2015 Toyota Tundra
2015 Toyota Tundra is a pickup truck made in the United States by the famous Japanese manufacturer Toyota, with the first version released in 1999. This was the first Full sized truck built in the United States by the Japanese manufacturer. Some of the previous versions of this vehicle were nominated for the prestige award of the “Truck of the year”, and not only once. We are now in the second generation of this vehicle, and we don’t see the end for it.
After more than thirty years of producing the off road vehicles, we already assumed that this vehicle will be the sum of all the experience. And we weren’t wrong. Not at all. On the road, this vehicle has proven itself to be a formidable opponent to the Ford’s new F150 SVT Raptor.
In this review we are going to go through all the cons and pros for the interior, exterior, engine specs and prices for this vehicle.
2015 Toyota Tundra Exterior
The last year, Tundra got some refreshed styling ideas implemented on its exterior. Those changes included a new grille, new hood and new front end styling. The tail part got a new stamped Tundra logo tailgate and a slightly changed interior. Some buyers might be turned off because of the tall front end, and yet they got the sides and the rear more close to the classic Tundra.
2015 Toyota Tundra Interior
It is not strange that 2015 Toyota Tundra is a big truck. Size is really important detail in that category. Inside the 2015 Toyota Tundra looks plastic in spite of the last year updates. The quality of materials used for seats is under the standards set by the competition. The plastic used for the dashboard is not of the prime quality and everything is made like it targets only the hardcore Toyota fans, and not to “hijack” buyers from the competitor manufacturers. The tech upgrades are the standard in the modern vehicles and are somehow expected. So it is not strange thing that we have things like dual climate control and Entune Premium Audio with Navigation screen. The top end, Platinum trim level, brings the Limited’s power moonroof, heated and ventilated leather seats and a parking assist sonar.
2015 Toyota Tundra Engine Specs
There are couple of variations of the 2015 Toyota Tundra engines. The first one is a 4.6 liter V8 with 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque. Second is a 5.7 liter V8 with 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. Considering those numbers, anyone can assume the fuel consumption. And that gas mileage isn’t good at all. Toyota said in its defense that the gas mileage isn’t that higher than on their competitors, but judging by the reactions of the people that have already drove it, the Toyota is either wrong or they are grasping at straws. The reported fuel consumption is something around 15 mpg which is far from any other modern full size trucks.
On streets, both versions drive about the same. They are both fairly quick but they run out of energy as the speed rises. For some heavy loads, the 5.7 liter V8 is the right one to use. The max tow rating is up to 10,400 pounds.
Driving quality and the overall impression of riding in these vehicles is fairly good, except the occasional feeling of hitting the every single bump of the road. The plush seats are a nice detail and they really help to keep the comfort on some reasonable levels.
The 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Series version upgrades most of the flaws liek suspension, exhaust, wheels and tires and brings the most formidable Tundra to date.
2015 Toyota Tundra Price
The 2015 Toyota Tundra price goes from 31,000 dollars for the base version 4.6 liter V8 with six speed gearbox and automatic transmission to 48,000 dollars for 5.7 liter AWD platinum edition. The prices can vary depending on the trim level. And there is at least a dozen of trim levels. So if you need a vehicle like this, you have to ask around and chose the perfect version, just for you.
2015 Toyota Tundra Summary
This year, the Toyota brings the reliable full size truck capable of towing big loads. It has strong V8 powertrains, leaving the V6 base engine in the past, a large double cab with traditional rear doors and a unique off road themed TRD Pro model. The bad thing about this vehicle is a below average fuel economy and very stiff ride.