, that includes pre-collision warning with automatic emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra safety features, 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 beginning price of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected worth. The rates scale rapidly captures up with 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, evaluates 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.

In the past, Ive discussed often times how Toyotas systematic method to upgrading their automobiles has actually succeeded for them considering how reputable and relied on the brand has been for many years. To restate such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its second generation, and for the 2022 design year, it gets a complete 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 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 brand-new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 discovered in my Tundra Platinum trim test lorry, touts improvements over the V8 in just about every location having a smooth shipment of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test lorry. Power is sent through a new 10-speed automated transmission that feels primarily direct and does a good job of discovering the correct equipment without unneeded shifting.

Fuel usage is much improved as you would expect with the Tundra now getting 17 mpg city, 22 mpg highway, and 19 mpg combined in the 4 × 4 setup of my Tundra Platinum CrewMax long-bed test vehicle. Where things start to get even much better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are presently designated for the two top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim. As a fast note, the brand-new Tundra has readily available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the feature you can also remote begin the Tundra by pressing the lock button 3 times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). At a starting cost of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a highly regarded worth. 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.

To heighten the Tundras location amongst the competitors, theres the schedule of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test car. The lowering and raising of the rear does take some time to complete through the dash button however proves to be very advantageous for towing or transporting heavy items to avoid rear droop and potentially improve upon stability at speed. The total look of my test vehicle appears to be a bit low even with the system set into the automated mode at the typical ride height. If you need extra ground clearance outside of the new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll wish to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches. Theres likewise the availability of power tow mirrors found on my test lorry that can be extended at the press of a button, which are already super substantial and often produce a little blind spot that you must be mindful when navigating.

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