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

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 timely 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 very responsive and has a short learning curve. Nevertheless, the system has a lot of covert functions that usually provide themselves at random through pop-up notices, which can be rather of a diversion if you allow it. The system is extremely open and uncomplicated for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it keeping up brand-new combinations. Theres usb-wired or also wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration that works perfectly during my experience with my iPhone 13 Pro.

Fuel intake 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 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 2 leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and luxurious Capstone trim.

Within the new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a revamped cabin that takes things up a couple of notches for being more premium, specifically in the upper trim levels like my Platinum test lorry, and even more in the glamorous Capstone trim. Theres now a soft-touch control panel and more soft-touch locations for the upper face of the dash. Bringing a main focus to the motorist is a new instrument cluster that can be had in a fully digital 12.3-inch display providing you all important car information and a couple of personalized parts of the screen. Theres also a brand-new 10-inch color heads-up display screen and a big 14-inch infotainment system that comes requirement for the Limited trim and all greater trim levels in place of the standard 8-inch system in the lower trims.

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 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 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).

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 car. Where things begin to get even much better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are currently designated for the two top 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 also remote start the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your crucial 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 value. 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.

As anticipated, theres a bunch of active security features for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 package being standard throughout the board, that includes pre-collision caution with automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra security features, such as the blind-spot screen with rear cross-traffic alert, are basic beginning with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim adds 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 brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a respected value. The prices scale rapidly overtakes 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. 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 lot of times how Toyotas systematic technique to upgrading their lorries has succeeded for them considering how reputable and trusted the brand has been for many years. To repeat such a concept, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its 2nd 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 complete with 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 new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 found in my Tundra Platinum trim test vehicle, promotes improvements over the V8 in almost every location having a smooth delivery of its 389 horse power and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test automobile. Power is sent through a new 10-speed automatic transmission that feels primarily direct and does a great task of finding the appropriate equipment without unnecessary shifting.

To increase the Tundras location amongst the competitors, theres the schedule of a rear load-leveling suspension system, which was geared up on my Tundra Platinum test car. The lowering and raising of the rear does spend some time to finish through the dash button however shows to be extremely useful for towing or transporting heavy items to prevent rear droop and possibly enhance upon stability at speed. The total appearance of my test vehicle appears to be a bit low even with the system set into the automatic mode at the regular ride height. If you require extra ground clearance beyond the brand-new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches, youll wish to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches. Theres likewise the availability of power tow mirrors discovered on my test automobile that can be extended at the press of a button, which are currently very big and frequently develop a little blind spot that you must be conscious when steering.

Toyota had to do something to upgrade the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. In recent years the Tundra rested on its dependability factor however there were numerous areas in requirement of much enhancement, which I believe the brand new 2022 design has actually addressed with a few intriguing surprises like the offering of the hybrid powertrain in the upper two trim levels along with the appealing large-and-in-charge 14-inch infotainment screen. As far as looks, the brand-new 2022 Tundra fits the proper 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.

For the most part, the brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing design and the braking feel is outstanding with a preliminary grab that inspired some 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 use enough brake pressure at the stop, however you can briefly disable the function (it will need disabling after a new initial vehicle startup). 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 also remote begin the Tundra by pushing the lock button 3 times on your essential fob (without the paid-service).

The seating arrangements are more comfy than I keep in mind in the outbound model 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 in addition to for the back outboard seats. The seating locations have plentiful space, and the rear seat still feels like a big sofa and has big storage areas listed below the folding bottoms that is otherwise used up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Toyotas long-standing and tested dependability should translate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined package here with no rattles and an impeccable build quality inside and out. The flight 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 doesnt sound anything like the outgoing V8 but does have a neat growl that Toyota managed to create from creative engineering.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.