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

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 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 2 top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant 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 feature you can likewise remote begin 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 respected worth. 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.

Toyotas long-standing and tested dependability need to translate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined bundle here with no rattles and a flawless develop quality inside and out. The trip of the new Tundra is smoother partially thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably 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 growl that Toyota managed to invoke from creative engineering.

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 enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own newcomers or competitors, the new Tundra will do just great to record some who may have had a disappointment or are curious on how well the Tundra may impress them because its from an Americanized brand name with an unparalleled history of dependability.

Toyota had to do something to upgrade 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 back the competition. Over the last few years the Tundra rested on its reliability element but there were numerous areas in requirement of much enhancement, which I think the brand new 2022 design has resolved with a couple of intriguing surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two trim levels in addition to the captivating large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, the new 2022 Tundra fits the correct part for having its special 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 opinion, is something extra for the tailgate that is otherwise “normal” but has a power-retractable step for simple access to the composite-lined truck bed and a fast power-release button on the drivers side taillight. Also, there are no tow hooks available that I know of in any trim level.

In the past, Ive discussed often times how Toyotas systematic technique to upgrading their lorries has actually done well for them considering how trusted and trusted the brand has been for many years. To restate such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has actually gone 14 years in its second generation, and for the 2022 design year, it gets a complete redesign marking the third 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 entirely redesigned 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 new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 found in my Tundra Platinum trim test automobile, promotes enhancements over the V8 in just about every location having a smooth shipment of its 389 horse power and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test automobile. Power is sent through a brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission that feels mainly direct and does a great job of discovering the correct gear without unnecessary moving.

Power from the brand-new engine comes on strong with ample torque and gets the automobile moving well thanks to its somewhat lighter curb weight over the outgoing design. I had the ability to make a couple of 0 to 60 miles per hour tests and the best time pertained to 6.9 seconds. The mid-range power was the sweet area for the turbo V6 and it never ever felt like it was lacking for its pulling power. For the a lot of part, the new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outbound design and the braking feel is outstanding with a preliminary grab that motivated some self-confidence in managing 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 function (it will require disabling after a brand-new initial vehicle start-up). 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 three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). Though, the vehicle shuts down when you attempt to unlock the doors, which is strange.

As expected, theres a bevy of active safety functions for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being standard across the board, which includes pre-collision caution with automated emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional safety functions, 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 cam 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 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, evaluates 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.

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 car. 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 luxurious Capstone trim.

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

The seating plans are more comfortable than I keep in mind in the outbound model 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 as well as for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have numerous area, and the rear seat still feels like a big sofa and has large storage locations below the folding bottoms that is otherwise used up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

To heighten the Tundras location amongst the competitors, theres the schedule of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test automobile. If you need additional ground clearance outside of the new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll desire to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches.

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a remodelled cabin that takes things up a couple of notches for being more premium, especially in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test vehicle, and even more in the elegant Capstone trim. Theres likewise a brand-new 10-inch color heads-up display screen and a large 14-inch infotainment system that comes requirement for the Limited trim and all higher trim levels in place of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

Toyotas mission to match and rather surpass 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 brand-new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice recognition commands. The system is uncomplicated and very open for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with brand-new combinations.

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