Toyota Tundra Goes Pro, Loses V6 Entirely For 2015

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
toyota tundra goes pro loses v6 entirely for 2015

After its makeover for the 2014 model year, the 2015 Toyota Tundra has gained a few more tricks up its sleeve, beginning by going all in on V8 firepower and losing the V6 due to the latter’s take rate of less than 5 percent.

Under the bonnet awaits two potential powerplants for Tundra owners: the 4.6-liter i-Force V8 delivering 310 horsepower and 327 lb-ft of torque, and the 5.7-liter i-Force V8 offering 381 horses and 401 lb-ft of torque; the latter can be had as either gasoline-only or in Flex Fuel configuration. The power is delivered through a six-speed electronic automatic to either rear or all four wheels.

Towing capacity is 10,500 pounds in 4×2 regular-cab configuration, and is compliant with SAE J2807. Additionally, trailer control is made easier through the Tundra’s Trailer Sway Control, part of the truck’s overall vehicle stability system.

Those wanting to live out their Ivan “Ironman” Stewart fantasies can do so through the new-for-2015 TRD Pro package, which brings the 5.7-liter V8 together with 18-inch black alloys wearing exclusive Michelin off-road rubber, dual exhaust, skid plate and upgraded suspension components.

Other features available for 2015 include: spray-in bed liner, rear under-seat tray storage in double cab models, standard backup camera with blind-spot and rear cross-traffic monitoring systems, and the Entune infotainment system.

Pricing for the 2015 Tundra starts at $29,020 MSRP for the base SR 4×2 regular cab model, while no word has been said thus far regarding the TRD Pro model. That said, PickupTrucks.com has published a price list for the majority of the models on sale for the 2015 model year.

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  • Big Al from Oz Big Al from Oz on Sep 17, 2014

    Real trucks have a diesel engine. Gasoline or this talk of displacement is the talk of sedans. I do bet the Cummins diesel Tundra will outperform the 5.7 in all areas of performance, including FE. Why do you need a V8, when there are many 4 cylinder diesels out there that can move as much weight, more reliably, cheaper and with less effort. Come on.....this is the 21st Century. Lot's of you guys talk like it was back in the 50s. Displacement has a replacement. Forced induction. It is here to stay.

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    • RHD RHD on Sep 17, 2014

      @Hummer That occurred to me, too - the replacement for displacement is the turbocharger, at least to the engineers designing new vehicles. That's not America's traditional style, what with our fuel taxes being so low in comparison to other countries.

  • Rustyra24 Rustyra24 on Sep 17, 2014

    The Raptor look alike grille is a nice touch.

  • VoGhost What to name a car for people insecure about the size of their 'manhood'? Magnum. What do name a car for people insecure about their orientation? STR8. Nobody -- and I mean nobody -- knows their customer base like FCA/Stellantis.
  • VoGhost Finally! The minivan that Porsche owners have been clamoring for all these years?
  • 2ACL Random fact: despite cratering sales and discontinuation, the 200 is regularly featured in national top 10 lists for catalytic converter theft.
  • MaintenanceCosts The first-gen SRT8s look badass, there's just no two ways about it. A set of wheels from the same-year 300C SRT8 would make this into an impossibly good-looking car. But as a car rather than an object of sculpture, the second gen is so much better, even if it isn't a wagon.
  • 2ACL In addition to having two decades of wear and tear, several of these old Hondas & Acuras (namely the V6s) also have transmission design defects that would likely send them to the crusher if they manifested. I wonder how many of these recalls are still open because they're attached to cars in some state of inoperability.
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