2015 toyota Tundra Specs

2015 Toyota Tundra Specs: Huge as well as strong, the 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is a remarkably sizable, civil full-size vehicle, pull down by an uncompetitive inside and also dismal fuel economic climate.

From the start, the Toyota Tundra has been something of a bit player in the full-size pickup truck market. It began as too little, also weak as well as as well limited in size and range for conventional American purchasers, however has actually because expanded in size and capabilities to the powerful monster you see today. Not second fiddle to its American-brand opponents for taxicab dimension or towing tasks, the Tundra today is a fully affordable, similarly huge pickup. For 2015, the brand supplies an off-road variation called the TRD Pro that brings the same all-terrain ability to the full-size vehicle as similar plans have brought for the Tacoma small pickup as well as 4Runner SUV. However in changing the huge truck from sizable lugging gear to Baja-ready off-roader, has Toyota endangered its daily civility? I spent a week with a molten-lava-orange Tundra TRD Pro to find out.


2015 Toyota Tundra Specs


Exterior & Styling

It's hard making a full-size pick-up look unique. There's only so much one can do with the three-box form, and sometimes the developer's ideal hope is to simply not egregiously screw something up. Toyota's done a great work in maintaining the Tundra conventional yet trendy, conveying a feeling of power as well as heft without looking ostentatious. LED headlight trim does not really produce as unique a view on the Tundra as it does on the GMC Sierra, for example, yet the "TRD Pro" marked into the rear fenders is definitely unique. The grille is enormous, as well as on various other trim designs is available in acres of chrome. It's body-colored on the TRD Pro, and also exactly what a shade it is-- Snake pit orange, so bright and also unsubtle that the only way the Tundra would certainly be extra visible was if it were really ablaze.

How It Drives

Two engines are 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 common six-speed transmission. No V-6 is readily available, turbocharged or otherwise, neither exists a diesel option. My test automobile was furnished with the bigger engine, paired up to a TRD twin exhaust that appeared positively worthless. The growl and roar of the 5.7-liter added serious macho credibility to the orange truck, making it sound as just like a Baja race truck as it looked. If you're looking for a lavish, serene pickup experience, this isn't it. It's a butch as well as ruthless assault on the eyes and also ears, but it certainly leaves you smiling.

The drive from the large V-8 is significant as well. Regardless of transporting around all that mass, the Tundra creates lots of movement to go along with that sound, as well as the six-speed automated is well-matched to it. Despite the TRD Pro's off-road-ready shock and also suspension tuning, the huge truck's ride and handling are exceptional. It's not rough like some other trucks. Also unladen, the softer song soaks up roadway blemishes yet maintains admirable security in almost all driving problems, a characteristic we found to be true in the 4Runner TRD Pro also (however most certainly not in the old Tacoma TRD Pro, which is dreadful on the street). The Tundra's trip as well as managing behavior could be its most impressive features.

The disadvantage of the Tundra's large, older powertrains comes at the pump-- my 4x4 test associate the big V-8 is ranked at 13/17/15 mpg city/highway/combined, a number that partially improves to 13/18/15 when you specify the conventional 4x2 vehicle. Opt for the smaller 4.6-liter engine as well as you'll net 14/18/16 mpg in 4x4 form, or 15/19/16 in 4x2 trim. This fades in contrast with the most effective of the residential competitors. A Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 with the even bigger 420-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 is ranked at 15/21/17 mpg, many thanks in part to the conventional eight-speed transmission. The more efficient 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, but Ford additionally provides 2 turbocharged V-6 engines. They apparently both give V-8 power with better gas economic climate. The Ram 1500 4x4 with its 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 is likewise rated at 15/21/17 mpg, matching the big engines in the Ford and Chevy. Yet the gas economic climate 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 gas mileage will certainly differ, yet the Toyota has a natural disadvantage from the beginning because of its obsolete powertrains.

