Toyota Tundra 2000

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

Built at a new Toyota plant in southern Indiana, the Tundra additionally is the first pickup from a Japanese producer to provide a V-8 engine.

The Tundra's layout will be the foundation for a full-size sport utility vehicle-- the Sequoia-- that will be constructed in Indiana and also introduced as a 2001 design.

Toyota Tundra 2000

Tundra comes as a regular-cab with an 8-foot freight bed and as a prolonged taxi (called Gain access to Taxi) with a 6.5-foot bed. The Accessibility Taxi has rear-hinged back doors on both sides that could not be opened up until the front doors are opened initially. Tundra, nonetheless, has outside takes care of for the rear doors rather than in the doorjamb.

Both body designs have a 128-inch wheelbase as well as total length of 217 inches. Comparative, the Ford F-150 routine taxi with an 8-foot bed as well as the F-150 SuperCab with a 6.5-foot bed are both 224 inches long.

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


An eye-catching, properly designed control panel in the Tundra puts all controls where they are easy to see and also reach, and front-seat occupants get comfy, spacious lodgings.

The three-place rear seat on the Gain access to Taxi, nevertheless, is as well small for adults unless the front seats are pressed well ahead. The rear seat is level as a board, with a short, tough cushion and back-rest. The back padding is split as well as both halves conveniently fold up to develop more storage room.

Routine cabs and also Access Taxis can have either a front bench seat that holds 3 or two pail seats. Leather upholstery is optional on the leading line Restricted version.

Under the Hood

A 3.4-liter V-6 with 190 horsepower is basic and has either a five-speed handbook or four-speed 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 transforming in or out of 4WD High on the move through control panel controls. Four-wheel antilock brakes are optional across the board.


Tundra offers less options in dimensions as well as engines than its residential opponents, as well as it falls short in payload and towing capability. However, with the V-8 this is perhaps the smoothest, most fine-tuned pickup readily available. Everything fits and operates with precision, and also Tundra feels like it was made by Lexus (Toyota's luxury department).

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