Model Years

2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000

Fuel Economy

14-16 mpg

What to Know

1st Generation Toyota Tundras are basically an upgraded T100. This generation Tundra is basically full size pickup truck that will suffice for the majority of truck owners. The interior is adequate, with some complaints of rattles, but that is to be expected with most trucks.

 

Tips for Buying

Look for Rust. This generation of Tundras had rusty frame buybacks from Toyota.

Feel how the transmission shifts. There were a number of Tundras that had transmission issues at around 80k miles. Watch for jerky, hard shifts during test drives.

If possible, avoid the V6 5VZ engine, many people feel that it is underpowered for this size of a truck.

 

Reliability

Issues: Clear Coat Peeling, Misc Engine Component, Transmission
Lifespan Estimate: 230000 miles

Performance

Horsepower: 190 - 282hp
0-60 Time: 8.9 seconds
1/4 Mile Time: 16.7 seconds

Cost of Ownership

Depreciation: Medium 10% per year
Maintenance Costs: Moderate
Average Insurance Costs in Virginia: Medium

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