Built at a new Toyota plant in southern Indiana, the Tundra also is the first pickup from a Japanese maker to use a V-8 engine.
The Tundra's design will be the foundation for a full-size sport utility vehicle-- the Sequoia-- that will certainly be integrated in Indiana as well as presented as a 2001 model.
2000 Toyota Tundra Reviews
Tundra comes as a regular-cab with an 8-foot freight bed and also as an extended cab (called Accessibility Taxicab) with a 6.5-foot bed. The Gain access to Taxicab has rear-hinged rear doors on both sides that can not be opened till the front doors are opened initially. Tundra, however, has outside deals with for the back doors as opposed to in the doorjamb.
Both body styles have a 128-inch wheelbase as well as overall length of 217 inches. By comparison, the Ford F-150 regular 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 haul is 2,000 extra pounds, while the F-150's maximum is 3,220.
An eye-catching, properly designed control panel in the Tundra places all controls where they are easy to see and also get to, and front-seat occupants obtain comfortable, spacious accommodations.
The three-place rear seat on the Access Taxicab, nonetheless, is too little for grownups unless the pole positions are pushed well forward. The rear seat is flat as a board, with a short, tough pillow and backrest. The back padding is split and also both fifty percents quickly fold to develop more storage space.
Routine cabs as well as Access Taxicabs could have either a front bench seat that holds three or more container seats. Natural leather furniture is optional on the top line Limited design.
Under the Hood
A 3.4-liter V-6 with 190 horsepower is common and includes either a five-speed handbook or four-speed transmission. A 4.7-liter V-8 with 245 horsepower is optional and also teams only with the automatic.
Tundra's four-wheel-drive system enables changing in or out of 4WD High on the step with control panel controls. Four-wheel antilock brakes are optional across the board.
Tundra supplies less options in dimensions as well as engines compared to its residential rivals, as well as it falls short in payload and also towing capacity. Nonetheless, with the V-8 this is probably the best, most improved pickup available. Every little thing fits as well as runs with precision, as well as Tundra seems like it was made by Lexus (Toyota's deluxe department).