It is kind of a matter of opinion. They are both Schedule III opioids so they have about the same abuse potential. Most people tend to think hydrocodone is the stronger of the two though.
I was switched to tramadol from oxycodone 5 in October by the v.a. pain Clinic because Michael Jackson over dosed and my pain is psychosymatic, my answer to this question is no !!! , oxycodone and the rest of the non tramadol meds work better. My pain has come back and worsened since the tramadol switch. Now I have incapacitating severe pain, and my pain is excruciating with the tramadol.
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