2004 Toyota Tundra Double Cab Towing Test

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Toyota Tundra Double Cab

2004 Toyota Tundra Cab

Double Tough

Toyota’s Tundra Double Cab hauls bit of its rated tow capacity—and even a bit

In much the same way rental can do things ordinary cars press fleet vehicles are capable of extraordinary feats. For everyone knows rental can travel in reverse faster regular passenger cars. can take speed bumps than the car in your garage. don’t seem to mind put into park while the car is moving and their hand-operated brakes are often a good way to U-turns more quickly.

we didn’t perform any of those stunts with Toyota’s new Double Cab, but we did ask it for more it was rated to give. Without at the spec sheet, we hitched up a 271 FAS3Tech and headed out on the route we use for tow vehicles. Judging from the performance and its manners while we never would have our 8,000-pound boat and trailer was a 1,500 pounds heavier what the Double Cab was rated to Oops.

Throughout the test route, the Cab did everything we asked it to do, including a 2-mile long 7 percent The truck had to downshift to second and wind up to 4,300 rpm to maintain 60 but it did it—and still had a little bit of left. On flat terrrain, the Cab’s plodded along at rpm at 60 mph. Since the turbine-smooth iForce V-8 loved to rev, it feel overtaxed by the admittedly overburdening.

However, by the time we at the top of the grade, we noticed the oil-pressure had dipped a bit, likely the of much of the engine oil being at the top of the Again, the truck was towing pounds more than it was for, but it made us want on the instruments rather than the H and L on the gauge or H and C on the water-temperature dial.

Like the Access Cab, the Cab boasted an awesome braking that left you shaking head in disbelief that were drums at the rear, not Overall power was confidence-inspiring and by the feel. Pedal effort was light and the antilock system quickly and quietly, and at the proper

The Double Cab’s chassis felt noticeably stiff. rails on the ladder frame simple C channels with six Despite the fairly common the chassis was all but devoid of vibration. were nonexistent.

The ride was yet not harsh or jarring in any way. At the the Double Cab was fitted with springs. Up front, double with coils over the which were Toyota/Bilstein gas units.

One of our complaints with the Access Cab was the of front-seat legroom, and the Double Cab offer more of it, but still not as as full-size four-door trucks domestic automakers. Perhaps the there wasn’t more legroom was to save room for passengers. A self-behind-self test that a 6-plus-footer could sit in the even with the front seat all the way back, and there was for three adults in the rear.

the rear bench, which 60/40 and folded forward, the Cab had storage in the floor on the left and a compartment for the jack on the right. The seat also featured a armrest with two cupholders and two in the rear of the console.

The test also came with a video screen on the ceiling. The came with a pair of headsets and a remote control, fit into its own holder. You also plug in a camcorder using the at the rear of the console, which included jacks and volume for two more headsets. The DVD player was conveniently in the storage compartment in the where front- or rear-seat could access it to change

The optional leather seats adequate thigh support and the heaters were handy on winter mornings. We also the HVAC vents built the B-pillars.

Perhaps the coolest feature was the rear window, powered down and out of sight the rear cabin wall of the bed. The switch to the left of the wheel would lower it in one express down option be nice to have—but when the window up, it stopped halfway to that everything—hair, hands, small children—is all clear. cool.

The power window provided access to the bed and was handy for backing a Since the window is tinted, a little easier to see out the back it’s down. It’s easier to hear whoever’s guide you back into garage.

The 6-foot bed was a full inches deep and featured a floor high enough the wheel wells were less intrusive. They measured 6.5 inches high the bed floor. What’s more, were 49.3 inches the wheel wells, which you can lay a 4-foot by 8-foot sheet of flat with the tailgate

The features and benefits add up to make the Double Cab a very liveable It’s not so big that it’s cumbersome as a daily driver, and it powerful tow vehicle. It’s not a good idea to exceed capacity by three-quarters of a ton, but nice to know a truck can do it.



EPA Fuel Estimates

City. 14 mpg

Highway. 17 mpg

Horsepower. 240 @ 4,800 rpm

Fuel 26.4 gal.

Toyota Tundra Double Cab

Toyota Tundra Double Cab
Toyota Tundra Double Cab


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