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

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 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 momentarily disable the feature (it will require disabling after a brand-new preliminary lorry 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 function you can likewise remote begin the Tundra by pressing the lock button three times on your key fob (without the paid-service).

Toyotas enduring and tested dependability should translate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined plan here without any rattles and a flawless build quality inside and out. The flight of the brand-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 however does have a cool growl that Toyota handled to invoke from clever engineering.

Fuel usage 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 vehicle. If you choose a two-wheel-drive model like the Limited CrewMax youll improve upon those fuel consumption figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. Where things begin to get even much better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are presently designated for the two leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and glamorous 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 very same city mpg however 1 mpg much better for the highway in the Capstone trim. The 1794 edition trim has the accessibility of choosing the hybrid powertrain or stick to the basic twin-turbo V6 as in my test vehicle.

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

Toyotas quest to match and somewhat surpass some competitors settles well with the brand-new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands starting with a prompt word of “Hey Toyota,” similar to how other new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz prompt voice acknowledgment commands. The brand-new infotainment system is extremely responsive and has a short learning curve. However, the system has a great deal of covert functions that typically present themselves at random through pop-up alerts, which can be somewhat of a distraction if you allow it. The system is uncomplicated and very open for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it keeping up brand-new combinations. Theres usb-wired or likewise cordless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration that works perfectly throughout my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

Towing capability for the 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 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).

As expected, theres a bevy of active security features for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 bundle being basic across the board, that includes pre-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra safety features, such as the blind-spot screen with rear cross-traffic alert, are basic starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree video camera 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 highly regarded value. The prices 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 starts at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

In the past, Ive discussed sometimes how Toyotas methodical approach to upgrading their lorries has done well for them thinking about how reliable and trusted the brand has been for numerous 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 complete 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 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 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 vehicle, touts enhancements over the V8 in simply about every area having a smooth shipment of its 389 horse power and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test automobile. Power is sent through a brand-new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mostly direct and does a good job of finding the proper equipment without unnecessary shifting.

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 improvements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own beginners or competitors, the new Tundra will do just great to capture some who might have had a bad experience or are curious on how well the Tundra may impress them since its from an Americanized brand name with an unmatched history of dependability.

Inside of the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reworked cabin that takes things up a couple of 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 likewise a brand-new 10-inch color heads-up display and a big 14-inch infotainment system that comes requirement for the Limited trim and all greater trim levels in place of the standard 8-inch system in the lower trims.

Toyota had to do something to upgrade the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. In current years the Tundra rested on its reliability aspect however there were numerous locations in need of much improvement, which I think the all-new 2022 model has attended to with a few intriguing surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels along with the attractive 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.

To increase the Tundras place amongst the competitors, theres the availability of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test automobile. The lowering and raising of the back does spend some time to complete through the dash button but proves to be extremely useful for pulling or carrying heavy products to avoid rear sag and potentially surpass stability at speed. The overall appearance of my test lorry seems to be a bit low even with the system set into the automated mode at the typical ride height. Youll desire to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches if you need additional ground clearance outside of the brand-new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches. Theres likewise the accessibility of power tow mirrors found on my test car that can be extended at the press of a button, which are currently incredibly big and often develop a little blind spot that you should be mindful when maneuvering.

Fuel usage 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 begin to get even much better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are currently designated for the two top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and glamorous Capstone trim. As a fast note, the brand-new Tundra has offered remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the function you can also remote begin the Tundra by pressing the lock button 3 times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). 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 highly regarded 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.

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