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Toyota Tundra Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.4 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Toyota Tundra

  • The 2003 Toyota Tundra is a fine full-size pickup suited more for the general consumer than commercial use.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Silky V8, Toyota build quality and reliability, less-than-full-size maneuverability.

  • Cons

    Lacks wide range of choice offered by domestics, somewhat uncomfortable front seats, meager rear cab room on Access Cab, chintzy interior trimmings.

  • What's New for 2003

    Toyota has expanded the Tundra's body style variety by adding a new StepSide model. Its distinctive styling includes flared rear wheel arches and special tail lamps. If you want to make the StepSide even sportier, there is a new sport suspension package available. All 2003 Toyota Tundras have a restyled front fascia, standard antilock brakes and a center console similar to the one found in the Sequoia SUV. For the top-line Limited trim, Toyota has added a power sliding rear window.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (7 total reviews)


Running it till it quits

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Tundra 2dr Regular Cab Rwd LB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

Im a courier and have 458,000 thousand on this model. That mileage was not a mis-print! No tranny issues. Amsoil and frequent flushes. A few alternators and a starter is all the expense I've had. Grease the wheel bearings




My second big toyota.

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Tundra 2dr Regular Cab Rwd LB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I had a '93 T100 and loved it. It only needed tires and oil changes. That's why I bought a Tundra. It's my second big Toyota truck. Reliable, refined and a great value.




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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Tundra 2dr Regular Cab SR5 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 4A)

LOVE MY TRUCK RUNS LIKE A VETTE BUT HAULS LIKE A TRUCK




Transmission troubles

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Tundra 2dr Regular Cab Rwd LB (3.4L 6cyl 5M)

The 5 speed manual transmission vibrates too much. Two dealerships told me that was normal. Transmission seems to downshift itself even thought it is a manual transmission. Very uncomfortable feeling.




Smooth, quiet ride, great price

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Tundra 2dr Regular Cab Rwd LB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I don't require much passenger space, so no need to trade the long bed for the small second seating area. I am certainly having a hard time getting used to 16 miles per gallon. However, the mileage is pretty much on par with other trucks of its size. Edmunds "cost to own" feature shows it is the least expensive truck to own in its class (.40 cents per mile, compared to .47 and .48 cents per mile for the competitors). The ride is extremely smooth and quiet, and I do feel that the V6 provides adequate power for the light truck user. For folks like me who just fill the bed up with various items the V8 would provide excess power!




Hard to beat for a

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Tundra 2dr Regular Cab SR5 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 4A)

First non-US pickup I have purchase but got tired of rattles in GM and Fords so decided to go with a Tundra. Can't believe a pick-up can run so quitetly, have so much power, and go over some wash boards without a rattle or vibration. Can't wait to see if it holds up but can recommend it to someone who doesn't like to have buttons fall off in the interior and gaps in moldings that I know I have found on US trucks.



Full 2003 Toyota Tundra Review

What's New for 2003

Toyota has expanded the Tundra's body style variety by adding a new StepSide model. Its distinctive styling includes flared rear wheel arches and special tail lamps. If you want to make the StepSide even sportier, there is a new sport suspension package available. All 2003 Toyota Tundras have a restyled front fascia, standard antilock brakes and a center console similar to the one found in the Sequoia SUV. For the top-line Limited trim, Toyota has added a power sliding rear window.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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