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

To increase the Tundras location among the competition, theres the schedule of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test automobile. If you need extra 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.

In the past, Ive discussed often times how Toyotas methodical technique to updating their automobiles has succeeded for them considering how reputable and trusted the brand name has actually been for numerous years. To restate such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has actually gone 14 years in its second 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 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 brand-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 automobile, touts improvements over the V8 in simply about every area having a smooth delivery of its 389 horse power and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test automobile. Power is sent through a new 10-speed automatic transmission that feels mainly direct and does a good job of discovering the proper gear without unneeded shifting.

Toyotas quest to match and somewhat exceed 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 prompt voice recognition commands. The system is extremely open and uncomplicated for its settings and expected over-the-air updates to keep it running with new integrations.

Power from the new engine comes on strong with ample torque and gets the vehicle moving well thanks to its a little lighter curb weight over the outbound model. I had the ability to make a few 0 to 60 mph tests and the finest 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 a lot of part, the new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing design and the braking feel is outstanding with an initial grab that motivated some self-confidence in managing 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 closes down the engine if you apply enough brake pressure at the stop, however you can temporarily disable the function (it will require disabling after a new initial lorry startup). As a fast 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 start the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your key fob (without the paid-service). The car shuts off when you try to open the doors, which is odd.

Toyotas tested and long-standing reliability must translate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined plan here without any rattles and a remarkable construct quality inside and out. The trip of the new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is surprisingly peaceful for a truck. A few of that tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that does not sound anything like the outgoing V8 but does have a cool grumble that Toyota managed to summon from creative engineering.

Fuel usage 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 automobile. If you choose 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 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 luxurious 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 same city mpg however 1 mpg much 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 automobile.

Toyota had to do something to update the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. In recent years the Tundra rested on its dependability element however there were lots of locations in requirement of much improvement, which I think the brand new 2022 design has actually resolved with a few intriguing surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two trim levels along with the attractive large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, the new 2022 Tundra fits the proper 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.

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 automobile. Where things start to get even better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are presently designated for the two leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim. 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 start the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your essential 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 respected value. 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 anticipated, theres a bunch of active safety features for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 bundle being standard across the board, which consists of pre-collision warning with automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional security features, such as the blind-spot screen with rear cross-traffic alert, are standard beginning with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree video camera system and a trailer backup guide system.
At a starting price of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected value. The pricing scale rapidly captures 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, checks out at $63,939. On 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.

Towing capability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you select 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 somewhat 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).

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 control panel and seats, which are heated and aerated up front along with for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have plentiful space, and the rear seat still feels 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.

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a revamped cabin that takes things up a couple of notches for being more premium, particularly in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test car, and much more in the elegant 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 motorist is a brand-new instrument cluster that can be had in a completely digital 12.3-inch display screen giving you all relevant lorry information and a number of adjustable parts of the screen. Theres also a new 10-inch color heads-up screen and a big 14-inch infotainment system that comes requirement 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 brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra, proudly made in Texas, will continue to keep its fan base proud and rather happy with all the improvements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who presently own rivals or newcomers, the brand-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 with an unparalleled history of dependability.

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