2015 Toyota Tundra

MSRP $32,480 - $37,030

Ranked #2 in Pickup-truck

8.0

Overall Rating

2015 Toyota Tundra Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 23, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Hailing from a long list of heavy-duty vehicles created by Toyota, the Tundra is their only full-size pickup truck, and the first one the Japanese manufacturer built in North America. Toyota brings its trademark reliability to a segment that demands it. Available across six trims and various body styles, the Toyota Tundra is a good fit for a vast array of customers due to its rugged underpinnings and off-road capabilities, especially in the newly introduced TRD Pro variant.

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Pros

Durable and capable V8 engine options

Roomy interiors

Excellent resale value 

Cons

Rivals show higher levels of refinement

Towing and payload capacities fall short of the competition

Lacks variety compared to the rest of the segment 

What's New?

The V6 has been decommissioned as an option on the Toyota Tundra

Off-road focused TRD Pro variant released


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$32480

bodystyle

4dr CrewMax

passenger capacity

6

top speed

107 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

281 cu.in.

horsepower

310 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

327 lb.-ft. @ 3400 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent frnt duble wishbne suspensin w/anti-rll bar

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear leaf suspensin

dimensions

wheelbase

145.7 in.

length

228.9 in.

width

79.9 in.

height

75.8 in.

curb weight

5250 lbs.

ground clearance

10 in.

capacity

cargo volume

98.2 cu ft.

towing capacity

6700 lbs.

payload capacity

1550 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.5 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/17/19 mpg

highway range

501.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

SR5$32,480 onwards

SR5 5.7$33,980 onwards

SR5 FFV$37,030 onwards

Colors and Styles

2015 Toyota Tundra in Agate Black color
Agate Black

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Ratings

Pricing and Feature

9.0

Features

7.0

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

8.0

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.0

Overall Rating


As for the passenger room, the Tundra CrewMax provides the most space across both seating rows. Combined with the capabilities of the robust V8 powertrain, the 2015 Toyota Tundra goes up against the likes of the Ford F-250 SuperCab, GMC 2500HD Crew Cab, and the RAM 2500 Crew Cab.


7.0/10
Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety


2015 Toyota Tundra Features

7.0/10

The 2015 Toyota Tundra CrewMax is available in five different trim levels, with the exception of the SR trim level in which the double cab and regular cab variants can be had. The trims range from the lowest priced SR5 to the most expensive TRD Pro. The 1794 Edition trim is a limited edition variant and is not to be confused with the accessibly priced Limited trim. AWD is available for an extra cost of around $3,000, and the off-road-focused TRD Pro offers AWD as standard.

Trims

SR5

Limited

Platinum

1794 Edition

TRD Pro

MSRP (RWD)

$35,275

$40,795

$46,220

$48,320

-

MSRP (4WD)

$38,325

$43,845

$49,270

$51,370

$45,295

Key Features

5.7L, 381 hp V8 engine

In addition to/replacing features in the SR5 trim

In addition to/replacing features in the Limited trim

In addition to/replacing features in the Platinum trim

In addition to/replacing features in the 1794 Edition trim

 

Emergency Braking Assist

Real-Time Traffic Satellite Radio

One-Touch Power Windows

Premium Leather Upholstery

Electronic Hi-Lo Gear Selection

 

3 Months Of Satellite Radio Service

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

JBL Premium Speaker System

Dual Zone Front Climate Control

TRD Shift Knob

 

Rear View Camera

Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Universal Garage Remote Transmitter

Leather-wrapped And Wood finished Steering Wheel

TRD Tuned suspension

 

Heated Mirrors

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Integrated Turn Signals on outer rearview mirrors

Heated and Ventilated front seats

All Terrain Tires

 

Cloth bench seat 

Front Bucket Seats

Leather Upholstery

Front And Rear Parking Sensors

Premium Cloth

We Recommend 

The capabilities of the 2015 Toyota Tundra don’t really differ across the trim levels, although they do go from barebones to almost luxury levels of premium from the SR5 trim to the 1794 Edition. Nevertheless, Toyota does charge heavy increments between trim levels, making the 1794 Edition rather expensive. For a good balance between affordability and usability, we recommend the Limited trim for its basic luxuries and necessary features.

2015 Toyota Tundra Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The Toyota Tundra loses its V6 option coming into 2015, leaving the 4.6L V8 as the standard engine on offer, while the 5.7L V8 remains optional. Both these engines follow age-old architecture that has proven itself against the test of time but lacks the refinement offered in the powertrains of the competition. 

