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

Toyotas long-standing and tested reliability ought to equate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined plan here with no rattles and a remarkable develop quality inside and out. The flight of the new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably peaceful for a truck. Some of that quietness is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outgoing V8 however does have a cool grumble that Toyota handled to invoke from smart engineering.

Fuel consumption 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 vehicle. If you select a two-wheel-drive design like the Limited CrewMax youll surpass those fuel intake figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. Where things begin to get back at 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 luxurious 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 same city mpg however 1 mpg better for the highway in the Capstone trim. The 1794 edition trim has the accessibility of picking the hybrid powertrain or stick with the basic twin-turbo V6 as in my test vehicle.

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 car. 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 two leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and glamorous Capstone trim. As a fast note, the brand-new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the function you can also remote start the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your key fob (without the paid-service). At a starting cost of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a highly regarded worth. At the 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.

Power from the brand-new engine comes on strong with sufficient torque and gets the lorry moving well thanks to its slightly lighter curb weight over the outgoing design. I had the ability to make a couple of 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 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 a preliminary grab that motivated some confidence in controlling the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. Overall, the braking pedal feel is the finest Ive experienced in this class of a truck. When stopped, theres a brand-new start/stop function that closes down the engine if you use enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can temporarily disable the function (it will require disabling after a brand-new preliminary car start-up). As a fast note, the new Tundra has offered remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the function you can likewise remote begin the Tundra by pressing the lock button 3 times on your key fob (without the paid-service). The lorry shuts off when you attempt to unlock the doors, which is strange.

Toyotas quest to match and rather go beyond some competitors pays off well with the 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 brand-new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz prompt voice recognition commands. The brand-new infotainment system is really responsive and has a short learning curve. Nevertheless, the system has a lot of concealed features that usually present themselves at random through pop-up alerts, which can be somewhat of an interruption if you permit it. The system is extremely open and straightforward for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it keeping up new combinations. Theres usb-wired or likewise cordless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration that works effortlessly throughout my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

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

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 many locations in requirement of much improvement, which I believe the brand new 2022 design has actually addressed with a couple of 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 looks, 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.

At the end of the day, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra, proudly 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 currently own competitors or newbies, the new Tundra will do just great to capture some who may have had a disappointment or wonder on how well the Tundra might impress them because its from an Americanized brand name with an unmatched history of reliability.

To increase the Tundras location among the competition, theres the accessibility of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test lorry. The lowering and raising of the rear does spend some time to finish through the dash button however shows to be very useful for pulling or hauling heavy products to avoid rear droop and potentially surpass stability at speed. The total appearance of my test lorry appears to be a bit low even with the system set into the automatic mode at the typical flight height. If you need extra ground clearance outside of the brand-new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll desire to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches. Theres likewise the accessibility of power tow mirrors discovered on my test vehicle that can be extended at journalism of a button, which are already incredibly big and typically develop a little blind spot that you should be mindful when navigating.

As expected, theres a bevy of active security features for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being basic across the board, which consists of pre-collision warning with automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional safety functions, such as the blind-spot screen with rear cross-traffic alert, are basic beginning with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree cam system and a trailer backup guide system.
At a beginning rate of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected value. The prices scale rapidly overtakes 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, checks 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.

Inside of the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a remodelled cabin that takes things up a couple of notches for being more premium, specifically in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test vehicle, and a lot more in the luxurious 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 motorist is a brand-new instrument cluster that can be had in a completely digital 12.3-inch screen providing you all essential lorry details and a couple of adjustable 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.

The seating arrangements are more comfy 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 heated up and aerated up front as well as for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have numerous space, and the rear seat still seems like a large sofa 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.

In the past, Ive discussed sometimes how Toyotas systematic technique to upgrading their cars has done well for them considering how trustworthy and trusted the brand has been for many years. To restate such a notion, the Toyota Tundra has actually gone 14 years in its 2nd generation, and for the 2022 model 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 totally upgraded 2022 Toyota Tundra is a more refined truck that eliminates 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 discovered in my Tundra Platinum trim test car, touts improvements over the V8 in simply 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 automatic transmission that feels primarily direct and does a good task of discovering the appropriate gear without unnecessary shifting.

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