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Toyota Tundra/ T100

September 13, 2013

**NOTE: All dates are model year, noted otherwise. CY refers to Year.”**

Series Chronology

— T100 debuts 3.0L V6 engine.

1993 “Best of What’s New,” Science .

1993 — wins J.D. Power Full-Size Pickup.”

1994 Introduction of 2.7L 4-cylinder

1994 — Automatic available on 4WD.

1994 Driver-side airbag, additional items standard.

1994 “Best Full-Size Pickup” in Quality, J.D. Power.

— Introduction of 3.4L V6, of 3.0L V6.

1995 — of Xtracab model.

1995 “Best Full-Size Pickup” in Quality — J.D.

1997 — Minor specification changes.

1997 “Top Three Vehicles in Quality-Full-Size Segment,” J.D.

1998 — Announcement that T100 will be in 1999 with the all-new

Tundra full-size pickup

2000 — Toyota all-new Tundra full-size truck in June 1999

— “Best of the Year,” PBS automotive television show

— “Best Buy,” Digest magazine

2000 “Driver’s Choice award Pickup Truck,” MotorWeek

2000 — Motor “Truck of the Year”

2000 “4 X 4 of the Year,” Four and Off-Road

2000 — Consumer Guide’s Recommended Pickup Trucks

2001 Minor option specifications

2001 — “Best Pickup,” Consumer Reports

2001 — Insurance for Highway Safety (IIHS) rating for 40-mile per hour offset crash test

— AutoPacific’s Vehicle Score (VSS) award for Pickup Truck

2001 Among Consumer Guide’s Large Pickup Trucks

— Consumer Reports Tundra “Most Reliable Pickup Truck”

2002 Intellichoice named Best Value Full-Size Pickup 4×2

2002 — Power and Associates Initial Study Best Full-size

2002 — Among Guide’s Recommended Large Trucks

2003 — The receives minor exterior and enhancements, as well as a new V8 Access Cab model, available as an SR5 or Limited or 4×4.

2003 — Consumer Guide’s Recommended Pickup Trucks

2004 All-new 2004 Tundra Cab model added to lineup.

— “Best Vehicles for or Less,” pickup truck, Reports

2004 — Reports “Most Satisfying” Trucks, April 2005

— Among Consumer Recommended Large Pickup

2005 — New 245-hp V6 replaces 3.4L V6; V8 gains now with 282 hp.

2005 — Consumer Guide’s 2005 Large Pickup Trucks

— Tundra Regular Cab “Best Truck Value $26,000” IntelliChoice’s Best Value of the Year Award

2005 — Consumer “Most Reliable ” Trucks, Regular Cab 4WD on list for

Vehicles for $25,000 or Less” Trucks, Forbes Best 2005 Most

Reliable Pickup

2006 — Consumer Guide’s 2006 Large Pickup Trucks

— Six-cylinder automatic named “Greener Choices and “Best of 2006”

American for an Energy-Efficient Economy

2006 “Best Value in America” for Pickup 2WD and 4WD — Vincentric

— Introduction of MY07 CrewMax, Double Cab and Regular Cab at

American International Auto

2007 — Tundra Cab 5.7L 4WD V8 named Trailer “2007 Tow Vehicle of the

Year”

— “Truck of the Year,”

2007 — “Most Vehicle,” Autobytel

2007 “Editor’s Choice,” Edmunds.com

— “Most Significant of the Year,” Edmunds.com

2007 “Best Pickup,” Playboy

— Tundra Crew Max “Truckin’s 2008 Truck of the

2008 — Selected as Trend’s “2008 Truck of the

2008 — Truck Magazine names Tundra its in Class 2008: Crew Cab 2WD”

2009 — E85 flex fuel model for V8 in non-California emission states

— Kelley Blue “2009 Best Resale full-size pickup category

— Named an Insurance for Highway Safety (IIHS) SAFETY PICK”

2009 J.D. Power and Associates Quality Study Best Pickup

2011 IntelliChoice Best Overall Value” Pickup Truck LD

2011 Power Associates Vehicle Study “Most Dependable Pickup, Six

Years in a Row”

— J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study Dependable Large Pickup,

Years in a Row”

2013 receives major redesign for model year


In 1993, responded to requests from its to build a larger pickup Toyota truck buyers are loyal to their trucks, but for who needed something larger the compact trucks that made, the only choice was to a domestic product. Toyota and in 1993 introduced the T100.

The incorporated all the things loyal buyers loved about trucks — reliability, practicality, dependability, ease-of-operation, low costs — with they needed in a larger It offered three-across seating enough headroom to keep cowboy hat on without banging the a bed large enough to hold a by eight-foot sheet of plywood on the floor (with the tailgate up) and the to handle two-tier loading.

The was an immediate success with the garnering J.D. Power and Initial Quality Survey Full-Size Pickup” award. was the first vehicle — car or — ever to receive an IQS in its first year of production. In Toyota introduced T100 a four-cylinder engine. The engine was available in the standard (entry-level) and only with a five-speed transmission. To further improve its Toyota gave T100 an available four-speed automatic on 4WD models (the 1993 4WD was only as a five-speed manual), a driver-side airbag and side-door protection beams.

