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

As anticipated, theres a bunch of active security functions for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being standard across the board, which includes pre-collision caution with automatic emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional safety functions, 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 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 new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a highly regarded value. The pricing scale quickly captures 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, checks out at $63,939. On top end of the spectrum, the new Tundra TRD Pro begins at $66,805, and the Tundra Capstone at $73,530, which are both hybrids.

Inside of the 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 car, and even more in the glamorous Capstone trim. Theres likewise a brand-new 10-inch color heads-up screen and a large 14-inch infotainment system that comes requirement for the Limited trim and all greater trim levels in location of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

Toyotas proven and enduring reliability need to equate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined bundle here with no rattles and an impressive build quality inside and out. The trip of the new Tundra is smoother partly thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is remarkably peaceful for a truck. Some of that tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that does not sound anything like the outgoing V8 however does have a cool growl that Toyota managed to create from smart engineering.

Towing capability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you decide 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 just 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).

Toyota had to do something to update the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. After upwards of 14 years of the same generation, the Tundra was old and fell back the competitors. Over the last few years the Tundra rested on its reliability aspect however there were numerous locations in need of much enhancement, which I believe the all-new 2022 model has addressed with a few interesting surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper 2 trim levels in addition to the captivating large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, 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 in advance and out back. What is missing, in my opinion, is something additional for the tailgate that is otherwise “normal” 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 readily available that I know of in any trim level.

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 quite happy with all the enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who presently own competitors or newcomers, the new Tundra will do simply fine to record some who might have had a disappointment or are curious on how well the Tundra might impress them since its from an Americanized brand with an unmatched history of dependability.

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 vehicle. Where things start 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 luxurious Capstone trim. As a fast note, the brand-new Tundra has offered 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 crucial fob (without the paid-service). At a beginning price of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a highly regarded value. 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.

Toyotas mission to match and rather go beyond some competitors pays off well with the brand-new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands starting with a prompt word of “Hey Toyota,” just like how other new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz prompt voice acknowledgment commands. The new infotainment system is very responsive and has a short knowing curve. The system has a lot of surprise functions that usually present themselves at random through pop-up alerts, which can be rather of a distraction if you permit it. The system is very open and simple for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it keeping up new combinations. Theres usb-wired or also wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto combination that works effortlessly throughout my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

In the past, Ive explained many times how Toyotas methodical method to updating their lorries has succeeded for them thinking about how reputable and relied on the brand name has been for many years. To restate such a notion, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its second 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 revamped 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 discovered in my Tundra Platinum trim test car, promotes improvements over the V8 in simply about every area having a smooth delivery of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test vehicle. Power is sent out through a brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission that feels primarily direct and does a good job of discovering the appropriate equipment without unnecessary shifting.

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 car. Where things start to get even much better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are currently designated for the two leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant Capstone trim.

Power from the brand-new engine comes on strong with sufficient torque and gets the automobile 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 concerned 6.9 seconds. The mid-range power was the sweet spot for the turbo V6 and it never ever felt like it was doing not have for its pulling power. For the a lot of part, the new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outbound design and the braking feel is outstanding with a preliminary grab that inspired some self-confidence in managing the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. In general, the braking pedal feel is the very best Ive experienced in this class of a truck. When stopped, theres a new start/stop function that shuts down the engine if you apply enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can momentarily disable the function (it will require disabling after a brand-new initial vehicle start-up). As a quick note, the new Tundra has readily available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the function you can also remote start the Tundra by pressing the lock button 3 times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). Though, the vehicle turns off when you try to open the doors, which is weird.

The seating plans are more comfy than I remember in the outbound model and there are additional subtle touches that make the interior feel premium, such as the accented stitching throughout the control panel and seats, which are heated and aerated in advance as well as for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have plentiful area, and the rear seat still feels like a big sofa and has large storage locations below the folding bottoms that is otherwise used up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

To increase 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 vehicle. If you need extra 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.

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