2003 toyota Tundra Sr5

2003 Toyota Tundra Sr5: When it emerged for the 2000 version year, Toyota's Tundra was the very first full-size Japanese-brand pickup truck. It was additionally the initial pickup with a V-8 engine option.

A new V-8 StepSide Access Taxicab model joins the schedule for 2003, provided in SR5 and also Limited qualities. The Tundra features a brand-new, bigger grille that expands into the upper bumper, brand-new round haze lights and recently readily available warmed mirrors. Anti-skid brakes are now common.

The Tundra can be found in 15 configurations and in three trim degrees: base, SR5 and Limited V8. The regular-cab versions have a 98-inch cargo bed, while extended-cab associate rear-hinged back doors (called Access Cabs) lug a 75-inch bed. Both a V-6 engine and also a V-8 nuclear power plant are offered.

The Tundra pick-ups act as the basis for the firm's Sequoia sport utility vehicle as well as are constructed at the same Indiana plant. Accessibility Taxicab versions account for 90 percent of sales.


2003 Toyota Tundra Sr5


Exterior

The Accessibility Taxi has two rear-hinged back entrances that can not be opened till the front doors are open. Unlike some extended-cab models, the narrow rear doors have exterior manages.

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

A TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Off-Road Plan is available, and it includes progressive-rate springtimes, Bilstein gas shocks, a tuned suspension, all-terrain tires on 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, overfenders, haze lights as well as contoured mudguards. The TRD Sporting activity Package includes Tokico shocks, tuned springtimes, a back stabilizer bar, a limited-slip differential and graphite-toned 17-inch wheels.

Interior

Routine taxicabs and Gain access to Taxicabs could be furnished with either a set of contoured captain's chairs or a 60/40-split front bench that holds three owners. Gain access to Taxis include a three-place 60/40-split backseat with a fold-down center armrest. Both fifty percents of the back cushion fold conveniently to produce added storage area, or valuables can be hidden in a storage compartment under the cushion. A new console is similar to the one in the Sequoia SUV. The sunlight visors have pullout expansions.

Natural leather upholstery is optional in the Limited model. Along with brand-new steering-wheel audio controls and also a power sliding rear home window, Restricted trucks consist of a costs 3-in-1 stereo with an in-dash six-CD changer.

Under the Hood

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

Safety

Four-wheel anti-skid brakes are standard. Double front airbags include a passenger-side cutoff button.

Driving Impressions

The Tundra is much more refined compared to common residential pickups. It creates a satisfying trip without much excess jumping or cruelty. With the exception of a little engine drone, it's also silent for a pickup. The seats are comfortable in a roomy cab, and also the brand-new StepSide box includes added style.