In 1995, to address the two highest that customers gave for not T100 — insufficient and lack of an extended cab — endowed the T100 with a V6 engine and an Xtracab option. The engine produces 190 horsepower and 220 of torque, endowing the T100 better acceleration performance the small-block V8-equipped Ford and Chevrolet C1500. The 3.4L incorporates a host of technology, distributorless ignition, twin-firing plugs, sequential multipoint and a water-cooled oil cooler.

The Xtracab expanded comfort and convenience the addition of a cab that is 21.7 longer, and provides an additional cubic feet of storage or space. It offers a 60/40 bench front seat, 50/50 split rear seats for three with belts for the outer seats and a lap for the center rear seat. For entry to the rear seats, the seatback features a walk-in that automatically slides the cushion forward when the is released. Amenities such as cupholders, change compartments, hooks, and integrated storage are standard.

For rear passenger T100 offers 29.6 of legroom, and even more hip in the rear than in the front inches versus 59.4 Unlike the upright rear in some trucks, T100’s seats are reclined 15 degrees.

Toyota T100

these changes, T100 toward the mainstream of big trucks. Now to tow up to 5,200 pounds, with models offering up to 2,450 of payload, T100 became an to domestic competitors from and Chevrolet.

For 1997, T100 only minor changes. wheels and a power package available on mid-line models, as the Tire Upgrade package, chrome wheel arch radio prep package and door trim. A larger and tire package with wheels was also available.

The of the all-new Toyota Tundra pick-up truck, which was to replace the T100 when it on-sale in mid-1999, came in The Tundra was built exclusively at Motor Manufacturing, Indiana and was the first Toyota vehicle in model-year 2000.

The V8-powered Toyota Tundra went on in June of 1999 and had the best debut ever of any Toyota or product. It sold 8,011 in its first full month of 3,339 more than in October of 1979, the previous holder.

For 2001, minor changes made, such as two new exterior and upgrades including a three-in-one with six-disc changer as an on all SR5 and Limited models. In addition, a TRD Off package was now available on all 4×2 and V8 models.

A limited-slip differential was available for 2002 V8 models. New style steel wheels for the R16) SR5 models were available.

For 2003, Tundra minor interior and exterior as well as the addition of a new StepSide which got a stylish StepSide bed distinctive tail lamps. The interior bed width between wells and the bed length remained the as a regular Tundra bed, bed depth was increased by nearly two In addition to new 17-inch alloy which were standard on and available on SR5, the 2003 had a new two-tiered center console, ABS and steering wheel audio (Limited).

The Tundra Double which launched in the fall of was the new entry to the Tundra lineup for and featured one of the longest beds and comfortable rear seats of any four-door half-ton pickup on the

The 2004 Tundra Double Cab the Regular Cab and Access Cab models in the import-brand full-size pickup line. The new Tundra Double Cab is on a stout ladder frame that is longer than the shared by the two-door Tundra Cab and the four-door Tundra Access The Tundra Double Cab rides on a wheelbase of 140.5-inches.

It was available in V8 drive and four-wheel drive in SR5 and Limited grades. At 230.1 long, Tundra Double Cab was four inches longer the comparable and then-new Ford Super Crew. The Tundra Cab conveys a brawny presence due to an three inches of overall and over four inches of width. Revised taillights for distinguish the Tundra Double Cab as well.

At 74.3-inches in length, the Double Cab bed was approximately seven longer than the bed in either the F150 Super Crew or Titan Crew Cab. Its bed depth was nearly four greater than other models and was one of the deepest of any full-size pickup.

Rear seat got their own heating and air conditioning and Tundra Double Cab also an optional rear seat and a rear seat DVD entertainment with wireless headphones. rear seating position includes a headrest and three-point The 60/40 split-fold-and-tumble seats an extra measure of cargo for carrying items the owner prefer not to put in the bed.

For 2005, the Tundra pickup offered powerful engines. A new 4.0L V6 produces 245 horsepower and 282 lb-ft of compared to 190 horsepower and 220 lb-ft of for the previous 3.4L V6. Output of the 4.7L V8 increased from 240 to 282, with peak rising from 315 lb-ft to 325 the addition of a variable valve with intelligence (VVT-i)

The V8 was teamed with a new five-speed transmission. In Tundra V6 models, a new manual transmission replaces the manual, and the five-speed automatic is as an option.

All Tundra models for were distinguished by new headlights and and all models featured a redesigned gauge panel and offered a new navigation system. The 4×4 Cab V8 SR5 grade model became the V8 4×4 model. A new high-value Regular Cab V8 model featured a seat, color-keyed grille, bumper and AM/FM CD stereo four speakers. The 4×4 V6 Access Cab models were Double Cab models offered a new split front bench for six-passenger seating, as well as seat side-impact airbags and airbags.

Tundra entered as a carry-over model.

