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

Fuel usage 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 lorry. Where things start to get even better, at least 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. As a fast note, the brand-new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the feature you can also remote start the Tundra by pressing the lock button three 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 respected worth. 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.

Fuel consumption 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 begin 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.

Toyotas proven and enduring reliability need to translate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined package here without any rattles and a remarkable construct quality inside and out. The trip of the new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably quiet for a truck. Some of that tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that does not sound anything like the outbound V8 however does have a neat grumble that Toyota managed to create from smart engineering.

Within the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a revamped cabin that takes things up a couple of notches for being more premium, specifically in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test vehicle, and even more in the elegant Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch dashboard and more soft-touch locations for the upper face of the dash. Bringing a central focus to the chauffeur is a new instrument cluster that can be had in a totally digital 12.3-inch display screen offering you all pertinent car information and a couple of customizable parts of the screen. Theres likewise a brand-new 10-inch color heads-up display screen and a big 14-inch infotainment system that comes standard for the Limited trim and all higher trim levels in place of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

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 pleased 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 brand-new Tundra will do simply fine to catch some who might have had a disappointment or wonder on how well the Tundra may impress them because its from an Americanized brand with an unsurpassed history of reliability.

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

In the past, Ive explained lot of times how Toyotas methodical method to upgrading their vehicles has done well for them considering how trusted and trusted the brand has actually been for countless years. To reiterate such a notion, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its 2nd generation, and for the 2022 model 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 lorry, promotes enhancements over the V8 in almost every location having a smooth shipment of its 389 horse power and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test lorry. Power is sent through a new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mostly direct and does a great task of finding the appropriate gear without unneeded moving.

As expected, theres a bevy of active security functions for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 bundle being standard throughout the board, that includes pre-collision caution with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional security functions, such as the blind-spot screen with rear cross-traffic alert, are standard beginning with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds a 360-degree camera system and a trailer backup guide system.
At a starting price of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected worth. The pricing scale rapidly catches up with 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, checks out at $63,939. 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.

To increase the Tundras place among the competition, theres the accessibility of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test lorry. The lowering and raising of the back does take some time to finish through the dash button but shows to be very beneficial for hauling or hauling heavy products to prevent rear droop and possibly surpass stability at speed. The general appearance of my test vehicle appears to be a bit low even with the system set into the automated mode at the normal ride height. Youll desire to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches if you require extra ground clearance outside of the brand-new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches. Theres likewise the schedule of power tow mirrors discovered on my test automobile that can be extended at journalism of a button, which are already incredibly big and typically produce a small blind spot that you should be mindful when navigating.

The seating arrangements are more comfy than I keep in mind in the outbound design and there are additional subtle touches that make the interior feel premium, such as the accented stitching throughout the dashboard and seats, which are warmed and ventilated in advance in addition to for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have numerous space, and the rear seat still feels like a big 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.

Power from the new engine comes on strong with adequate torque and gets the vehicle moving well thanks to its slightly lighter curb weight over the outgoing model. I had the ability to make a few 0 to 60 mph tests and the very best time concerned 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 many 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 inspired some 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 shuts down the engine if you use enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can briefly disable the feature (it will need disabling after a new preliminary lorry start-up). As a fast note, the new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the function you can also remote begin the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). Though, the lorry turns off when you attempt to open the doors, which is strange.

Toyotas mission to match and somewhat exceed some competitors settles well with the new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands beginning with a timely word of “Hey Toyota,” much like how other brand-new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice recognition commands. The brand-new infotainment system is extremely responsive and has a brief knowing curve. Nevertheless, the system has a great deal of hidden features that usually provide themselves at random through pop-up alerts, which can be somewhat of a diversion if you enable it. The system is very open and uncomplicated for its settings and expected over-the-air updates to keep it running with new combinations. Theres also cordless or USB-wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto combination that works flawlessly throughout my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

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. In the last few years the Tundra rested on its dependability factor however there were lots of locations in need of much enhancement, which I think the brand new 2022 design has actually attended to with a couple of interesting surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two trim levels along with the attractive large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, the new 2022 Tundra fits the proper part for having its unique character with its auto-highbeam LED headlights, LED foglights, and sequentially lit LED turn signals in advance and out back. What is missing out on, in my viewpoint, is something additional for the tailgate that is otherwise “regular” but has a power-retractable footstep for simple access to the composite-lined truck bed and a fast power-release button on the chauffeurs side taillight. Also, there are no tow hooks offered that I know of in any trim level.

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