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

Fuel consumption 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 car. Where things begin to get even much better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are presently designated for the 2 leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and luxurious Capstone trim. As a quick note, the new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the function you can likewise remote begin the Tundra by pressing the lock button 3 times on your key fob (without the paid-service). 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. 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.

Fuel usage 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 lorry. If you select a two-wheel-drive design like the Limited CrewMax youll surpass those fuel consumption figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg integrated. Where things begin to get even better, a minimum of during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are currently designated for the 2 top 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 choosing the hybrid powertrain or stick to the basic twin-turbo V6 as in my test vehicle.

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 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 rivals, the brand-new Tundra will do simply fine to catch some who might have had a disappointment or wonder on how well the Tundra might impress them because its from an Americanized brand with an unsurpassed history of dependability.

In the past, Ive explained lot of times how Toyotas systematic approach to upgrading their cars has actually done well for them considering how trusted and relied on the brand name has actually been for many years. To reiterate such an idea, the Toyota Tundra has 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 take on the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, and RAM 1500.
The entirely 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 brand-new hybrid V6 setup called the i-Force Max. The base engine, the new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 found in my Tundra Platinum trim test car, touts enhancements 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 automobile. Power is sent through a brand-new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mostly direct and does an excellent task of discovering the correct gear without unneeded shifting.

The seating plans are more comfy than I remember in the outgoing 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 heated and ventilated in advance along with for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have plentiful space, and the rear seat still seems like a large sofa 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.

To heighten the Tundras location amongst the competitors, theres the schedule of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test vehicle. The lowering and raising of the rear does take a while to finish through the dash button however shows to be really advantageous for towing or transporting heavy products to avoid rear sag and possibly enhance upon stability at speed. The overall look of my test vehicle appears to be a bit low even with the system set into the automated mode at the regular flight height. Youll desire 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 automobile that can be extended at journalism of a button, which are already extremely huge and often create a little blind area that you must be mindful when maneuvering.

As anticipated, theres a bevy of active safety functions for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 package being standard across the board, that includes pre-collision warning with automatic emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra safety features, such as the blind-spot display with rear cross-traffic alert, are standard starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree video 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 brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected value. The pricing scale quickly 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. On 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 beginning with a timely word of “Hey Toyota,” much like how other new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz prompt voice recognition commands. The system is straightforward and very open for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with new combinations.

Toyota had to do something to update the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. After upwards of 14 years of the exact same generation, the Tundra was old and fell behind the competitors. In recent years the Tundra rested on its dependability factor but there were lots of locations in requirement of much enhancement, which I think the brand new 2022 model has actually resolved with a couple of fascinating surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two trim levels together with the attractive large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, the new 2022 Tundra fits the correct part for having its special 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 extra for the tailgate that is otherwise “regular” however has a power-retractable footstep for simple access to the composite-lined truck bed and a fast power-release button on the drivers side taillight. Also, there are no tow hooks available that I understand of in any trim level.

Toyotas proven and enduring dependability should translate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined plan here with no rattles and a flawless build quality inside and out. The trip of the brand-new Tundra is smoother partially thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is surprisingly quiet for a truck. Some of that quietness is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that does not sound anything like the outbound V8 but does have a cool grumble that Toyota managed to create from smart engineering.

For the most part, the 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 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 use enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can momentarily 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) however when you have the feature you can also remote start the Tundra by pressing the lock button three times on your key fob (without the paid-service).

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a remodelled cabin that takes things up a couple of notches for being more premium, especially in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test vehicle, and even more in the glamorous Capstone trim. Theres likewise a new 10-inch color heads-up display and a large 14-inch infotainment system that comes standard for the Limited trim and all higher trim levels in place of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

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 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).

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