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

The seating arrangements are more comfortable than I remember in the outbound model 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 up and aerated up front as well as for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have numerous area, and the rear seat still feels like a big sofa and has large storage areas below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

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 vehicle. If you choose for 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 start to get even better, at least during city driving, is 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 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 basic twin-turbo V6 as in my test vehicle.

As anticipated, theres a bunch of active security features for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 bundle being standard throughout the board, that includes pre-collision warning with automatic emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra security features, such as the blind-spot screen with rear cross-traffic alert, are basic beginning with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim includes a 360-degree cam 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 worth. The prices scale quickly 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, tests out at $63,939. At the leading 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.

Toyota had to do something to update the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. After upwards of 14 years of the same generation, the Tundra was old and fell behind the competition. In the last few years the Tundra rested on its dependability factor however there were numerous locations in requirement of much enhancement, which I believe the brand new 2022 model has actually attended to with a few fascinating surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two trim levels along with the attractive large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, the brand-new 2022 Tundra fits the correct 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. What is missing out on, in my opinion, is something extra for the tailgate that is otherwise “typical” but has a power-retractable footstep for simple access to the composite-lined truck bed and a quick power-release button on the drivers side taillight. There are no tow hooks offered that I understand of in any trim level.

To heighten the Tundras place among the competitors, theres the accessibility of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test vehicle. If you require additional 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.

Toyotas proven and enduring dependability ought to translate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined bundle here without any rattles and an impressive construct quality inside and out. The flight of the new Tundra is smoother partially thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is surprisingly quiet for a truck. A few of that tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that does not sound anything like the outbound V8 but does have a neat grumble that Toyota handled to conjure up from clever engineering.

In the past, Ive discussed lot of times how Toyotas systematic technique to upgrading their vehicles has done well for them thinking about how reputable and trusted the brand has actually been for countless years. To restate such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has actually 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 take on the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, and RAM 1500.
The totally redesigned 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 car, touts enhancements 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 car. Power is sent out through a new 10-speed automatic transmission that feels primarily direct and does an excellent task of discovering the correct gear without unnecessary moving.

Fuel usage is much enhanced 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 automobile. Where things begin to get even better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, 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 available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the function you can also remote begin the Tundra by pushing the lock button 3 times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). At a beginning rate of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reputable worth. At the leading 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.

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 happy with all the enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own competitors or newcomers, the new Tundra will do just great to capture some who may have had a bad experience or wonder on how well the Tundra might impress them due to the fact that its from an Americanized brand with an unmatched history of reliability.

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a revamped cabin that takes things up a few notches for being more premium, specifically in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test lorry, and even more in the glamorous Capstone trim. Theres also 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 greater trim levels in place of the standard 8-inch system in the lower trims.

Towing ability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you opt for a base SR trim with the smaller sized 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 somewhat 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).

For the a lot of part, the new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outbound design and the braking feel is excellent with an initial grab that motivated some confidence in controlling the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. When stopped, theres a new start/stop function that shuts down the engine if you apply enough brake pressure at the stop, however you can momentarily disable the function (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 begin the Tundra by pressing the lock button 3 times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service).

Toyotas mission to match and rather go beyond some competition pays off 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,” 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 knowing curve. The system has a lot of concealed features that usually present themselves at random through pop-up notifications, which can be somewhat of a diversion if you allow it. The system is very open and uncomplicated for its settings and expected over-the-air updates to keep it keeping up brand-new integrations. Theres also wireless or USB-wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration that works flawlessly throughout my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

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