The Toyota Tundra gets a significant increase in power for 2005, and fuel economy has been improved. A new 4.0-liter V6 delivers 245 horsepower, matching the output of last year’s V8 and representing an increase in power of nearly 30 percent over last year’s V6. Meanwhile, the 4.7-liter double overhead-cam V8 has been refined with Toyota’s VVT-i technology, bringing it up to 282 horsepower, an increase of 42 horsepower over last year’s V8. Both engines are now available with responsive five-speed automatics; and the V6 is available with a new six-speed manual transmission. There are other refinements as well.
The Tundra is one of the smoothest, quietest, and most refined pickups we’ve driven. It’s more agile than other full-size pickups, at least partly because it’s slightly smaller. The Tundra feels quick and responsive, lighter on its feet and more refined than the domestic trucks. Buyer’s appreciate that it’s built to Toyota’s high standards of quality, durability and reliability.
SR5 Double Cab come standard with air conditioning; cruise control; tilt steering; power windows, locks and mirrors; remote keyless entry; sliding rear window; AM/FM/cassette stereo; tachometer; color-keyed front and chromed rear bumper; styled steel wheels; and other trim upgrades. The V6 and six-speed manual are standard in SR5 Access Cabs, but the five-speed automatic is available, as is the V8 engine. The V8 is standard in SR5 Double Cabs.
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