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

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

To increase the Tundras place amongst the competitors, theres the availability of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test automobile. The lowering and raising of the back does spend some time to finish through the dash button but proves to be really useful for towing or hauling heavy products to avoid rear sag and possibly surpass stability at speed. The overall look of my test lorry appears to be a bit low even with the system set into the automatic mode at the typical trip height. If you need additional ground clearance outside of the new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll wish to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches. Theres also the accessibility of power tow mirrors found on my test car that can be extended at journalism of a button, which are already very big and often develop a little blind spot that you need to be mindful when navigating.

Inside of the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a revamped cabin that takes things up a few notches for being more premium, specifically in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test car, and even more in the luxurious Capstone trim. Theres likewise a new 10-inch color heads-up screen and a large 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, happily 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 competitors or newbies, the brand-new Tundra will do just fine to catch some who might have had a disappointment or wonder on how well the Tundra might impress them due to the fact that its from an Americanized brand with an unsurpassed 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 vehicle. Where things start to get even much better, at least throughout 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. As a quick note, the brand-new Tundra has readily available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the feature you can also remote begin the Tundra by pushing the lock button 3 times on your key fob (without the paid-service). At a beginning price of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected worth. 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.

Toyota had to do something to update the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. After upwards of 14 years of the very same generation, the Tundra was old and fell back the competitors. In recent years the Tundra rested on its reliability element however there were many areas in need of much improvement, which I think the brand new 2022 design has attended to with a couple of fascinating surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels in addition to the attractive 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. What is missing out on, in my viewpoint, is something extra for the tailgate that is otherwise “typical” however has a power-retractable step for simple access to the composite-lined truck bed and a fast power-release button on the drivers side taillight. Also, there are no tow hooks available that I understand of in any trim level.

As anticipated, theres a bunch of active safety features for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being standard across the board, which includes pre-collision warning with automatic emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra security features, such as the blind-spot display with rear cross-traffic alert, are basic starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim includes 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 brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reputable worth. The prices 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, evaluates 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.

Toyotas mission to match and rather 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,” just like how other new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice acknowledgment commands. The brand-new infotainment system is really responsive and has a short knowing curve. However, the system has a great deal of hidden functions that generally provide themselves at random through pop-up alerts, which can be somewhat of an interruption if you permit it. The system is simple and very open for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it keeping up new combinations. Theres also wireless or USB-wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto combination that works effortlessly throughout my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

Toyotas proven and enduring reliability must equate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined plan here without any rattles and a remarkable build quality inside and out. The trip of the new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably peaceful for a truck. Some of that quietness is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outbound V8 however does have a cool roar that Toyota managed to summon from clever 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 car. If you go with 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 combined. Where things begin to get even much better, at least throughout city driving, remains in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are presently 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 horsepower 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 accessibility of choosing the hybrid powertrain or stick to the basic twin-turbo V6 as in my test lorry.

The seating arrangements are more comfy than I remember in the outgoing 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 warmed and aerated in advance as well as for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have abundant area, and the rear seat still seems like a large couch and has big storage locations below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

In the past, Ive described sometimes how Toyotas methodical method to updating their automobiles has actually done well for them considering how dependable and relied on the brand has been for many years. To reiterate such an idea, the Toyota Tundra has actually gone 14 years in its 2nd generation, and for the 2022 design year, it gets a full 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 revamped 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 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, promotes improvements over the V8 in simply about every area having a smooth shipment of its 389 horse power and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test lorry. Power is sent through a new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mostly direct and does an excellent job of finding the appropriate equipment without unnecessary shifting.

Power from the brand-new engine comes on strong with sufficient torque and gets the automobile moving well thanks to its a little lighter curb weight over the outgoing design. I had the ability to make a couple of 0 to 60 miles per hour tests and the very best time came to 6.9 seconds. The mid-range power was the sweet spot for the turbo V6 and it never seemed like it was lacking for its pulling power. For the many part, the new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outbound design and the braking feel is excellent with an initial grab that motivated some confidence in managing the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. Overall, the braking pedal feel is the finest Ive experienced in this class of a truck. When stopped, theres a brand-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 car 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 likewise remote start the Tundra by pushing the lock button 3 times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). Though, the automobile turns off when you attempt to unlock the doors, which is unusual.

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