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

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 pleased with all the improvements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who presently own rivals or newbies, the brand-new Tundra will do simply great to catch some who may have had a disappointment or are curious on how well the Tundra may impress them because its from an Americanized brand with an unparalleled history of reliability.

To heighten the Tundras location amongst the competitors, theres the availability of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was equipped on my Tundra Platinum test lorry. The lowering and raising of the rear does spend some time to complete through the dash button however proves to be really useful for towing or transporting heavy items to avoid rear droop and potentially improve upon stability at speed. The general appearance of my test vehicle appears to be a bit low even with the system set into the automatic mode at the typical trip height. Youll want to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches if you need extra ground clearance outside of the new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches. Theres likewise the accessibility of power tow mirrors found on my test lorry that can be extended at journalism of a button, which are currently extremely substantial and frequently develop a little blind area that you should be mindful when navigating.

Toyota had to do something to upgrade the Tundra and it was past time for a redesign. In recent years the Tundra rested on its reliability factor however there were numerous locations in requirement of much enhancement, which I believe the all-new 2022 design has attended to with a couple of fascinating surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two trim levels along with the distinctive large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, the new 2022 Tundra fits the correct part for having its unique character with its auto-highbeam LED headlights, LED foglights, and sequentially lit LED turn signals up front and out back.

Toyotas quest to match and somewhat exceed some competition settles well with the 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 brand-new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz prompt voice recognition commands. The new infotainment system is really responsive and has a brief knowing curve. However, the system has a lot of surprise features that generally present themselves at random through pop-up notices, which can be rather of a diversion if you permit it. The system is really open and uncomplicated for its settings and expected over-the-air updates to keep it keeping up brand-new integrations. Theres usb-wired or likewise cordless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto combination that works seamlessly during my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

In the past, Ive described lot of times how Toyotas methodical method to updating their automobiles has succeeded for them thinking about how dependable and trusted the brand has actually been for many years. To repeat such a notion, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its second generation, and for the 2022 design year, it gets a full redesign marking the 3rd 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 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 new hybrid V6 setup called the i-Force Max. The base engine, the new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 found in my Tundra Platinum trim test automobile, promotes improvements 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 out through a brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission that feels mainly direct and does a good task of finding the correct equipment without unnecessary moving.

Inside of the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reworked cabin that takes things up a few notches for being more premium, specifically in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test vehicle, and a lot more in the luxurious Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch control panel and more soft-touch areas for the upper face of the dash. Bringing a main focus to the chauffeur is a new instrument cluster that can be had in a totally digital 12.3-inch display screen providing you all important car information and a couple of personalized parts of the screen. Theres also a new 10-inch color heads-up screen and a large 14-inch infotainment system that comes standard for the Limited trim and all greater trim levels in location of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

Toyotas proven and long-standing reliability must translate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined bundle here without any rattles and a remarkable construct quality inside and out. The trip of the brand-new Tundra is smoother partially 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 outbound V8 but does have a cool grumble that Toyota handled to conjure up from smart engineering.

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 car. If you decide for a two-wheel-drive model like the Limited CrewMax youll enhance upon those fuel intake figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg integrated. Where things start to get back at much better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are currently designated for the 2 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 but 1 mpg much better for the highway in the Capstone trim. The 1794 edition trim has the schedule of choosing the hybrid powertrain or stick to the basic twin-turbo V6 as in my test automobile.

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

Power from the new engine comes on strong with sufficient torque and gets the car moving well thanks to its a little lighter curb weight over the outgoing design. 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 area for the turbo V6 and it never ever seemed like it was doing not have for its pulling power. For the most part, the new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing design and the braking feel is excellent with an initial grab that motivated some confidence in controlling 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 use enough brake pressure at the stop, but you can temporarily disable the function (it will need disabling after a new initial lorry start-up). As a quick note, the new Tundra has offered remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however 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). Though, the lorry shuts off when you attempt to open the doors, which is unusual.

As anticipated, theres a bunch of active security features for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 package being basic across the board, which includes pre-collision warning with automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra safety features, such as the blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, are standard starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim includes a 360-degree cam 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 worth. The prices scale quickly 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 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.

The seating plans 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 warmed and aerated up front in addition to for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have abundant area, and the rear seat still seems like a big sofa and has big storage locations listed below the folding bottoms that is otherwise used up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Fuel intake is much enhanced 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 lorry. Where things start to get even better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are presently designated for the two leading 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) however when you have the feature you can also remote start the Tundra by pushing 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 new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected worth. 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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