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 integrated in the 4 × 4 setup of my Tundra Platinum CrewMax long-bed test lorry. Where things start to get even better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are currently designated for the two leading 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) 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). 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 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.

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a remodelled cabin that takes things up a few notches for being more premium, particularly in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test car, and even more in the elegant Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch dashboard and more soft-touch areas for the upper face of the dash. Bringing a central focus to the driver is a new instrument cluster that can be had in a completely digital 12.3-inch screen offering you all essential car details and a couple of adjustable parts of the screen. Theres also a brand-new 10-inch color heads-up display and a large 14-inch infotainment system that comes requirement for the Limited trim and all greater trim levels in location of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

In the past, Ive discussed sometimes how Toyotas systematic technique to upgrading their lorries has done well for them thinking about how dependable and trusted the brand name has actually been for numerous years. To restate such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has actually gone 14 years in its second 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 take on 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 brand-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, promotes improvements over the V8 in practically every location having a smooth shipment of its 389 horse power and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test car. Power is sent out through a new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mostly direct and does a good job of discovering the proper gear without unnecessary moving.

To heighten the Tundras place among the competitors, theres the schedule of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test lorry. The lowering and raising of the back does take a while to complete through the dash button but shows to be extremely advantageous for hauling or hauling heavy items to prevent rear sag and possibly enhance upon stability at speed. The general appearance of my test automobile seems to be a bit low even with the system set into the automatic mode at the normal ride height. Youll desire to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches if you require 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 automobile that can be extended at the press of a button, which are currently very huge and often produce a little blind area that you should be mindful when steering.

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 factor but there were many locations in need of much enhancement, which I believe the brand new 2022 model has attended to with a few intriguing surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two trim levels along with the appealing large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, the brand-new 2022 Tundra fits the proper 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.

Toyotas mission to match and somewhat surpass some competitors pays off well with the brand-new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands beginning with a prompt word of “Hey Toyota,” much like how other brand-new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz prompt voice acknowledgment commands. The system is straightforward and really open for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with new combinations.

Toyotas proven and long-standing reliability should translate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined package here without any rattles and an impeccable build quality inside and out. The trip of the new Tundra is smoother partially thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably 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 growl that Toyota handled to conjure up from clever engineering.

As expected, theres a bevy of active safety features for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being standard across the board, that includes pre-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional security 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 camera system and a trailer backup guide system.
At a beginning cost of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reputable value. The rates scale quickly 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 new Tundra TRD Pro begins at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

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. If you choose a two-wheel-drive design like the Limited CrewMax youll surpass those fuel consumption figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg integrated. Where things begin to get even better, a minimum of throughout city driving, remains in the hybrid trim Tundra models, 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 schedule of picking the hybrid powertrain or stick with the standard twin-turbo V6 as in my test vehicle.

Towing ability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you choose a base SR trim with the smaller sized double taxi, 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 somewhat down with trims like my test lorry 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 plans 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 and ventilated in advance in addition to for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have plentiful space, and the rear seat still seems like a big couch and has large storage areas below the folding bottoms that is otherwise used up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone 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 beginners, the brand-new Tundra will do simply fine to record some who may have had a disappointment or are curious on how well the Tundra might impress them since its from an Americanized brand name with an unparalleled history of dependability.

For the most part, the new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing model and the braking feel is excellent with an initial grab that inspired 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 temporarily disable the function (it will need disabling after a new initial vehicle start-up). 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 pressing the lock button 3 times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service).

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