Toyota Tundra 2000

Toyota Tundra 2000: Tundra is the initial true full-size Japanese-brand pick-up. Presented last summer as an early 2000 design, Tundra replaces the midsize T100 in Toyota's schedule as well as directly challenges full-size domestic pick-ups such as the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram and GMC Sierra.

Developed at a brand-new Toyota plant in southerly Indiana, the Tundra also is the initial pickup from a Japanese maker to use a V-8 engine.

The Tundra's style will certainly be the foundation for a full-size sport utility vehicle-- the Sequoia-- that will be built in Indiana as well as presented as a 2001 version.


Toyota Tundra 2000


Outside
Tundra comes as a regular-cab with an 8-foot cargo bed and as an extensive cab (called Accessibility Taxi) with a 6.5-foot bed. The Accessibility Cab has rear-hinged back doors on both sides that could not be opened till the front doors are opened first. Tundra, nevertheless, has outside handles for the back doors instead of in the doorjamb.

Both body designs have a 128-inch wheelbase and general length of 217 inches. Comparative, the Ford F-150 routine cab 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 haul is 2,000 pounds, while the F-150's maximum is 3,220.

Interior

An eye-catching, well-designed control panel in the Tundra places all controls where they are very easy to see and also reach, as well as front-seat residents get comfortable, roomy lodgings.

The three-place back seat on the Accessibility Taxicab, nonetheless, is too tiny for grownups unless the pole positions are pressed well forward. The back seat is flat as a board, with a brief, difficult pillow and back-rest. The back padding is split and also both fifty percents easily fold to develop more storage area.

Routine taxicabs and Gain access to Taxicabs can have either a front bench seat that holds 3 or more bucket seats. Leather furniture is optional on the leading line Limited design.

Under the Hood

A 3.4-liter V-6 with 190 horse power is common and features either a five-speed handbook or four-speed transmission. A 4.7-liter V-8 with 245 horse power is optional and also groups just with the automated.

Tundra's four-wheel-drive system enables transforming in or out of 4WD High up on the action through control panel controls. Four-wheel antilock brakes are optional across the board.

Performance

Tundra offers fewer choices in dimensions as well as engines than its domestic opponents, and it falls short in payload as well as towing capacity. However, with the V-8 this is perhaps the best, most fine-tuned pick-up available. Whatever fits and also runs with precision, as well as Tundra feels like it was made by Lexus (Toyota's luxury department).