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

Toyotas long-standing and proven reliability need to equate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined plan here with no rattles and an impeccable build quality inside and out. The ride of the new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably peaceful for a truck. A few of that tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outbound V8 but does have a cool roar that Toyota managed to conjure up from creative 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 reliability factor however there were many areas in requirement of much improvement, which I believe the brand new 2022 model has resolved 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 brand-new 2022 Tundra fits the appropriate 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.

Fuel consumption 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 automobile. Where things start to get even much better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are presently designated for the 2 leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and glamorous Capstone trim. As a quick note, the new Tundra has 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). 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 reputable value. 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.

The seating plans are more comfy than I keep in mind in the outgoing 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 aerated up front as well as for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have numerous space, and the rear seat still seems like a large couch and has large storage locations listed below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

At the end of the day, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra, happily 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 newcomers or competitors, 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 since its from an Americanized brand name with an unmatched history of dependability.

Within the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reworked cabin that takes things up a couple of notches for being more premium, particularly in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test automobile, and even 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 central focus to the chauffeur is a new instrument cluster that can be had in a totally digital 12.3-inch screen providing you all important vehicle details and a number of customizable 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 greater trim levels in place of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

Towing capability for the new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you select 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 just somewhat down with trims like my test car maxing out at 11,180 pounds and a max payload of 1,630 pounds (5,535 curb weight/gross weight at 7,165 pounds).

To increase the Tundras place among the competition, 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 spend some time to complete through the dash button but shows to be really beneficial for pulling or transporting heavy products to prevent rear droop and possibly surpass stability at speed. The overall look of my test lorry seems to be a bit low even with the system set into the automated mode at the regular ride height. Youll desire to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches if you need 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 vehicle that can be extended at the press of a button, which are already incredibly huge and typically produce a small blind spot that you need to be mindful when maneuvering.

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 beginning with a prompt word of “Hey Toyota,” just like how other new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice recognition commands. The new infotainment system is extremely responsive and has a brief learning curve. Nevertheless, the system has a lot of surprise functions that usually present themselves at random through pop-up notifications, which can be somewhat of an interruption if you enable it. The system is extremely open and straightforward for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it keeping up brand-new integrations. Theres likewise cordless or USB-wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration that works perfectly during my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

Power from the brand-new engine comes on strong with sufficient torque and gets the automobile moving well thanks to its a little lighter curb weight over the outbound model. I was able to make a couple of 0 to 60 mph tests and the finest time came to 6.9 seconds. The mid-range power was the sweet area for the turbo V6 and it never ever felt like it was doing not have for its pulling power. For the a lot of part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing design and the braking feel is exceptional with an initial grab that motivated some self-confidence in managing the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. Overall, the braking pedal feel is the best Ive experienced in this class of a truck. When stopped, theres a new start/stop function that closes down the engine if you apply enough brake pressure at the stop, however you can momentarily disable the feature (it will require disabling after a brand-new preliminary vehicle start-up). As a quick note, the brand-new Tundra has offered remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the function you can likewise remote begin the Tundra by pressing the lock button three times on your key fob (without the paid-service). Though, the automobile shuts off when you try to open the doors, which is unusual.

In the past, Ive explained lot of times how Toyotas systematic approach to upgrading their lorries has done well for them thinking about how dependable and relied on the brand name has actually been for many years. To restate such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its 2nd generation, and for the 2022 model year, it gets a complete 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 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 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 lorry, promotes improvements 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 vehicle. Power is sent out through a brand-new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mainly direct and does a great task of finding the correct gear without unnecessary shifting.

As anticipated, theres a bevy of active security functions for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 bundle being basic across the board, which includes pre-collision warning with automated emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra safety 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 electronic camera system and a trailer backup guide system.
At a beginning price of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected 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, checks out at $63,939. On 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.

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 lorry. If you decide for a two-wheel-drive design like the Limited CrewMax youll surpass those fuel intake figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. Where things start 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 luxurious 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 same city mpg but 1 mpg much better for the highway in the Capstone trim. The 1794 edition trim has the schedule of choosing the hybrid powertrain or stick to the standard twin-turbo V6 as in my test car.

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