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

Toyota needed to do something to update the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. After upwards of 14 years of the very same generation, the Tundra was old and fell back the competitors. In current years the Tundra rested on its dependability factor but there were lots of locations in need of much enhancement, which I believe the brand new 2022 design 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 proper part for having its distinct character with its auto-highbeam LED headlights, LED foglights, and sequentially lit LED turn signals in advance and out back. What is missing, in my opinion, is something extra for the tailgate that is otherwise “normal” however has a power-retractable footstep for easy access to the composite-lined truck bed and a fast power-release button on the motorists side taillight. Also, there are no tow hooks offered that I understand of in any trim level.

For the many part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outbound design and the braking feel is excellent with a preliminary grab that influenced some confidence in controlling the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. When stopped, theres a brand-new start/stop function that shuts down the engine if you use enough brake pressure at the stop, however you can briefly disable the feature (it will require disabling after a brand-new initial vehicle startup). As a fast 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 begin the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service).

To heighten the Tundras place among the competitors, theres the availability 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 brand-new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll desire to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches.

Toyotas quest to match and rather surpass 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 expected 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 pleased with all the enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who presently own beginners or competitors, the brand-new Tundra will do simply fine to record some who may have had a disappointment or wonder on how well the Tundra may impress them because its from an Americanized brand with an unsurpassed history of dependability.

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a remodelled cabin that takes things up a couple of notches for being more premium, specifically in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test automobile, and even more in the glamorous Capstone trim. Theres also a brand-new 10-inch color heads-up screen and a large 14-inch infotainment system that comes requirement for the Limited trim and all higher trim levels in place of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

The seating arrangements are more comfy than I keep in mind in the outbound model 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 warmed and aerated up front in addition to for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have plentiful area, and the rear seat still feels like a large couch and has large storage areas below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

In the past, Ive explained sometimes how Toyotas methodical method to updating their automobiles has succeeded for them considering how reputable and relied on the brand name has been for countless 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 totally revamped 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 discovered in my Tundra Platinum trim test car, touts improvements over the V8 in almost every area having a smooth shipment 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 primarily direct and does an excellent task of discovering the proper equipment without unneeded moving.

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 vehicle. 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 2 leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and luxurious Capstone trim.

Fuel usage 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 presently designated for the 2 top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and glamorous Capstone trim. As a quick note, the brand-new Tundra has offered remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the function you can also remote begin the Tundra by pushing 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 brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reputable 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.

Towing capability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you select a base SR trim with the smaller sized double taxi, which also has a max payload of 1,940 pounds (5,095 curb weight/gross weight at 7,035 pounds). From there, towing is just somewhat 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).

As anticipated, theres a bevy of active safety features for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being basic throughout the board, that includes pre-collision caution with automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional security features, such as the blind-spot screen with rear cross-traffic alert, are standard beginning with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds 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 highly regarded value. The prices 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, tests out at $63,939. On 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 tested and enduring dependability should translate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined package here without any 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 doesnt sound anything like the outbound V8 however does have a cool grumble that Toyota managed to conjure up from creative engineering.

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