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

Within 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 automobile, and even more in the luxurious Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch dashboard and more soft-touch locations for the upper face of the dash. Bringing a main focus to the driver is a brand-new instrument cluster that can be had in a fully digital 12.3-inch screen offering you all relevant automobile information and a number of personalized parts of the screen. Theres likewise a new 10-inch color heads-up display screen 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.

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 delighted with all the enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own rivals or newcomers, the brand-new Tundra will do simply great to catch some who may have had a disappointment or wonder on how well the Tundra may impress them because its from an Americanized brand name with an unmatched history of dependability.

Power from the new engine comes on strong with adequate torque and gets the automobile moving well thanks to its somewhat lighter curb weight over the outgoing design. I had the ability to make a couple of 0 to 60 mph tests and the finest time pertained to 6.9 seconds. The mid-range power was the sweet area for the turbo V6 and it never seemed like it was lacking for its pulling power. For the many part, the new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outbound model and the braking feel is excellent with an initial grab that motivated some confidence in managing the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. Overall, the braking pedal feel is the best Ive experienced in this class of a truck. When stopped, theres a new start/stop function that closes down the engine if you use enough brake pressure at the stop, however you can briefly disable the feature (it will need disabling after a new initial automobile startup). As a quick note, the brand-new Tundra has offered remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the function you can also remote begin the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). Though, the vehicle shuts off when you attempt to open the doors, which is odd.

Towing capability for the brand-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 just somewhat 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).

Toyotas proven and long-standing reliability should translate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined plan here without any rattles and a flawless construct quality inside and out. The ride of the new Tundra is smoother partially thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is surprisingly peaceful 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 roar that Toyota managed to conjure up from creative engineering.

Toyotas quest to match and somewhat go beyond some competitors pays off well with the 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 prompt voice acknowledgment commands. The new infotainment system is really responsive and has a brief learning curve. The system has a lot of concealed features that generally provide themselves at random through pop-up alerts, which can be somewhat of a diversion if you permit it. The system is straightforward and very open for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it keeping up new integrations. Theres usb-wired or also cordless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration that works seamlessly throughout my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

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 vehicle. 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 anticipated, theres a bevy of active safety functions for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 package being basic across the board, which 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 screen with rear cross-traffic alert, are basic starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim includes a 360-degree electronic 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 brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a highly regarded worth. The prices 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, checks out at $63,939. On 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.

The seating plans are more comfortable than I keep in mind 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 ventilated in advance along with for the back outboard seats. The seating areas 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.

Toyota had to do something to upgrade the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. In recent years the Tundra rested on its dependability aspect however there were lots of locations in need of much enhancement, which I believe the brand new 2022 design has addressed 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.

To increase the Tundras location among the competition, theres the schedule of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test vehicle. If you need additional ground clearance outside of the brand-new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll want to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches.

Fuel usage 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 automobile. 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 2 leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim. As a quick note, the new Tundra has offered 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 3 times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). 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 value. 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.

In the past, Ive discussed numerous times how Toyotas systematic method to updating their automobiles has actually succeeded for them thinking about how trustworthy and relied on the brand has actually been for many years. To repeat such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its second generation, and for the 2022 design year, it gets a full 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 revamped 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 new hybrid V6 setup called the i-Force Max. The base engine, the new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 found in my Tundra Platinum trim test car, 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 automobile. Power is sent out through a brand-new 10-speed automated transmission that feels primarily direct and does a good job of discovering the appropriate gear without unnecessary shifting.

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