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

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

As anticipated, theres a bevy of active safety features for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 bundle being standard across the board, which consists of pre-collision caution with automatic emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra security features, such as the blind-spot screen with rear cross-traffic alert, are basic starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree camera system and a trailer backup guide system.
At a starting price 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 rates 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, evaluates out at $63,939. At the leading 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.

Towing ability for the new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you select 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 somewhat 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).

In the past, Ive explained often times how Toyotas systematic technique to updating their lorries has succeeded for them thinking about how reputable and trusted the brand name has been for numerous years. To repeat such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its second generation, and for the 2022 design year, it gets a full redesign marking the third 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 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 brand-new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 discovered in my Tundra Platinum trim test vehicle, promotes enhancements over the V8 in practically every area having a smooth delivery 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 mostly direct and does an excellent task of discovering the correct equipment without unneeded moving.

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 vehicle. Where things begin to get even much better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are currently designated for the two leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and glamorous Capstone trim.

Toyotas quest to match and rather go beyond some competitors pays off well with the brand-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 uncomplicated and very open for its settings and anticipated 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 currently own competitors or newbies, the new Tundra will do just fine to record some who might have had a bad experience or wonder on how well the Tundra might impress them due to the fact that its from an Americanized brand with an unsurpassed history of dependability.

Power from the brand-new engine comes on strong with adequate torque and gets the automobile moving well thanks to its a little lighter curb weight over the outgoing model. I had the ability to make a few 0 to 60 miles per hour tests and the very best time came to 6.9 seconds. The mid-range power was the sweet spot for the turbo V6 and it never ever seemed like it was lacking for its pulling power. For the most part, the new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outbound model and the braking feel is outstanding with a preliminary grab that influenced some confidence in managing 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 new start/stop function that closes down the engine if you apply enough brake pressure at the stop, however you can temporarily disable the feature (it will require disabling after a new preliminary vehicle startup). As a quick note, the brand-new Tundra has readily available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the feature you can likewise remote start the Tundra by pressing the lock button three times on your key fob (without the paid-service). Though, the lorry turns off when you attempt to open the doors, which is strange.

Toyota had to do something to upgrade the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. In recent years the Tundra rested on its reliability factor but there were many locations in need of much enhancement, which I think the brand new 2022 design has resolved with a few fascinating surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two trim levels along with the attractive large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, 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 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. 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 2 top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim. As a fast note, the brand-new Tundra has readily available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the function you can likewise remote begin the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your key fob (without the paid-service). 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. 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.

Toyotas proven and enduring reliability need to equate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined plan here without any rattles and a flawless construct quality inside and out. The ride of the new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably quiet 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 grumble that Toyota managed to summon from creative engineering.

The seating arrangements are more comfy than I keep in mind in the outbound design and there are extra 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 in addition to for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have abundant space, and the rear seat still feels like a large sofa and has big storage areas below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

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 even more in the luxurious Capstone trim. Theres also a new 10-inch color heads-up screen and a big 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.

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