Inside

It's one hell of a climb up right into the cabin of the TRD Pro, made harder by the lack of a grab manage for the vehicle driver (running boards are optional, yet then you lose the ground clearance you got by defining the TRD Pro trim). As soon as in the exceptionally spacious cabin, you settle into some vast, level seats covered in black-and-orange fabric. The orange stitching rollovers to the dashboard and also doors, as well as appears like a personalized order to match the Inferno orange outside paint. However, it looks like a dress-up work on what is or else a low-grade interior, packed with inexpensive tough plastic and switches over that feel and look inexpensive.

In an era when the main players in the class are placing wonderful insides in their base design pick-ups and also really wonderful insides in the midlevel trims, the Tundra's indoor appearances low-rent and cost-cut. You most certainly will not really feel confined, nonetheless, with lots of room front as well as back for 5 full-sized grownups. Outside presence is outstanding, with a powerful seating position as well as large home windows all around. The rear window features something no other pickup truck has: It's one uniform piece of powered glass, and it falls into the taxicab body like the door windows. Go down all the windows and also you have an unique outdoor experience in a pickup, however beware-- the aerodynamics mean that exhaust gas is flowing in through that opening, which you'll smell quite clearly if you accelerate vigorously.

Cargo & Towing

The Tundra could not be the best-selling vehicle on the market, yet it's obtained the cargo and lugging capabilities to hang with the major players. Two wheelbases are available in addition to 3 taxi styles and three bed sizes, all suggested to offer adaptability in ordering. The regular cab can be had with the long bed just, while the dual taxi can be had with typical or long beds. The substantial CrewMax four-door could only be had with a brief bed offered its currently massive dimension. My test automobile, the TRD Pro with the 5.7-liter V-8, standard bed and CrewMax cab, had a tow ranking of 9,800 extra pounds, which is also fully competitive with the rest of the area. All the car manufacturers offer numerous mixes for their pick-up lineups, however, that contrasting them is difficult. Suffice it to claim, they could all largely do the exact same points, and do them well.

Safety and security

The Tundra's crash examinations give it a four-star total ranking from the National Freeway Website Traffic Safety Management as well as a great score for almost every test from the Insurance coverage Institute for Highway Security (from a possible great, appropriate, limited or bad). That brings it despite having the Ram 1500 in NHTSA's examination, yet listed below the Chevy Silverado as well as Ford F-150, which both score 5 star.

Where we begin to see some differences between the vehicles remains in innovation, specifically with safety and security functions. Numerous automakers are starting to outfit their pick-ups with the most recent security functions, with Ford leading the way, featuring readily available automatic cruise control with accident discovery warning as well as unseen area sensing units (Toyota supplies this also, yet on greater trim levels). The Chevy joins the Ford in supplying lane departure caution and vehicle parking assist sensing units. Both the Toyota as well as the Ram have some reaching do in this department.

Value in Its Course

Rates for the Tundra is as affordable as its equipment, as well as while you'll find much more options currently in regards to packages and also trim levels compared to formerly provided, it still does not have quite the very same level of develop combinations as the domestic trucks. It starts with the 4x2 double-cab brief box for $29,705 (including a location fee), including the smaller sized V-8 engine as well as not much else. You could alternative a Tundra as much as soaring heights, varying up through the SR, SR5, Limited, TRD Pro, 1794 Version as well as Platinum trim levels. It maxes out at the Platinum CrewMax 4x4 at just less than $50,000, which truthfully is still a couple of actions below where competitor trucks max their deluxe cuts out at. My examination car was a TRD Pro with the CrewMax taxicab and also bigger engine; along with an optional drop-in bedliner it involved a sensible total amount of $45,465.

The domestic car manufacturers all supply vehicles much like the Tundra TRD Pro, however none with a specialized midlevel desert-runner spin like the TRD Pro. You can get a Z71 off-road bundle for the Chevy or define your Ram to be the new Rebel version, however the TRD Pro trim is much more off-road racer compared to merely off-road qualified. It's not as extreme a Baja-racer vehicle as a Ford Raptor, yet then nothing else is. All the Detroit vehicles use large engines that outgun the Tundra in horsepower, nonetheless, despite tow scores that are similar.