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

The seating arrangements are more comfy than I keep in mind in the outbound model and there are extra subtle touches that make the interior feel premium, such as the accented stitching throughout the dashboard and seats, which are heated up and ventilated in advance along with for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have numerous area, 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.

For the many part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outbound design and the braking feel is outstanding with a preliminary grab that motivated 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 use enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can temporarily disable the function (it will need disabling after a new initial lorry startup). 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 likewise remote begin the Tundra by pressing the lock button three times on your key fob (without the paid-service).

Fuel intake is much improved as you would anticipate 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 begin to get even much better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are presently designated for the two top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and luxurious Capstone trim.

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 back the competitors. In current years the Tundra rested on its reliability factor however there were lots of areas in requirement of much enhancement, which I believe the brand new 2022 design has resolved with a few interesting surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels along with the distinctive large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as looks, the new 2022 Tundra fits the appropriate 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. What is missing, in my viewpoint, is something extra for the tailgate that is otherwise “typical” however has a power-retractable step for simple access to the composite-lined truck bed and a quick power-release button on the chauffeurs side taillight. Likewise, there are no tow hooks readily available that I understand of in any trim level.

In the past, Ive explained sometimes how Toyotas methodical method to updating their lorries has done well for them considering how dependable and trusted the brand name has actually been for numerous years. To repeat 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 third 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 completely 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 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 car, promotes enhancements over the V8 in practically every area having a smooth shipment of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test automobile. Power is sent out through a brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission that feels primarily direct and does a good task of discovering the appropriate gear without unneeded moving.

Toyotas quest to match and rather exceed some competitors pays off well with the brand-new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands beginning with a timely word of “Hey Toyota,” similar to how other brand-new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice acknowledgment commands. The brand-new infotainment system is very responsive and has a short knowing curve. The system has a lot of surprise features that generally present themselves at random through pop-up alerts, which can be somewhat of a distraction if you enable it. The system is simple and really open for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it keeping up brand-new combinations. Theres usb-wired or also cordless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto combination that works flawlessly throughout my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

At the end of the day, the brand-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 beginners or competitors, the new Tundra will do just great to capture some who might have had a disappointment or wonder on how well the Tundra may impress them because its from an Americanized brand name with an unmatched history of reliability.

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

Towing capability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you select 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 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).

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reworked cabin that takes things up a few notches for being more premium, particularly in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test vehicle, and even more in the luxurious Capstone trim. Theres also a brand-new 10-inch color heads-up display and a big 14-inch infotainment system that comes requirement for the Limited trim and all higher trim levels in location of the standard 8-inch system in the lower trims.

Toyotas enduring and tested dependability need to translate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined plan here without any rattles and a remarkable build quality inside and out. The trip of the brand-new Tundra is smoother partially thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably quiet for a truck. Some of that quietness is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outgoing V8 but does have a neat grumble that Toyota handled to conjure up from smart engineering.

To increase the Tundras place among the competitors, theres the availability of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test lorry. The lowering and raising of the rear does spend some time to finish through the dash button however proves to be very beneficial for pulling or transporting heavy items to prevent rear droop and possibly improve upon stability at speed. The overall appearance of my test automobile seems to be a bit low even with the system set into the automatic mode at the normal flight height. Youll want 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 schedule of power tow mirrors found on my test vehicle that can be extended at the press of a button, which are already extremely big and frequently produce a small blind area that you need to be conscious when steering.

Fuel intake is much improved 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 vehicle. 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 2 leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim. 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 start the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). At a starting rate of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected value. 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.

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