2000 toyota Tundra Reviews

2000 Toyota Tundra Reviews: Tundra is the first true full-size Japanese-brand pickup. Presented last summer season as a very early 2000 design, Tundra replaces the midsize T100 in Toyota's schedule as well as straight challenges full-size domestic pickups such as the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram and also GMC Sierra.

Developed at a brand-new Toyota plant in southerly Indiana, the Tundra likewise is the first pick-up from a Japanese maker to use a V-8 engine.

The Tundra's layout will certainly be the structure for a full-size sport utility vehicle-- the Sequoia-- that will certainly be constructed in Indiana and presented as a 2001 model.

2000 Toyota Tundra Reviews

Tundra comes as a regular-cab with an 8-foot cargo bed and also as an extensive taxi (called Accessibility Taxicab) with a 6.5-foot bed. The Gain access to Cab has rear-hinged rear doors on both sides that can not be opened up until the front doors are opened initially. Tundra, however, has outside handles for the rear doors as opposed to in the doorjamb.

Both body designs have a 128-inch wheelbase and overall length of 217 inches. By comparison, the Ford F-150 normal cab with an 8-foot bed and the F-150 SuperCab with a 6.5-foot bed are both 224 inches long.

Tundra's maximum payload is 2,000 extra pounds, while the F-150's maximum is 3,220.


An appealing, properly designed dashboard in the Tundra positions all controls where they are simple to see and also get to, and also front-seat passengers get comfy, roomy holiday accommodations.

The three-place rear seat on the Accessibility Taxi, nonetheless, is also tiny for adults unless the pole positions are pressed well ahead. The back seat is level as a board, with a short, hard cushion and backrest. The rear padding is split as well as both halves quickly fold up to develop more storage area.

Routine taxis and Access Taxis could have either a front bench seat that holds three or more bucket seats. Leather upholstery is optional on the leading line Limited design.

Under the Hood

A 3.4-liter V-6 with 190 horsepower is basic as well as has either a five-speed guidebook or four-speed automatic transmission. A 4.7-liter V-8 with 245 horse power is optional and also teams only with the automated.

Tundra's four-wheel-drive system permits altering in or from 4WD High up on the step through dashboard controls. Four-wheel anti-skid brakes are optional across the board.


Tundra provides less selections in sizes and also engines compared to its domestic competitors, as well as it falls short in haul as well as towing capability. Nevertheless, with the V-8 this is perhaps the smoothest, most fine-tuned pick-up readily available. Every little thing fits and also operates with precision, as well as Tundra feels like it was made by Lexus (Toyota's deluxe division).

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