Toyota Tundra 2003

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

A brand-new V-8 StepSide Gain access to Cab design signs up with the lineup for 2003, used in SR5 and also Minimal grades. The Tundra features a new, bigger grille that expands right into the top bumper, brand-new round haze lights as well as newly readily available heated mirrors. Anti-skid brakes are now typical.

The Tundra can be found in 15 arrangements and in 3 trim levels: base, SR5 as well as Limited V8. The regular-cab versions have a 98-inch cargo bed, while extended-cab trucks with rear-hinged back doors (called Accessibility Taxicabs) bring a 75-inch bed. Both a V-6 engine and a V-8 nuclear power plant are readily available.

The Tundra pick-ups serve as the basis for the firm's Sequoia sport utility vehicle and are constructed at the same Indiana plant. Access Cab designs make up 90 percent of sales.

Toyota Tundra 2003


The Gain access to Taxi has two rear-hinged back entrances that could not be opened till the front doors are open. Unlike some extended-cab models, the slim back doors have outside deals with.

Both body styles 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 cargo bed is 8 inches much longer. The Tundra's optimum haul is 1,800 pounds, while the F-150 has a maximum haul of 3,150 extra pounds.

A TRD (Toyota Competing Development) Off-Road Plan is readily available, and also it features progressive-rate springs, Bilstein gas shocks, a tuned suspension, all-terrain tires on 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, overfenders, fog lamps and contoured mudguards. The TRD Sporting activity Plan includes Tokico shocks, tuned springtimes, a back stabilizer bar, a limited-slip differential and graphite-toned 17-inch wheels.


Routine cabs and Accessibility Taxis could be outfitted with either a set of contoured captain's chairs or a 60/40-split front bench that holds 3 passengers. Access Cabs include a three-place 60/40-split backseat with a fold-down facility armrest. Both halves of the back padding fold conveniently to produce added storage space, or belongings can be hidden in a storage space compartment under the cushion. A new console resembles the one in the Sequoia SUV. The sunlight visors have pullout expansions.

Leather furniture is optional in the Minimal version. In addition to brand-new steering-wheel sound controls as well as a power sliding rear window, Limited 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 companions 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 changed in or from 4WD High on the move by utilizing dashboard buttons. Towing capacity is as high as 7,200 pounds.


Four-wheel anti-skid brakes are conventional. Twin front air bags consist of a passenger-side cutoff button.

Driving Impressions

The Tundra is much more refined compared to common domestic pickups. It produces a satisfying ride without much excess bouncing or violence. Except for a little engine drone, it's likewise silent for a pickup. The seats fit in a roomy cab, as well as the brand-new StepSide box includes additional flair.