Fuel usage is much enhanced 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 car. Where things start to get even better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are presently designated for the two top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim.
Within the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a revamped cabin that takes things up a few notches for being more premium, particularly in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test automobile, and a lot more in the glamorous Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch control panel and more soft-touch locations for the upper face of the dash. Bringing a central focus to the motorist is a brand-new instrument cluster that can be had in a completely digital 12.3-inch display giving you all essential automobile details and a couple of personalized parts of the screen. Theres likewise a new 10-inch color heads-up 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.
As anticipated, theres a bunch of active safety features for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being basic throughout the board, that includes pre-collision warning with automated emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional safety features, such as the blind-spot display with rear cross-traffic alert, are standard beginning with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree video camera system and a trailer backup guide system.
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 value. The prices scale rapidly catches 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.
Toyota had to do something to upgrade the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. In current years the Tundra rested on its reliability element but there were lots of locations in need of much improvement, which I believe the all-new 2022 model has addressed with a couple of fascinating surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 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 special character with its auto-highbeam LED headlights, LED foglights, and sequentially lit LED turn signals up front and out back.
Toyotas enduring and proven reliability must translate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined package here with no rattles and a remarkable construct quality inside and out. The ride of the brand-new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably peaceful for a truck. A few of that quietness is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that does not sound anything like the outbound V8 however does have a neat growl that Toyota managed to invoke from smart engineering.
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 vehicle. Where things begin to get even 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 glamorous Capstone trim. As a fast note, the new Tundra has readily available 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 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 highly regarded worth. At the leading end of the spectrum, the new Tundra TRD Pro starts at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.
In the past, Ive described lots of times how Toyotas methodical approach to upgrading their cars has succeeded for them considering how trusted and trusted the brand name has been for many years. To reiterate such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has actually gone 14 years in its second 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 compete 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 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, touts enhancements over the V8 in practically every location having a smooth delivery of its 389 horse power and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test automobile. Power is sent out through a brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission that feels mainly direct and does a great job of discovering the correct equipment without unneeded moving.
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 rivals or newcomers, the brand-new Tundra will do simply fine to record some who might have had a disappointment or are curious on how well the Tundra might 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 lorry moving well thanks to its somewhat lighter curb weight over the outgoing model. I had the ability to make a few 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 outbound design and the braking feel is exceptional with an initial grab that influenced some confidence in managing the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. In general, the braking pedal feel is the very best Ive experienced in this class of a truck. When stopped, theres a brand-new start/stop function that closes down the engine if you use enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can momentarily disable the function (it will need disabling after a brand-new preliminary car startup). As a quick note, the brand-new Tundra has available 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 key fob (without the paid-service). Though, the lorry shuts down when you try to unlock the doors, which is odd.
Toyotas mission to match and somewhat surpass some competition pays off well with the new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands starting with a prompt word of “Hey Toyota,” much like how other new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz prompt voice recognition commands. The system is simple and really open for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with new combinations.
Towing ability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you go with a base SR trim with the smaller double cab, 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 a little 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).
To heighten the Tundras location amongst the competitors, theres the availability of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test lorry. If you require extra ground clearance outside of the brand-new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll desire to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches.
The seating plans are more comfortable than I remember 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 aerated in advance in addition to for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have numerous area, and the rear seat still feels like a large couch and has big storage areas below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.