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

Toyotas mission to match and rather surpass some competitors pays off well with the brand-new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands beginning with a prompt word of “Hey Toyota,” similar to how other new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz prompt voice recognition commands. The brand-new infotainment system is very responsive and has a short knowing curve. The system has a lot of covert features that generally present themselves at random through pop-up alerts, which can be somewhat of an interruption if you enable it. The system is simple and extremely open for its settings and expected over-the-air updates to keep it running with brand-new combinations. Theres usb-wired or likewise wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration that works flawlessly throughout my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

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 heated up and ventilated up front in addition to for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have numerous space, and the rear seat still seems like a large sofa and has large storage locations below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

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

Toyotas tested and enduring reliability need to translate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined bundle here with no rattles and a flawless develop quality inside and out. The flight of the brand-new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably peaceful for a truck. Some of that quietness is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that does not sound anything like the outgoing V8 however does have a neat roar that Toyota handled to invoke from clever engineering.

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a revamped cabin that takes things up a couple of notches for being more premium, particularly in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test lorry, and even more in the glamorous Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch dashboard and more soft-touch areas for the upper face of the dash. Bringing a main focus to the motorist is a new instrument cluster that can be had in a completely digital 12.3-inch display providing you all significant automobile information and a number of personalized parts of the screen. Theres likewise a brand-new 10-inch color heads-up display and a large 14-inch infotainment system that comes standard for the Limited trim and all greater trim levels in location of the standard 8-inch system in the lower trims.

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 delighted with all the enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who presently own newcomers or rivals, the brand-new Tundra will do just great to capture 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 name with an unsurpassed history of dependability.

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 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 luxurious Capstone trim.

Power from the new engine comes on strong with ample torque and gets the lorry moving well thanks to its somewhat lighter curb weight over the outgoing model. I had the ability to make a few 0 to 60 mph tests and the best time concerned 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 a lot of part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing model and the braking feel is outstanding with an initial 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 new start/stop function that shuts down the engine if you use enough brake pressure at the stop, however you can momentarily disable the feature (it will require disabling after a new initial automobile startup). As a quick note, the new Tundra has readily available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the function you can likewise remote start the Tundra by pushing the lock button 3 times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). Though, the lorry turns off when you try to open the doors, which is unusual.

As anticipated, theres a bevy of active safety functions for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being standard throughout the board, which consists of pre-collision warning with automated 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 includes a 360-degree electronic 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 worth. The pricing scale rapidly overtakes 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, checks out at $63,939. 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.

In the past, Ive discussed often times how Toyotas methodical technique to updating their cars has actually done well for them thinking about how trustworthy and relied on the brand name has been for numerous years. To reiterate such an idea, the Toyota Tundra has actually gone 14 years in its 2nd generation, and for the 2022 model 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 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 automobile, promotes enhancements over the V8 in almost every area having a smooth shipment of its 389 horse power and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test vehicle. Power is sent out through a new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mainly direct and does a great task of discovering the correct equipment without unnecessary moving.

Towing capability 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 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).

Toyota had to do something to update the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. After upwards of 14 years of the same generation, the Tundra was old and fell behind the competitors. In the last few years the Tundra rested on its reliability element however there were numerous areas in requirement of much enhancement, which I think the brand new 2022 design has actually addressed with a couple of fascinating surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels in addition to the captivating 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 in advance and out back. What is missing out on, in my viewpoint, is something extra for the tailgate that is otherwise “normal” however has a power-retractable step for easy access to the composite-lined truck bed and a fast power-release button on the drivers side taillight. There are no tow hooks offered that I understand of in any trim level.

Fuel intake is much improved as you would expect 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 models, which are currently designated for the two leading 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 feature you can also remote start the Tundra by pressing the lock button 3 times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). At a beginning rate of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected value. 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.

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