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

Toyota had to do something to update the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. In current years the Tundra rested on its reliability aspect but there were lots of areas in requirement of much improvement, which I think the all-new 2022 model has actually resolved with a few interesting 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 proper 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.

To increase the Tundras location among the competition, theres the availability of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test vehicle. If you require 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 mission 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 timely word of “Hey Toyota,” much like how other brand-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.

Toyotas proven and enduring dependability need to equate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined plan here without any rattles and an impeccable construct quality inside and out. The ride of the new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably quiet for a truck. Some of that tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outbound V8 however does have a neat roar that Toyota handled to conjure up from clever engineering.

In the past, Ive described sometimes how Toyotas methodical technique to upgrading their automobiles has actually done well for them considering how trustworthy and trusted the brand has actually been for countless years. To reiterate such a notion, 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 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 entirely revamped 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 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 lorry, 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 brand-new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mainly direct and does a great task of finding the appropriate equipment without unneeded moving.

Inside of the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a revamped cabin that takes things up a few notches for being more premium, particularly in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test car, and even 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 central focus to the driver is a new instrument cluster that can be had in a fully digital 12.3-inch display giving you all essential vehicle info and a couple of adjustable parts of the screen. Theres likewise a brand-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 standard 8-inch system in the lower trims.

At the end of the day, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra, happily made in Texas, will continue to keep its fan base proud and quite happy with all the enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own newbies or rivals, the brand-new Tundra will do simply great to catch some who might have had a disappointment or are curious on how well the Tundra might impress them due to the fact that its from an Americanized brand name with an unsurpassed history of dependability.

For the a lot of part, the new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing model and the braking feel is outstanding with a preliminary grab that influenced 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 apply enough brake pressure at the stop, however you can momentarily disable the function (it will require disabling after a brand-new initial lorry startup). As a quick note, the new Tundra has offered remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the feature you can also remote start the Tundra by pressing the lock button three times on your key fob (without the paid-service).

The seating plans are more comfy than I remember in the outbound design 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 in addition to for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have plentiful area, and the rear seat still seems like a big sofa 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.

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

Fuel usage is much improved 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 automobile. 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 2 leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim. As a fast note, the brand-new Tundra has readily available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the function you can likewise remote begin the Tundra by pushing the lock button 3 times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). 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 respected value. At the 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.

As anticipated, theres a bevy of active safety functions for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being standard throughout the board, which consists of 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 adds a 360-degree electronic camera system and a trailer backup guide system.
At a beginning price 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 pricing scale quickly overtakes 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. At the 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 consumption is much improved 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 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.

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