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

Towing ability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you decide for a base SR trim with the smaller sized 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).

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 pleased with all the improvements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own rivals or newcomers, the new Tundra will do simply great to capture 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 reliability.

As expected, theres a bevy of active security features for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 package being standard across the board, which includes pre-collision caution with automatic emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra security 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 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 worth. The pricing scale rapidly catches up with 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, tests 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.

Inside of the 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 lorry, and a lot more in the elegant Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch dashboard and more soft-touch areas for the upper face of the dash. Bringing a central focus to the motorist is a brand-new instrument cluster that can be had in a totally digital 12.3-inch screen providing you all essential car information and a couple of customizable parts of the screen. Theres likewise a brand-new 10-inch color heads-up display screen and a large 14-inch infotainment system that comes requirement for the Limited trim and all greater trim levels in location of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

Toyotas quest to match and somewhat exceed 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,” similar to how other new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz prompt voice acknowledgment commands. The new infotainment system is extremely responsive and has a brief knowing curve. However, the system has a lot of covert functions that normally present themselves at random through pop-up alerts, which can be rather of a distraction if you allow it. The system is simple and really open for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it keeping up new combinations. Theres usb-wired or likewise cordless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto combination that works flawlessly during my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

Power from the new engine comes on strong with ample torque and gets the vehicle moving well thanks to its a little lighter curb weight over the outgoing design. I was able to make a few 0 to 60 mph tests and the very best time pertained to 6.9 seconds. The mid-range power was the sweet area for the turbo V6 and it never ever 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 outbound design and the braking feel is exceptional 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 very best Ive experienced in this class of a truck. When stopped, theres a brand-new start/stop function that closes down the engine if you apply enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can briefly disable the feature (it will require disabling after a new initial automobile start-up). As a fast note, the brand-new Tundra has readily available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the function you can likewise remote begin the Tundra by pushing the lock button 3 times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). Though, the lorry shuts off when you attempt to open the doors, which is strange.

The seating plans are more comfy than I remember in the outbound design 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 ventilated in advance along with for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have plentiful space, and the rear seat still feels like a large sofa and has big storage locations listed below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Fuel usage 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 vehicle. Where things start to get even better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are presently designated for the 2 leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim.

To heighten the Tundras location among the competition, theres the schedule of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test vehicle. The lowering and raising of the back does take some time to finish through the dash button however shows to be really advantageous for towing or hauling heavy products to avoid rear droop and potentially surpass stability at speed. The total look of my test vehicle appears to be a bit low even with the system set into the automated mode at the typical ride height. If you need additional ground clearance beyond the brand-new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll desire to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches. Theres likewise the schedule of power tow mirrors found on my test car that can be extended at journalism of a button, which are currently extremely huge and typically produce a little blind spot that you need to be mindful when maneuvering.

Toyota had to do something to update the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. In recent years the Tundra rested on its reliability element however there were lots of areas in need of much enhancement, which I believe the all-new 2022 design has actually attended to with a couple of fascinating 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 proper 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.

Fuel consumption is much enhanced 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 much better, at least 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 elegant Capstone trim. As a fast note, the new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the function 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 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 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.

Toyotas enduring and tested reliability need to equate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined bundle here with no rattles and a remarkable build quality inside and out. The ride 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 quietness is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outbound V8 however does have a cool growl that Toyota handled to conjure up from clever engineering.

In the past, Ive discussed numerous times how Toyotas systematic approach to updating their automobiles has actually succeeded for them considering how trusted and trusted the brand has actually been for countless years. To restate such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has actually gone 14 years in its 2nd generation, and for the 2022 design year, it gets a complete 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 totally upgraded 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 brand-new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 found in my Tundra Platinum trim test lorry, promotes 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 brand-new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mainly direct and does an excellent task of discovering the appropriate equipment without unnecessary moving.

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