Built at a new Toyota plant in southerly Indiana, the Tundra additionally is the first pick-up from a Japanese producer to offer a V-8 engine.
The Tundra's style will certainly be the structure for a full-size sport utility vehicle-- the Sequoia-- that will certainly be integrated in Indiana and also introduced as a 2001 design.
2000 Toyota Tundra
Tundra comes as a regular-cab with an 8-foot freight bed and also as a prolonged cab (called Accessibility Taxicab) with a 6.5-foot bed. The Accessibility Cab has rear-hinged rear doors on both sides that can not be opened till the front doors are opened first. Tundra, nevertheless, has exterior handles for the back doors rather than in the doorjamb.
Both body designs have a 128-inch wheelbase and general length of 217 inches. By comparison, 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 haul is 2,000 extra pounds, while the F-150's maximum is 3,220.
An appealing, well-designed dashboard in the Tundra puts all controls where they are simple to see and also reach, and also front-seat occupants get comfortable, roomy lodgings.
The three-place back seat on the Gain access to Taxi, however, is too little for adults unless the front seats are pressed well onward. The back seat is level as a board, with a brief, tough pillow as well as backrest. The back pillow is split as well as both halves easily fold up to produce more storage room.
Routine cabs and Access Taxicabs could have either a front bench seat that holds three or more pail seats. Natural leather furniture is optional on the top line Minimal model.
Under the Hood
A 3.4-liter V-6 with 190 horsepower is conventional and also includes either a five-speed manual or four-speed transmission. A 4.7-liter V-8 with 245 horse power is optional and also teams just with the automated.
Tundra's four-wheel-drive system allows changing in or out of 4WD High up on the step via dashboard controls. Four-wheel anti-skid brakes are optional across the board.
Tundra provides fewer options in dimensions as well as engines compared to its residential competitors, and it falls short in haul and towing ability. However, with the V-8 this is perhaps the smoothest, most refined pick-up readily available. Whatever fits and operates with precision, and Tundra seems like it was made by Lexus (Toyota's high-end department).