2005 toyota Tundra

2005 Toyota Tundra - Similar to the T100 prior to it, the Toyota Tundra concedes size and also power to the 5 various other full-size truck brands, waiving brutish measurements for a much less concrete advantage in overall refinement. For 2005, Toyota has addressed the power deficit with new V-6 and also V-8 engines. The V-6 displacement grew from 3.4 to 4.0 litres, an increase that nets an additional 55 horsepower as well as 62 lb-ft of torque, for overalls of 245 and also 282, respectively. The 4.7-liter V-8 gained variable shutoff timing, improving horse power from 240 to 282 and also enhancing torque by a small 10 lb-ft, for a total of 325. A six-speed manual transmission replaces the five-speed manual in V-6 Tundras. This well-mannered pickup household is offered in regular-cab, Gain access to Cab (extended), and also Double Cab (crew) body arrangements, with the array gaining 2 2005 IntelliChoice Finest Overall Worth awards.


2005 Toyota Tundra


The Tundra is anonymously handsome, its qualified components covered in sheetmetal better matched for pushing with air than stirring emotions. Within its broad-appeal style, the Tundra is pure Toyota, focused on worth, feature, and also energy. For instance, climbing up into the Tundra is a bit less complicated than in the majority of various other full-size vehicles, because of its slightly shorter overall stature-- non-Double Taxi Tundras are 3 to 5 inches much shorter compared to the Ford F-150 as well as Dodge Ram-- and also its light, easy-to-open doors. It's still an ascent, nevertheless, so, like the majority of other pick-up makers, Toyota supplies A- and B-pillar-mounted grab deals with for support.

Out back, obtaining things right into the bed is alleviated by a reasonable lots height. The Tundra's tailgate is very heavy, however, and also duke it outing it had us wanting Ford's Tailgate Assist feature, which utilizes a built-in torsion bar to make shutting the back of the F-150 a snap. An additional niggle: The optional bedliner trembles and rattles over bumps; Nissan has the appropriate concept by using a spray-in bedliner for the Titan.

As well as though they may negatively influence flight quality, somewhat larger wheels might serve to spruce up the Tundra's rather dowdy look-- the standard 16-inchers look little, and also the optional 17s typically aren't better. The 2005 models are differentiated just by upgraded head- as well as taillamps.

The functional design largely carries over for 2005, with outstanding worldly high quality and also superior fit and coating throughout. All the surfaces feel great to the touch, as well as the controls are book instances of interface simpleness. The control panel was upgraded for 2005, and also a new optional navigation system is readily available on select four-door versions. The optional between-seat console is specifically nice, with a flip-up notepad owner and a generous opening with the ability of swallowing generous quantities of traveling equipment. Front-seat comfort is acceptable, but suffers from an absence of side reinforcing as well as backrests that appear also upright whatever the degree of recline. The driving placement is second-to-none, nevertheless, with exceptional presence out the front and a tilt steering wheel that always seems to be at a comfortable angle.

For back travelers, there are up to four cup holders and also, in Double Taxicab setup, a power vertical moving back window that, when integrated with the optional sunroof, gives the Tundra a much more airy, open feel than in other vehicles. The rear bench deals with, again, upright seatbacks, flat pillows, as well as an absence of cushioning, but below those characteristics are demanded by flip-and-fold seats. In Double Cabs, they fold up level and afterwards roll ahead, developing a huge storage space area where items can be safeguarded via bands built in to the bottom of the flattened seats. If you have actually still obtained even more stuff to stash, there are additionally different bins and also cubbies concealed under as well as behind the back seats.Other complaints regarding the indoor worry dark instrument-panel lighting-- also dialed up right, some buttons were as well illegible during the night, and also still others weren't lit up in any way.

Along with the between-seat console, which is consisted of with the dual front pail seats option, interior embellishments consist of rear-seat DVD entertainment (Double Taxi only), a sunroof, as well as a JBL in-dash six-disc CD changer.

