Toyota Tundra 2000

Toyota Tundra 2000: Tundra is the first real full-size Japanese-brand pickup. Presented last summer season as an early 2000 version, Tundra changes the midsize T100 in Toyota's schedule and also directly tests full-size residential pickups such as the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram and GMC Sierra.

Constructed at a new Toyota plant in southerly Indiana, the Tundra likewise is the first pickup from a Japanese maker to offer a V-8 engine.

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

Toyota Tundra 2000

Tundra comes as a regular-cab with an 8-foot freight bed and as an extended cab (called Gain access to Taxi) with a 6.5-foot bed. The Access Taxi has rear-hinged rear doors on both sides that could not be opened till the front doors are opened initially. Tundra, nonetheless, has outside deals with for the back doors as opposed to in the doorjamb.

Both body styles have a 128-inch wheelbase and overall length of 217 inches. Comparative, the Ford F-150 routine taxicab with an 8-foot bed and also the F-150 SuperCab with a 6.5-foot bed are both 224 inches long.

Tundra's optimum haul is 2,000 extra pounds, while the F-150's optimum is 3,220.


An appealing, well-designed dashboard in the Tundra positions all controls where they are easy to see as well as reach, and front-seat passengers obtain comfortable, spacious lodgings.

The three-place back seat on the Access Taxi, nonetheless, is too tiny for grownups unless the front seats are pushed well ahead. The back seat is flat as a board, with a short, hard padding as well as backrest. The back padding is split and both fifty percents easily fold up to develop more storage area.

Normal taxis as well as Accessibility Cabs can have either a front bench seat that holds three or more bucket seats. Leather upholstery is optional on the leading line Limited version.

Under the Hood

A 3.4-liter V-6 with 190 horse power is basic and has either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. A 4.7-liter V-8 with 245 horsepower is optional as well as groups only with the automatic.

Tundra's four-wheel-drive system permits changing in or from 4WD High on the action via dashboard controls. Four-wheel anti-skid brakes are optional across the board.


Tundra offers fewer choices in sizes and also engines than its residential rivals, as well as it falls short in haul as well as towing capacity. However, with the V-8 this is probably the smoothest, most refined pickup available. Whatever fits and operates with accuracy, as well as Tundra seems like it was made by Lexus (Toyota's high-end division).