Since its introduction two years ago, the Toyota Tundra has set
new standards in quality, value and safety for full-size pickups.
It was recently ranked by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
(IIHS) as the best performer among full-size pickups in a 40-mile
per hour front offset crash test. Its blend of responsiveness, ride
comfort and refinement has revolutionized the expectations of full-size
pickup truck buyers.
2002, Limited models offer more standard features that were previously
available as options, including a Premium AM/FM/cassette/in-dash
CD changer audio system, Anti-Lock brakes (ABS), daytime running
lights, keyless entry and anti-theft system. 2002 V8 models can
be equipped with a new Limited Slip Differential for added traction.
comes in a wide variety of configurations including 2WD or 4WD,
two-door regular-cab with an eight-foot bed or four-door Access
Cab with a six-foot-three-inch bed. The V6 engine comes standard
with a five-speed manual transmission. Both the V8 and V6 engines
are available with a smooth-shifting, four-speed automatic transmission.
Tundras are equipped with standard power-assisted front-ventilated
disc brakes with four piston calipers and rear drums. Four-wheel
anti-lock brakes (ABS) also are available on all models (standard
on Limited models).
Access Cab features large double-doors and one of the most expansive
entry areas in the segment. It also is the only four-door extended
cab to feature interior and exterior handles on each door providing
easier ingress and egress than the commonly used door-jamb mechanism.
Access Cabs 60/40 rear split-bench seat provides seating for
three passengers, dual adjustable outboard headrests and a fold-down
center armrest with cup holders. Valuables can be hidden out of
sight in a storage compartment under the rear seat cushion and the
cushion can be folded up to handle cargo, instead of passengers.
offers a wide range of standard equipment that includes a locking
tailgate, dual 12-volt power outlets, driver- and passenger-side
sun visors with pull-out extensions, High Solar Energy-Absorbing
glass and top-of-the-line sound systems, including an optional premium
3-in-1 AM/FM cassette with a 6-CD in-dash changer and six speakers.
Tundra combines class-leading ground clearance with an advanced
"touch select" four-wheel-drive system that features a
shift-on-the-fly electronically-controlled transfer case on V8 models.
The system includes convenient dash-mounted control buttons located
that switch the front differential and transfer case settings between
two-wheel-drive, high four-wheel-drive and low four-wheel-drive
optional Off-Road Package, jointly developed by Toyota Racing Development
(TRD) and Toyota, and inspired by legendary off-road racer Ivan
Stewart, delivers added excitement and performance to Tundra four-wheel-drive
and two-wheel drive V8 Access Cab models. The TRD Off-Road Package
features progressive rate springs, Bilstien mono-tube high-pressure
gas shocks with off-road tuned suspension, BF Goodrich all-terrain
tires, aluminum alloy wheels, front and rear contoured mudguards,
fog lamps, overfenders and TRD custom badging.
impressive list of available packages enhance Tundras comfort
and convenience. The Tundra convenience package for SR5 models include
power windows and door locks, driver- and passenger-side sun visors
with pull-out extensions and vanity mirrors, cruise control, power
chrome mirrors and sliding rear-window and privacy glass. Additional
optional equipment for SR5 models include captains chairs with two-level
center console, Deluxe AM/FM/cassette/CD or Premium AM/FM/cassette/in-dash
CD changer audio systems and a variety of wheel styles and tire
sizes. In addition, the Limited Grade has optional leather-trimmed
captains chairs with driver-side power adjustment and simulated
wood trim accent.
for this year, SR5 models get an available chrome style steel wheel,
with a satin finish center cap.
roominess and comfort is complemented by safety features that include
standard-equipped driver and front passenger SRS airbags with a
passenger airbag cutoff switch, adjustable seat headrests and three-point
ALR/ELR seatbelts in all outboard positions (drivers seat
belt is ELR only), an energy absorbing steering column, side-door
impact beams, rear center high mount stop lamp with cargo lights
and optional four-wheel ABS with daytime running lights (standard
on Limited models).
There are no major changes to the exterior for 2002.
will be offered in eight exterior colors including Natural White,
Silver Sky Metallic, Thunder Gray Metallic, Black, Sunfire Red Pearl,
Desert Sand, Imperial Jade Mica and Stellar Blue Pearl. A two-tone
combination of Imperial Jade Mica/Thunder Gray Metallic is offered
on Limited models. Exterior colors will be complemented by Gray,
Light Charcoal and Oak interiors.
Tundra packs a full load of roominess, comfort and convenience in
both Regular and Access Cab layout.
is available with either a front 60/40 split-bench seat with fold-down
center console armrest or dual contoured captains chairs with
power drivers seat and two-level center console. The extra-large,
two-level console features a removable tray and coin holder, cassette
or CD storage below and twin cup holders in front with up to 32-ounce
The Tundra is powered by the 4.7-liter i-Force V8. Designed with
over 30 years of DOHC experience, this was the first double-overhead
cam, 32-valve V8 offered in the segment. It delivers exceptional
low-end torque, strong top-end acceleration, more than 2,000 pounds
of payload with the available Style Package and up to 7,200 pounds
of towing capacity. Most important, this engine delivers 245 horsepower
and 315 lbs.-ft. of torque. The i-Force V8 engine, is also one of
the first V8 engines in the segment to achieve a Low Emission Vehicle
(LEV) emissions classification.
as standard is Tundras capable 3.4-liter double-overhead cam,
24-valve V6 engine that generates 190 horsepower and 220 lbs.-ft.