The 2015 Toyota Tundra is barely winning away numerous purchasers from Ford, GM, or Ram trucks. It’s more of a commitment play to Toyota fans and a secondary entry in the ultra-competitive pick-up world, if you pass sales numbers.
The Tundra does not stand out in any of the classifications that pick-up purchasers are eager on, a variety of updates to last year’s design assist it contend on the upscale end of things.
For 2015, the 4.0-liter V-6 has actually been eliminated from the lineup. That leaves a 4.6-liter V-8 ranked at 310 horse power and 327 pound-feet of torque, and the top-line 5.7-liter V-8, and great for 381 horse power and 401 pound-feet of torque.
Gas mileage isn’t really a strong fit of the Tundra. In our time behind the wheel of the Tundra in both 4.6-liter and 5.7-liter V-8 kinds, the vehicle-reported mileage seldom increased above 15 mpg in unloaded, rural driving.
Dumped on city streets, both V-8 designs feel about the exact same– relatively fast with good low-end acceleration however they run out of steam as the speed increases. Laden with an 8,000-plus-pound trailer, the 5.7-liter V-8 is the one to select even then, it’s challenged to reach highway speeds in the length of a common on-ramp, regardless of a max tow score of as much as 10,400 pounds– and near to 10,000 pounds on the majority of designs. In our experience, the Tundra, in spite of its J2807 score and huge spec-sheet figures, doesn’tt feel as positive or as fast as the GM and Ford options when pulling bigger loads, specifically when the bigger V-8s from each brand remain in the photo.
Trip quality is relatively excellent throughout all Tundra designs, though pavement seams and surface area bumps equate into larger-than-normal effects in the cabin. The luxurious seats do a great task of keeping things comfy, and the Tundra does deal with well for a pick-up driving around town, then however it’s not the smoothest-riding truck in the sector. This year, a brand-new TRD Pro Series variation of the Tundra upgrades the suspension, exhaust, tires and wheels- together with a few of the styling bits- to develop the most off-roadable Tundra to this day.
Much-needed upgrades to the interior and devices levels showed up on last year’s Tundra. Consisting of a brand-new glamorous 1794 Edition. Double taxi (requirement on SR5) and CrewMax designs both provide four-door gain access to and seating for 5, however the CrewMax is the guaranteed option if you desire to seat six-footers in the 2nd row– and luckily is basic on
all Platinum and 1794 Edition Tundras. A routine taxi is likewise offered, however just on SR designs.
The Tundra consists of an excellent set of basic security devices and crash-test ratings have actually enhanced considerably for the 2015 design year. Active security functions like stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes, then trailer sway control, and more are all basic, as are passive security functions like 8 conventional air bags, pre-tensioning safety belt, then side-impact door beams and more.
The entry-level SR design is the work truck specification, and it comes basic with the 4.6-liter V-8 an option of prolonged or routine taxi (no team taxi alternative) and a long or basic bet. Basic devices consists of daytime running lights, 18-inch steel wheels, entune audio, and 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat, power windows, and all of the conventional security devices. Step up to the SR5 and you include fog lights, then variable periodic windscreen wipers, Entune Audio Plus and optional 18-inch alloy wheels.
The Limited kicks up the luxury and opens tech upgrade courses with conventional 20-inch and alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic environment control, then Entune Premium Audio with Navigation and Apps, leather seating, then auto-dimming rearview mirror and more. The top-tier Platinum trim contributes to the Limited’s specification with chrome-clad 20-inch alloy wheels, power moonroof, perforated and aerated leather seating, and front/rear parking help finder. The 1794 Edition matches the Platinum trim specification, however with its own indoor color style and ultra-suede furniture inserts along with 1794 Edition badging.
In our time behind the wheel of the Tundra in both 4.6-liter and 5.7-liter V-8 kinds, the vehicle-reported mileage seldom increased above 15 mpg in unloaded, rural driving. In our experience, the Tundra, regardless of its J2807 score and huge spec-sheet figures, does not feel as positive or as fast as the GM and Ford options when pulling bigger loads. Especially when the bigger V-8s from each brand are in the image.
Trip quality is relatively great throughout all Tundra designs, though pavement seams and surface area bumps equate into larger-than-normal effects in the cabin, the luxurious seats do an excellent task of keeping things comfy, and the Tundra does deal with well for a pick-up driving around town, however it’s not the smoothest-riding truck in the section. Much-needed upgrades to the interior and devices levels showed up on last year’s Tundra, consisting of a brand-new glamorous 1794 Edition.