While it might not be a class leader in regards to size or sales, the Tundra definitely wins top marks for its long checklist of offered safety attributes. While only anti-lock brakes as well as twin front air bags are standard throughout the Tundra lineup, Toyota supplies side as well as side drape air bags-- along with electronic security and traction control-- to Dual Taxi customers. The Nissan Titan matches this list of safety functions, but the Ford F-150 and GMC Sierra could just be had with ABDOMINAL MUSCLE as well as dual front airbags.

The Tundra posted great scores in NHTSA's frontal accident tests: four stars for the vehicle driver as well as a best 5 for the passenger. The traveler mark ties for best-in-class with the Ford F-150 and Dodge Ram 1500, both of which additionally scratched perfect five's in the chauffeur's- side examination.

The Tundra is available with one of two engines: a 4.0-liter/ 245-horse V-6, shown the Tacoma and also 4Runner, and also a 4.7-liter/ 282-horse V-8 that's also found in the Sequoia. While these engine output numbers might route those of rivals, the Tundra evaluates less than the other vehicles. The V-6 can be paired with either a six-speed manual transmission (brand-new this year, replacing a five-speed handbook) or a five-speed automated. The V-8 is only available with the autobox. Downshifts with the automated are virtually instant, general power shipment is silky smooth, as well as the throttle feedback is immediate, though not as hostile as that of the Nissan Titan. In 4 × 4 instances, power is directed with a digitally controlled transfer situation; the sort of drive-- two-wheel, four-wheel high, or four-wheel reduced-- is selected by means of dash-mounted controls.

The 4.7-liter V-8 does a good job of encouraging even the Double Taxi SR5 4 × 4, as well as it's more than fit to drive the rest of the Tundra schedule, which includes variations virtually 700 pounds lighter. The V-8 is really quiet as it tackles its job; also at full-throat, the sound from under the hood is smothered, giving the Tundra a polished quality.

Refinement is what the Tundra is everything about, from the automatic transmission moving easily through gear adjustments to the tractable as well as suppressed V-8. The truck is perfectly damped, as well as the inside is quiet also over the gnarliest of roadways. The double-wishbone front as well as leaf-spring rear suspension competently controls side-to-side movements as well as keeps occupants happy and comfy-- till you push the envelope, where case, the Tundra rolls and also pitches, as would any type of huge vehicle. However bear in mind, enjoyment as well as dynamic efficiency typically aren't part of the formula below; assume tranquility, relaxed, as well as easygoing. Unfortunately, "kicked back" likewise explains the numb guiding-- it isn't as communicative or accurate as the Ford F-150's-- and also the brakes, which can use more power and also pedal really feel.

While it won't likely be the first choice for customers trying to find a great ol' pickup, the present Tundra provides a qualified, polished, as well as safe concession between mid- and full-size pickups. As well as though it's not as big as the behemoths from Detroit, the Toyota's optimum haul rating of 2,025 extra pounds (3rd in class, just behind GM's trucks) and its 7,100-pound max tow rating supply sufficient muscle mass for the occasional heavy-duty job. Its minimized dimension additionally makes it much easier to maneuver through stopped up city streets and right into limited garage.

Tundra purchasers obtain a three-year/36,000- mile bumper-to-bumper guarantee, along with five-year/60,000- mile powertrain insurance coverage and a five-year, unlimited-mileage rust-through warranty. And also, purchasers have the contentment of acquiring a vehicle with a tried and tested value record, as provened by its Outstanding IntelliChoice Cost Value Rating, making sure an excellent return on investment down the road.

A well-refined vehicle, the Tundra's included muscle and Ideal Total Value condition make it a must for any type of clever truck customer's listing.

What's HOT:

+ Fine-tuned trip

+ Toyota quality

+ Much More V-6, V-8 power

Just what's NOT:

-- Not full-size

-- Dull external layout

-- Rear guest comfort

A brand new design is expected for 2007, but Toyota hasn't already forgotten the current Tundra. For 2005, the company dropped the 4 × 4 Access Taxi with a V-6 and included a 4 × 2 regular-cab configuration for V-8 buyers. Other noteworthy modifications include a front bench-seat option for Dual Taxis, brand-new head- and taillights, an upgraded control panel, and a readily available navigation system in Gain access to Taxicab Limited and Dual Cab versions.