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 decide for a base SR trim with the smaller sized double taxi, 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 vehicle maxing out at 11,180 pounds and a max payload of 1,630 pounds (5,535 curb weight/gross weight at 7,165 pounds).

To heighten the Tundras place among the competitors, theres the accessibility 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 extremely useful for hauling or carrying heavy items to prevent rear sag and possibly improve upon stability at speed. The general look of my test automobile appears to be a bit low even with the system set into the automated mode at the regular trip height. Youll want to step up to the TRD Pro to get 10.9 inches if you require extra ground clearance outside of the brand-new Tundra Platinums 9.4 inches. Theres likewise the availability of power tow mirrors found on my test vehicle that can be extended at journalism of a button, which are currently super substantial and frequently create a little blind area that you should be conscious when maneuvering.

In the past, Ive discussed lot of times how Toyotas methodical technique to updating their vehicles has actually done well for them thinking about how dependable and trusted the brand name 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 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 entirely redesigned 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 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 vehicle, promotes enhancements over the V8 in practically every area having a smooth delivery of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque in my test car. Power is sent out through a brand-new 10-speed automated transmission that feels primarily direct and does a great job of discovering the appropriate equipment without unneeded shifting.

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 automobile. If you go with a two-wheel-drive model like the Limited CrewMax youll enhance upon those fuel consumption figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. Where things start to get back at better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra designs, which are presently designated for the 2 leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and elegant 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 very same city mpg but 1 mpg much better for the highway in the Capstone trim. The 1794 edition trim has the availability of picking the hybrid powertrain or stick with the basic twin-turbo V6 as in my test vehicle.

Fuel usage 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 start to get even much better, at least throughout city driving, is in the hybrid trim Tundra models, which are currently designated for the two leading trims of the Tundra TRD Pro and luxurious Capstone trim. As a quick note, the new Tundra has available remote start through the Toyota app (paid service) but when you have the feature you can likewise remote start the Tundra by pushing the lock button three times on your essential 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 worth. At the 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.

Toyota had to do something to upgrade the Tundra and it was previous time for a redesign. After upwards of 14 years of the exact same generation, the Tundra was old and fell behind the competitors. Over the last few years the Tundra rested on its dependability factor however there were lots of locations in requirement of much enhancement, which I believe the all-new 2022 design has addressed with a few interesting 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 correct 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. What is missing out on, in my opinion, is something additional for the tailgate that is otherwise “regular” but has a power-retractable step for easy access to the composite-lined truck bed and a quick power-release button on the chauffeurs side taillight. Also, there are no tow hooks readily available that I understand of in any trim level.

Toyotas mission to match and rather surpass some competition pays off well with the 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 recognition commands. The system is uncomplicated and really open for its settings and anticipated over-the-air updates to keep it running with new integrations.

Toyotas enduring and tested dependability need to translate well for the new 2022 Tundra as theres a more refined package here without any rattles and an impeccable build quality inside and out. The ride 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 however does have a neat roar that Toyota handled to create from smart engineering.

At the end of the day, the new 2022 Toyota Tundra, proudly made in Texas, will continue to keep its fan base proud and quite delighted with all the enhancements, 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 just fine to catch some who might have had a disappointment or wonder on how well the Tundra might impress them since its from an Americanized brand with an unmatched history of dependability.

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 lorry, and even more in the luxurious Capstone trim. Theres also a new 10-inch color heads-up screen and a big 14-inch infotainment system that comes requirement for the Limited trim and all higher trim levels in place of the basic 8-inch system in the lower trims.

The seating arrangements are more comfortable 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 up and aerated in advance along with for the back outboard seats. The seating areas have plentiful space, and the rear seat still seems like a large couch and has large storage areas listed below the folding bottoms that is otherwise used up by the hybrid battery in the TRD Pro or Capstone trims.

Power from the new engine comes on strong with sufficient torque and gets the car moving well thanks to its slightly lighter curb weight over the outbound design. I was able to make a few 0 to 60 miles per hour tests and the best time pertained to 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 brand-new Tundra felt a little lighter on its feet versus the outgoing model and the braking feel is excellent with a preliminary grab that motivated some confidence in managing 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, however you can briefly disable the feature (it will require disabling after a new initial vehicle startup). As a fast note, the 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 pushing the lock button three times on your essential fob (without the paid-service). The car shuts off when you try to open the doors, which is odd.

As expected, theres a bevy of active security features for the new Tundra with Toyotas Safety Sense 2.5 plan being basic across the board, which includes pre-collision warning with automated emergency situation braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system. The extra safety functions, such as the blind-spot display with rear cross-traffic alert, are standard starting with the Limited trim. The Platinum trim includes a 360-degree video camera system and a trailer backup guide system.
At a starting rate of $35,950 for the base Tundra SR Double Cab 4 × 2 trim, the brand-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is a reputable worth. The rates 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.

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