Toyota Tundra 2001

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

Developed at a brand-new Toyota plant in southern Indiana, the Tundra likewise is the first pick-up from a Japanese producer to use a V-8 engine. The Tundra's style is the structure for the firm's full-size sport utility vehicle, the Sequoia, produced at the same plant.

Toyota Tundra 2001


The Tundra comes as a routine cab with an 8-foot cargo bed and as an extended cab (called Accessibility Taxicab) with a 6.5-foot bed. The Access Taxi has rear-hinged back doors on both sides that could not be opened until the front doors are opened. The Expanse, nonetheless, has exterior manages for the back doors instead of in the doorjamb.

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

The Tundra's optimum payload is 2,000 extra pounds, while the F-150's optimum is 3,180 pounds.


An eye-catching, properly designed dashboard locations all controls where they are easy to see and reach in the Tundra, and also front-seat owners obtain comfy, roomy lodgings. But the three-place back seat on the Accessibility Taxicab is also small for adults unless the front seats are pushed well onward. The rear seat is as level as a board, with a brief, tough padding and back-rest. The rear cushion is split, as well as both halves quickly fold up to produce more storage room.

Normal cabs and Gain access to Cabs come with either two pail seats or a front bench seat that holds 3. Leather furniture is optional on the top-line Restricted version.

Under the Hood

A 190-horsepower 3.4-liter V-6 engine is conventional and teams with either a five-speed manual or four-speed transmission. A 245-hp 4.7-liter V-8 is optional as well as comes just with the automatic.

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

Driving Impressions

The Tundra offers fewer choices in sizes as well as engines compared to its residential opponents, and also it falls short in payload and towing ability. But with the V-8, this is maybe the best, most improved pick-up available. Whatever fits as well as runs with precision, and also the Tundra seems like it was made by Lexus-- Toyota's high-end division.

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