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

As expected, theres a bunch of active security features for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 bundle being basic across the board, which includes pre-collision caution with automatic 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 basic starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim includes a 360-degree electronic 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 highly regarded worth. The rates scale quickly 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 brand-new Tundra TRD Pro begins at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

Towing capability for the new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you select a base SR trim with the smaller sized double cab, 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 a little down with trims like my test vehicle 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 reworked cabin that takes things up a few notches for being more premium, particularly in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test automobile, and even more in the glamorous Capstone trim. Theres also a new 10-inch color heads-up screen and a big 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.

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 lorry. Where things begin to get even much better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are currently designated for the two leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and glamorous 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 also remote begin the Tundra by pushing 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 reputable value. 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.

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

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 lorry. Where things begin to get even much 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.

Power from the brand-new engine comes on strong with ample torque and gets the lorry moving well thanks to its a little lighter curb weight over the outgoing design. I was able to make a couple of 0 to 60 mph 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 felt 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 model and the braking feel is excellent with a preliminary grab that motivated some self-confidence in controlling the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. In general, the braking pedal feel is the very best Ive experienced in this class of a truck. When stopped, theres a brand-new start/stop function that closes down the engine if you apply enough brake pressure at the stop, however you can briefly disable the function (it will need disabling after a brand-new preliminary lorry startup). As a quick note, the brand-new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the feature you can likewise remote begin the Tundra by pushing the lock button 3 times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). Though, the lorry shuts down when you try to open the doors, which is odd.

In the past, Ive described lots of times how Toyotas methodical approach to upgrading their lorries has succeeded for them thinking about how reputable and relied on the brand has actually been for countless years. To restate such a concept, 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 totally 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, touts enhancements over the V8 in almost every location having a smooth delivery 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 automatic transmission that feels mainly direct and does an excellent task of discovering the correct equipment without unnecessary moving.

At the end of the day, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra, happily 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 newcomers or competitors, the new Tundra will do just fine to record some who may have had a bad experience or wonder on how well the Tundra may impress them since its from an Americanized brand with an unsurpassed history of reliability.

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 reliability aspect but there were numerous areas in requirement of much enhancement, which I think the all-new 2022 model has 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 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.

Toyotas enduring and tested reliability must equate 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 flight of the new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is surprisingly peaceful for a truck. Some of that quietness is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outgoing V8 however does have a neat roar that Toyota handled to summon from smart engineering.

To increase the Tundras place amongst the competition, theres the availability of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test car. The lowering and raising of the back does take a while to finish through the dash button however proves to be very advantageous for pulling or hauling heavy items to prevent rear droop and potentially surpass stability at speed. The general appearance of my test vehicle seems to be a bit low even with the system set into the automated mode at the normal trip height. Youll desire to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches if you require extra ground clearance outside of the brand-new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches. Theres likewise the schedule of power tow mirrors discovered on my test lorry that can be extended at journalism of a button, which are already incredibly big and frequently develop a small blind area that you must be conscious when steering.

The seating plans are more comfortable than I keep in mind in the outgoing 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 warmed and aerated in advance in addition to for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have abundant area, and the rear seat still seems 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.

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