In the past, I’ve explained many times how Toyota’s methodical approach to updating their vehicles has done well for them considering how reliable and trusted the brand has been for countless years. To reiterate such a notion, the Toyota Tundra has gone 14 years in its second generation, and for the 2022 model year, it gets a full redesign marking the third generation of the full-size truck that is more poised to compete with the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra, and RAM 1500.
The completely 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 new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 found in my Tundra Platinum trim test vehicle, touts improvements over the V8 in just about every area having a smooth delivery of its 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent through a new 10-speed automatic transmission that feels mostly direct and does a good job of finding the proper gear without unnecessary shifting.
Fuel consumption 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. If you opt for a two-wheel-drive model like the Limited CrewMax you’ll improve upon those fuel consumption figures to get 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. Where things start to get even better, at least during city driving, is 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 horsepower 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 better for the highway in the Capstone trim.
By: Malcolm Hogan
Title: 2022 Toyota Tundra Platinum CrewMax 4×4 Review & Test Drive
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/76970/2022-toyota-tundra-platinum-crewmax-4×4-review-test-drive
Published Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2022 13:22:19 +0000
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