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

The seating arrangements are more comfy than I keep in mind in the outgoing model and there are extra subtle touches that make the interior feel premium, such as the accented stitching throughout the dashboard and seats, which are warmed and aerated in advance as well as for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have numerous space, and the rear seat still seems like a big sofa and has large storage areas listed below the folding bottoms that is otherwise used up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Power from the brand-new engine comes on strong with ample torque and gets the car moving well thanks to its somewhat lighter curb weight over the outbound design. I was able to make a few 0 to 60 mph tests and the very best time pertained to 6.9 seconds. The mid-range power was the sweet spot for the turbo V6 and it never felt like it was lacking for its pulling power. For the most part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing design and the braking feel is excellent with a preliminary grab that influenced some self-confidence in controlling the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. In general, the braking pedal feel is the best Ive experienced in this class of a truck. When stopped, theres a brand-new start/stop function that closes down the engine if you use enough brake pressure at the stop, however you can briefly disable the feature (it will require disabling after a brand-new preliminary car start-up). As a quick note, the brand-new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the feature you can also remote start the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your key fob (without the paid-service). Though, the vehicle turns off when you attempt to open the doors, which is odd.

Toyota had to do something to update the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. After upwards of 14 years of the exact same generation, the Tundra was old and fell back the competitors. In the last few years the Tundra rested on its reliability factor however there were lots of locations in requirement of much enhancement, which I believe the all-new 2022 design has actually addressed with a few intriguing 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 appropriate 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. What is missing out on, in my viewpoint, 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 motorists side taillight. Also, there are no tow hooks offered that I know of in any trim level.

Fuel intake 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 lorry. If you select a two-wheel-drive model like the Limited CrewMax youll enhance upon those fuel consumption figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg integrated. Where things start to get back at much better, at least during city driving, remains in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are currently designated for the two top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and luxurious Capstone trim. The TRD Pro and Capstone trims get the hybrid powertrain with 437 horse power 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 much better for the highway in the Capstone trim. The 1794 edition trim has the accessibility of picking the hybrid powertrain or stick to the standard twin-turbo V6 as in my test lorry.

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 improvements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who presently own beginners or rivals, the brand-new Tundra will do simply fine to capture some who may have had a bad experience or wonder on how well the Tundra might impress them since its from an Americanized brand with an unmatched history of reliability.

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

Toyotas tested and long-standing dependability need to equate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined package here without any 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. A few of that quietness is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outgoing V8 but does have a cool grumble that Toyota handled to create from creative engineering.

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

Fuel consumption 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 lorry. Where things start to get even better, at least during 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 offered remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the feature you can also remote begin the Tundra by pushing the lock button three 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 brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected value. At the leading 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 rather exceed some competition pays off well with the new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands starting with a prompt word of “Hey Toyota,” much like how other new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice acknowledgment commands. The system is simple and really open for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with brand-new combinations.

In the past, Ive explained numerous times how Toyotas systematic method to updating their lorries has actually done well for them thinking about how reputable and trusted the brand has actually been for countless years. To reiterate such a notion, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its second generation, and for the 2022 model 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 entirely upgraded 2022 Toyota Tundra is a more refined truck that does away with 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 found in my Tundra Platinum trim test automobile, promotes enhancements over the V8 in just 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 new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mostly direct and does a good job of finding the correct equipment without unnecessary moving.

To heighten the Tundras location among the competitors, theres the availability of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test automobile. If you require extra 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.

As expected, theres a bevy of active safety functions for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 package being standard across the board, that includes pre-collision caution with automated emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra safety functions, such as the blind-spot monitor 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 beginning cost of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected 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, evaluates out at $63,939. On top end of the spectrum, the brand-new Tundra TRD Pro begins at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

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