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

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 exceptional with a preliminary grab that motivated some confidence in managing the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. When stopped, theres a 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 brand-new preliminary automobile start-up). As a quick note, the new Tundra has offered remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the function you can also remote start the Tundra by pressing the lock button 3 times on your essential fob (without the paid-service).

Toyotas quest to match and somewhat go beyond some competitors 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 timely voice recognition commands. The brand-new infotainment system is very responsive and has a brief learning curve. The system has a lot of covert features that typically provide themselves at random through pop-up alerts, which can be rather of a distraction if you enable it. The system is very open and straightforward for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with new integrations. Theres usb-wired or also wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration that works effortlessly throughout my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

In the past, Ive explained lots of times how Toyotas systematic technique to upgrading their automobiles has succeeded for them thinking about how reputable and trusted the brand name has been for many years. To restate such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has actually gone 14 years in its second generation, and for the 2022 design 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 entirely revamped 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 new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 discovered in my Tundra Platinum trim test car, promotes 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 automobile. Power is sent through a new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mainly direct and does a good task of discovering the appropriate equipment without unneeded shifting.

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 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 bunch of active safety functions for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being standard across the board, which includes pre-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra security functions, such as the blind-spot screen with rear cross-traffic alert, are basic starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree electronic camera system and a trailer backup guide system.
At a beginning rate of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a highly regarded 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, evaluates out at $63,939. 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 intake 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 vehicle. 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 leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim.

To increase the Tundras location amongst the competition, theres the accessibility of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test automobile. If you require additional ground clearance outside of the new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll want to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches.

The seating arrangements are more comfy than I remember 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 and aerated in advance as well as for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have plentiful area, and the rear seat still feels like a big couch and has large storage locations below the folding bottoms that is otherwise used up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Within the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a revamped cabin that takes things up a few notches for being more premium, especially in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test vehicle, and a lot more in the luxurious Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch control panel and more soft-touch areas 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 providing you all relevant vehicle information and a number of adjustable parts of the screen. Theres also a new 10-inch color heads-up display 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.

Fuel consumption 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 lorry. Where things begin to get even better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are currently designated for the 2 leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim. As a quick note, the new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the function you can likewise remote begin the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). At a starting cost of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the brand-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.

At the end of the day, the brand-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 competitors or beginners, the brand-new Tundra will do simply great to capture some who may have had a bad experience or are curious on how well the Tundra might impress them since its from an Americanized brand with an unparalleled history of reliability.

Toyotas long-standing and tested dependability should equate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined bundle here with no rattles and an impeccable develop quality inside and out. The ride of the brand-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 doesnt sound anything like the outbound V8 however does have a neat growl that Toyota handled to summon from smart engineering.

Toyota had to do something to update the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. In recent years the Tundra rested on its dependability factor however there were many locations in need of much enhancement, which I believe the all-new 2022 model has actually resolved with a couple of interesting 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 new 2022 Tundra fits the correct 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.

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