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

Fuel consumption 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. If you choose a two-wheel-drive model 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 back at much better, at least during city driving, remains in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are presently designated for the two top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and luxurious Capstone trim. The TRD Pro and Capstone trims get the hybrid powertrain with 437 horse power 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 availability of choosing the hybrid powertrain or stick with the standard 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 quite happy with all the improvements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own competitors or newbies, the brand-new Tundra will do simply fine to record some who may have had a bad experience or are curious on how well the Tundra might impress them since its from an Americanized brand with an unmatched history of dependability.

Inside of the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a revamped cabin that takes things up a couple of notches for being more premium, specifically in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test lorry, and even more in the elegant Capstone trim. Theres also a brand-new 10-inch color heads-up 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.

In the past, Ive discussed lot of times how Toyotas methodical approach to upgrading their automobiles has actually succeeded for them thinking about how trustworthy and trusted the brand has been for countless years. To repeat such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has actually gone 14 years in its 2nd generation, and for the 2022 design year, it gets a full redesign marking the 3rd generation of the full-size truck that is more poised to complete with the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, and RAM 1500.
The entirely revamped 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 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 improvements over the V8 in simply about every area having a smooth delivery of its 389 horse power and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test lorry. Power is sent through a new 10-speed automatic transmission that feels mainly direct and does an excellent job of discovering the appropriate equipment without unnecessary moving.

To increase the Tundras place amongst the competitors, theres the schedule of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test vehicle. If you need additional ground clearance outside of the brand-new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll want to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches.

Toyotas mission to match and somewhat go beyond some competitors pays off well with the new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands beginning with a timely word of “Hey Toyota,” similar to how other new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice acknowledgment commands. The brand-new infotainment system is really responsive and has a brief learning curve. The system has a lot of covert functions that usually provide themselves at random through pop-up notifications, which can be rather of an interruption if you permit it. The system is very open and uncomplicated for its settings and expected over-the-air updates to keep it keeping up brand-new combinations. Theres also wireless or USB-wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration that works seamlessly throughout my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

Power from the new engine comes on strong with ample torque and gets the automobile moving well thanks to its a little lighter curb weight over the outbound model. I had the ability to make a few 0 to 60 miles per hour tests and the finest time pertained to 6.9 seconds. The mid-range power was the sweet area for the turbo V6 and it never felt like it was lacking for its pulling power. For the most part, the 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 self-confidence in controlling the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. Overall, the braking pedal feel is the finest Ive experienced in this class of a truck. When stopped, theres a brand-new start/stop function that closes down the engine if you use enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can temporarily disable the function (it will need disabling after a new initial automobile start-up). 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 likewise remote begin the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your key fob (without the paid-service). The car shuts off when you try to unlock the doors, which is weird.

Fuel consumption 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 start to get even much better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are presently designated for the two leading 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 feature you can likewise remote begin the Tundra by pressing the lock button three 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 worth. 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.

As expected, theres a bevy of active security functions for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being standard across the board, that includes pre-collision warning with automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra security features, such as the blind-spot monitor 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 starting rate of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a highly regarded value. The prices scale quickly captures up with 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, evaluates out at $63,939. On 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.

The seating plans are more comfy than I remember 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 up and aerated in advance as well as for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have plentiful area, and the rear seat still seems like a large couch and has large storage areas below the folding bottoms that is otherwise used up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Toyota needed to do something to upgrade the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. After upwards of 14 years of the very same generation, the Tundra was old and fell back the competition. In the last few years the Tundra rested on its dependability factor however there were lots of areas in need of much enhancement, which I believe the brand new 2022 model has actually addressed with a couple of intriguing surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels in addition to the eye-catching large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, the 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. What is missing out on, in my opinion, is something additional for the tailgate that is otherwise “regular” but has a power-retractable footstep for easy access to the composite-lined truck bed and a quick power-release button on the chauffeurs side taillight. Likewise, there are no tow hooks offered that I know of in any trim level.

Towing ability for the new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you choose a base SR trim with the smaller sized double taxi, 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 slightly 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).

Toyotas enduring and tested reliability ought to equate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined package here with no rattles and an impeccable construct quality inside and out. The flight of the brand-new Tundra is smoother partially thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is surprisingly peaceful for a truck. A few of that tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that does not sound anything like the outbound V8 but does have a neat roar that Toyota managed to invoke from smart engineering.

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