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

Toyotas mission to match and rather surpass some competitors pays off well with the brand-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 timely voice acknowledgment commands. The system is straightforward and really open for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with brand-new combinations.

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a remodelled cabin that takes things up a couple of notches for being more premium, specifically in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test car, and even more in the elegant Capstone trim. Theres also a new 10-inch color heads-up display screen and a large 14-inch infotainment system that comes standard for the Limited trim and all greater trim levels in location of the standard 8-inch system in the lower trims.

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

Fuel intake 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 automobile. Where things begin to get even better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are currently designated for the two leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim.

Toyota had to do something to upgrade the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. In recent years the Tundra rested on its reliability element however there were many locations in need of much enhancement, which I think the all-new 2022 design has attended to with a few fascinating surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels along with the distinctive large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, the new 2022 Tundra fits the correct part for having its special character with its auto-highbeam LED headlights, LED foglights, and sequentially lit LED turn signals up front and out back.

In the past, Ive described lot of times how Toyotas systematic technique to upgrading their vehicles has succeeded for them considering how reliable and trusted the brand name has actually been for numerous years. To restate such a notion, the Toyota Tundra has actually gone 14 years in its 2nd 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 contend with the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, and RAM 1500.
The completely upgraded 2022 Toyota Tundra is a more refined truck that gets rid of 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 automobile, promotes enhancements over the V8 in practically every area having a smooth shipment of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test automobile. Power is sent out through a new 10-speed automatic transmission that feels primarily direct and does an excellent job of discovering the correct gear without unneeded shifting.

Toyotas tested and long-standing reliability should equate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined bundle here without any rattles and a flawless build quality inside and out. The ride of the new Tundra is smoother partially thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably quiet for a truck. A few of that tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outbound V8 but does have a cool growl that Toyota managed to summon from clever engineering.

Towing capability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you choose a base SR trim with the smaller sized double taxi, 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 automobile 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 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 start to get even much better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are currently designated for the two top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and glamorous Capstone trim. As a quick note, the brand-new Tundra has offered 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 price of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected worth. At the 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.

As expected, theres a bevy of active security functions for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 package being basic throughout the board, which includes pre-collision caution with automatic emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra safety features, such as the blind-spot display with rear cross-traffic alert, are standard starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim includes a 360-degree cam system and a trailer backup guide system.
At a beginning rate of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected worth. The prices 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, evaluates 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 brand-new engine comes on strong with adequate torque and gets the automobile moving well thanks to its somewhat lighter curb weight over the outbound model. I had the ability to make a couple of 0 to 60 miles per hour tests and the very best time pertained 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 many part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outbound design and the braking feel is exceptional 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 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 apply enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can temporarily disable the function (it will require disabling after a brand-new initial lorry startup). As a fast note, the new Tundra has readily available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the function you can also remote start the Tundra by pushing the lock button 3 times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). Though, the car shuts down when you attempt to open the doors, which is weird.

At the end of the day, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra, proudly made in Texas, will continue to keep its fan base proud and quite happy with all the enhancements, 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 disappointment or are curious on how well the Tundra might impress them because its from an Americanized brand name with an unparalleled history of reliability.

To increase the Tundras location amongst the competitors, theres the accessibility of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test lorry. 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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