2015 Toyota Tundra Driving Range to Improve

2015 Toyota Tundra Driving Range to Improve

Being the least-efficient in a given segment and offering the smallest fuel tank doesn’t seem to make sense and yet Toyota is currently doing just that with its half-ton pickup truck. 

However, the Tundra is being upgraded for the 2015 model year and the changes will include a larger gas tank and the addition of an integrated trailer brake controller according to Tundra chief engineer, Mike Sweers.

In fact, Toyota is planning much more than a mildly larger tank. For 2015, the Tundra will leap past every other truck in its segment to offer a 38-gallon gas tank, which is two gallons greater than the Ford F-150 which uses a 36-gallon tank and is currently the segment leader. This move makes perfect sense considering the Tundra’s 15 mpg combined fuel economy rating.

The other addition is an integrated trailer brake controller, a device that is built into the truck to independently control the trailer brakes. Ram, Ford and GM all offer integrated trailer brake controllers, though Toyota owners currently have to install aftermarket devices to enjoy the same level of braking.

Trailers equipped with brakes don’t make use of them without a brake controller, which leaves the vehicle braking system to handling all stopping duty. While aftermarket units provide the same capability, the Tundra will benefit from a cabin-integrated system that will present a nicer package than a non-specific aftermarket unit can.

GALLERY: 2014 Toyota Tundra


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  • Jamal

    It needs it! Toyota: Still Playing Catch Up

  • scott

    They are items which should have been added on the 14′. But I guess when you don’t plan on doing ANYTHING to increase the fuel economy you need to spread the upgrades out to make it look like your doing something. Hopefully they plan on doing more for the 15′ because this is a joke.

  • Guest

    Trolls will keep on trolling.

  • scott

    That’s right , when you have no argument start the name calling..
    Just what I’d expect from a democrat…

  • Shiratori90

    What an idiot……

  • Shiratori90

    Another troll comment…….

    What are the odds?!!

  • Jamal

    Face it… the Tundra is still behind the others. That 5.7 gets the WORST fuel economy.

  • scott

    Anyone who can’t take constructive criticism is either a fanboy, a company shill or both. With Iraq forcing Gas prices up the Toyotas flaws will be further exposed and these moronic comments by fools such as Shiratori90 will just increase

  • Samuel

    It gets the worst fuel economy because if the STANDARD towing axle the comes with it (4.30:1). VS the fuel economy taken from trucks with a rear axle not meant for towing (3.55:1 and less). Equip the big 3 with the towing packages, the numbers are comparable if not the exact same.

  • Shiratori90

    Take a look in the mirror buddy…….

  • Shiratori90

    You’re clearly a shill for the conservative cause. What a loser….

  • cris

    Toyota makes a nice solid and reliable truck, they always have. I think toyota is playing catch up to the rest of them but like with everything, it takes time. Look at the improvements like the interior and exterior and soon enough maybe a new and improved line of engines with better options and gas economy. Maybe a better axel and even a new and improved transmission. Its all a matter of time…

  • molan labe

    Why are they going with a 38 gallon tank when Transfer-flow already makes a 46 gal. replacement tank for the Tundra?

  • Jay

    Tranfer flow will not sell, install, or ship there 46 gallon tanks to California. I have tried several times. They produce them here where I live. Sucks… 🙁

  • aLLsTaR617

    Oh my god, I’m going to buy one of the big three because the fuel economy is like 4 mpg better!!!! If your buying a full size pickup who the f*** cares about a few mpg’s. Oh I guess the money you save on gas can be put towards fixing it or buying AAA so your not walking home or with your thumb out on the highway