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

Fuel consumption 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 vehicle. Where things begin to get even much better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are presently designated for the 2 leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and luxurious Capstone trim.

Fuel consumption 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. Where things begin to get even much better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are presently designated for the two leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and glamorous Capstone trim. As a fast note, the brand-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 pressing the lock button 3 times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). At a beginning cost 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 brand-new Tundra TRD Pro begins at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

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 quite delighted with all the improvements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own newcomers or rivals, the new Tundra will do simply great to catch some who may have had a bad experience or are curious on how well the Tundra might impress them since its from an Americanized brand with an unsurpassed history of reliability.

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

For the many part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outbound model and the braking feel is outstanding with a preliminary grab that influenced some confidence in managing the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. When stopped, theres a new start/stop function that shuts down the engine if you use enough brake pressure at the stop, however you can temporarily disable the feature (it will need disabling after a new initial lorry startup). As a quick note, the 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 three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service).

Toyotas mission 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 starting with a timely word of “Hey Toyota,” much like how other brand-new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz prompt voice acknowledgment commands. The system is straightforward and very open for its settings and expected over-the-air updates to keep it running with new combinations.

Toyota had to do something to upgrade the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. In current years the Tundra rested on its dependability factor but there were numerous locations in requirement of much enhancement, which I think the brand new 2022 design has actually resolved with a couple of interesting surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels along with the appealing large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, the 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.

Toyotas proven and long-standing reliability should translate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined package here with no rattles and a flawless build 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 quietness is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outbound V8 however does have a cool grumble that Toyota managed to conjure up from clever engineering.

To heighten the Tundras location amongst the competitors, theres the accessibility of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test car. If you require 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.

Towing ability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you choose for 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 just somewhat 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).

As anticipated, theres a bunch of active security features for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 bundle being basic throughout the board, which consists of pre-collision caution with automatic emergency situation 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 includes a 360-degree video 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 new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected value. The rates scale quickly 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 new Tundra TRD Pro starts at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reworked 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 elegant Capstone trim. Theres likewise a brand-new 10-inch color heads-up display and a big 14-inch infotainment system that comes standard for the Limited trim and all higher trim levels in location of the standard 8-inch system in the lower trims.

In the past, Ive described lot of times how Toyotas systematic method to upgrading their cars has done well for them considering how reputable and trusted the brand has been for many years. To reiterate such a notion, 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 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 revamped 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 new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 discovered in my Tundra Platinum trim test car, touts enhancements over the V8 in practically 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 new 10-speed automatic transmission that feels mostly direct and does a good job of finding the proper gear without unnecessary moving.

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