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

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 automobile. If you go with a two-wheel-drive model like the Limited CrewMax youll enhance upon those fuel usage figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. Where things begin to get even better, a minimum of during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are presently designated for the 2 leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and luxurious 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 exact same city mpg however 1 mpg better for the highway in the Capstone trim. The 1794 edition trim has the accessibility of choosing the hybrid powertrain or stick to the basic twin-turbo V6 as in my test vehicle.

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 quite delighted with all the improvements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own beginners or rivals, the new Tundra will do simply fine to capture some who might have had a disappointment or are curious on how well the Tundra might impress them because its from an Americanized brand name with an unsurpassed history of dependability.

Toyotas mission to match and rather exceed some competitors settles 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 acknowledgment commands. The brand-new infotainment system is really responsive and has a short learning curve. However, the system has a lot of surprise functions that typically provide themselves at random through pop-up notices, which can be rather of a distraction if you enable it. The system is really open and straightforward for its settings and expected over-the-air updates to keep it keeping up new combinations. Theres likewise cordless or USB-wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration that works perfectly during my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

As anticipated, theres a bunch of active safety features for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being basic throughout the board, that includes pre-collision warning with automated emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra security features, such as the blind-spot display with rear cross-traffic alert, are standard beginning with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree video 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 brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reputable value. The rates scale quickly catches up with 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, evaluates 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.

To increase the Tundras place amongst the competition, theres the accessibility of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test automobile. If you require additional ground clearance outside of the brand-new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll desire to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches.

Towing capability for the 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 just slightly 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).

The seating arrangements are more comfy than I remember 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 heated and ventilated in advance as well as for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have plentiful space, 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.

Toyota needed 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. Over the last few years the Tundra rested on its reliability factor but there were numerous locations in need of much enhancement, which I think the brand new 2022 model has actually attended to with a couple of interesting surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels along with the eye-catching 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 up front and out back. What is missing, in my viewpoint, is something additional for the tailgate that is otherwise “normal” but has a power-retractable step for simple access to the composite-lined truck bed and a quick power-release button on the chauffeurs side taillight. There are no tow hooks readily available that I know of in any trim level.

Fuel usage is much enhanced 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 vehicle. Where things begin 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 also remote begin the Tundra by pressing the lock button 3 times on your key fob (without the paid-service). At a starting rate of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a highly regarded value. At the leading end of the spectrum, the new Tundra TRD Pro begins at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

In the past, Ive explained many times how Toyotas systematic approach to upgrading their automobiles has done well for them considering how trusted and trusted the brand has been for many years. To reiterate such a notion, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its 2nd 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 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 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 vehicle, touts improvements over the V8 in practically every location having a smooth delivery of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test automobile. Power is sent through a new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mostly direct and does a good job of discovering the appropriate equipment without unnecessary moving.

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a remodelled cabin that takes things up a few notches for being more premium, particularly 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 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 tested and enduring dependability need to translate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined package here with no rattles and an impeccable construct quality inside and out. The flight of the new Tundra is smoother partially thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably peaceful for a truck. A few of that quietness is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that does not sound anything like the outbound V8 but does have a neat roar that Toyota managed to invoke from clever engineering.

For the many part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outbound design and the braking feel is exceptional with a preliminary grab that influenced some self-confidence in managing the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. When stopped, theres a brand-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 need disabling after a new initial vehicle start-up). 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 pushing the lock button three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service).

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