Toyota has made a major enhancement to the Tundra schedule for 2004. A bigger Dual Cab design with a freight bed as long as the one in the Access Cab is currently used. Available in SR5 or Minimal trim, the new truck stretches 13 inches much longer generally than various other Tundras. According to Don Esmond, Toyota Division senior vice president and general supervisor, it's "the longest, best, deepest as well as roomiest Tundra we have ever built."
2004 Toyota Tundra
Tundras come in 3 trim levels: base, SR5 as well as Limited. Regular-cab versions have a 98.2-inch freight bed, while the new Double Taxi and also extended-cab associate rear-hinged back doors (called Access Cabs) lug a 76.5-inch bed. Both a V-6 as well as V-8 engine are available. Tundra pick-ups work as the basis for the business's Sequoia sport utility vehicle as well as are built at the very same plant in Indiana.
Toyota's new Double Cab truck has four, standard, front-hinged doors. The Access Cab has two rear-hinged back entrances that can not be opened till the front doors are open. Unlike some extended-cab designs, the narrow back doors have exterior deals with.
Regular-cab as well as Accessibility Cab body designs ride a 128.3-inch wheelbase and stretch to 217.5 inches long on the whole. A regular-cab Ford F-150 with an 8-foot freight bed is practically 13 inches much longer. The Tundra's optimum payload is 1,800 extra pounds, while the F-150 has a 3,000-pound optimum. Dual Cab versions ride a 140.5-inch wheelbase and also measure 230.1 inches long in general.
An optional TRD (Toyota Competing Growth) Off-Road Plan features progressive-rate springtimes, Bilstein gas shocks, all-terrain tires on 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, fender flares, haze lights and mudguards. The TRD Sport Plan includes Tokico shocks, tuned springtimes, a back stabilizer bar, a limited-slip differential as well as graphite-toned 17-inch wheels.
Regular-cab and Access Taxi Tundras may be equipped with either a set of captain's chairs or a 60/40-split front bench seat that stands up to three occupants. Accessibility Taxicabs include a three-place 60/40-split rear seat with a fold-down center armrest. Dual Taxi trucks have captain's chairs as well as a split, folding back bench. The sunlight visors have pullout expansions.
Under the Hood
A typical 190-horsepower, 3.4-liter V-6 engine friends with either a four-speed-automatic or five-speed-manual transmission. The optional 240-hp, 4.7-liter i-Force V-8 groups only with the automatic; this nuclear power plant is typical in Dual Taxicab designs. The V-8 Tundra's Touch Select four-wheel-drive system can be shifted right into or from 4WD-High on the move making use of control panel buttons. Towing ability is as high as 7,200 pounds.
Four-wheel anti-skid brakes are conventional. Twin front airbags include a passenger-side cutoff button.
The Tundra is more polished than common residential pickups, and also it generates a rewarding ride without much excess jumping or cruelty. Besides a little engine drone, it's additionally peaceful for a pickup. The seats are comfortable in the roomy cab, and also the StepSide freight box adds extra style.