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

To heighten the Tundras place amongst the competitors, theres the accessibility of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test automobile. The lowering and raising of the back does spend some time to finish through the dash button however shows to be really beneficial for hauling or hauling heavy items to prevent rear droop and potentially improve upon stability at speed. The total look of my test car seems to be a bit low even with the system set into the automated mode at the normal trip height. If you require additional ground clearance outside of the new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll wish to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches. Theres likewise the availability of power tow mirrors found on my test lorry that can be extended at the press of a button, which are currently extremely big and often create a little blind spot that you need to be conscious when maneuvering.

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 delighted with all the enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own newbies or competitors, the brand-new Tundra will do just great to record some who may 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 unparalleled history of reliability.

The seating plans are more comfortable than I remember in the outbound 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 heated up and aerated up front in addition to for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have numerous space, and the rear seat still seems like a big couch and has big storage areas below the folding bottoms that is otherwise used up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Toyotas proven and long-standing reliability need to equate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined plan here without any rattles and an impressive construct quality inside and out. The flight of the new Tundra is smoother partially thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is surprisingly quiet for a truck. A few of that quietness is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that does not sound anything like the outgoing V8 however does have a neat grumble that Toyota managed to create from creative engineering.

Inside of the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a revamped cabin that takes things up a couple of notches for being more premium, particularly in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test automobile, and a lot more in the luxurious Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch dashboard and more soft-touch areas for the upper face of the dash. Bringing a central focus to the chauffeur is a brand-new instrument cluster that can be had in a fully digital 12.3-inch screen giving you all relevant lorry details and a number of personalized parts of the screen. Theres likewise a new 10-inch color heads-up screen and a large 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.

Toyotas quest to match and somewhat 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,” similar to how other brand-new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz prompt voice recognition commands. The brand-new infotainment system is extremely responsive and has a brief learning curve. The system has a lot of concealed features that normally provide themselves at random through pop-up alerts, which can be somewhat of a diversion if you permit it. The system is very open and simple for its settings and expected over-the-air updates to keep it keeping up new integrations. Theres likewise cordless or USB-wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto combination that works seamlessly throughout my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

As expected, theres a bevy of active safety features for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being basic throughout the board, which includes pre-collision caution with automated emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional security 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 video camera 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 brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reputable worth. The pricing scale rapidly 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, tests 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.

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 vehicle. If you choose a two-wheel-drive model like the Limited CrewMax youll improve upon those fuel consumption figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. Where things begin to get back at better, a minimum of throughout 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. The TRD Pro and Capstone trims get the hybrid powertrain with 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque and return 19 mpg city and 21 mpg highway for the TRD Pro and the very same city mpg but 1 mpg better for the highway in the Capstone trim. The 1794 edition trim has the schedule of choosing the hybrid powertrain or stick to the basic twin-turbo V6 as in my test automobile.

Power from the new engine comes on strong with sufficient torque and gets the car moving well thanks to its a little lighter curb weight over the outbound 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 area for the turbo V6 and it never ever seemed like it was doing not have for its pulling power. For the most 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 inspired some self-confidence in controlling 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 apply enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can briefly disable the feature (it will need disabling after a brand-new initial automobile start-up). As a quick note, the new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the function you can likewise remote begin the Tundra by pressing the lock button three times on your key fob (without the paid-service). Though, the automobile shuts down when you attempt to open the doors, which is weird.

In the past, Ive described sometimes how Toyotas systematic technique to updating their lorries has succeeded for them considering how trusted and relied on the brand has actually been for numerous years. To restate 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 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 discovered in my Tundra Platinum trim test car, promotes enhancements over the V8 in simply about every area having a smooth delivery of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test automobile. Power is sent out through a brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission that feels mostly direct and does an excellent job of discovering the proper equipment without unneeded shifting.

Towing ability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you decide for 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 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).

Fuel intake 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 start to get even better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are presently designated for the two top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and glamorous Capstone trim. As a fast note, the new Tundra has readily available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the feature you can also 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 respected value. 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.

Toyota needed 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 behind the competitors. In recent years the Tundra rested on its reliability aspect however there were lots of areas in need of much enhancement, which I think the all-new 2022 model has actually resolved with a few intriguing surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels in addition to 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 distinct character with its auto-highbeam LED headlights, LED foglights, and sequentially lit LED turn signals in advance and out back. What is missing, in my viewpoint, is something additional for the tailgate that is otherwise “typical” however has a power-retractable footstep for simple access to the composite-lined truck bed and a fast power-release button on the motorists side taillight. There are no tow hooks readily available that I understand of in any trim level.

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