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

The seating arrangements are more comfy than I keep in mind in the outgoing 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 locations have numerous space, and the rear seat still feels like a big couch 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.

Towing capability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you decide for 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 vehicle 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 quest to match and somewhat exceed some competitors settles well with the new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands beginning with a prompt word of “Hey Toyota,” just like how other new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz prompt voice recognition commands. The new infotainment system is really responsive and has a short learning curve. The system has a lot of covert features that usually provide themselves at random through pop-up notices, which can be somewhat of a diversion if you permit it. The system is uncomplicated and very open for its settings and expected over-the-air updates to keep it keeping up new integrations. Theres usb-wired or also cordless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto combination that works seamlessly during my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

For the many part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outbound model and the braking feel is outstanding with a preliminary 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, however you can temporarily disable the function (it will require disabling after a new preliminary car start-up). As a fast note, the brand-new Tundra has offered remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the feature you can also 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 new 2022 Toyota Tundra, happily made in Texas, will continue to keep its fan base proud and rather delighted with all the enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who presently own competitors or beginners, the brand-new Tundra will do simply fine to capture some who might have had a bad experience or are curious on how well the Tundra might impress them due to the fact that its from an Americanized brand name with an unparalleled history of reliability.

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 lorry. If you go with a two-wheel-drive model like the Limited CrewMax youll surpass those fuel usage figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. Where things start to get back at much better, a minimum of throughout city driving, remains in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are currently designated for the 2 top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and luxurious Capstone trim. The TRD Pro and Capstone trims get the hybrid powertrain with 437 horsepower 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 but 1 mpg better for the highway in the Capstone trim. The 1794 edition trim has the accessibility of picking the hybrid powertrain or stick to the standard twin-turbo V6 as in my test automobile.

Within the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a revamped cabin that takes things up a couple of notches for being more premium, specifically in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test car, and a lot more in the elegant Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch control panel and more soft-touch locations for the upper face of the dash. Bringing a main focus to the driver is a new instrument cluster that can be had in a completely digital 12.3-inch display screen giving you all relevant car info and a number of personalized parts of the screen. Theres also a new 10-inch color heads-up display screen 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 often times how Toyotas systematic method to updating their vehicles has succeeded for them considering how reliable and relied on the brand has been for many years. To repeat such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its 2nd generation, and for the 2022 design year, it gets a full 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 redesigned 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 brand-new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 found in my Tundra Platinum trim test lorry, promotes enhancements over the V8 in simply about every area having a smooth delivery 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 great task of discovering the correct equipment without unneeded shifting.

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 vehicle. If you need extra 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 consumption is much improved 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 much better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are currently designated for the two top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and glamorous Capstone trim. As a quick note, the new Tundra has readily available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however 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 price 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 new Tundra TRD Pro starts at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

Toyotas long-standing and tested reliability ought to translate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined plan here without any rattles and an impeccable develop quality inside and out. The flight of the brand-new Tundra is smoother partially thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably peaceful for a truck. Some of that tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outbound V8 however does have a neat grumble that Toyota handled to summon from smart engineering.

Toyota needed to do something to upgrade the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. After upwards of 14 years of the exact same generation, the Tundra was old and fell behind the competitors. In the last few years the Tundra rested on its reliability factor however there were many locations in need of much enhancement, which I think the all-new 2022 design has actually resolved with a few fascinating surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels in addition to the captivating large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, the brand-new 2022 Tundra fits the proper part for having its distinct character with its auto-highbeam LED headlights, LED foglights, and sequentially lit LED turn signals in advance and out back. What is missing out on, in my viewpoint, is something extra for the tailgate that is otherwise “typical” however has a power-retractable step for easy access to the composite-lined truck bed and a quick power-release button on the drivers side taillight. Likewise, there are no tow hooks available that I know of in any trim level.

As anticipated, theres a bunch of active security features for the 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 monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, are standard starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim includes a 360-degree cam 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 respected worth. The pricing scale rapidly 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, checks out at $63,939. At the 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.

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