An all-new Tundrawas introduced at the North International Auto Show in 2007 and was available in three cab Regular Cab, four-door Cab, and the super-sized four-door This new Tundra was larger and powerful than its predecessor and was to tow more than 10,000

Powerplant choices included a 236 hp 4.0L V6, an optional 271 hp 4.7L V8 or an 5.7L DOHC V8, built in Alabama engine plant, produced 381 hp and

401 lb.-ft. of torque. The V6 and V8 deliver their power a 5-speed automatic transmission the 5.7L V8 was mated to an all-new controlled 6-speed automatic

Tundra’s all-welded steel rode on al all-new high-strength frame optimized with C-shaped and closed rails. The used heavy-duty brakes four-piston calipers up front and rotors. The result was that the Tundra had a significantly expanded was four inches wider, inches taller, and is 10 inches than the 2006 version of the

The Tundra full-size pickup lineup expanded in 2008, 13 new model variations and enhancing equipment levels to create a value. The 2008 Tundra now a choice of 44 model variations in cab styles. Since its introduction in 2007, Tundra’s share of the full-size pickup truck more than doubled, from eight to 17 percent.

For the E85 flex fuel model was on 5.7-liter 4×4 models in regions creating 10 model in all. Two new TRD option packages two sides of Tundra’s capability. The TRD Warrior Package added suspension, unique wheels, and a black and white exterior scheme. The TRD Sport Package a distinctive black and red color-keyed was optimized for on-road performance and unique wheels and suspension

Also for 2009, the base grade Double Cab and Crew Max gained a standard chrome surround. A bench front was a new no-cost option on SR5 grade Altogether, the 2009 Tundra 45 models in three wheelbases, cab styles, three bed lengths, engines, and three trim and with 4×2 and 4×4

Value is enhanced on all 2010 models with the addition of and optional exterior, mechanical, and convenience features including an 4.6-liter i-FORCE V8 engine. The new V8 engine will be available on all model year Tundras. 310 horsepower, 327 lb-ft. of torque and EPA efficiency estimates of 15 mpg city and 20 mpg on 4×2 models, the new engine deliver the best combination of and fuel economy of any standard V8 in the pickup segment.

Two new packages for included the Tundra Platinum and Tundra Work Truck. Work Truck Packages aimed at commercial truck or those who otherwise require a no-frills truck with cargo and towing capacity. The Package was aimed at buyers for a high level of refinement and and contains an assortment of high features such as heated and seats, sunroof, and wood trim.

For 2011, the Tundra’s V6 added dual VVT-I and rocker arms for improved Tundra also added Sway Control and a brake system as standard equipment. For ordering for customers, 10 low volume were deleted from the

Tundra carried over for 2012 model year by combining popular equipment, option packages were to make it easier for customers to the right Tundra with the they desire.

Tundra detail changes for 2013, enhancing its value and comfort.

The Package that was previously for the Tundra CrewMax Limited in 2012 became a full grade. The Platinum Grade numerous luxury features, as heated and ventilated front seats with embroidered and driver’s seat two-position feature, perforated leather-trimmed surfaces, DVD navigation system, tilt/slide moonroof with sunshade, and wood-grain-style interior

Toyota made its Display with Entune multimedia available in CrewMax and Double Cab grade models late in the model year, and this regular option for the 2013

Pickup truck customers who the rugged design and capability of the TRD Rock Warrior Package now able to order it Limited models. Previously, this had been available only on Grade models.

For 2014 year Tundra is newly inside and out, representing the major change since the model year. Each grade now embodies a specific through distinct designs go beyond badging.

The 2014 Tundra has a grade consisting of the hard-working SR, volume-leading the well-appointed Limited, and two premium “Platinum” and the all-new “1794 The new 1794 Edition is a tribute to the founded in 1794, on which the plant is located in San Antonio. is offered in three cab styles, Regular Cab, four-door Cab and four-door CrewMax, all available in and 4×4.

A new front design the hood and grille for a chiseled Designers increased the size of the fascia and tightened up the surfaces and lines to visually punctuate pulling power and wide The grille has a taller, bolder visually connecting the upper to the lower bumper. The front bumpers are now a three-piece design, for lower replacement costs. In the fenders and wheel wells been squared-off for a wide and stance.

A new exterior design carry the chiseled character all the way down the profile, leading to a new bed and tail gate, with an spoiler and “TUNDRA” embossed the sheet metal, creating a forged look. Like the bumper, the rear bumper from one piece to three, for replacement costs.

The 2014 also features new contemporary styling focusing on differentiation grades, while improving the of features most important to buyers. The new interior variations are and cater to a specific customer a specific budget. Ergonomic include easier driver to controls as the reach to the audio and controls was reduced by 2.6 inches. passenger comfort was improved a new front and rear (CrewMax) design and improved front ventilation. In addition, front have additional travel, and seats can now be folded up for additional carrying capability while a comfortable seating back and lowering load height by than 11 inches.

What it mean?

Tundra is a term is applied to the topsoil found in the far that is home to some of hardiest plants and animals. The conveys strength and ruggedness.

is it built?

The Tundra is built at Motor Manufacturing, Texas in San Antonio, Texas. The T-100 was by Hino Motors, Ltd. in Japan.

Toyota T100

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