Constructed at a brand-new Toyota plant in southerly Indiana, the Tundra likewise is the first pick-up from a Japanese producer to supply a V-8 engine. The Expanse's design is the foundation for the firm's full-size sport utility vehicle, the Sequoia, generated at the very same plant.
Toyota Tundra 2001
The Expanse comes as a regular cab with an 8-foot cargo bed and as an extensive taxicab (called Gain access to Taxicab) with a 6.5-foot bed. The Access Taxi has rear-hinged back doors on both sides that could not be opened until the front doors are opened. The Tundra, nonetheless, has exterior handles for the back doors instead of in the doorjamb.
Both body styles have a 128-inch wheelbase as well as a total size of 217 inches. Comparative, the Ford F-150 routine cab with an 8-foot bed as well as the F-150 Super Cab with a 6.5-foot bed are both 224 inches long.
The Expanse's optimum haul is 2,000 extra pounds, while the F-150's optimum is 3,180 extra pounds.
An attractive, properly designed control panel locations all controls where they are very easy to see and get to in the Tundra, and front-seat owners get comfortable, roomy accommodations. However the three-place rear seat on the Gain access to Taxi is also little for adults unless the front seats are pressed well forward. The back seat is as level as a board, with a short, tough pillow and also back-rest. The rear cushion is divided, as well as both halves quickly fold up to produce even more storage room.
Routine cabs as well as Gain access to Taxicabs have either two container seats or a front bench seat that holds 3. Natural leather furniture is optional on the top-line Restricted design.
Under the Hood
A 190-horsepower 3.4-liter V-6 engine is common as well as groups with either a five-speed handbook or four-speed automatic transmission. A 245-hp 4.7-liter V-8 is optional and comes only with the automatic.
The Expanse's four-wheel-drive system enables altering in or from 4WD High on the move with control panel controls. Four-wheel antilock brakes are optional across the board.
The Expanse provides fewer options in dimensions and also engines than its residential opponents, as well as it falls short in payload and also towing ability. However with the V-8, this is probably the smoothest, most fine-tuned pickup offered. Everything fits and also runs with accuracy, as well as the Tundra feels like it was made by Lexus-- Toyota's deluxe division.