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

Power from the new engine comes on strong with ample torque and gets the car moving well thanks to its slightly lighter curb weight over the outbound design. I had the ability to make a few 0 to 60 miles per hour tests and the finest time concerned 6.9 seconds. The mid-range power was the sweet area for the turbo V6 and it never seemed like it was doing not have 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 an initial grab that motivated some confidence in managing 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 new start/stop function that shuts down the engine if you use enough brake pressure at the stop, however you can temporarily disable the function (it will require disabling after a new preliminary vehicle start-up). As a quick note, the brand-new Tundra has offered remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the function you can also remote start the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). The lorry shuts off when you attempt to unlock the doors, which is odd.

Towing capability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you go with a base SR trim with the smaller 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 slightly 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).

To heighten the Tundras place amongst the competitors, theres the accessibility of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test car. If you need extra ground clearance outside of the brand-new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll want to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches.

Toyotas quest to match and rather exceed some competitors pays off well with the brand-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 new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice recognition commands. The system is straightforward and extremely open for its settings and expected over-the-air updates to keep it running with new integrations.

At the end of the day, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra, proudly 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 rivals or beginners, the new Tundra will do simply fine to catch some who might have had a bad experience or are curious on how well the Tundra may impress them because its from an Americanized brand name with an unmatched history of reliability.

The seating plans are more comfy 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 control panel and seats, which are warmed and aerated up front in addition to for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have abundant space, and the rear seat still feels like a big sofa and has large storage locations listed below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Fuel usage is much improved 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. Where things start to get even 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. As a fast note, the new Tundra has offered remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the function you can likewise remote start the Tundra by pressing the lock button 3 times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). 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 worth. At the 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.

In the past, Ive described numerous times how Toyotas systematic technique to upgrading their vehicles has succeeded for them considering how reliable and relied on the brand name has actually been for many years. To restate such a notion, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its second generation, and for the 2022 model year, it gets a full 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 totally redesigned 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 brand-new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 found in my Tundra Platinum trim test lorry, touts enhancements over the V8 in practically 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 automatic transmission that feels primarily direct and does an excellent job of discovering the appropriate gear without unneeded shifting.

Within the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a remodelled cabin that takes things up a few notches for being more premium, specifically in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test lorry, and a lot more in the elegant Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch control panel and more soft-touch areas for the upper face of the dash. Bringing a main focus to the driver is a brand-new instrument cluster that can be had in a fully digital 12.3-inch screen offering you all pertinent lorry details and a number of customizable parts of the screen. Theres likewise a brand-new 10-inch color heads-up display and a big 14-inch infotainment system that comes requirement for the Limited trim and all greater trim levels in place of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

Toyotas proven and enduring reliability need to translate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined bundle here without any rattles and an impeccable build quality inside and out. The ride of the new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably peaceful for a truck. A few of that tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outbound V8 however does have a cool growl that Toyota handled to summon from creative engineering.

As expected, theres a bunch of active safety functions for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 package being standard across the board, which consists of pre-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional safety features, such as the blind-spot display with rear cross-traffic alert, are standard starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree camera system and a trailer backup guide system.
At a beginning rate 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 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, tests out at $63,939. At the leading 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 usage 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 lorry. 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 elegant Capstone trim.

Toyota had to do something to update the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. After upwards of 14 years of the very same generation, the Tundra was old and fell behind the competitors. Recently the Tundra rested on its reliability factor but there were numerous areas in requirement of much enhancement, which I think the all-new 2022 model has actually 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 captivating large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as looks, the brand-new 2022 Tundra fits the correct part for having its distinct 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 additional for the tailgate that is otherwise “normal” however has a power-retractable step for easy access to the composite-lined truck bed and a quick power-release button on the drivers side taillight. Also, there are no tow hooks available that I know of in any trim level.

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