A brand-new V-8 StepSide Access Taxicab model joins the schedule for 2003, provided in SR5 and also Restricted qualities. The Tundra showcases a new, larger grille that prolongs right into the top bumper, brand-new round haze lamps and recently available heated mirrors. Anti-skid brakes are currently basic.
The Tundra comes in 15 arrangements and in three trim levels: base, SR5 as well as Minimal V8. The regular-cab versions have a 98-inch freight bed, while extended-cab trucks with rear-hinged back entrances (called Access Taxis) bring a 75-inch bed. Both a V-6 engine and a V-8 power plant are readily available.
The Tundra pick-ups act as the basis for the company's Sequoia sport utility vehicle and are constructed at the very same Indiana plant. Access Cab versions account for 90 percent of sales.
Toyota Tundra 2003
The Accessibility Taxicab has two rear-hinged back doors that could not be opened until the front doors are open. Unlike some extended-cab versions, the narrow back doors have exterior handles.
Both body designs ride a 128.3-inch wheelbase as well as 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 maximum haul is 1,800 extra pounds, while the F-150 has a maximum haul of 3,150 pounds.
A TRD (Toyota Racing Advancement) Off-Road Package is readily available, and also it showcases progressive-rate springs, Bilstein gas shocks, a tuned suspension, all-terrain tires on 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, overfenders, haze lamps and also contoured mudguards. The TRD Sporting activity Plan includes Tokico shocks, tuned springs, a back stabilizer bar, a limited-slip differential as well as graphite-toned 17-inch wheels.
Normal taxicabs as well as Gain access to Cabs could be equipped with either a set of contoured captain's chairs or a 60/40-split front bench that holds three residents. Gain access to Taxis include a three-place 60/40-split backseat with a fold-down facility armrest. Both halves of the rear padding layer quickly to develop extra storage room, or prized possessions can be hidden in a storage compartment under the padding. A new console resembles the one in the Sequoia SUV. The sunlight visors have pullout extensions.
Natural leather upholstery is optional in the Minimal model. In addition to brand-new steering-wheel sound controls and a power moving rear window, Limited vehicles include a premium 3-in-1 stereo with an in-dash six-CD changer.
Under the Hood
A common 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 automatic. The V-8 Tundra's Touch-Select four-wheel-drive (4WD) system can be changed in or from 4WD High on the relocation by utilizing control panel switches. Towing capacity is as high as 7,200 pounds.
Safety and security
Four-wheel anti-skid brakes are standard. Dual front airbags include a passenger-side cutoff switch.
The Tundra is more polished compared to typical domestic pick-ups. It produces a rewarding ride without much excess jumping or harshness. Besides a little engine drone, it's additionally quiet for a pick-up. The seats are comfortable in a spacious taxicab, and also the new StepSide box includes extra style.