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

The seating arrangements are more comfortable than I keep in mind in the outbound design and there are extra subtle touches that make the interior feel premium, such as the accented stitching throughout the dashboard and seats, which are heated up and aerated up front as well as for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have plentiful space, and the rear seat still feels like a large sofa and has big storage locations below the folding bottoms that is otherwise taken up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

As anticipated, theres a bevy of active safety features for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 bundle being basic throughout the board, that includes pre-collision warning with automatic emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional safety features, such as the blind-spot screen with rear cross-traffic alert, are basic starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim includes a 360-degree electronic camera 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 new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected value. The prices scale rapidly 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, checks 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 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 choose for a two-wheel-drive model like the Limited CrewMax youll surpass those fuel usage figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. Where things start to get back at much better, at least during city driving, remains in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are currently 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 same city mpg however 1 mpg better for the highway in the Capstone trim. The 1794 edition trim has the schedule of choosing the hybrid powertrain or stick with the basic twin-turbo V6 as in my test automobile.

Inside of the 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 automobile, and even more in the luxurious Capstone trim. Theres likewise a new 10-inch color heads-up screen and a large 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.

Toyotas tested and long-standing dependability must equate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined package here with no rattles and an impressive develop quality inside and out. The flight of the new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably quiet 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 cool growl that Toyota handled to invoke from clever engineering.

To heighten the Tundras location among the competition, theres the accessibility of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test car. 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.

In the past, Ive explained lot of times how Toyotas methodical technique to updating their cars has done well for them thinking about how reputable and trusted the brand name has been for countless years. To restate such a notion, the Toyota Tundra has actually gone 14 years in its second generation, and for the 2022 model year, it gets a complete redesign marking the 3rd generation of the full-size truck that is more poised to contend with the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, and RAM 1500.
The entirely upgraded 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 found in my Tundra Platinum trim test vehicle, promotes improvements over the V8 in practically every area having a smooth delivery of its 389 horse power and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test car. Power is sent through a new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mostly direct and does a great job of discovering the appropriate gear without unnecessary moving.

Toyotas quest to match and rather surpass some competition pays off well with the new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands beginning with a prompt word of “Hey Toyota,” similar to how other brand-new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz prompt voice acknowledgment commands. The brand-new infotainment system is very responsive and has a brief learning curve. The system has a lot of covert functions that generally provide themselves at random through pop-up notifications, which can be somewhat of a distraction if you permit it. The system is extremely open and uncomplicated for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with new integrations. Theres likewise cordless or USB-wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto combination that works perfectly during my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

For the a lot of part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outbound design and the braking feel is excellent with an initial grab that influenced some 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 apply enough brake pressure at the stop, however you can momentarily disable the feature (it will require disabling after a brand-new initial automobile startup). As a quick note, the 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 pressing the lock button three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service).

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 rather delighted with all the improvements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who presently own competitors or newbies, the new Tundra will do just fine to catch some who might have had a disappointment or wonder on how well the Tundra might impress them because its from an Americanized brand with an unparalleled history of dependability.

Toyota had to do something to upgrade the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. In current years the Tundra rested on its dependability factor but there were many locations in need of much improvement, which I think the all-new 2022 model has actually resolved with a few fascinating surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two trim levels along with the appealing large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, the brand-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.

Towing ability for the new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you choose for a base SR trim with the smaller sized 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 somewhat down with trims like my test automobile 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 enhanced 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 designs, which are currently designated for the two top trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and luxurious Capstone trim. As a quick note, the new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the feature you can likewise remote start 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 highly regarded 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.

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