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

To increase the Tundras place amongst the competition, theres the availability of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test lorry. 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.

For the a lot of part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing model and the braking feel is exceptional with a preliminary grab that motivated some self-confidence in managing the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. When stopped, theres a new start/stop function that shuts down the engine if you apply enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can temporarily disable the function (it will require disabling after a brand-new initial lorry start-up). As a fast note, the new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the feature you can also remote start the Tundra by pressing the lock button 3 times on your key fob (without the paid-service).

In the past, Ive explained lots of times how Toyotas systematic approach to updating their cars has actually done well for them thinking about how dependable and relied on the brand name has actually been for countless years. To reiterate such a notion, the Toyota Tundra has 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 entirely upgraded 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 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, promotes enhancements over the V8 in simply about every location having a smooth shipment of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test car. Power is sent through a new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mostly direct and does a great job of discovering the proper equipment without unnecessary shifting.

Toyotas enduring and proven dependability need to translate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined plan here without any rattles and a remarkable develop quality inside and out. The trip of the brand-new Tundra is smoother partially thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is surprisingly quiet 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 neat roar that Toyota handled to invoke from smart engineering.

Towing capability for the new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you go with 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 car 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 happy with all the enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who presently own rivals or beginners, the new Tundra will do just fine to catch some who may 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 with an unsurpassed history of reliability.

Toyota had to do something to update the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. In recent years the Tundra rested on its reliability factor but there were numerous locations in need of much enhancement, which I think the all-new 2022 model has resolved with a few intriguing surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two 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 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.

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 automobile. Where things start to get even better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are currently designated for the 2 top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and glamorous Capstone trim.

Toyotas quest to match and somewhat exceed some competition pays off well with the brand-new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands starting with a timely word of “Hey Toyota,” much like how other brand-new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice acknowledgment commands. The system is very open and simple for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with new integrations.

Within the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a remodelled cabin that takes things up a few 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 now a soft-touch dashboard and more soft-touch locations for the upper face of the dash. Bringing a main focus to the chauffeur is a brand-new instrument cluster that can be had in a totally digital 12.3-inch display screen providing you all relevant automobile information and a number of customizable parts of the screen. Theres likewise a brand-new 10-inch color heads-up display and a big 14-inch infotainment system that comes standard for the Limited trim and all greater trim levels in place of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

As expected, theres a bunch of active safety features for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being basic across the board, that includes pre-collision caution with automatic emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra safety features, such as the blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, are standard beginning with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree video camera system and a trailer backup guide system.
At a beginning rate of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reputable value. The pricing scale rapidly catches 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 new Tundra TRD Pro starts at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

Fuel intake 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 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 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 3 times on your key fob (without the paid-service). At a starting rate of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reputable value. At the leading end of the spectrum, the new Tundra TRD Pro starts at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

The seating arrangements are more comfy than I keep in mind in the outgoing 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 warmed and ventilated up front along with for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have plentiful space, and the rear seat still seems like a big couch and has big storage locations below the folding bottoms that is otherwise used up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

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