I drive a gas guzzling, environmentally unfriendly, V8 Toyota Tundra. I love my truck. While I am not exactly an environmentalist, I believe in recycling, solar panels and doing whatever I can to make the earth a cleaner place. But ya, I still drive this big truck – although I would love to buy a Tesla, so that must account for something?
Anyways, here is my review of the 2015 Toyota Tundra (Crewmax, SR5 Plus).
I wanted to purchase a new truck for towing and hauling purposes. I am very tall, and needed a vehicle with a lot of room. My kids, while young, are quite tall already and will only get bigger so I needed a vehicle with plenty of room in the back seat for those long road trips. The interior size of the cab is one of the biggest reasons we chose this Tundra, but the number one draw to this truck: The fact that it is a Toyota!
Over the years my father owned a vast number of Fords. The old acronym: “Found On Road Dead” suited all of them quite well. Breakdowns were always happening. Probably the biggest reason I did not want a Ford. I myself for some dumb reason also briefly owned a Ford. A ’99 F250 Super Duty. It broke down 3 times in the 9 months I owned it. So when I went to buy a new truck, Ford was out – WAY out. My father-in-law on the other hand has owned many many Toyotas over the years with great success and never ever any problems. Combine the great reliability, high resale value, good looks, and fun to drive nature of the Tundra – this was the truck for me. I would recommend it to anyone ever looking to buy a new truck.
Anyways, enough gibber-jabber, here is a point form list of pros/cons for this truck, in my opinion.
2015 Tundra Pro’s
- Brand reliability
- Resale value
- Roll down back window
- Fun to drive
- Smooth ride
- Spacious / ample legroom
- Back up Camera
- Powerful motor
- Slow dropping tailgate
2015 Tundra Cons
- Paint scratches easily
- Stereo is under powered
- Gas mileage (although knew this before purchasing)
- Can be difficult to park at times (no surprise)
- Lack of 1-touch window controls (especially for rear window)
- Not all buttons are lit up in the dark
- Sunlight can render stereo display useless at certain angles
- Minimal interior storage (something under rear seats would be helpful