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

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 lorry. Where things begin to get even much better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are currently designated for the 2 leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and glamorous Capstone trim. As a fast note, the new Tundra has readily available 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 three times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). At a beginning 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 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.

To increase the Tundras place amongst the competitors, theres the schedule of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test car. The lowering and raising of the rear does take a while to complete through the dash button however proves to be very beneficial for hauling or carrying heavy products to avoid rear droop and potentially enhance upon stability at speed. The general appearance of my test vehicle seems to be a bit low even with the system set into the automatic mode at the regular trip height. If you need additional ground clearance beyond the new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll desire to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches. Theres also the availability of power tow mirrors found on my test lorry that can be extended at the press of a button, which are already super huge and frequently create a small blind area that you need to be mindful when steering.

For the most part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing design and the braking feel is excellent with an initial grab that motivated some self-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 apply enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can temporarily disable the feature (it will need disabling after a new initial car start-up). As a quick 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 begin the Tundra by pressing the lock button 3 times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service).

Toyota had to do something to update the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. In recent years the Tundra rested on its dependability aspect however there were lots of locations in need of much enhancement, which I think the brand new 2022 design has actually addressed with a couple of interesting surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels along with the eye-catching large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, the 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 up front and out back.

In the past, Ive discussed often times how Toyotas systematic approach to updating their vehicles has actually done well for them considering how reputable and relied on the brand name has actually been for countless years. To reiterate such an idea, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its second generation, and for the 2022 design year, it gets a full redesign marking the third 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 entirely redesigned 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 brand-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 vehicle, promotes improvements over the V8 in practically every area having a smooth shipment of its 389 horse power and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test lorry. Power is sent through a new 10-speed automatic transmission that feels primarily direct and does an excellent task of finding the proper equipment without unneeded shifting.

As expected, theres a bevy of active security functions for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being basic throughout the board, which consists of pre-collision warning with automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra safety features, such as the blind-spot screen with rear cross-traffic alert, are basic starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim includes a 360-degree camera 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 brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected value. 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. 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.

Toyotas long-standing and proven dependability must translate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined plan here without any rattles and an impressive develop quality inside and out. The trip of the new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably peaceful for a truck. A few of that tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outgoing V8 however does have a neat growl that Toyota managed to invoke from creative engineering.

At the end of the day, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra, happily made in Texas, will continue to keep its fan base proud and rather pleased with all the improvements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own newbies or rivals, the brand-new Tundra will do simply great to record some who may have had a bad experience or wonder on how well the Tundra may impress them since its from an Americanized brand name with an unparalleled history of reliability.

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a remodelled cabin that takes things up a couple of notches for being more premium, especially in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test car, and even more in the luxurious Capstone trim. Theres likewise a brand-new 10-inch color heads-up display screen and a big 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.

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

The seating plans are more comfortable than I keep in mind in the outbound design 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 area, and the rear seat still seems like a large couch and has big storage areas listed below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Fuel usage 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 lorry. If you go with a two-wheel-drive design like the Limited CrewMax youll improve upon those fuel intake figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. Where things begin to get back at better, at least during city driving, remains in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are currently designated for the 2 top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and glamorous 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 very same city mpg however 1 mpg better for the highway in the Capstone trim. The 1794 edition trim has the schedule of picking the hybrid powertrain or stick to the basic twin-turbo V6 as in my test vehicle.

Towing capability for the new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you choose a base SR trim with the smaller sized 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 slightly 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).

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