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

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 lorry. Where things begin to get even much better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are currently designated for the two top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim. 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 pushing the lock button 3 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 reputable value. At the leading end of the spectrum, the new Tundra TRD Pro begins at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

Toyotas proven and enduring dependability need to translate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined package here with no rattles and an impressive construct 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. Some of that tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outgoing V8 but does have a cool grumble that Toyota handled to summon from clever engineering.

Fuel usage 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 automobile. If you choose for a two-wheel-drive design like the Limited CrewMax youll surpass those fuel usage figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg integrated. Where things start to get even better, a minimum of throughout city driving, remains in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are presently designated for the 2 leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and glamorous 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 exact same city mpg but 1 mpg better for the highway in the Capstone trim. The 1794 edition trim has the availability of selecting the hybrid powertrain or stick with the basic twin-turbo V6 as in my test lorry.

At the end of the day, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra, proudly 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 newcomers or competitors, the new Tundra will do just fine to capture some who may have had a bad experience or wonder on how well the Tundra might impress them since its from an Americanized brand with an unmatched history of dependability.

Toyota needed to do something to upgrade 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 behind the competitors. In the last few years the Tundra rested on its reliability factor however there were numerous locations in need of much improvement, which I believe the brand new 2022 design has actually resolved with a couple of fascinating surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels in addition to the distinctive 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 out on, in my viewpoint, is something additional for the tailgate that is otherwise “normal” however has a power-retractable footstep for easy access to the composite-lined truck bed and a fast power-release button on the chauffeurs side taillight. There are no tow hooks readily available that I understand of in any trim level.

To heighten the Tundras location among the competitors, theres the schedule of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test lorry. If you require extra 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 keep in mind in the outbound model 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 warmed and aerated up front as well as for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have plentiful space, and the rear seat still seems like a big couch and has big storage locations listed below the folding bottoms that is otherwise used up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

In the past, Ive explained often times how Toyotas systematic method to updating their lorries has succeeded for them considering how reliable and relied on the brand name has been for many years. To restate such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its 2nd generation, and for the 2022 design year, it gets a complete redesign marking the 3rd 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 entirely upgraded 2022 Toyota Tundra is a more refined truck that gets rid of 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 area having a smooth shipment of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test lorry. Power is sent through a new 10-speed automatic transmission that feels primarily direct and does an excellent task of finding the correct equipment without unnecessary moving.

For the many part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing model and the braking feel is outstanding with a preliminary grab that inspired some self-confidence in managing 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 apply enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can briefly disable the function (it will require disabling after a new initial vehicle startup). As a fast note, the brand-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 pushing the lock button 3 times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service).

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reworked 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 glamorous Capstone trim. Theres also a new 10-inch color heads-up display and a large 14-inch infotainment system that comes requirement for the Limited trim and all higher trim levels in location of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

Toyotas mission to match and somewhat go beyond some competition 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,” just like how other new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz prompt voice recognition commands. The brand-new infotainment system is very responsive and has a brief knowing curve. The system has a lot of concealed features that typically provide themselves at random through pop-up notices, which can be rather of a diversion if you enable it. The system is simple and very open for its settings and expected over-the-air updates to keep it running with brand-new integrations. Theres usb-wired or also cordless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto combination that works flawlessly throughout my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

Towing ability for the new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you choose a base SR trim with the smaller sized double cab, which also has a max payload of 1,940 pounds (5,095 curb weight/gross weight at 7,035 pounds). From there, towing is only slightly 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).

As anticipated, theres a bevy of active security functions for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being basic throughout the board, which consists of pre-collision caution with automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional security features, such as the blind-spot display with rear cross-traffic alert, are standard starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim includes a 360-degree cam system and a trailer backup guide system.
At a starting rate of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reputable worth. The pricing scale quickly overtakes the competitors 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 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.

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