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

To heighten the Tundras place among the competition, theres the accessibility of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test lorry. If you need extra ground clearance outside of the new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll desire to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches.

In the past, Ive discussed lot of times how Toyotas methodical technique to updating their automobiles has succeeded for them thinking about how reputable and trusted the brand name has actually been for countless years. To reiterate such a notion, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its 2nd generation, and for the 2022 model year, it gets a full 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 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 found in my Tundra Platinum trim test lorry, promotes 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 out through a brand-new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mainly direct and does a great job of discovering the correct gear without unneeded moving.

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 lorry. 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 luxurious Capstone trim. As a quick note, the brand-new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the function you can likewise remote start the Tundra by pressing the lock button three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). At a beginning price of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a highly regarded value. At the 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.

The seating arrangements are more comfortable than I keep in mind in the outgoing model and there are extra subtle touches that make the interior feel premium, such as the accented stitching throughout the dashboard and seats, which are heated and aerated up front along with for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have numerous space, and the rear seat still seems like a large sofa and has big storage areas below the folding bottoms that is otherwise used up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

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

At the end of the day, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra, happily made in Texas, will continue to keep its fan base proud and quite pleased with all the enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who presently own rivals or newcomers, the brand-new Tundra will do just great to record some who might have had a bad experience or are curious on how well the Tundra might impress them due to the fact that its from an Americanized brand name with an unmatched history of reliability.

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 cab, 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 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 safety functions for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being basic across the board, that includes pre-collision warning with automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra safety functions, such as the blind-spot screen with rear cross-traffic alert, are standard beginning with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim includes a 360-degree video 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 highly regarded worth. The prices scale rapidly 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. 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.

Fuel consumption 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 go with a two-wheel-drive model like the Limited CrewMax youll surpass those fuel intake figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. Where things begin to get even better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are currently 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 however 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 standard twin-turbo V6 as in my test lorry.

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

Toyotas long-standing and proven dependability need to equate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined package here without any rattles and an impeccable develop quality inside and out. The trip of the brand-new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is surprisingly peaceful for a truck. Some of that tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that does not sound anything like the outgoing V8 however does have a neat roar that Toyota handled to create from clever engineering.

For the most part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing model and the braking feel is excellent with a preliminary grab that influenced some confidence in controlling the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. When stopped, theres a new start/stop function that shuts down the engine if you use enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can momentarily disable the feature (it will require disabling after a brand-new preliminary lorry startup). As a quick note, the brand-new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the function you can likewise remote start the Tundra by pushing the lock button 3 times on your essential fob (without the paid-service).

Toyota had 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 back the competitors. In current years the Tundra rested on its reliability factor however there were numerous locations in requirement of much improvement, which I think the brand new 2022 design has attended to with a couple of intriguing surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels along with the attractive 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, in my opinion, is something extra for the tailgate that is otherwise “normal” however has a power-retractable footstep for simple access to the composite-lined truck bed and a quick power-release button on the chauffeurs side taillight. Likewise, there are no tow hooks readily available that I know of in any trim level.

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