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 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 a little 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).

Inside of the 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 a lot more in the glamorous Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch dashboard and more soft-touch locations for the upper face of the dash. Bringing a main focus to the chauffeur is a new instrument cluster that can be had in a completely digital 12.3-inch screen providing you all relevant lorry info and a couple of customizable parts of the screen. Theres likewise 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.

As expected, theres a bunch of active security functions for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being basic across the board, that includes pre-collision caution with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional safety features, such as the blind-spot screen with rear cross-traffic alert, are basic beginning with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim includes a 360-degree camera system and a trailer backup guide system.
At a starting rate of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a highly regarded value. The pricing scale quickly catches up with 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, tests out at $63,939. On 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.

Fuel intake 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 vehicle. Where things start to get even 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 fast note, the new Tundra has offered 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 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 highly regarded worth. At the leading end of the spectrum, the new Tundra TRD Pro begins at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

In the past, Ive discussed sometimes how Toyotas methodical technique to upgrading their cars has succeeded for them considering how dependable and relied on the brand name has been for countless years. To repeat such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has actually gone 14 years in its 2nd 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 complete with the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, and RAM 1500.
The completely upgraded 2022 Toyota Tundra is a more refined truck that eliminates 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, touts enhancements over the V8 in practically every area having a smooth shipment of its 389 horse power and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test automobile. Power is sent out through a brand-new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mainly direct and does a good job of finding the correct equipment without unnecessary moving.

To heighten the Tundras place among the competition, theres the availability of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test automobile. If you need additional 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.

At the end of the day, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra, proudly 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 beginners or rivals, the brand-new Tundra will do just great to catch some who might have had a disappointment or are curious on how well the Tundra may impress them since its from an Americanized brand with an unmatched history of reliability.

Toyotas enduring and tested dependability need to equate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined bundle here without any rattles and an impeccable construct quality inside and out. The trip of the brand-new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is surprisingly quiet for a truck. Some of that tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outgoing V8 but does have a neat growl that Toyota managed to summon from clever engineering.

Fuel intake is much enhanced 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 lorry. 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 integrated. Where things begin to get back at much better, at least throughout city driving, remains 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 horse power and 583 lb-ft of torque and return 19 mpg city and 21 mpg highway for the TRD Pro and the very same city mpg however 1 mpg better for the highway in the Capstone trim. The 1794 edition trim has the availability of choosing the hybrid powertrain or stick to the basic twin-turbo V6 as in my test vehicle.

The seating arrangements are more comfy than I remember in the outgoing model 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 ventilated in advance along with 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 listed below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Toyotas mission to match and rather go beyond some competition 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,” much like how other new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice recognition commands. The system is simple and extremely open for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with brand-new combinations.

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 reliability element but there were many locations in need of much enhancement, which I think the all-new 2022 design has attended to with a few interesting surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two trim levels along with the captivating 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.

For the many part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing model and the braking feel is exceptional with an initial grab that motivated some self-confidence in controlling 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 momentarily disable the feature (it will require disabling after a brand-new preliminary lorry startup). As a fast note, the 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 pressing the lock button 3 times on your essential fob (without the paid-service).

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