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

Power from the new engine comes on strong with ample torque and gets the car moving well thanks to its somewhat lighter curb weight over the outgoing design. I was able to make a couple of 0 to 60 miles per hour 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 a lot of part, the new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outbound design and the braking feel is excellent with an initial grab that influenced some self-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 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 new preliminary vehicle start-up). As a fast note, the brand-new Tundra has offered 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 3 times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). Though, the automobile shuts down when you try to open the doors, which is strange.

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 lorry. Where things start 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 luxurious Capstone trim.

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 happy with all the enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own competitors or newbies, the new Tundra will do just fine to record 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 unmatched history of dependability.

Towing ability 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 only a little 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).

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 lorry. Where things begin to get even much 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 luxurious Capstone trim. 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 also remote start the Tundra by pushing the lock button 3 times on your key fob (without the paid-service). At a starting rate of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected value. At the leading end of the spectrum, the new Tundra TRD Pro begins at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

The seating arrangements are more comfortable than I remember in the outbound design 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 warmed and ventilated in advance along with for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have numerous space, and the rear seat still feels like a large couch and has large storage locations below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Inside of the 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 lorry, and even more in the glamorous Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch dashboard and more soft-touch areas for the upper face of the dash. Bringing a central 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 lorry details and a couple of personalized parts of the screen. Theres likewise a brand-new 10-inch color heads-up display and a large 14-inch infotainment system that comes standard for the Limited trim and all higher trim levels in place of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

In the past, Ive discussed lot of times how Toyotas systematic method to updating their lorries has done well for them thinking about how dependable and trusted the brand has actually been for countless years. To restate such an idea, 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 compete with the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, and RAM 1500.
The entirely revamped 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 discovered in my Tundra Platinum trim test car, promotes enhancements over the V8 in almost every area having a smooth delivery of its 389 horse power and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test lorry. Power is sent out through a new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mostly direct and does a great job of discovering the proper gear without unnecessary moving.

Toyotas long-standing and proven dependability ought to equate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined bundle 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 however does have a neat roar that Toyota managed to summon from clever engineering.

To heighten the Tundras location among the competition, theres the accessibility of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test lorry. If you need additional ground clearance outside of the new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll desire to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches.

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 aspect but there were lots of locations in need of much enhancement, which I believe the all-new 2022 design has actually attended to with a couple of interesting surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two trim levels along with the attractive large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as looks, the new 2022 Tundra fits the correct part for having its unique character with its auto-highbeam LED headlights, LED foglights, and sequentially lit LED turn signals up front and out back.

Toyotas mission to match and somewhat exceed some competitors pays off well with the brand-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 recognition commands. The system is uncomplicated and extremely open for its settings and expected over-the-air updates to keep it running with brand-new integrations.

As expected, theres a bevy of active security functions for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 bundle being basic across the board, which consists of pre-collision caution with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional security functions, such as the blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, are standard starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree 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 new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reputable value. The prices scale quickly 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, evaluates out at $63,939. At the leading end of the spectrum, the new Tundra TRD Pro begins at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

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