2003 toyota Tundra

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

A new V-8 StepSide Accessibility Cab design signs up with the lineup for 2003, used in SR5 as well as Restricted grades. The Tundra includes a new, larger grille that prolongs right into the upper bumper, new round fog lamps and also freshly available heated mirrors. Antilock brakes are now typical.

The Tundra comes in 15 configurations and in three trim degrees: base, SR5 and Limited V8. The regular-cab designs have a 98-inch freight bed, while extended-cab associate rear-hinged back doors (called Accessibility Taxis) carry a 75-inch bed. Both a V-6 engine as well as a V-8 power plant are readily available.

The Tundra pick-ups serve as the basis for the firm's Sequoia sport utility vehicle and also are built at the same Indiana plant. Accessibility Taxicab designs account for 90 percent of sales.


2003 Toyota Tundra


Exterior

The Access 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 outside takes care of.

Both body designs ride a 128.3-inch wheelbase and also stretch to 217.5 inches long on the whole. A regular-cab Ford F-150 with an 8-foot freight bed is 8 inches 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 Package is available, and also it showcases progressive-rate springs, Bilstein gas shocks, a tuned suspension, all-terrain tires on 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, overfenders, fog lights and also contoured mudguards. The TRD Sport Plan includes Tokico shocks, tuned springtimes, a rear stabilizer bar, a limited-slip differential and graphite-toned 17-inch wheels.

Inside

Regular taxicabs and also Accessibility Cabs might be furnished with either a set of contoured captain's chairs or a 60/40-split front bench that holds 3 owners. Accessibility Taxicabs add a three-place 60/40-split backseat with a fold-down facility armrest. Both fifty percents of the back cushion layer easily to create additional storage area, or valuables can be hidden in a storage space compartment under the pillow. A new console resembles the one in the Sequoia SUV. The sunlight visors have pullout expansions.

Leather furniture is optional in the Limited version. In addition to brand-new steering-wheel sound controls and a power sliding rear home window, Restricted trucks 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 mates with either a four-speed-automatic or five-speed-manual transmission. The optional 240-hp, 4.7-liter, i-Force V-8 groups only with the automated. The V-8 Tundra's Touch-Select four-wheel-drive (4WD) system can be shifted in or out of 4WD High up on the relocation using dashboard switches. Towing ability is as high as 7,200 pounds.

Security

Four-wheel anti-skid brakes are standard. Dual front airbags consist of a passenger-side cutoff button.

Driving Impressions

The Tundra is much more polished than common domestic pickups. It generates a satisfying trip without much excess jumping or violence. With the exception of a little engine drone, it's additionally silent for a pick-up. The seats are comfortable in a roomy taxicab, and the brand-new StepSide box adds additional panache.