Both engine options come mated to a 6-speed automatic that does well to extract the available power and torque from either engine, sending it to the rear wheels or all four depending on your configuration. The smaller engine has an output of 310 horsepower that falls well below the competition, leaving the larger 5.7L V8 to do most of the heavy lifting in the competition.

Model

Toyota Tundra SR5 CrewMax

Ford F-250 Super Duty XL Crew Cab

GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab

Ram 2500HD Crew Cab

MSRP

$40,795

$33,740

$36,935

$33,670

Engine

5.7L, Naturally Aspirated V8

6.2L, Naturally Aspirated V8

6.0L, Naturally Aspirated V8

5.7L, Naturally Aspirated V8

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Power

381 hp @ 5,600 rpm

385 hp @ 5,500 rpm

360 hp @ 5,400 rpm

383 hp @ 5,600 rpm

Torque

401 lb-ft @ 3,600 rpm

405 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm

380 lb-ft @ 4,200 rpm

400 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

0-60 mph (sec)

6.6

6.7

7.5

7.4

Quarter-mile (sec)

15.2

15.2

16.0

15.7

Top Speed (mph)

125

120

110

110

Payload Capacity (lbs)

2,080

3,558

3,264

2,683

Towing Capacity (lbs)

10,500

12,500

13,000

11,510

The larger V8 engine in the Toyota comes with impressive output figures, belting out a competitive 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque for a decent mix between pulling power and driveability. Unfortunately for Toyota, the age of the powertrain and underpinnings begins to show as the competition eclipses its payload capacity, while narrowly beating its towing capacity too. The most powerful engine in the segment belongs to the Ford F-250, which also boasts best-in-class payload capacity. Despite the poorest engine output figures in the segment, the GMC Sierra 2500HD has the highest towing capacity at 13,000 pounds. 

2015 Toyota Tundra Fuel Economy

9.0/10

Large V8 engines that displace amounts north of 4 liters aren’t exactly the most frugal, to begin with, and the Toyota Tundra engines are rather ancient in their design. This is showcased in its poor MPG figures of 13 in the city and 18 out on the highways. The lack of refinement in the engine results in a combined 15 mpg on all roads, and the smaller 26.4-gallon fuel tank in the 2015 Toyota Tundra doesn’t do it any favors, and its maximum range on a full fuel tank doesn’t cross 500 miles. Nevertheless, the other manufacturers in the segment refuse to get their engines EPA tested, suggesting Toyota is fairly confident that the engine is efficient enough for use.

Model

Toyota Tundra CrewMax

Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab

GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab

Ram 2500HD Crew Cab

MPG (City)

13

NA

NA

NA

MPG (Highway)

18

NA

NA

NA

MPG (Combined)

15

NA

NA

NA

Fuel Capacity (gal)

26.4

35.0

36.0

31.0

Range (City / Highway / Combined) (miles)

343 / 475 / 396

NA

NA

NA

Since EPA mpg figures aren’t available for the competition, we speculate that the rival trucks offer similar fuel economy if not slightly less than the 2015 Toyota Tundra and its 5.7L V8. The Ford engine displaces 6.2L, so we expect poorer fuel economy in both the city and on the highway. The rival trucks all have fuel tanks larger than 30 gallons, with the GMC Sierra 2500HD possessing the largest fuel tank altogether at 36 gallons, which should allow it to offer a better range on a fuel tank. 

2015 Toyota Tundra Interior

9.0/10

The CrewMax cab layout in the Toyota Tundra is widely known as one of the most accommodating cab styles available in the full-size truck segment. The Tundra offers class-leading amounts of interior room across its two seating rows. The front row gets bench seats in lower trims, which gets upgraded to bucket seats for better individual passenger room in the higher trims. Unfortunately, the CrewMax cab style does not get the under-seat storage that Toyota offers in the Double Cab layout. 

