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

Fuel usage is much enhanced 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 begin to get even much 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 luxurious 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 begin the Tundra by pushing the lock button 3 times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). 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 highly regarded 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.

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 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 because its from an Americanized brand name with an unmatched history of dependability.

Fuel consumption is much improved 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 car. If you choose a two-wheel-drive model like the Limited CrewMax youll enhance upon those fuel consumption figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg integrated. Where things start to get even much better, at least throughout city driving, remains in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are presently designated for the two 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 but 1 mpg better for the highway in the Capstone trim. The 1794 edition trim has the accessibility of choosing the hybrid powertrain or stick to the standard twin-turbo V6 as in my test lorry.

Toyotas proven and enduring dependability need to equate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined plan here without any rattles and a flawless develop quality inside and out. The flight of the new Tundra is smoother partially thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably quiet for a truck. A few of that quietness is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outbound V8 however does have a cool growl that Toyota managed to invoke from smart engineering.

Within the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a remodelled cabin that takes things up a couple of notches for being more premium, particularly in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test automobile, and even more in the glamorous Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch control panel and more soft-touch locations for the upper face of the dash. Bringing a main focus to the driver is a brand-new instrument cluster that can be had in a fully digital 12.3-inch display screen offering you all important vehicle 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 standard for the Limited trim and all greater trim levels in place of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

As anticipated, theres a bunch of active safety features for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 bundle being basic throughout the board, which includes pre-collision caution with automatic 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 basic starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree electronic 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 reputable worth. The prices scale rapidly catches 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.

Toyotas quest to match and somewhat go beyond some competitors pays off well with the new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands beginning 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 straightforward and really open for its settings and expected over-the-air updates to keep it running with brand-new combinations.

Toyota had to do something to upgrade the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. In current years the Tundra rested on its reliability element however there were numerous locations in need of much improvement, which I believe the brand new 2022 model has addressed with a few interesting surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two trim levels along with the captivating 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.

The seating plans are more comfy than I keep in mind in the outgoing design and there are extra subtle touches that make the interior feel premium, such as the accented stitching throughout the dashboard and seats, which are heated up and aerated in advance along with for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have numerous area, and the rear seat still seems like a large couch and has large storage areas below the folding bottoms that is otherwise used up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Power from the brand-new engine comes on strong with sufficient torque and gets the vehicle moving well thanks to its slightly lighter curb weight over the outgoing design. I was able to make a few 0 to 60 mph 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 ever felt like it was lacking for its pulling power. For the a lot of part, the new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing model and the braking feel is outstanding with a preliminary grab that inspired some self-confidence in controlling the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. Overall, the braking pedal feel is the best Ive experienced in this class of a truck. When stopped, theres a new start/stop function that shuts down the engine if you apply enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can momentarily disable the feature (it will require disabling after a brand-new initial lorry start-up). As a quick note, the new Tundra has readily available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the feature you can likewise remote begin the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). The car shuts off when you try to open the doors, which is weird.

Towing ability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you decide for a base SR trim with the smaller sized 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 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).

In the past, Ive described sometimes how Toyotas methodical approach to updating their automobiles has actually succeeded for them thinking about how reputable and relied on the brand has actually been for numerous years. To reiterate such an idea, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its 2nd generation, and for the 2022 model year, it gets a full 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 entirely 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 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 lorry, touts improvements over the V8 in simply 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 through a brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission that feels primarily direct and does a great task of finding the appropriate equipment without unnecessary moving.

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

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