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

Inside of the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a remodelled cabin that takes things up a few notches for being more premium, specifically in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test automobile, and a lot more in the luxurious Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch control panel and more soft-touch areas 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 giving you all pertinent automobile info and a couple of adjustable parts of the screen. Theres also a new 10-inch color heads-up display and a large 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.

As expected, theres a bevy of active safety features for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 bundle being basic throughout the board, which includes pre-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra security features, 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 camera system and a trailer backup guide system.
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. 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, tests out at $63,939. On top end of the spectrum, the brand-new Tundra TRD Pro begins at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

Power from the new engine comes on strong with ample torque and gets the lorry moving well thanks to its somewhat lighter curb weight over the outbound model. I had the ability to make a few 0 to 60 miles per hour tests and the very best time came to 6.9 seconds. The mid-range power was the sweet area for the turbo V6 and it never ever felt like it was lacking for its pulling power. For the most part, the new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outbound design 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. In general, the braking pedal feel is the very best Ive experienced in this class of a truck. 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 temporarily disable the feature (it will require disabling after a new preliminary automobile startup). As a quick note, the brand-new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the function you can likewise remote begin the Tundra by pressing the lock button three times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). Though, the automobile shuts down when you try to open the doors, which is strange.

Toyotas proven and enduring reliability must equate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined package here with no rattles and a flawless develop quality inside and out. The ride of the new Tundra is smoother partially thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is surprisingly peaceful for a truck. Some of that quietness is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that does not sound anything like the outgoing V8 however does have a cool growl that Toyota managed to create from creative engineering.

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 enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who presently own newcomers or rivals, the new Tundra will do just great to record 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 unparalleled history of dependability.

Toyotas quest to match and rather exceed some competition settles well with the brand-new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands beginning with a timely word of “Hey Toyota,” similar to how other new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice recognition commands. The new infotainment system is extremely responsive and has a short knowing curve. Nevertheless, the system has a great deal of surprise features that usually provide themselves at random through pop-up alerts, which can be somewhat of a diversion if you permit it. The system is uncomplicated and extremely open for its settings and expected over-the-air updates to keep it running with new integrations. Theres usb-wired or also cordless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto combination that works effortlessly during my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

Fuel intake is much improved 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. Where things begin to get even much better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are presently designated for the 2 top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim. As a quick note, the new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the feature you can also remote start the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). At a starting price of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reputable worth. 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.

In the past, Ive explained lot of times how Toyotas systematic method to upgrading their automobiles has actually done well for them considering how trusted and trusted the brand has been for countless years. To restate such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its second generation, and for the 2022 design year, it gets a complete 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 upgraded 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 new hybrid V6 setup called the i-Force Max. The base engine, the brand-new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 discovered in my Tundra Platinum trim test vehicle, promotes improvements over the V8 in just about every area having a smooth shipment of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test lorry. Power is sent out through a brand-new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mostly direct and does a great task of discovering the proper gear without unneeded shifting.

To heighten the Tundras place among the competitors, theres the accessibility of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test automobile. The lowering and raising of the back does take a while to complete through the dash button however shows to be very useful for hauling or carrying heavy items to avoid rear sag and possibly surpass stability at speed. The general look of my test car seems to be a bit low even with the system set into the automated mode at the typical trip height. If you need extra ground clearance beyond the brand-new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll wish to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches. Theres likewise the availability of power tow mirrors found on my test automobile that can be extended at journalism of a button, which are already super substantial and frequently produce a small blind area that you should be mindful when steering.

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 heated and ventilated in advance along with for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have numerous area, and the rear seat still seems like a large sofa and has big storage locations listed below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Toyota needed to do something to update the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. After upwards of 14 years of the very same generation, the Tundra was old and fell behind the competition. In the last few years the Tundra rested on its reliability factor but there were numerous areas in requirement of much enhancement, which I think the brand new 2022 design has actually addressed with a couple of fascinating surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two trim levels together with the distinctive large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as looks, the brand-new 2022 Tundra fits the appropriate part for having its distinct character with its auto-highbeam LED headlights, LED foglights, and sequentially lit LED turn signals in advance and out back. What is missing, in my opinion, is something extra for the tailgate that is otherwise “typical” however has a power-retractable footstep for simple access to the composite-lined truck bed and a fast power-release button on the drivers side taillight. There are no tow hooks available that I know of in any trim level.

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 also 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 lorry maxing out at 11,180 pounds and a max payload of 1,630 pounds (5,535 curb weight/gross weight at 7,165 pounds).

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 automobile. If you go with a two-wheel-drive model like the Limited CrewMax youll surpass those fuel consumption figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. Where things start to get back at much better, a minimum of throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are presently 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 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 better for the highway in the Capstone trim. The 1794 edition trim has the availability of choosing the hybrid powertrain or stick with the standard twin-turbo V6 as in my test vehicle.

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