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

Power from the brand-new engine comes on strong with adequate torque and gets the automobile moving well thanks to its somewhat lighter curb weight over the outbound model. 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 spot for the turbo V6 and it never felt like it was doing not have for its pulling power. For the most part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing model and the braking feel is outstanding with a preliminary grab that influenced some confidence in managing the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. In general, the braking pedal feel is the 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, however you can momentarily disable the feature (it will need disabling after a brand-new preliminary automobile startup). 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 essential fob (without the paid-service). Though, the car shuts down when you attempt to open the doors, which is weird.

In the past, Ive discussed sometimes how Toyotas methodical approach to upgrading their lorries has actually succeeded for them considering how dependable and relied on the brand has been for countless years. To reiterate such an idea, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its second generation, and for the 2022 design year, it gets a complete redesign marking the third 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 revamped 2022 Toyota Tundra is a more refined truck that eliminates 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 discovered in my Tundra Platinum trim test lorry, promotes improvements over the V8 in just about every location having a smooth delivery of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test automobile. Power is sent through a new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mainly direct and does a great task of discovering the appropriate equipment without unneeded moving.

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 dependability aspect but there were lots of locations in requirement of much enhancement, which I believe the brand new 2022 model has resolved with a couple of interesting surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 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 distinct 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 rather pleased with all the improvements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own newcomers or rivals, the new Tundra will do just great to capture some who might have had a bad experience or are curious on how well the Tundra might impress them because its from an Americanized brand name with an unsurpassed history of reliability.

Towing ability for the new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you choose for 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 a little 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).

As expected, theres a bevy of active safety functions for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 package being standard across the board, which includes pre-collision caution with automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra security features, such as the blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, are basic beginning 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 new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected value. The prices 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, 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.

The seating plans are more comfortable 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 up front as well as for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have abundant space, 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.

Toyotas mission to match and somewhat surpass some competition settles well with the brand-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 brand-new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz prompt voice acknowledgment commands. The brand-new infotainment system is very responsive and has a brief knowing curve. The system has a lot of surprise features that usually present themselves at random through pop-up alerts, which can be somewhat of an interruption if you allow it. The system is simple and extremely open for its settings and expected over-the-air updates to keep it keeping up new integrations. Theres also wireless or USB-wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration that works flawlessly during my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

Fuel consumption 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 better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are presently designated for the 2 top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and glamorous Capstone trim. As a fast note, the new Tundra has offered remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the function you can also remote start the Tundra by pushing the lock button three 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 worth. 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.

Fuel consumption 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. 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 begin to get back at much better, at least throughout city driving, remains in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are currently designated for the two leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant 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 exact same city mpg but 1 mpg better for the highway in the Capstone trim. The 1794 edition trim has the accessibility of choosing the hybrid powertrain or stick to the standard twin-turbo V6 as in my test vehicle.

To heighten the Tundras location among 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 additional 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.

Within the brand-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 car, 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 main focus to the driver is a brand-new instrument cluster that can be had in a fully digital 12.3-inch screen giving you all pertinent vehicle information and a couple of customizable 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.

Toyotas proven and long-standing reliability should equate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined bundle here without any rattles and a flawless construct quality inside and out. The flight of the brand-new Tundra is smoother partially thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably quiet 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 cool grumble that Toyota managed to summon from smart engineering.

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