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

Fuel consumption 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 lorry. Where things begin to get even better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are presently designated for the 2 leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim. As a quick note, the new Tundra has offered remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the feature you can likewise remote begin the Tundra by pushing the lock button 3 times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). 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 highly regarded worth. 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.

Power from the brand-new engine comes on strong with sufficient torque and gets the vehicle moving well thanks to its somewhat lighter curb weight over the outbound model. I was able to make a few 0 to 60 mph tests and the very 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 lacking for its pulling power. For the many part, the new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outbound design and the braking feel is excellent with a preliminary grab that influenced some confidence in managing the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. Overall, the braking pedal feel is the very 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 apply enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can temporarily disable the feature (it will need disabling after a brand-new preliminary car start-up). As a fast note, the brand-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 pressing the lock button 3 times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). Though, the automobile turns off when you attempt to open the doors, which is odd.

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 select a two-wheel-drive design like the Limited CrewMax youll surpass those fuel consumption figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. Where things start to get even much better, a minimum of throughout city driving, remains in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are presently designated for the two leading 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 availability of choosing the hybrid powertrain or stick with the basic twin-turbo V6 as in my test car.

Towing capability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you choose for a base SR trim with the smaller double taxi, 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 somewhat 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).

In the past, Ive described often times how Toyotas systematic technique to updating their lorries has done well for them thinking about how trusted and relied on the brand name has been for many years. To repeat such an idea, 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 contend with the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, and RAM 1500.
The completely 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 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 automobile, touts enhancements over the V8 in practically every location having a smooth delivery of its 389 horse power and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test vehicle. Power is sent through a new 10-speed automated transmission that feels mostly direct and does a good job of finding the appropriate equipment without unneeded moving.

The seating plans are more comfortable than I keep in mind in the outgoing 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 and aerated up front as well as for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have numerous area, and the rear seat still seems like a big couch and has large storage locations listed below the folding bottoms that is otherwise used up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

To heighten the Tundras place among the competition, theres the availability of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up 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.

Toyotas long-standing and tested reliability ought to translate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined package here with no rattles and an impressive build quality inside and out. The ride of the new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is surprisingly quiet for a truck. Some of that tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that does not sound anything like the outbound V8 but does have a neat roar that Toyota handled to invoke from creative engineering.

As anticipated, theres a bevy of active security functions for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 package being standard across the board, that includes pre-collision caution with automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional security features, such as the blind-spot screen with rear cross-traffic alert, are standard 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 brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected value. The rates scale rapidly 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, 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.

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 happy with all the enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who presently own newbies or rivals, the brand-new Tundra will do just great to record some who might have had a bad experience or are curious on how well the Tundra might impress them because its from an Americanized brand name with an unmatched history of dependability.

Toyotas mission to match and rather exceed some competitors 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 brand-new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice recognition commands. The system is really open and straightforward for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with new combinations.

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a remodelled 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 glamorous Capstone trim. Theres also a brand-new 10-inch color heads-up display screen and a large 14-inch infotainment system that comes requirement for the Limited trim and all higher trim levels in place of the standard 8-inch system in the lower trims.

Toyota had to do something to update the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. In recent years the Tundra rested on its dependability factor but there were lots of locations in need of much enhancement, which I believe the brand new 2022 design has attended to with a couple of intriguing surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two trim levels along with the captivating large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, the 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.

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