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

Towing ability for the brand-new Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds if you choose 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 only somewhat 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 intake is much improved as you would expect 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 much better, at least during 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 readily available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the function you can likewise remote start the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service). At a starting cost of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the 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.

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 rather delighted with all the enhancements, even if theres no longer a gas-guzzling V8. As far as winning over those who presently own rivals or newbies, the new Tundra will do just great to capture 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 reliability.

For the many part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outbound model and the braking feel is outstanding with a preliminary grab that inspired some confidence in controlling the truck and bringing it to a safe stop. 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 brand-new preliminary lorry start-up). As a quick note, the brand-new Tundra has readily available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) however when you have the feature you can likewise remote start the Tundra by pressing the lock button three times on your crucial fob (without the paid-service).

Inside of the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a remodelled cabin that takes things up a few notches for being more premium, specifically in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test car, and even more in the elegant Capstone trim. Theres likewise a new 10-inch color heads-up display screen and a large 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.

The seating plans are more comfortable than I remember in the outbound design and there are extra subtle touches that make the interior feel premium, such as the accented stitching throughout the dashboard and seats, which are heated and ventilated up front along with for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have numerous area, and the rear seat still seems like a large couch 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.

Toyota had to do something to upgrade the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. In current years the Tundra rested on its reliability element however there were lots of areas in requirement of much improvement, which I believe the all-new 2022 model has addressed with a few intriguing surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two trim levels along with the eye-catching large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as appearances, the brand-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.

Toyotas enduring and proven reliability ought to translate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined bundle here without any rattles and a remarkable develop 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 tranquility is thanks to the turbocharged V6 engine that doesnt sound anything like the outgoing V8 but does have a cool growl that Toyota handled to summon from creative engineering.

Fuel intake is much enhanced as you would expect 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 begin to get even better, at least during city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are presently designated for the 2 leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and glamorous Capstone trim.

Toyotas quest to match and somewhat surpass some competition settles well with the brand-new 14-inch infotainment system that now listens for more natural language commands beginning with a prompt word of “Hey Toyota,” much like how other brand-new systems from BMW and Mercedes-Benz timely voice acknowledgment commands. The new infotainment system is extremely responsive and has a short knowing curve. The system has a lot of surprise features that normally present themselves at random through pop-up notifications, which can be somewhat of a distraction if you enable it. The system is extremely open and uncomplicated for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it keeping up new integrations. Theres likewise wireless or USB-wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto combination that works seamlessly during my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

As expected, theres a bevy of active safety functions for the brand-new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 package being basic across the board, which consists of pre-collision caution with automated emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The additional security features, such as the blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, are basic starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds 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 highly regarded 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, evaluates 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.

In the past, Ive explained often times how Toyotas methodical method to upgrading their automobiles has actually succeeded for them thinking about how dependable and trusted the brand name has been for countless years. To repeat such a notion, the Toyota Tundra has actually gone 14 years in its second generation, and for the 2022 design year, it gets a complete 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 redesigned 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 found in my Tundra Platinum trim test lorry, touts enhancements over the V8 in simply about every location having a smooth delivery of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test vehicle. Power is sent through a brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission that feels mostly direct and does an excellent task of finding the correct gear without unnecessary moving.

To increase the Tundras place among the competition, theres the schedule of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test lorry. The lowering and raising of the back does take some time to finish through the dash button however proves to be really advantageous for towing or carrying heavy items to prevent rear droop and potentially enhance upon stability at speed. The general appearance of my test vehicle seems to be a bit low even with the system set into the automated mode at the typical trip height. If you require extra ground clearance outside of the new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll want to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches. Theres also the availability of power tow mirrors found on my test car that can be extended at the press of a button, which are already incredibly big and frequently produce a small blind area that you need to be mindful when maneuvering.

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