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

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 outbound model. I had the ability to make a couple of 0 to 60 miles per hour tests and the best time came to 6.9 seconds. The mid-range power was the sweet spot for the turbo V6 and it never felt like it was doing not have for its pulling power. For the a lot of part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing 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. 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 shuts down the engine if you use enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can temporarily disable the function (it will need disabling after a new initial automobile startup). As a quick note, the new Tundra has offered remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the function you can also remote start the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). The car shuts off when you attempt to unlock the doors, which is weird.

The seating arrangements are more comfortable than I remember in the outgoing model and there are additional subtle touches that make the interior feel premium, such as the accented stitching throughout the dashboard and seats, which are warmed and ventilated up front in addition to for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have abundant space, and the rear seat still feels like a large couch and has large storage locations below the folding bottoms that is otherwise used up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Toyota had to do something to upgrade the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. In recent years the Tundra rested on its reliability aspect however there were many locations in need of much enhancement, which I believe the all-new 2022 design has resolved with a couple of intriguing surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels along with the distinctive large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as looks, the new 2022 Tundra fits the correct part for having its distinct character with its auto-highbeam LED headlights, LED foglights, and sequentially lit LED turn signals up front and out back.

At the end of the day, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra, proudly made in Texas, will continue to keep its fan base proud and rather happy with all the improvements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who presently own rivals or newcomers, the new Tundra will do simply fine to capture some who might have had a disappointment or wonder on how well the Tundra might impress them due to the fact that its from an Americanized brand name with an unparalleled history of dependability.

To heighten the Tundras location among the competitors, theres the schedule of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test automobile. The lowering and raising of the back does take some time to finish through the dash button but proves to be extremely useful for towing or carrying heavy products to prevent rear droop and possibly improve upon stability at speed. The overall look of my test lorry seems to be a bit low even with the system set into the automated mode at the normal flight height. If you require extra ground clearance beyond the new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll wish to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches. Theres also the availability of power tow mirrors discovered on my test vehicle that can be extended at the press of a button, which are currently extremely huge and often produce a little blind spot that you should be mindful when navigating.

Toyotas mission to match and somewhat surpass some competitors 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 prompt voice acknowledgment commands. The system is simple and very open for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with brand-new combinations.

Toyotas enduring and proven reliability ought to equate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined package here without any rattles and an impeccable construct quality inside and out. The flight of the new Tundra is smoother partially thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is surprisingly peaceful for a truck. A few of that tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that does not sound anything like the outgoing V8 but does have a cool growl that Toyota handled to conjure up from smart engineering.

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 glamorous Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch dashboard and more soft-touch locations for the upper face of the dash. Bringing a central focus to the driver is a new instrument cluster that can be had in a completely digital 12.3-inch screen giving you all relevant lorry info 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 requirement for the Limited trim and all higher trim levels in location of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

Fuel consumption 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. If you select a two-wheel-drive design like the Limited CrewMax youll enhance upon those fuel usage figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. Where things begin to get even better, at least during city driving, remains in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are currently designated for the 2 leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and luxurious Capstone trim. The TRD Pro and Capstone trims get the hybrid powertrain with 437 horse power and 583 lb-ft of torque and return 19 mpg city and 21 mpg highway for the TRD Pro and the very same city mpg but 1 mpg much better for the highway in the Capstone trim. The 1794 edition trim has the schedule of selecting the hybrid powertrain or stick to the basic twin-turbo V6 as in my test automobile.

Fuel consumption is much enhanced 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 automobile. 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 luxurious Capstone trim. As a fast note, the new Tundra has readily available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the feature you can likewise remote begin the Tundra by pushing the lock button 3 times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). At a starting cost of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reputable value. At the top end of the spectrum, the new Tundra TRD Pro begins at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

In the past, Ive discussed sometimes how Toyotas systematic technique to upgrading their cars has actually done well for them thinking about how reliable and trusted the brand name has been for many years. To repeat such a notion, the Toyota Tundra has actually gone 14 years in its 2nd generation, and for the 2022 model year, it gets a complete redesign marking the 3rd 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 revamped 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 new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 found in my Tundra Platinum trim test automobile, touts improvements over the V8 in practically every location 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 automatic transmission that feels primarily direct and does a great job of discovering the appropriate equipment without unneeded moving.

Towing capability for the new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you decide for 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 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).

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, that includes pre-collision caution with automated emergency 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 standard starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree 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 brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected value. The prices scale rapidly captures 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, tests out at $63,939. On top end of the spectrum, the new Tundra TRD Pro begins at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

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