|2015 Toyota Tacoma||VS||2015 Toyota Tundra|
|21 City/25 Hwy||Fuel Economy||15 City/19 Hwy|
|3,500 lbs||Towing||10,500 lbs|
|159 hp 180 lb-ft.||Engine||310 hp 327 lb-ft.|
Sometimes it’s hard to be certain how much power you want to get out of a truck. You’re left wondering what the weight is of everything you tow and if a midsize or full-size pickup is the answer to your needs. Some people tow large boats and others just have an ATV, but you certainly don’t need a Tundra for both. To get you out of that confusing grey area of which truck can do what, we’re comparing the 2015 Toyota Tacoma vs the 2015 Toyota Tundra. Each truck has it’s own uses and you want to be certain that you don’t have too much power or too little. Other than their overall power, the two vehicles mainly differ in cost and fuel efficiency.
If you’re planning on using your truck to haul dirt, gravel or woodchips to do personal landscaping, the Tacoma can handle most jobs like that, with a payload capacity of 1,500 pounds. A Tundra might be better if you’re doing it for a living though. It’s payload capacity allows you to load up over 2,000 pounds of whatever you need to get to a job site. Similarly, recreation equipment like dirt bikes ATVs and bass boats can be easily taken care of with the Tacoma’s 6,500 pound towing capacity. For something bigger that you might take to one of the Great Lakes, the 10,500 pound capacity of the Tundra fares much better.
The reason for the price difference between the two vehicles is obvious. The biggest reason being that the Tundra offers much more power as well as a larger cabin and truck bed. Both vehicles do however come with great Toyota safety features offered by the star safety system along with the durability that allows Toyota vehicles to remain on the road longer than everything else.
Drivers will also enjoy the comfort and convenience of features like the Entune infotainment system, touchscreen navigation, Bluetooth, SofTex trim and the optional TRD Pro trim, which comes with advanced performance components. If you want to learn more about either vehicle they can be found at Don Jacobs Toyota and are available for a test drive.