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

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a revamped cabin that takes things up a couple of notches for being more premium, especially in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test automobile, and even more in the luxurious Capstone trim. Theres also a brand-new 10-inch color heads-up display screen and a big 14-inch infotainment system that comes requirement for the Limited trim and all greater trim levels in location of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

The seating arrangements are more comfortable than I keep in mind 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 up and ventilated in advance along with for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have abundant space, and the rear seat still feels like a big couch and has big storage areas 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 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 throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are presently designated for the two leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim. As a quick note, the new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the function you can also remote begin 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 value. At the top end of the spectrum, the new Tundra TRD Pro begins at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

Toyotas tested and enduring dependability must translate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined package 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 surprisingly peaceful for a truck. Some of that tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that does not sound anything like the outgoing V8 but does have a neat growl that Toyota handled to conjure up from clever engineering.

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 rather pleased with all the enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own rivals or newbies, the brand-new Tundra will do just great to capture some who may have had a bad experience or wonder on how well the Tundra might impress them because its from an Americanized brand with an unparalleled history of reliability.

As expected, theres a bunch of active safety functions for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being standard throughout the board, which consists of pre-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional security features, such as the blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, are basic beginning with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree cam system and a trailer backup guide system.
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 worth. The prices scale quickly overtakes 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 starts at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

Toyotas quest to match and somewhat exceed some competition pays off well with the new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands beginning with a timely word of “Hey Toyota,” much like how other brand-new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice acknowledgment commands. The system is very open and straightforward for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with new integrations.

Power from the brand-new engine comes on strong with adequate torque and gets the lorry moving well thanks to its a little lighter curb weight over the outgoing model. I had the ability to make a few 0 to 60 mph tests and the best time came to 6.9 seconds. The mid-range power was the sweet spot for the turbo V6 and it never ever seemed like it was lacking for its pulling power. For the many part, the new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing model and the braking feel is excellent with a preliminary grab that influenced some confidence in controlling the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. Overall, 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 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 initial car startup). As a fast note, the new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the feature you can likewise remote begin the Tundra by pressing the lock button three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). Though, the vehicle turns off when you attempt to unlock the doors, which is unusual.

Towing ability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you go with a base SR trim with the smaller sized double cab, 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 car maxing out at 11,180 pounds and a max payload of 1,630 pounds (5,535 curb weight/gross weight at 7,165 pounds).

In the past, Ive described sometimes how Toyotas systematic method to updating their automobiles has actually done well for them considering how dependable and trusted the brand name has actually been for countless years. To reiterate such an idea, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its 2nd generation, and for the 2022 design year, it gets a complete redesign marking the 3rd generation of the full-size truck that is more poised to compete with the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, and RAM 1500.
The totally revamped 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 new hybrid V6 setup called the i-Force Max. The base engine, the brand-new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 discovered in my Tundra Platinum trim test car, touts improvements over the V8 in practically every location having a smooth shipment of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test lorry. Power is sent through a brand-new 10-speed automated transmission that feels primarily direct and does an excellent job of finding the appropriate equipment without unnecessary shifting.

Fuel intake is much enhanced 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 lorry. Where things begin to get even better, at least throughout 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.

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 dependability aspect but there were many areas in requirement of much improvement, which I think the brand new 2022 design has actually addressed with a couple of interesting surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels along with the distinctive large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as looks, the new 2022 Tundra fits the appropriate 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.

To heighten the Tundras location amongst the competition, theres the accessibility 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 some time to complete through the dash button but shows to be really useful for towing or transporting heavy products to prevent rear sag and possibly surpass stability at speed. The overall appearance of my test car appears to be a bit low even with the system set into the automated mode at the typical flight height. If you require additional ground clearance beyond the brand-new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll wish to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches. Theres also the accessibility of power tow mirrors found on my test vehicle that can be extended at journalism of a button, which are currently very huge and typically develop a small blind area that you should be conscious when steering.

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