Toyota to Do Away with V6 Option on Tundras in 2015

2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum 008 2

After a dramatic redesign for the 2014 model year and the addition of “TRD Pro” models for 2015, Toyota’s Tundra half-ton full-size pickup will see another big change: no V6.

With V6 sales said to be less than 2-percent of all the Tundras sold, Toyota will make the 4.6-liter i-Force V8 the new base engine.

The 4.6 liter  doles out 310 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 327 foot-pounds of peak torque at 3,400 rpm. 

The most popular Tundra engine, still one of the most advanced in the full-size pickup segment, is the 381 horsepower 5.7-liter i-Force V8.

A real workhorse, with 401 foot-pounds of peak torque at 3,600 rpm., the 5.7-liter is offered in both gasoline and Flex Fuel variants.

Both V8s feature an aluminum cylinder block and double overhead-cam heads with four valves per cylinder, 

Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), and Acoustic Control Induction System that get credit for a broad torque curve and helping to optimize efficiency.

Both V8s come teamed with with a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive, with 4WD optional.

Editor’s Note: Bruce Smith is a Senior Editor at Randall-Reilly

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