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

Toyotas quest to match and rather exceed some competitors pays off well with the 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 new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice acknowledgment commands. The system is very open and simple for its settings and expected over-the-air updates to keep it running with new integrations.

Toyota needed to do something to update the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. After upwards of 14 years of the same generation, the Tundra was old and fell back the competitors. Recently the Tundra rested on its reliability factor but there were many locations in need of much enhancement, which I believe the all-new 2022 design has addressed with a couple of intriguing surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two trim levels along with the appealing large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as looks, the new 2022 Tundra fits the correct 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 out on, in my opinion, is something additional for the tailgate that is otherwise “regular” however has a power-retractable footstep for easy access to the composite-lined truck bed and a quick power-release button on the motorists side taillight. Also, there are no tow hooks available that I know of in any trim level.

Towing ability for the new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you decide for 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 lorry 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 security features for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 package being standard throughout the board, which consists of pre-collision warning with automatic emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional security functions, such as the blind-spot screen with rear cross-traffic alert, are standard beginning with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree camera system and a trailer backup guide system.
At a starting cost of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected value. The rates 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, checks out at $63,939. On top 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.

To increase the Tundras location among the competition, theres the schedule of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test automobile. The lowering and raising of the back does take some time to finish through the dash button however proves to be extremely useful for towing or transporting heavy items to avoid rear sag and potentially enhance upon stability at speed. The general appearance of my test lorry appears to be a bit low even with the system set into the automated mode at the normal ride height. Youll desire to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches if you require additional ground clearance outside of the new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches. Theres also the accessibility of power tow mirrors discovered on my test vehicle that can be extended at journalism of a button, which are already incredibly huge and often develop a little blind spot that you need to be mindful when steering.

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 rather pleased with all the enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who presently own beginners or competitors, the brand-new Tundra will do just fine to catch some who may have had a bad experience or wonder on how well the Tundra might impress them because its from an Americanized brand with an unsurpassed history of dependability.

The seating plans are more comfy than I keep in mind in the outbound design and there are additional subtle touches that make the interior feel premium, such as the accented stitching throughout the control panel and seats, which are heated and ventilated in advance along with for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have plentiful space, and the rear seat still seems like a large sofa and has large storage areas listed below the folding bottoms that is otherwise used up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Power from the new engine comes on strong with sufficient torque and gets the lorry moving well thanks to its slightly lighter curb weight over the outbound model. I was able to make a couple of 0 to 60 miles per hour tests and the very best time concerned 6.9 seconds. The mid-range power was the sweet area for the turbo V6 and it never ever seemed 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 outbound design and the braking feel is exceptional with a preliminary grab that motivated some self-confidence in controlling the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. Overall, the braking pedal feel is the very best Ive experienced in this class of a truck. 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 initial lorry start-up). As a quick note, the new Tundra has offered remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the feature you can also remote begin the Tundra by pushing the lock button 3 times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). The lorry shuts off when you attempt to open the doors, which is strange.

Within the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a remodelled cabin that takes things up a few notches for being more premium, especially in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test lorry, and even more in the luxurious Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch dashboard 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 fully digital 12.3-inch screen offering you all pertinent automobile info and a number of personalized parts of the screen. Theres likewise a new 10-inch color heads-up display screen and a big 14-inch infotainment system that comes requirement for the Limited trim and all higher trim levels in place of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

Fuel intake 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 vehicle. Where things begin 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.

In the past, Ive described sometimes how Toyotas methodical approach to updating their lorries has actually done well for them thinking about how reliable and relied on the brand name has 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 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 completely 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 brand-new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 discovered in my Tundra Platinum trim test car, promotes improvements over the V8 in practically every location having a smooth delivery of its 389 horse power and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test lorry. Power is sent out through a brand-new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mainly direct and does an excellent task of discovering the appropriate equipment without unneeded moving.

Toyotas long-standing and proven reliability should translate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined plan here without any rattles and an impeccable develop quality inside and out. The flight of the brand-new Tundra is smoother partially thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is surprisingly quiet for a truck. Some of that tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outbound V8 but does have a neat growl that Toyota handled to conjure up from clever engineering.

Fuel intake 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 designs, which are currently designated for the two top 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 also remote start the Tundra by pressing the lock button three times on your key fob (without the paid-service). At a starting price of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected worth. At the top 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.

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