Toyota is making some changes to the 2015 Toyota Tundra to better align to market needs and remain competitive.
First, the Tundra gets rid of the 4.0L V6 engine, which was one of the three power train choice for many years. This motor with 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque was not selling very well, so the 2015 Tundra is now all about V8s. You can choose the base 4.6L V8 with 310 hp and 327 lb-ft of torque. However, the far more popular choice among the Tundra customers is the 5.7L V8 with 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are backed up by the 6-speed automatic transmission. The power outputs and driveline components remain the same. This inline with Toyota’s “if it ain’t broke, why fix it” mentality.
Tundra customer had to install aftermarket trailer brake controllers, but the 2015 Tundra will offer an integrated brake controller when you get a 5.7L V8 and Tow Package. The controller is mounted on the lower right (near driver’s knee). And the trailer brake gain and other information is displayed on the center 3.5 inch information screen. This package also includes Tow/Haul mode that adjusts throttle sensitivity and transmission shift mapping. Trailer Sway control is also available. The 4.6L Tundra still offer pre-wiring kit for aftermarket brake controllers.
The other new item for 2015 is the rear under-seat storage tray that is available on certain double-cab Tundras.
By the way, you can still get the Tundra SR work truck trim with a regular (two-door) cab.
Check out the 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro going off-road against the Ford Raptor.
And here is the 2015 Toyota Tundra acceleration test.
Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been a contributor at TFL since 2011.