A brand-new V-8 StepSide Accessibility Taxicab design signs up with the lineup for 2003, used in SR5 as well as Restricted qualities. The Tundra includes a brand-new, bigger grille that extends into the top bumper, brand-new round haze lamps and also newly available heated mirrors. Antilock brakes are currently typical.
The Tundra comes in 15 configurations and also in three trim levels: base, SR5 and also Minimal V8. The regular-cab versions have a 98-inch cargo bed, while extended-cab trucks with rear-hinged back entrances (called Access Taxis) bring a 75-inch bed. Both a V-6 engine as well as a V-8 nuclear power plant are readily available.
The Tundra pickups function as the basis for the company's Sequoia sport utility vehicle as well as are constructed at the same Indiana plant. Accessibility Taxicab models account for 90 percent of sales.
2003 Toyota Tundra Specs
The Accessibility Taxi has two rear-hinged back doors that could not be opened up until the front doors are open. Unlike some extended-cab models, the narrow rear doors have exterior deals with.
Both body styles ride a 128.3-inch wheelbase and also stretch to 217.5 inches long on the whole. A regular-cab Ford F-150 with an 8-foot cargo bed is 8 inches longer. The Tundra's optimum haul is 1,800 pounds, while the F-150 has an optimum haul of 3,150 extra pounds.
A TRD (Toyota Competing Growth) Off-Road Bundle is available, 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 lamps as well as contoured mudguards. The TRD Sporting activity Package includes Tokico shocks, tuned springtimes, a back stabilizer bar, a limited-slip differential as well as graphite-toned 17-inch wheels.
Regular taxicabs as well as Access Taxicabs may be furnished with either a set of contoured captain's chairs or a 60/40-split front bench that holds 3 residents. Access Taxis add a three-place 60/40-split backseat with a fold-down center armrest. Both halves of the back cushion layer conveniently to develop additional storage space, or valuables can be hidden in a storage space compartment under the padding. A brand-new console resembles the one in the Sequoia SUV. The sunlight visors have pullout extensions.
Leather upholstery is optional in the Limited design. In addition to brand-new steering-wheel audio controls as well as a power moving rear home window, Limited trucks consist of a costs 3-in-1 stereo with an in-dash six-CD changer.
Under the Hood
A basic 190-horsepower, 3.4-liter V-6 engine mates with either a four-speed-automatic or five-speed-manual transmission. The optional 240-hp, 4.7-liter, i-Force V-8 groups 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 up on the step by utilizing control panel buttons. Towing capability is as high as 7,200 pounds.
Four-wheel anti-skid brakes are standard. Twin front air bags consist of a passenger-side cutoff button.
The Tundra is extra refined than typical residential pickups. It creates a satisfying trip without much excess bouncing or cruelty. With the exception of a little engine drone, it's also silent for a pickup. The seats are comfortable in a spacious taxicab, and also the brand-new StepSide box includes extra panache.