2015 toyota Tundra Specs

2015 Toyota Tundra Specs: Huge as well as bold, the 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is a remarkably large, civil full-size truck, let down by an uncompetitive interior as well as disappointing fuel economy.

From the start, the Toyota Tundra has been something of a bit player in the full-size pickup market. It began as also tiny, as well weak and too minimal in dimension as well as range for conventional American customers, yet has because expanded in size and also capacities to the formidable monster you see today. No more second fiddle to its American-brand adversaries for cab size or towing responsibilities, the Tundra today is a fully competitive, equally massive pickup truck. For 2015, the brand supplies an off-road version called the TRD Pro that brings the exact same all-terrain capacity to the full-size vehicle as comparable plans have actually brought for the Tacoma small pick-up and 4Runner SUV. Yet in changing the huge vehicle from spacious lugging rig to Baja-ready off-roader, has Toyota endangered its day-to-day civility? I spent a week with a molten-lava-orange Tundra TRD Pro to figure out.

2015 Toyota Tundra Specs

Exterior & Designing

It's difficult to make a full-size pickup look distinctive. There's just a lot one can do with the three-box shape, and lot of times the developer's ideal hope is to simply not egregiously screw something up. Toyota's done a great task in maintaining the Tundra traditional yet stylish, conveying a feeling of power and also heft without looking tasteless. LED headlight trim does not actually create as unique a view the Tundra as it does on the GMC Sierra, as an example, but the "TRD Pro" marked into the rear fenders is definitely unique. The grille is substantial, and also on various other trim designs can be found in acres of chrome. It's body-colored on the TRD Pro, and also what a color it is-- Inferno orange, so intense and unsubtle that the only method the Tundra would be more recognizable was if it were actually on fire.

Just how It Drives

Two engines are readily available for the Tundra: a 310-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 or a 385-hp, 5.7-liter V-8, both mated to a standard six-speed automatic transmission. No V-6 is readily available, turbocharged or otherwise, neither exists a diesel option. My examination lorry was equipped with the bigger engine, matched up to a TRD twin exhaust that appeared positively evil. The growl as well as roar of the 5.7-liter included serious aggressive trustworthiness to the orange truck, making it sound as just like a Baja race vehicle as it looked. If you're looking for a lavish, tranquil pick-up experience, this right. It's a butch and also ruthless assault on the eyes as well as ears, however it certainly leaves you grinning.

The drive from the huge V-8 is substantial too. In spite of carrying around all that mass, the Tundra develops a lot of activity to go along with that noise, and the six-speed automated is well-matched to it. Regardless Of the TRD Pro's off-road-ready shock and also suspension adjusting, the big truck's ride as well as handling are impressive. It's not choppy like some other vehicles. Also unladen, the softer song soaks up roadway imperfections yet maintains admirable stability in almost all driving problems, a particular we located to be real in the 4Runner TRD Pro also (yet most absolutely not in the old Tacoma TRD Pro, which is horrible on the street). The Tundra's trip and dealing with behavior may be its most outstanding characteristics.

The disadvantage of the Tundra's big, older powertrains comes with the pump-- my 4x4 test truck with the huge V-8 is rated at 13/17/15 mpg city/highway/combined, a number that marginally enhances to 13/18/15 when you specify the common 4x2 vehicle. Select the smaller sized 4.6-liter engine as well as you'll net 14/18/16 mpg in 4x4 type, or 15/19/16 in 4x2 trim. This pales in comparison with the best of the residential competitors. A Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 with the also larger 420-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 is rated at 15/21/17 mpg, many thanks partially to the conventional eight-speed transmission. The much more reliable 4x2 V-6 Chevy rings in at 18/24/20 mpg, well north of the most efficient Tundra.

The Ford F-150 matches the Chevy's 6.2-liter V-8 fuel economic climate with its 385-hp, 5.0-liter V-8, providing 15/21/17 mpg, yet Ford also uses two turbocharged V-6 engines. They allegedly both give V-8 power with better gas economic climate. The Ram 1500 4x4 with its 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 is also rated at 15/21/17 mpg, matching the large engines in the Ford and also Chevy. However the fuel economic situation leader for the Ram lineup is a 4x2 with a light-duty turbocharged EcoDiesel V-6, which turns in a 20/28/23 mpg rating, the very best in the lot. As constantly, your mileage will differ, yet the Toyota has a natural downside from the start as a result of its outdated powertrains.


