A brand-new V-8 StepSide Accessibility Taxi version joins the lineup for 2003, provided in SR5 as well as Restricted grades. The Tundra showcases a brand-new, bigger grille that expands right into the upper bumper, new round haze lights and also recently offered heated mirrors. Anti-skid brakes are now conventional.
The Tundra can be found in 15 setups and in three trim levels: base, SR5 as well as Restricted V8. The regular-cab models have a 98-inch cargo bed, while extended-cab trucks with rear-hinged back doors (called Access Taxicabs) carry a 75-inch bed. Both a V-6 engine and a V-8 power plant are readily available.
The Tundra pick-ups function as the basis for the company's Sequoia sport utility vehicle and are developed at the exact same Indiana plant. Gain access to Taxi models account for 90 percent of sales.
2003 Toyota Tundra Sr5
The Accessibility Taxicab has two rear-hinged back doors that can not be opened till the front doors are open. Unlike some extended-cab versions, the slim back doors have exterior deals with.
Both body styles ride a 128.3-inch wheelbase and stretch to 217.5 inches long on the whole. A regular-cab Ford F-150 with an 8-foot freight bed is 8 inches longer. The Tundra's maximum payload is 1,800 extra pounds, while the F-150 has a maximum haul of 3,150 pounds.
A TRD (Toyota Competing Development) Off-Road Bundle is offered, as well as it showcases progressive-rate springtimes, Bilstein gas shocks, a tuned suspension, all-terrain tires on 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, overfenders, haze lights as well as contoured mudguards. The TRD Sport Bundle includes Tokico shocks, tuned springtimes, a back stabilizer bar, a limited-slip differential and also graphite-toned 17-inch wheels.
Regular taxis as well as Access Cabs might be outfitted with either a set of contoured captain's chairs or a 60/40-split front bench that holds three residents. Accessibility Cabs add a three-place 60/40-split rear seat with a fold-down facility armrest. Both fifty percents of the rear cushion fold quickly to produce extra storage room, or prized possessions can be hidden in a storage area under the cushion. A brand-new console resembles the one in the Sequoia SUV. The sun visors have pullout expansions.
Leather upholstery is optional in the Limited model. Along with brand-new steering-wheel sound controls and a power sliding back home window, Minimal trucks consist of a costs 3-in-1 stereo with an in-dash six-CD changer.
Under the Hood
A common 190-horsepower, 3.4-liter V-6 engine friends with either a four-speed-automatic or five-speed-manual transmission. The optional 240-hp, 4.7-liter, i-Force V-8 teams just with the automated. The V-8 Tundra's Touch-Select four-wheel-drive (4WD) system can be moved in or out of 4WD High on the relocation by utilizing dashboard switches. Towing capacity is as high as 7,200 pounds.
Four-wheel anti-skid brakes are typical. Double front airbags consist of a passenger-side cutoff switch.
The Tundra is a lot more polished compared to regular domestic pick-ups. It produces an enjoyable trip without much excess jumping or harshness. Besides a little engine drone, it's likewise silent for a pickup. The seats are comfortable in a roomy cab, and the new StepSide box adds additional flair.