Model

Toyota Tundra CrewMax

Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab

GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab

Ram 2500HD Crew Cab

Seating Capacity

6

6

6

6

Front Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

39.7 / 65.7 / 42.5

40.7 / 68.0 / 41.1

42.8 / 64.8 / 45.3

41.0 / 66.0 / 41.0

Rear Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

38.9 / 65.5 / 42.3

40.8 / 68.0 / 42.1

40.5 / 64.3 / 40.9

39.9 / 65.7 / 40.3

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

NA

64.1

61.0

57.5

Right off the bat, the 2015 Toyota Tundra CrewMax impresses with the amount of legroom it offers across both seating rows. Unlike the GMC Sierra 2500HD, the Tundra offers similar amounts of legroom at 42.5” and 42.3” in the front and rear row respectively. The GMC truck on the other hand offers a class-leading 45.3” of legroom in the front row, leaving the Toyota Tundra to take segment best in terms of rear legroom. The Sierra 2500HD also offers the best headroom in the front row, while the Ford F-250 offers best-in-class rear headroom at 40.8”. Interior features to look out for in the 2015 Toyota Tundra:

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Premium leather upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated front seats 
  • Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror

2015 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Infotainment Features

Toyota vehicles aren’t always the most advanced when it comes to infotainment systems. They have had their fair share of shortcomings in the technology department in a bid to maintain the no-nonsense reliability factor which is always marred with the use of too much technology. Nonetheless, the Japanese manufacturer manages to offer competitive infotainment set up in the 2015 Toyota Tundra that does well to rival the likes of the more tech-savvy Ford F-250 among others.

It is spearheaded by a 7” touchscreen that houses Toyota’s Entune software that is fairly easy to use, but not groundbreaking in any manner. It does, however, offer plenty of connectivity features, and the premium JBL audio system does well to spruce up the infotainment unit just enough for an enjoyable experience. Highlights of the infotainment system include:

  • 7” touchscreen
  • Premium JBL speaker system 
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a 90-day free trial
  • Navtraffic Real-Time Traffic Display
  • Entune App Suite and Smart Device Integration

2015 Toyota Tundra Exterior

7.0/10

The 2015 Toyota Tundra CrewMax is only available with one-bed style due to the length of its cab. It can be had with the shortest bed option, limiting the cargo space in favor of passenger room. Following its update in 2014, the Toyota Tundra doesn’t get any exterior upgrades or changes for the model year 2015. It still sports mammoth proportions that are only complemented by its large grille and bumpers. The cab is quite accessible, while the cargo bed is also at a convenient height, and the tailgate has a soft-open feature that prevents it from free-falling with a loud noise. 

Model

Toyota Tundra CrewMax

Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab

GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab

Ram 2500HD Crew Cab

Curb Weight (lbs)

5,675

6,442

6,236

6,317

Length (in)

228.9

256.8

258.4

237.4

Width (in)

79.9

79.9

80.5

79.5

Height (in)

75.8

77.4

78.3

76.9

Ground Clearance (in)

10.2

8.5

9.7

6.1

Wheelbase (in)

145.7

156.0

153.7

149.0

The 2015 Toyota Tundra CrewMax is the lightest in its segment, which possibly affects its payload rating. It isn’t the largest truck in any regard, with a shorter length and width than at least one other truck in the comparison. It does boast the best ground clearance, which makes it an adept vehicle for off-roading, especially in its TRD Pro guise. The wheelbase of the Toyota Tundra is also the shortest, suggesting it isn’t the largest truck in terms of dimensions but is very practical nonetheless. Standout exterior features of the 2015 Toyota Tundra CrewMax:

  • Rearview camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Heated outer rearview mirrors with integrated turn signals 
  • TPMS

2015 Toyota Tundra Safety

8.0/10

The 2015 Toyota Tundra is fairly safe but fails to get the ratings you would expect of a Toyota vehicle. Having gotten the best possible safety ratings in so many vehicles over the past, it is a little disappointing to see a 4-star NHTSA rating for one of their largest, most burly vehicles. It is fairly safe for a pickup truck though, and its high ground clearance and tall proportions are well controlled in terms of safety, as it receives a decent rollover risk rating of 4-stars, although only when equipped with AWD. In its RWD guise, the Toyota Tundra has a 3-star rollover risk rating. Notable safety features include:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Driveline Traction Control
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Reverse Camera
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags and Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor

2015 Toyota Tundra Final Verdict

The Toyota Tundra CrewMax seems like a valuable purchase when looked at objectively. If it is looked at against the competition, its figures do let it down, making the competition look better. However, for vehicles of utilitarian nature, the Toyota promise of longevity carries immense value, and the Japanese manufacturer knows it. Their decision to make minimal changes to their proven mechanicals suggests the Tundra would be a great choice for anybody looking for a pickup truck for the long haul.