2003 toyota Tundra

2003 toyota Tundra: When it arised for the 2000 version year, Toyota's Tundra was the initial full-size Japanese-brand pickup. It was likewise the first pickup with a V-8 engine choice.

A new V-8 StepSide Gain access to Taxicab version signs up with the lineup for 2003, provided in SR5 and Restricted grades. The Tundra features a new, bigger grille that extends right into the top bumper, brand-new round fog lamps and also freshly offered warmed mirrors. Anti-skid brakes are currently common.

The Tundra is available in 15 setups and in three trim degrees: base, SR5 and also Minimal V8. The regular-cab models have a 98-inch cargo bed, while extended-cab trucks with rear-hinged back doors (called Accessibility Cabs) bring a 75-inch bed. Both a V-6 engine and also a V-8 nuclear power plant are offered.

The Tundra pickups work as the basis for the company's Sequoia sport utility vehicle as well as are built at the very same Indiana plant. Accessibility Taxicab versions account for 90 percent of sales.


2003 toyota Tundra


Outside

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

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

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

Interior

Routine taxicabs as well as Access Taxis might be furnished with either a pair of contoured captain's chairs or a 60/40-split front bench that holds three owners. Gain access to Taxicabs include a three-place 60/40-split rear seat with a fold-down facility armrest. Both halves of the rear padding layer quickly to produce extra storage space, or valuables can be hidden in a storage space area under the pillow. A brand-new console is similar to the one in the Sequoia SUV. The sunlight visors have pullout extensions.

Leather furniture is optional in the Minimal design. Along with new steering-wheel sound controls and a power moving back window, Minimal vehicles consist of a premium 3-in-1 stereo with an in-dash six-CD changer.

Under the Hood

A conventional 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 teams just with the automatic. The V-8 Tundra's Touch-Select four-wheel-drive (4WD) system can be moved in or from 4WD High up on the move by utilizing dashboard switches. Towing capacity is as high as 7,200 pounds.

Safety and security

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

Driving Impressions

The Tundra is a lot more refined compared to common residential pick-ups. It generates a rewarding ride without much excess jumping or cruelty. With the exception of a little engine drone, it's likewise quiet for a pickup. The seats are comfortable in a roomy taxi, as well as the brand-new StepSide box adds extra style.

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