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2005 Toyota Tundra Full-Size Pickup Truck
By the Staff
New Car Review of the 2005 Toyota Tundra Full-Size Pickup Truck
Description: Full-Size Pickup Truck
Options & Features
Toyota's big trucks include the two-door Regular Cab and extended Access Cab plus a four-door Double Cab. Tundra Double Cab is bigger due to a wheelbase stretch plus inches added to the rear track and width and height. It comes with seats for five, then adds a pickup box in back over six feet long and stuffs below a brawny hood the strength of so many horses through a big V8.
That 4.7-liter engine gets new features for 2005 like Toyota's valve wizardry, labeled VVTL-i for variable valve timing and lift with intelligence. Output rises by 42 points to 282-hp. Tundra's Regular Cab and Access Cab trucks also score the improved V8 as an option, plus a new base 4.0-liter V6 rated at 245-hp with either a manual 5-speed or electronic automatic 4-speed transmission.
All Tundras offer rear-wheel-drive (RWD) or four-wheel-drive (4WD) traction. The 4WD mechanism has an electronic transfer case with push-button convenience for switching between RWD and four-wheel high and low modes. Tundra Double Cab is not only big but comfortable, even luxurious, o...