Constructed at a brand-new Toyota plant in southern Indiana, the Tundra additionally is the first pick-up from a Japanese producer to supply a V-8 engine.
The Tundra's layout will be the structure for a full-size sport utility vehicle-- the Sequoia-- that will certainly be constructed in Indiana and also introduced as a 2001 design.
2000 Toyota Tundra Sr5
Tundra comes as a regular-cab with an 8-foot cargo bed and as an extended taxi (called Accessibility Taxi) with a 6.5-foot bed. The Access Taxicab has rear-hinged back doors on both sides that could not be opened till the front doors are opened first. Tundra, however, has exterior handles for the back doors instead of in the doorjamb.
Both body styles have a 128-inch wheelbase and total size of 217 inches. Comparative, the Ford F-150 routine cab with an 8-foot bed and also the F-150 SuperCab with a 6.5-foot bed are both 224 inches long.
Tundra's maximum payload is 2,000 extra pounds, while the F-150's optimum is 3,220.
An appealing, properly designed dashboard in the Tundra puts all controls where they are simple to see and also reach, and front-seat residents get comfy, spacious lodgings.
The three-place back seat on the Access Taxicab, however, is too little for adults unless the front seats are pressed well ahead. The back seat is flat as a board, with a brief, hard pillow and also back-rest. The back padding is split and also both halves quickly fold up to produce more storage room.
Routine taxis and also Gain access to Cabs could have either a front bench seat that holds three or more bucket seats. Leather furniture is optional on the leading line Minimal version.
Under the Hood
A 3.4-liter V-6 with 190 horse power is basic and has either a five-speed guidebook or four-speed automatic transmission. A 4.7-liter V-8 with 245 horsepower is optional and also teams just with the automated.
Tundra's four-wheel-drive system allows transforming in or from 4WD High up on the action with control panel controls. Four-wheel anti-skid brakes are optional across the board.
Tundra supplies fewer choices in dimensions and engines than its residential competitors, and it falls short in haul and also towing ability. However, with the V-8 this is maybe the best, most refined pick-up offered. Everything fits and also operates with accuracy, as well as Tundra feels like it was made by Lexus (Toyota's deluxe department).