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

For the many part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outbound model and the braking feel is outstanding with a preliminary grab that inspired some self-confidence in managing 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 temporarily disable the function (it will require disabling after a brand-new initial vehicle startup). As a quick note, the brand-new Tundra has readily available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the function you can also remote begin the Tundra by pressing the lock button 3 times on your essential fob (without the paid-service).

In the past, Ive discussed sometimes how Toyotas systematic technique to upgrading their automobiles has actually succeeded for them thinking about how reliable and relied on the brand name has been for countless years. To repeat such an idea, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its 2nd generation, and for the 2022 design year, it gets a full redesign marking the 3rd 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 completely upgraded 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 discovered in my Tundra Platinum trim test car, touts enhancements over the V8 in practically every location having a smooth delivery of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test car. Power is sent out through a brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission that feels mostly direct and does an excellent job of discovering the appropriate gear without unnecessary moving.

The seating arrangements are more comfortable than I remember in the outbound 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 aerated up front in addition to for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have plentiful area, and the rear seat still feels like a large sofa and has big storage areas listed below the folding bottoms that is otherwise used up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Fuel usage 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 car. Where things start to get even better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are presently designated for the two 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 start the Tundra by pressing the lock button 3 times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). At a starting cost of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a highly regarded value. At the leading 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.

Toyota had to do something to update the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. In current years the Tundra rested on its dependability aspect but there were many areas in need of much enhancement, which I think the all-new 2022 model has actually addressed with a few intriguing surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels along with the appealing large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as looks, 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 up front and out back.

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reworked cabin that takes things up a few notches for being more premium, specifically in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test vehicle, and much 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 display giving you all essential lorry details and a number of personalized parts of the screen. Theres likewise a new 10-inch color heads-up display and a big 14-inch infotainment system that comes standard for the Limited trim and all higher trim levels in location of the basic 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 rather pleased with all the enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who presently own newbies or competitors, the brand-new Tundra will do simply fine to catch some who may have had a disappointment or are curious on how well the Tundra may impress them due to the fact that its from an Americanized brand with an unparalleled history of reliability.

Fuel usage 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. If you choose a two-wheel-drive design like the Limited CrewMax youll surpass those fuel consumption figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg integrated. 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 2 top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant 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 exact same city mpg but 1 mpg much better for the highway in the Capstone trim. The 1794 edition trim has the availability of selecting the hybrid powertrain or stick with the basic twin-turbo V6 as in my test automobile.

Toyotas mission to match and rather surpass some competitors 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 new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz prompt voice recognition commands. The system is really open and straightforward for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with new integrations.

To increase the Tundras location amongst the competition, theres the schedule of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test car. If you need 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 enduring and proven dependability ought to equate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined plan here with no rattles and a flawless construct quality inside and out. The flight of the 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 doesnt sound anything like the outgoing V8 but does have a cool growl that Toyota handled to conjure up from clever engineering.

As anticipated, theres a bunch of active security features for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 bundle being basic across the board, that includes pre-collision warning with automated emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra safety functions, such as the blind-spot display 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 cost 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 quickly overtakes 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, evaluates 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.

Towing ability for the new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you choose 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 just slightly 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).

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