Constructed at a new Toyota plant in southerly Indiana, the Tundra also is the initial pick-up from a Japanese producer to supply a V-8 engine.
The Tundra's style will be the foundation for a full-size sport utility vehicle-- the Sequoia-- that will certainly be constructed in Indiana as well as presented as a 2001 design.
Toyota Tundra 2000
Tundra comes as a regular-cab with an 8-foot cargo bed and as an extended cab (called Gain access to Taxi) with a 6.5-foot bed. The Access Taxicab has rear-hinged rear doors on both sides that can not be opened till the front doors are opened initially. Tundra, however, has exterior takes care of for the rear doors rather than in the doorjamb.
Both body designs have a 128-inch wheelbase and total size of 217 inches. Comparative, the Ford F-150 routine cab with an 8-foot bed and also the F-150 SuperCab with a 6.5-foot bed are both 224 inches long.
Tundra's optimum payload is 2,000 extra pounds, while the F-150's optimum is 3,220.
An attractive, well-designed dashboard in the Tundra positions all controls where they are simple to see and also reach, and front-seat residents obtain comfy, spacious lodgings.
The three-place rear seat on the Gain access to Cab, nevertheless, is also little for adults unless the pole positions are pressed well onward. The back seat is flat as a board, with a brief, tough cushion as well as backrest. The back padding is split as well as both fifty percents easily fold to develop even more storage room.
Regular cabs and also Access Taxicabs could have either a front bench seat that holds three or more bucket seats. Leather furniture is optional on the leading line Minimal model.
Under the Hood
A 3.4-liter V-6 with 190 horsepower is conventional and features either a five-speed handbook or four-speed automatic transmission. A 4.7-liter V-8 with 245 horsepower is optional and groups just with the automatic.
Tundra's four-wheel-drive system allows changing in or out of 4WD High on the action with control panel controls. Four-wheel antilock brakes are optional across the board.
Tundra uses fewer selections in dimensions as well as engines compared to its residential competitors, and it falls short in payload and towing ability. Nonetheless, with the V-8 this is maybe the smoothest, most fine-tuned pickup offered. Every little thing fits and also runs with accuracy, and also Tundra seems like it was made by Lexus (Toyota's luxury department).