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

The seating arrangements are more comfortable than I keep in mind in the outbound design 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 up and aerated in advance along with for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have numerous space, and the rear seat still seems like a large sofa and has big storage areas listed below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Toyotas mission to match and rather go beyond some competitors pays off well with the brand-new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands starting with a timely 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 really responsive and has a brief learning curve. The system has a lot of concealed functions that generally present themselves at random through pop-up notifications, which can be rather of a diversion if you allow it. The system is really open and simple for its settings and expected over-the-air updates to keep it keeping up brand-new integrations. Theres usb-wired or likewise wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration that works effortlessly during my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

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 element however there were numerous locations in requirement of much enhancement, which I believe the brand 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 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.

Within the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reworked cabin that takes things up a few notches for being more premium, especially in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test vehicle, and much more in the elegant 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 fully digital 12.3-inch display giving you all essential automobile info and a couple of personalized parts of the screen. Theres also a new 10-inch color heads-up screen and a large 14-inch infotainment system that comes standard for the Limited trim and all higher trim levels in location of the standard 8-inch system in the lower trims.

Towing capability for the new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you choose a base SR trim with the smaller double taxi, which also 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 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).

In the past, Ive explained numerous times how Toyotas systematic approach to updating their cars has done well for them thinking about how reputable and relied on the brand name has actually been for numerous years. To reiterate such a notion, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its 2nd generation, and for the 2022 design year, it gets a complete redesign marking the 3rd generation of the full-size truck that is more poised to complete with the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, and RAM 1500.
The completely upgraded 2022 Toyota Tundra is a more refined truck that gets rid of 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 lorry, promotes enhancements over the V8 in almost every location having a smooth delivery of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test vehicle. Power is sent out through a new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mainly direct and does a great task of discovering the proper gear without unnecessary moving.

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 start to get even much better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are currently designated for the two top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim. As a fast note, the new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the feature you can likewise remote begin the Tundra by pressing the lock button three times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). 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. At the leading 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.

Toyotas tested and long-standing dependability ought to equate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined package here with no rattles and an impeccable construct quality inside and out. The trip of the new Tundra is smoother partly 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 cool roar that Toyota managed to create from smart engineering.

Fuel intake is much enhanced as you would anticipate 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 car. Where things start to get even better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are presently designated for the two leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and luxurious Capstone trim.

To heighten the Tundras place amongst the competition, theres the schedule of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test car. The lowering and raising of the rear does take a while to complete through the dash button but shows to be extremely useful for pulling or hauling heavy items to avoid rear sag and possibly surpass stability at speed. The overall look of my test car appears to be a bit low even with the system set into the automatic mode at the typical ride height. Youll want to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches if you require extra ground clearance outside of the brand-new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches. Theres likewise the schedule of power tow mirrors found on my test automobile that can be extended at the press of a button, which are already super huge and typically produce a small blind spot that you should be mindful when maneuvering.

As expected, theres a bevy of active security functions for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 package being basic throughout the board, which includes pre-collision warning with automated emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional security functions, such as the blind-spot display with rear cross-traffic alert, are basic beginning with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree electronic camera system and a trailer backup guide system.
At a starting rate 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 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, evaluates 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.

For the a lot of part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing model and the braking feel is outstanding with an initial grab that influenced some confidence in managing 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, however you can briefly disable the function (it will require disabling after a brand-new initial lorry start-up). As a fast note, the new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the function you can likewise remote start the Tundra by pressing the lock button 3 times on your essential fob (without the paid-service).

At the end of the day, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra, proudly made in Texas, will continue to keep its fan base proud and rather happy with all the improvements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who presently own beginners or competitors, the brand-new Tundra will do simply great to catch some who may have had a disappointment or are curious on how well the Tundra may impress them due to the fact that its from an Americanized brand name with an unsurpassed history of reliability.

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