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

Towing capability 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 likewise 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).

As anticipated, theres a bunch of active safety features for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being basic throughout the board, that includes pre-collision caution with automatic emergency situation 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 standard beginning with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds 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 brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected value. The prices 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 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.

Toyotas mission to match and somewhat surpass some competitors pays off well with the brand-new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands starting with a timely word of “Hey Toyota,” much like how other brand-new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz prompt voice acknowledgment commands. The system is uncomplicated and really open for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with new combinations.

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 design. I was able to make a few 0 to 60 miles per hour tests and the finest time concerned 6.9 seconds. The mid-range power was the sweet area for the turbo V6 and it never seemed like it was lacking for its pulling power. For the a lot of part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outbound model and the braking feel is outstanding with a preliminary grab that inspired 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 shuts 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 start-up). As a fast note, the brand-new Tundra has readily 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 three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). The vehicle shuts off when you try to unlock the doors, which is strange.

Fuel usage is much enhanced 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 car. 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 glamorous Capstone trim. As a quick note, the new Tundra has readily available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the feature you can also remote start the Tundra by pressing the lock button 3 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.

The seating arrangements are more comfortable than I remember in the outbound 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 warmed and aerated in advance along with for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have numerous space, and the rear seat still seems like a big sofa and has big storage locations listed below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

To heighten the Tundras place amongst the competitors, theres the schedule of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test car. The lowering and raising of the rear does spend some time to finish through the dash button however shows to be very useful for hauling or hauling heavy products to avoid rear droop and possibly surpass stability at speed. The total look of my test vehicle appears to be a bit low even with the system set into the automated mode at the typical trip height. Youll desire to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches if you require extra ground clearance outside of the brand-new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches. Theres also the availability of power tow mirrors discovered on my test vehicle that can be extended at journalism of a button, which are already incredibly big and typically develop a little blind spot that you should be mindful when steering.

In the past, Ive explained often times how Toyotas systematic method to updating their cars has succeeded for them thinking about how reliable and relied on the brand name has been for many years. To reiterate such an idea, the Toyota Tundra has actually gone 14 years in its 2nd 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 compete with the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, and RAM 1500.
The totally upgraded 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 discovered in my Tundra Platinum trim test lorry, promotes improvements over the V8 in practically every location having a smooth shipment of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test car. Power is sent out through a new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mostly direct and does an excellent task of finding the correct equipment without unnecessary shifting.

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 happy with all the enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own rivals or newcomers, the brand-new Tundra will do just fine to record some who may have had a disappointment or are curious on how well the Tundra may impress them due to the fact that its from an Americanized brand name with an unparalleled history of dependability.

Toyotas long-standing and tested reliability must translate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined bundle here with no 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 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 but does have a cool growl that Toyota handled to invoke from creative engineering.

Toyota had to do something to upgrade the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. After upwards of 14 years of the exact same generation, the Tundra was old and fell behind the competitors. Over the last few years the Tundra rested on its reliability aspect but there were numerous areas in requirement of much improvement, which I believe the all-new 2022 design has actually attended to with a couple of fascinating surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two trim levels together with the captivating large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as looks, the brand-new 2022 Tundra fits the proper 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. What is missing, in my viewpoint, is something extra for the tailgate that is otherwise “typical” but has a power-retractable step 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 available that I understand of in any trim level.

Within the 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 much more in the luxurious 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 new instrument cluster that can be had in a totally digital 12.3-inch screen giving you all significant vehicle info and a couple of personalized parts of the screen. Theres likewise 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 greater trim levels in location of the standard 8-inch system in the lower trims.

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 during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are currently designated for the two leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim.

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