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

Fuel intake 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 begin 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 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 feature you can also remote start the Tundra by pressing the lock button three times on your key 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 highly regarded worth. 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.

Toyotas long-standing and tested dependability ought to translate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined bundle here without any rattles and an impressive construct quality inside and out. The ride of the brand-new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably peaceful for a truck. Some of that tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that does not sound anything like the outbound V8 however does have a neat growl that Toyota handled to invoke from smart engineering.

In the past, Ive described sometimes how Toyotas systematic approach to updating their automobiles has actually succeeded for them considering how trusted and trusted the brand has actually been for countless years. To restate such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its second 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 completely revamped 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 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, promotes enhancements over the V8 in just about every location having a smooth delivery of its 389 horse power and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test lorry. Power is sent out through a new 10-speed automated transmission that feels primarily direct and does an excellent task of finding the proper gear without unnecessary shifting.

The seating arrangements are more comfortable than I remember in the outgoing 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 and aerated in advance in addition to for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have abundant area, and the rear seat still seems like a big couch and has big storage locations below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Towing capability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you opt for a base SR trim with the smaller double cab, 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 vehicle maxing out at 11,180 pounds and a max payload of 1,630 pounds (5,535 curb weight/gross weight at 7,165 pounds).

Inside of the 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 vehicle, 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 chauffeur is a brand-new instrument cluster that can be had in a totally digital 12.3-inch display offering you all relevant lorry details and a number of personalized parts of the screen. Theres also a new 10-inch color heads-up screen and a large 14-inch infotainment system that comes requirement for the Limited trim and all greater trim levels in place of the standard 8-inch system in the lower trims.

Toyotas mission to match and somewhat surpass some competition pays off well with the 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 brand-new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice acknowledgment commands. The system is very open and straightforward for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with new integrations.

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 automobile. If you opt for a two-wheel-drive model like the Limited CrewMax youll improve upon those fuel usage figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. Where things begin to get even much better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are presently designated for the 2 top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim. The TRD Pro and Capstone trims get the hybrid powertrain with 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque and return 19 mpg city and 21 mpg highway for the TRD Pro and the exact same city mpg but 1 mpg much better for the highway in the Capstone trim. The 1794 edition trim has the schedule of choosing the hybrid powertrain or stick with the basic twin-turbo V6 as in my test automobile.

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 delighted with all the improvements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own competitors or newbies, the brand-new Tundra will do simply fine to capture some who may have had a disappointment or are curious on how well the Tundra might impress them since its from an Americanized brand name with an unsurpassed history of dependability.

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 aspect however there were many areas in need of much improvement, which I think the all-new 2022 design has actually resolved with a couple of intriguing surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels along with the captivating large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, the 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.

As expected, theres a bevy of active security features for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 package being standard across the board, which includes pre-collision warning with automated emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional security functions, such as the blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, are standard starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree cam system and a trailer backup guide system.
At a beginning price of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected worth. The rates scale quickly catches up with 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. At the 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.

To increase the Tundras place among the competitors, theres the schedule of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test automobile. If you require extra ground clearance outside of the brand-new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll want to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches.

For the most 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 influenced some 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 use enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can momentarily disable the feature (it will require disabling after a new preliminary automobile start-up). As a fast note, the brand-new Tundra has offered remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the feature you can also remote begin the Tundra by pressing the lock button three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service).

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