2001 toyota Tundra

2001 toyota Tundra: The Expanse was presented for 2000 as the very first full-size Japanese pick-up, and it rollovers for 2001 with minimal change. The Expanse replaced the midsize T100 in Toyota's lineup and also tests the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram and also the GMC Sierra, the full-size residential pickups.

Constructed at a brand-new Toyota plant in southern Indiana, the Tundra additionally is the first pick-up from a Japanese producer to use a V-8 engine. The Tundra's design is the structure for the company's full-size sport utility vehicle, the Sequoia, produced at the very same plant.

2001 toyota Tundra


The Tundra comes as a normal taxicab with an 8-foot freight bed and also as an extensive taxicab (called Accessibility Cab) with a 6.5-foot bed. The Gain access to Taxi has rear-hinged rear doors on both sides that could not be opened till the front doors are opened. The Tundra, nevertheless, has exterior handles for the back doors as opposed to in the doorjamb.

Both body designs have a 128-inch wheelbase and also an overall length of 217 inches. By comparison, the Ford F-150 routine cab with an 8-foot bed and also the F-150 Super Taxicab with a 6.5-foot bed are both 224 inches long.

The Expanse's maximum haul is 2,000 extra pounds, while the F-150's maximum is 3,180 extra pounds.


An appealing, properly designed control panel areas all controls where they are very easy to see and also reach in the Expanse, and also front-seat residents obtain comfy, roomy holiday accommodations. Yet the three-place rear seat on the Gain access to Cab is as well little for adults unless the front seats are pushed well onward. The rear seat is as level as a board, with a short, tough padding and backrest. The back padding is split, as well as both halves conveniently fold to create more storage room.

Regular cabs and also Gain access to Cabs include either two container seats or a front bench seat that holds three. Natural leather furniture is optional on the top-line Restricted design.

Under the Hood

A 190-horsepower 3.4-liter V-6 engine is basic and groups with either a five-speed guidebook or four-speed automatic transmission. A 245-hp 4.7-liter V-8 is optional as well as comes just with the automatic.

The Tundra's four-wheel-drive system enables transforming in or from 4WD High on the relocation with control panel controls. Four-wheel antilock brakes are optional across the board.

Driving Impressions

The Expanse provides less selections in dimensions as well as engines than its residential opponents, and also it falls short in haul and towing capacity. But with the V-8, this is possibly the best, most fine-tuned pick-up readily available. Every little thing fits as well as operates with precision, and the Tundra seems like it was made by Lexus-- Toyota's luxury department.

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