Toyota has made a major enhancement to the Tundra lineup for 2004. A bigger Double Cab design with a cargo bed as long as the one in the Access Taxicab is currently offered. Available in SR5 or Minimal trim, the new truck extends 13 inches much longer generally compared to various other Tundras. According to Don Esmond, Toyota Division elderly vice president and general supervisor, it's "the longest, largest, inmost and roomiest Tundra we have actually ever before constructed."
Toyota Tundra 2004
Tundras are available in 3 trim levels: base, SR5 as well as Minimal. Regular-cab designs have a 98.2-inch cargo bed, while the brand-new Dual Taxicab and also extended-cab trucks with rear-hinged back entrances (called Accessibility Taxis) bring a 76.5-inch bed. Both a V-6 and V-8 engine are offered. Tundra pickups function as the basis for the firm's Sequoia sport utility vehicle and are constructed at the same plant in Indiana.
Toyota's new Dual Taxi truck has four, conventional, front-hinged doors. The Access Cab has 2 rear-hinged back entrances that can not be opened till the front doors are open. Unlike some extended-cab versions, the slim back doors have outside handles.
Regular-cab as well as Gain access to Taxicab body styles ride a 128.3-inch wheelbase and also stretch to 217.5 inches long generally. A regular-cab Ford F-150 with an 8-foot cargo bed is nearly 13 inches much longer. The Tundra's optimum haul is 1,800 extra pounds, while the F-150 has a 3,000-pound maximum. Dual Cab models ride a 140.5-inch wheelbase as well as procedure 230.1 inches long generally.
An optional TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Off-Road Plan features progressive-rate springtimes, Bilstein gas shocks, all-terrain tires on 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, fender flares, haze lamps and also mudguards. The TRD Sport Bundle consists of Tokico shocks, tuned springs, a back stabilizer bar, a limited-slip differential and also graphite-toned 17-inch wheels.
Regular-cab and also Gain access to Taxi Tundras may be furnished with either a pair of captain's chairs or a 60/40-split front bench seat that holds up to three owners. Gain access to Cabs add a three-place 60/40-split rear seat with a fold-down center armrest. Dual Taxi vehicles have captain's chairs and also a split, folding back bench. The sun visors have pullout expansions.
Under the Hood
A basic 190-horsepower, 3.4-liter V-6 engine companions with either a four-speed-automatic or five-speed-manual transmission. The optional 240-hp, 4.7-liter i-Force V-8 teams just with the automated; this power plant is typical in Dual Taxicab versions. The V-8 Tundra's Touch Select four-wheel-drive system can be changed into or from 4WD-High on the move using dashboard switches. Towing ability is as high as 7,200 pounds.
Four-wheel antilock brakes are conventional. Double front airbags include a passenger-side cutoff switch.
The Tundra is a lot more refined than regular residential pick-ups, and also it produces a satisfying trip without much excess bouncing or harshness. Except for a little engine drone, it's likewise quiet for a pick-up. The seats fit in the spacious cab, and the StepSide cargo box adds added style.