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

To increase the Tundras location among the competition, theres the accessibility of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test lorry. The lowering and raising of the rear does take a while to finish through the dash button but shows to be very useful for towing or hauling heavy items to prevent rear sag and potentially improve upon stability at speed. The overall look of my test car appears to be a bit low even with the system set into the automated mode at the regular trip height. If you need additional ground clearance outside of the brand-new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll wish to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches. Theres likewise the accessibility of power tow mirrors found on my test lorry that can be extended at the press of a button, which are currently very huge and typically create a little blind spot that you must be mindful when maneuvering.

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reworked cabin that takes things up a couple of notches for being more premium, especially in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test lorry, and even more in the elegant Capstone trim. Theres also a 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 basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

As anticipated, theres a bunch of active safety features for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 package being basic throughout the board, that includes pre-collision caution with automatic emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional security functions, such as the blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, are basic starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree electronic 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 brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a highly regarded value. 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, evaluates out at $63,939. 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.

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 quite pleased with all the improvements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own competitors or newbies, the brand-new Tundra will do just great to catch some who might have had a disappointment or wonder on how well the Tundra might impress them because its from an Americanized brand with an unsurpassed history of dependability.

Towing capability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you choose 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 only a little 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).

Toyotas quest to match and somewhat exceed 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,” much like how other new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz prompt voice recognition commands. The system is simple and extremely open for its settings and expected over-the-air updates to keep it running with brand-new integrations.

Toyota had to do something to upgrade the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. In recent years the Tundra rested on its reliability element however there were numerous locations in need of much enhancement, which I believe 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 distinctive large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as looks, the new 2022 Tundra fits the correct 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.

The seating arrangements are more comfortable than I remember in the outgoing model and there are extra subtle touches that make the interior feel premium, such as the accented stitching throughout the dashboard and seats, which are heated up and ventilated up front as well as for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have numerous area, and the rear seat still seems like a big couch and has big storage areas below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Toyotas proven and enduring reliability need to translate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined bundle here with no rattles and an impeccable develop quality inside and out. The trip of the brand-new Tundra is smoother partially 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 outbound V8 but does have a cool grumble that Toyota handled to summon from creative engineering.

In the past, Ive discussed many times how Toyotas methodical approach to upgrading their lorries has actually succeeded for them thinking about how reputable and trusted the brand has actually been for many years. To repeat such a notion, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its second 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 take on the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, and RAM 1500.
The totally redesigned 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 brand-new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 found in my Tundra Platinum trim test car, touts improvements over the V8 in almost every area having a smooth shipment of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test automobile. Power is sent out through a new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mainly direct and does a great job of finding the appropriate gear without unneeded shifting.

Fuel usage 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 car. Where things start 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 elegant Capstone trim.

Fuel usage is much improved as you would expect 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 car. 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 elegant Capstone trim. As a fast note, the brand-new Tundra has offered remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the feature you can likewise remote start the Tundra by pushing the lock button three 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 highly regarded worth. At the 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.

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 exceptional with a preliminary grab that motivated some 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 apply enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can briefly disable the feature (it will require disabling after a brand-new preliminary car startup). As a quick note, the brand-new Tundra has readily 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 three times on your essential fob (without the paid-service).

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