2001 toyota Tundra

2001 Toyota Tundra: The Expanse was presented for 2000 as the very first full-size Japanese pick-up, and it carries over for 2001 with minimal change. The Expanse changed the midsize T100 in Toyota's lineup and challenges the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram and also the GMC Sierra, the full-size residential pick-ups.

Developed at a brand-new Toyota plant in southerly Indiana, the Expanse likewise is the very first pickup from a Japanese maker to provide a V-8 engine. The Expanse's layout is the foundation for the business's full-size sport utility vehicle, the Sequoia, produced at the exact same plant.

2001 Toyota Tundra


The Tundra comes as a routine taxi with an 8-foot freight bed and also as a prolonged taxicab (called Gain access to Taxi) with a 6.5-foot bed. The Access Taxi has rear-hinged rear doors on both sides that could not be opened until the front doors are opened. The Expanse, nonetheless, has exterior deals with for the back doors as opposed to in the doorjamb.

Both body designs have a 128-inch wheelbase and also a general size of 217 inches. Comparative, the Ford F-150 regular cab with an 8-foot bed and the F-150 Super Cab with a 6.5-foot bed are both 224 inches long.

The Expanse's maximum haul is 2,000 extra pounds, while the F-150's optimum is 3,180 pounds.


An eye-catching, well-designed dashboard areas all controls where they are simple to see as well as get to in the Tundra, and front-seat passengers obtain comfy, roomy accommodations. Yet the three-place back seat on the Access Taxicab is also tiny for grownups unless the pole positions are pushed well onward. The back seat is as flat as a board, with a brief, difficult pillow and also back-rest. The back padding is split, and both halves conveniently fold up to produce more storage area.

Normal taxis and also Gain access to Taxis have either two container seats or a front bench seat that holds three. Natural leather upholstery is optional on the top-line Restricted model.

Under the Hood

A 190-horsepower 3.4-liter V-6 engine is typical and groups with either a five-speed guidebook or four-speed automatic transmission. A 245-hp 4.7-liter V-8 is optional and comes just with the automated.

The Expanse's four-wheel-drive system allows changing in or from 4WD High up on the relocation via control panel controls. Four-wheel anti-skid brakes are optional across the board.

Driving Impressions

The Tundra uses fewer options in dimensions and engines than its residential rivals, as well as it falls short in payload and towing capacity. But with the V-8, this is possibly the best, most fine-tuned pick-up offered. Every little thing fits as well as operates with precision, and the Tundra seems like it was made by Lexus-- Toyota's deluxe department.

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