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

Fuel usage is much improved as you would expect 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 vehicle. If you select a two-wheel-drive design like the Limited CrewMax youll surpass those fuel usage figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg integrated. Where things start to get back at much better, a minimum of during city driving, remains in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are presently designated for the 2 leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant 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 very same city mpg however 1 mpg better for the highway in the Capstone trim. The 1794 edition trim has the availability of picking the hybrid powertrain or stick to the standard twin-turbo V6 as in my test lorry.

Towing ability for the new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you go with a base SR trim with the smaller 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 slightly 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).

The seating arrangements are more comfy than I remember in the outgoing design and there are extra subtle touches that make the interior feel premium, such as the accented stitching throughout the dashboard and seats, which are warmed and ventilated up front as well as for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have numerous area, and the rear seat still seems like a big 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.

Fuel intake is much improved as you would expect 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 begin to get even much better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are currently designated for the two leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and luxurious Capstone trim. As a quick note, the new Tundra has offered 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 3 times on your key 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 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.

In the past, Ive discussed sometimes how Toyotas methodical approach to updating their cars has succeeded for them considering how trusted and trusted the brand name has actually been for many years. To repeat such an idea, 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 completely upgraded 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 brand-new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 discovered in my Tundra Platinum trim test lorry, touts enhancements 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 vehicle. Power is sent out through a new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mainly direct and does an excellent job of discovering the correct equipment without unneeded shifting.

Toyota had to do something to update the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. In current years the Tundra rested on its dependability element however there were lots of areas in need of much improvement, which I think the all-new 2022 model has attended to with a couple of intriguing surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two trim levels along with the captivating large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, the brand-new 2022 Tundra fits the appropriate 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.

At the end of the day, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra, proudly 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 presently own beginners or competitors, the brand-new Tundra will do simply great to capture some who may have had a bad experience or wonder on how well the Tundra may impress them since its from an Americanized brand with an unmatched history of dependability.

Inside of the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a revamped cabin that takes things up a couple of notches for being more premium, especially in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test car, and even more in the luxurious Capstone trim. Theres likewise a brand-new 10-inch color heads-up display screen and a big 14-inch infotainment system that comes requirement for the Limited trim and all higher trim levels in place of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

Toyotas tested and long-standing reliability ought to translate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined bundle here with no rattles and a remarkable construct quality inside and out. The trip of the new Tundra is smoother partially thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is surprisingly peaceful for a truck. A few of that tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outbound V8 but does have a neat growl that Toyota handled to summon from smart engineering.

Power from the new engine comes on strong with adequate torque and gets the car moving well thanks to its slightly lighter curb weight over the outgoing model. I was able to make a couple of 0 to 60 miles per hour tests and the very best 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 doing not have for its pulling power. For the most part, the new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing model and the braking feel is exceptional with an initial grab that inspired 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 closes 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 startup). 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 three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). Though, the vehicle shuts off when you attempt to open the doors, which is odd.

To increase the Tundras location amongst the competitors, theres the schedule of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test vehicle. 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.

As expected, theres a bunch of active security functions for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 bundle being standard throughout the board, which consists of pre-collision warning 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 includes a 360-degree 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 brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reputable value. The pricing 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. 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.

Toyotas mission to match and somewhat surpass some competition 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,” much like how other new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice recognition commands. The brand-new infotainment system is very responsive and has a short knowing curve. Nevertheless, the system has a lot of covert functions that normally provide themselves at random through pop-up notifications, which can be somewhat of a diversion if you permit it. The system is really open and simple for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with new combinations. Theres also wireless or USB-wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto combination that works perfectly during my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

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