2003 toyota Tundra

2003 Toyota Tundra: When it arised for the 2000 model year, Toyota's Tundra was the first full-size Japanese-brand pickup truck. It was likewise the initial pick-up with a V-8 engine alternative.

A brand-new V-8 StepSide Gain access to Taxi design signs up with the lineup for 2003, provided in SR5 as well as Minimal qualities. The Tundra features a new, bigger grille that extends right into the top bumper, brand-new round haze lights and newly offered warmed mirrors. Anti-skid brakes are currently common.

The Tundra is available in 15 configurations and in three trim levels: base, SR5 as well as Limited V8. The regular-cab models have a 98-inch cargo bed, while extended-cab trucks with rear-hinged back entrances (called Gain access to Taxis) bring a 75-inch bed. Both a V-6 engine as well as a V-8 nuclear power plant are readily available.

The Tundra pick-ups work as the basis for the business's Sequoia sport utility vehicle and are developed at the exact same Indiana plant. Accessibility Taxi designs make up 90 percent of sales.

2003 Toyota Tundra


The Gain access to Taxi has two rear-hinged back doors that can not be opened till the front doors are open. Unlike some extended-cab versions, the slim rear doors have outside manages.

Both body designs ride a 128.3-inch wheelbase as well as stretch to 217.5 inches long generally. A regular-cab Ford F-150 with an 8-foot cargo bed is 8 inches longer. The Tundra's optimum haul is 1,800 pounds, while the F-150 has an optimum payload of 3,150 pounds.

A TRD (Toyota Racing Growth) Off-Road Plan is offered, and also it includes progressive-rate springtimes, Bilstein gas shocks, a tuned suspension, all-terrain tires on 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, overfenders, haze lamps as well as contoured mudguards. The TRD Sport Package consists of Tokico shocks, tuned springs, a rear stabilizer bar, a limited-slip differential and also graphite-toned 17-inch wheels.


Routine taxis and also Accessibility Taxis could be equipped with either a set of contoured captain's chairs or a 60/40-split front bench that holds three passengers. Accessibility Taxis include a three-place 60/40-split rear seat with a fold-down center armrest. Both halves of the back cushion fold conveniently to produce extra storage space, or belongings can be concealed in a storage compartment under the cushion. A brand-new console resembles the one in the Sequoia SUV. The sun visors have pullout expansions.

Natural leather furniture is optional in the Minimal design. In addition to brand-new steering-wheel sound controls and a power sliding rear home window, Minimal vehicles include a premium 3-in-1 stereo with an in-dash six-CD changer.

Under the Hood

A typical 190-horsepower, 3.4-liter V-6 engine friends with either a four-speed-automatic or five-speed-manual transmission. The optional 240-hp, 4.7-liter, i-Force V-8 groups just with the automatic. The V-8 Tundra's Touch-Select four-wheel-drive (4WD) system can be changed in or from 4WD High up on the move by using dashboard switches. Towing capacity is as high as 7,200 pounds.


Four-wheel anti-skid brakes are basic. Twin front airbags include a passenger-side cutoff switch.

Driving Impressions

The Tundra is extra polished than normal residential pickups. It produces a satisfying ride without much excess bouncing or violence. Except for a little engine drone, it's likewise quiet for a pickup. The seats fit in a spacious taxicab, and also the new StepSide box adds added panache.

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