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

To increase the Tundras location amongst the competition, theres the schedule of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test car. If you need 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.

Toyota had to do something to upgrade the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. In current years the Tundra rested on its reliability aspect but there were many locations in need of much improvement, which I think the brand new 2022 model 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 appearances, the new 2022 Tundra fits the proper part for having its distinct character with its auto-highbeam LED headlights, LED foglights, and sequentially lit LED turn signals up front and out back.

Towing ability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you go with 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 a little 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 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 car. If you choose a two-wheel-drive model like the Limited CrewMax youll surpass those fuel intake figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. Where things begin to get back at much better, a minimum of throughout 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 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 automobile.

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 happy with all the improvements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who currently own beginners or rivals, 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 since its from an Americanized brand name with an unmatched history of reliability.

The seating arrangements are more comfortable than I remember in the outgoing 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 heated up and ventilated up front as well as for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have numerous area, and the rear seat still feels like a big couch and has big storage areas listed 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 security functions for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 package being standard throughout the board, that includes pre-collision caution with automatic emergency 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 beginning with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim includes a 360-degree cam system and a trailer backup guide system.
At a beginning 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 rates 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, tests 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.

Toyotas enduring and proven reliability should translate well for the brand-new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined package here with no rattles and a flawless construct quality inside and out. The ride of the new Tundra is smoother partially thanks to adaptive dampers, and the cabin is surprisingly peaceful for a truck. Some of that quietness is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outgoing V8 but does have a neat roar that Toyota handled to conjure up from smart engineering.

For the a lot of part, the 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 self-confidence in managing the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. 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 briefly disable the feature (it will require disabling after a brand-new initial automobile start-up). 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).

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 begin to get even much better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are presently designated for the 2 leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and glamorous Capstone trim. As a quick note, the brand-new Tundra has offered remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the function you can likewise remote begin the Tundra by pressing the lock button 3 times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). At a beginning rate of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reputable 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.

Toyotas mission to match and somewhat surpass some competitors pays off well with the brand-new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands starting with a timely word of “Hey Toyota,” much like how other new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz prompt voice recognition commands. The system is extremely open and simple for its settings and expected over-the-air updates to keep it running with brand-new integrations.

In the past, Ive discussed sometimes how Toyotas methodical approach to upgrading their cars has actually succeeded for them considering how trustworthy and trusted the brand has been for many years. To repeat such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has actually gone 14 years in its 2nd generation, and for the 2022 design 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 brand-new hybrid V6 setup called the i-Force Max. The base engine, the new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 discovered in my Tundra Platinum trim test automobile, touts enhancements over the V8 in simply about every location having a smooth delivery of its 389 horse power and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test car. Power is sent through a brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission that feels mostly direct and does a good job of finding the appropriate gear without unnecessary moving.

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a remodelled cabin that takes things up a few notches for being more premium, especially in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test vehicle, and even more in the elegant Capstone trim. Theres also a 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 place of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

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