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Toyota has made a major addition to the Tundra lineup for 2004. A larger Double Cab model with a cargo bed as long as the one in the Access Cab is now offered. Available in SR5 or Limited trim, the new truck stretches 13 inches longer overall than other Tundras. According to Don Esmond, Toyota Division senior vice president and general manager, it’s “the longest, widest, deepest and roomiest Tundra we have ever built.”Tundras come in three trim levels: base, SR5 and Limited. Regular-cab models have a 98.2-inch cargo bed, while the new Double Cab and extended-cab trucks with rear-hinged back doors (called Access Cabs) carry a 76.5-inch bed. Both a V-6 and V-8 engine are available. Tundra pickups serve as the basis for the company’s Sequoia sport utility vehicle and are built at the same plant in Indiana.
Regular-cab and Access Cab body styles ride a 128.3-inch wheelbase and stretch to 217.5 inches long overall. A regular-cab Ford F-150 with an 8-foot cargo bed is almost 13 inches longer. The Tundra’s maximum payload is 1,800 pounds, while the F-150 has a 3,000-pound maximum. Double Cab models ride a 140.5-inch wheelbase and measure 230.1 inches long overall.An optional TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Off-Road Package features progressive-rate springs, Bilstein gas shocks, all-terrain tires on 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, fender flares, fog lamps and mudguards. The TRD Sport Package includes Tokico shocks, tuned springs, a rear stabilizer bar, a limited-slip differential and graphite-toned 17-inch wheels.