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2015 Tundra 5.7 or 4.6

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Whenindoubt, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. Nov 4, 2019 at 3:06 PM
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    Whenindoubt

    Whenindoubt [OP] New Member

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    Looking at two Tundra

    1. 2015 Tundra SR5 17,800 with 124k miles 5.7L
    2. 2015 Tundra SR5 18,900 with 94k miles 4.6L

    Both are 2wd Double cab , clean carfax

    so the question is should I save the 1100 dollars and go with 30k higher mileage 5.7L or not.
     
  2. Nov 4, 2019 at 3:09 PM
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    rt_tundra_co

    rt_tundra_co I'll get tired of tweaking this truck...never

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    There is a lot more to unpack here as far as features, how the trucks were treated, etc. But, if all of those were equal I would take the 5.7L. As long as it has been taken care of, the longevity of Toyota motors puts them on more even ground than the 30k miles would suggest. The 5.7L will make you happier in the long run when you look to demand more out of the power plant.
     
  3. Nov 4, 2019 at 3:48 PM
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    JohnLakeman

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    The mileage difference is negligible in my opinion. Select based on your preference for power, and possibly getting additional insight into the maintenance history of the two trucks. Subject to power considerations (see below), it will come down to which truck looks the cleanest and well kept.

    Power conderations: There is 71 horsepower difference between the two engines. That 71 hp is all gravy. That is...it takes 310 horsepower to move that much truck at a reasonable rate, and an extra 71 horsepower is all giddyup. If you can stand to move at just a reasonable pace, then the 4.6L will work for you and give you a teensy-weensy bit better gas mileage (I estimate 2 mpg). If you want to not be loitering around, but git'er done quick or tow, then you want the 5.7L. Don't look back, forget the $1100.
     
  4. Nov 4, 2019 at 3:51 PM
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  5. Nov 4, 2019 at 3:51 PM
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    I can only go by the carfax, both have good service records from viewing that and no unusual maintenance reported . I was leaning to the 5.7 so thank you for the input.
     
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  6. Nov 8, 2019 at 9:58 AM
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    I was in a similar situation as yours. 5.7 or 4.6???

    Since both are DC's and MPG's are virtually identical then you should consider how much you will tow. The 4.6 will definitely do the job but will use more fuel to do it because the engine works harder.

    You didn't mention color ... that would be a factor with me (along with interior color too).

    Repair history and overall condition of the trucks will tell a lot. Try and find out how they have been used in the past. I picked up mine from an HVAC guy that used it on the highway to give install estimates. Only the drivers seat in the my truck had ever been used. Interior was flawless.

    Hope this helps.
     
  7. Nov 8, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    Fourknights

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