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

Toyotas tested and long-standing reliability should translate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined bundle here with no rattles and a remarkable build quality inside and out. The flight of the brand-new Tundra is smoother partly 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 does not sound anything like the outbound V8 however does have a cool grumble that Toyota handled to invoke from creative engineering.

Fuel usage is much improved 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. 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 two top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim. As a quick 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 start 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 highly regarded 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.

Power from the new engine comes on strong with adequate torque and gets the lorry moving well thanks to its slightly lighter curb weight over the outbound design. I was able to make a few 0 to 60 miles per hour tests and the very best time concerned 6.9 seconds. The mid-range power was the sweet area for the turbo V6 and it never seemed like it was doing not have for its pulling power. For the most 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 inspired some self-confidence in managing the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. Overall, the braking pedal feel is the very best Ive experienced in this class of a truck. 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 temporarily disable the function (it will require disabling after a brand-new initial automobile start-up). 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 also remote start the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). Though, the lorry shuts down when you attempt to unlock the doors, which is odd.

Toyotas quest 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 starting with a prompt word of “Hey Toyota,” much like how other new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice acknowledgment commands. The system is really open and simple for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with brand-new combinations.

At the end of the day, the brand-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 presently own rivals or beginners, the brand-new Tundra will do just great to catch some who might have had a bad experience or wonder on how well the Tundra may impress them because its from an Americanized brand with an unsurpassed history of dependability.

Toyota had to do something to upgrade the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. In current years the Tundra rested on its reliability aspect however there were numerous areas in requirement of much enhancement, which I think the brand new 2022 model has actually addressed with a couple of fascinating surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels along with the eye-catching large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, 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.

To increase the Tundras location amongst the competition, theres the accessibility of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test lorry. If you require additional 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.

Fuel consumption 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 automobile. If you choose for a two-wheel-drive design like the Limited CrewMax youll improve upon those fuel consumption figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg integrated. Where things begin to get back at better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are currently designated for the 2 top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant 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 very same city mpg however 1 mpg better for the highway in the Capstone trim. The 1794 edition trim has the accessibility of selecting the hybrid powertrain or stick with the basic twin-turbo V6 as in my test automobile.

In the past, Ive explained lot of times how Toyotas systematic technique to updating their lorries has done well for them considering how reliable and trusted the brand has been for countless years. To reiterate such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has actually gone 14 years in its second 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 compete with the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, and RAM 1500.
The totally upgraded 2022 Toyota Tundra is a more refined truck that eliminates 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 lorry, touts improvements over the V8 in simply about every location having a smooth delivery of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test car. Power is sent out through a new 10-speed automated transmission that feels primarily direct and does a great job of discovering the correct equipment without unnecessary moving.

Towing capability for the new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you choose a base SR trim with the smaller double taxi, which likewise has a max payload of 1,940 pounds (5,095 curb weight/gross weight at 7,035 pounds). From there, towing is only a little down with trims like my test lorry maxing out at 11,180 pounds and a max payload of 1,630 pounds (5,535 curb weight/gross weight at 7,165 pounds).

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reworked 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 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.

As expected, theres a bunch of active safety features for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 bundle being basic throughout the board, that includes pre-collision caution with automatic emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional safety functions, such as the blind-spot display with rear cross-traffic alert, are basic beginning with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree cam 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 reputable worth. The rates 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 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 comfortable than I keep in mind 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 up and aerated in advance as well as for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have abundant area, and the rear seat still feels like a large sofa 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.

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