It's one heck of a go up into the cabin of the TRD Pro, made more difficult by the lack of a grab handle for the motorist (running boards are optional, yet then you shed the ground clearance you gained by specifying the TRD Pro trim). As soon as in the tremendously roomy cabin, you work out right into some large, flat seats covered in black-and-orange fabric. The orange sewing carries over to the dashboard and doors, and resembles a custom-made order to match the Snake pit orange exterior paint. However, it looks like a dress-up job on what is otherwise an ineffective interior, filled with inexpensive tough plastic and also changes that look affordable.

In a period when the primary players in the course are placing great insides in their base design pickups and really wonderful interiors in the midlevel trims, the Tundra's indoor looks low-rent as well as cost-cut. You most definitely will not feel cramped, nevertheless, with lots of room front and also back for five full-sized grownups. Exterior exposure is excellent, with a commanding seating setting and huge home windows throughout. The back window includes something nothing else pickup truck has: It's one uniform item of powered glass, and also it falls into the cab body like the door home windows. Drop all the windows as well as you have an unique outdoor experience in a pick-up, but beware-- the aerodynamics suggest that exhaust gas is streaming in through that opening, which you'll smell rather plainly if you accelerate intensely.

Cargo & Towing

The Tundra may not be the best-selling truck on the marketplace, however it's obtained the cargo and hauling capacities to hang with the major players. 2 wheelbases are readily available along with three taxi styles and also 3 bed sizes, all meant to provide adaptability in ordering. The normal taxicab can be had with the lengthy bed only, while the double taxi can be had with basic or long beds. The substantial CrewMax four-door could only be had with a brief bed offered its currently copious size. My test automobile, the TRD Pro with the 5.7-liter V-8, conventional bed and CrewMax taxi, had a tow rating of 9,800 pounds, which is likewise completely competitive with the remainder of the area. All the car manufacturers use so many combinations for their pick-up schedules, however, that contrasting them is challenging. Suffice it to say, they can all mainly do the same things, and do them well.


The Tundra's collision tests offer it a four-star total ranking from the National Highway Web Traffic Safety And Security Administration as well as a good ranking for almost every examination from the Insurance coverage Institute for Highway Safety (out of a possible good, acceptable, low or bad). That brings it despite having the Ram 1500 in NHTSA's examination, but listed below the Chevy Silverado as well as Ford F-150, which both rack up five stars.

Where we begin to see some differences between the trucks is in innovation, specifically with security features. Several car manufacturers are beginning to furnish their pickups with the most up to date safety features, with Ford blazing a trail, featuring available automatic cruise control with accident discovery warning as well as blind spot sensors (Toyota provides this too, yet on higher trim levels). The Chevy joins the Ford in supplying lane departure warning and also vehicle parking assist sensors. Both the Toyota and also the Ram have some reaching do in this division.

Value in Its Class

Rates for the Tundra is as affordable as its equipment, as well as while you'll locate extra alternatives currently in regards to bundles and also trim degrees than formerly offered, it still does not have fairly the exact same degree of build mixes as the residential trucks. It starts with the 4x2 double-cab short box for $29,705 (including a destination cost), showcasing the smaller V-8 engine and not much else. You can option a Tundra as much as soaring elevations, varying up via the SR, SR5, Limited, TRD Pro, 1794 Version as well as Platinum trim levels. It maxes out at the Platinum CrewMax 4x4 at simply less than $50,000, which frankly is still a few steps listed below where rival trucks max their deluxe cuts out at. My examination car was a TRD Pro with the CrewMax taxi as well as larger engine; together with an optional drop-in bedliner it came to an affordable total amount of $45,465.

The domestic automakers all use trucks similar to the Tundra TRD Pro, yet none with a specialized midlevel desert-runner spin like the TRD Pro. You could obtain a Z71 off-road package for the Chevy or specify your Ram to be the brand-new Rebel design, yet the TRD Pro trim is a lot more off-road racer compared to merely off-road capable. It's not as extreme a Baja-racer vehicle as a Ford Raptor, yet then nothing else is. All the Detroit vehicles offer huge engines that outgun the Tundra in horsepower, nevertheless, despite tow ratings that are comparable.