2003 Toyota Tundra Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Phantom Gray
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,860 - $13,226
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
16 City / 19 HWY
Horsepower
190-240
Seats
3-6

How 2003 Toyota Tundra Ranks In Its Class

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Toyota Tundra Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $7,860 - $9,889
Horsepower: 190 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7 (in.) - Steel
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chevronDown icon SR5 $9,432 - $12,669
Horsepower: 190 hp - 240 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6, Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Chrome, Steel
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Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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Owner Reviews

4.55
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You can easily break into the back window without actually breaking anything. I'm sure this exploit has been noted.

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I really like the utility features of an open bed pickup truck. I haul work stuff around and it's great for that. Size wise, it's too small for me, but it's a company vehicle so I am happy to have a truck drive. It is starting to rust out a bit... that's expected with salted winter roads.

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15 Years and going strong.

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My 2003 Toyota tundra is 15 years old and still looks and drives like new. This truck is extremely reliable. I currently have 170k miles on it and it is still going strong. If you are in the market for a pre-owned truck, I would highly recommend the 1st generation tundra.

Rob K
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Just a basic Toyota Tundra truck. With nothing fancy or electric.

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Good gas mileage. Comfortable bench seats. Long pickup bed for hauling. Good air conditioner. Had to have airbag replaced, not happy about that. Bought it used so paid a good price. Had a lot of miles but still going strong. Plan on putting a lot more miles on it.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$7,860 - $9,889
$9,432 - $12,669

Horsepower

Horsepower
190 (hp)
190 - 240 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.4L DOHC EFI 24
3.4L DOHC EFI 24, 4.7L DOHC EFI 32
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Optional
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Not Available
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Not Available
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Standard

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 (in.)
41.5 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.3 (in.)
40.3 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
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28.6 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
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38.3 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
- TBD - (cu. ft.)
- TBD - (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Optional

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

AC
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Optional
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Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
3
3 - 6

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
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Optional
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Optional

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
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Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/70R16
P265/70R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
128.3 (in.)
128.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
44.9 (ft.)
44.3 - 44.9 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
75.2 (in.)
75.2 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
190 (hp)
190 (hp)

Torque

Torque
220 (ft. lbs.)
220 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
500 (.lbs)
480 - 500 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
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Optional

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
8 Cylinders, V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
26.4 (gal.)
26.4 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
18 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

City

City
16 (mpg)
15 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
19 (mpg)
18 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
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Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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N/A
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
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Acceptable
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Marginal
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Poor

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes *
  • Driver/passenger airbags w/passenger airbag cutoff switch
  • 3-point ALR/ELR seatbelts for all outboard seat positions
  • 2-point front center lap belt
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners/force limiters
  • Side door impact beams
  • Driver/front passenger airbags w/passenger airbag cutoff switch *
  • 2-point front/rear center lap belts *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (5)

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Air Bags Oct 20, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 20, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V655000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2002-2005 Lexus SC and Toyota Sequoia and 2003-2005 Toyota Tundra, Corolla, Corolla Matrix and Pontiac Vibe vehicles that were originally sold, or are currently registered, in high absolute humidity areas of southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. The inflators in the front passenger air bags are susceptible to rupture in the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the front passenger air bag.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners of affected Toyota and Lexus vehicles and General Motors will notify owners of affected Pontiac Vibe vehicles. Toyota, Lexus, and GM dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. If a replacement inflator is not available, as an interim measure, the dealer will disable the front passenger air bag and advise the customer not to use the front passenger seat until a replacement inflator is installed. Toyota will begin its owner notification and remedy of the affected Toyota and Lexus vehicles on or around October 25, 2014. Details on GM's notification and remedy schedule are pending. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Pontiac Vibe owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300.
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Air Bags Jun 11, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 11, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V312000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2002-2004 Toyota Sequoia and Lexus SC and 2003-2004 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Tundra, and Pontiac Vibe vehicles to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag inflator which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag. This recall addresses both the passenger side frontal air bags that were originally installed in the vehicles, as well as replacement air bags that may have been installed as replacement service parts. A replacement air bag may have been installed, as one example, if a vehicle had been in a crash necessitating the replacement of the passenger side frontal air bag.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners of affected Toyota and Lexus vehicles and General Motors will notify owners of affected Pontiac Vibe vehicles. Toyota, Lexus, and GM dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Pontiac Vibe owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300. IMPORTANT NOTE: This recall supersedes recall 13V-133 in which some vehicles were inspected and received a replacement inflator, while others were inspected but did not have their inflator replaced. All owners of vehicles that did not get an inflator replacement, or owners that do not know if they got an inflator replacement, should contact their Toyota or Lexus dealer.
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Air Bags May 13, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
May 13, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V285000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2004 Sequoia vehicles manufactured August 18, 2003, to August 19, 2004, and 2003-2004 Tundra vehicles manufactured March 18, 2003, to August 25, 2004 to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag inflator which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag. This recall addresses both the passenger side frontal air bags that were originally installed in the vehicles, as well as replacement air bags that may have been installed as replacement service parts. A replacement air bag may have been installed, as one example, if a vehicle had been in a crash necessitating the replacement of the passenger side frontal air bag.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. NOTE: This recall is an expansion of 14V-312.
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Air Bags Dec 12, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 12, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V883000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2002-2005 Lexus SC and Toyota Sequoia, 2003-2005 Toyota Corolla and Tundra, and 2003-2007 Pontiac Vibe vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation.
Consequence:
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify the Toyota and Lexus owners. General Motors will notify the Pontiac Vibe owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, or replace the air bag assembly that includes an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 14, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371, Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987 or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota's numbers for these recalls are J0A (Zone A Toyota), J0B (Zone B Toyota), J0C (Zone C Toyota), JLI (Zone A Lexus), JLJ (Zone B Lexus), and JLK (Zone C Lexus). Note: This recall includes vehicles that have had their air bag previously replaced under an earlier air bag campaign.
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Air Bags Apr 11, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 11, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V133000
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2002 through 2004 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra, Lexus SC, and Pontiac Vibe vehicles to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag. This recall addresses both the passenger side frontal air bags that were originally installed in the vehicles, as well as replacement air bags that may have been installed as replacement service parts. A replacement air bag may have been installed, as one example, if a vehicle had been in a crash necessitating the replacement of the passenger side frontal air bag.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners of affected Toyota and Lexus vehicles and General Motors will notify owners of affected Pontiac Vibe vehicles. Toyota, Lexus, and GM dealers will inspect vehicles, and where a defective air bag inflator is identified, the inflator will be replaced, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a notification schedule. Toyota and Lexus owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. Pontiac Vibe owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300.

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