toyota adds flex fuel and new trd models

toyota adds flex fuel and new trd models
Toyota is expanding consumer choice with the Tundra full-size pickup truck line
for 2009, adding flex fuel models and new TRD (Toyota Racing Development) option
packages. The E85 flex fuel is available on 5.7-liter 4x4 models in select regions –
creating 10 model configurations in all.
Two new TRD option packages underscore two sides of Tundra’s capability. The
TRD Rock Warrior Package adds off-road suspension, unique wheels, and a striking
Black or Super White exterior color scheme. The TRD Sport Package with a distinctive
Black or Radiant Red color-keyed exterior is optimized for on-road performance and has
unique wheels.
Also for 2009, Double Cab and Crew Max models gain a standard chrome grille
surround. A bench front seat is a new no-cost option on SR5 grade models. Altogether,
the 2009 Tundra offers a choice of 45 models in three wheelbases, three cab styles,
three bed lengths, three engines, and three trim levels, and with 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains.
Standard in Tundra Regular and Double Cab models, a 4.0-liter V6 produces 236
horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 266 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. The mid-grade
option for these models – and standard for the CrewMax models – is the 4.7-liter i-Force
V8 producing 276 horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 313 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 3,400 rpm.
Both the V6 and i-Force 4.7-liter V8 feature DOHC 4-valve cylinder heads and
Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) for responsive power across the engine's
operating range. Both engines are teamed with a five-speed automatic transmission that
features uphill/downhill shift logic.
A more powerful 5.7-liter i-Force V8 is available in every model configuration.
Specifically engineered for full-size pickup applications, the i-Force 5.7-liter is a longstroke design (4.02 in. stroke and 3.70 in. bore). In addition to its impressive 381
horsepower at 5,600 rpm, the i-Force 5.7 produces 401 lb.-ft of peak torque at 3,600
To optimize power and fuel efficiency while minimizing emissions, the i-Force
5.7-liter V8 uses aluminum cylinder block and DOHC heads. A Dual VVT-i system
controls valve timing and overlap on both the intake and exhaust valves.
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All Tundra engines are equipped with the Acoustic Control Induction System
(ACIS). Butterfly valves inside the intake manifold switch the length of the intake runners
in two stages, based on RPM and throttle angle, which improve efficiency across the
engine speed range.
Tubular stainless steel 4-2-1 exhaust manifolds flow into a full stainless steel
exhaust system with laser-welded, high-capacity mufflers. In both V8s, a crank-hold
electronic starter control uses a "twist and release" ignition switch to prevent failed starts
and grinding on a re-start attempt. Both Tundra V8 engines meet the Ultra-Low
Emissions Vehicle, or ULEV II, emissions certification.
The i-Force 5.7-liter is teamed exclusively with a six-speed automatic
transmission. Shift logic adapts the transmission's shift maps to driver input. Both Tundra
transmissions use Toyota "WS" fluid with a flat viscosity/temperature curve (cold
viscosity is close to warm viscosity). This fluid reduces friction and wear, enables faster
vehicle warm-up, and never needs replacing. In both transmissions, a fluid warmer
quickly brings the transmission fluid up to operating temperature to optimize coldweather performance.
Capability, Handling and Ride
There are three Tundra wheelbases: 126.8 inches for Regular Cab/standard bed
models; 145.7 inches for Regular Cab/long bed, Double Cab/standard bed and
CrewMax models, and a massive 164.6 inches for Double Cab/long bed models.
Tundra's advanced TripleTech frame uses wide, full-boxed frame rails for the front
portion, reinforced C-channel under the cab and an open C-channel underneath the bed
to maximize strength, ride quality and durability.
The double A-arm front suspension uses coil-over spring shock units, while a
front-mounted steering rack helps enhance steering feel and response. The rear
suspension uses staggered shocks mounted outboard of the springs to improve the
shocks' dampening efficiency. Spring rates are tuned to provide a flat vehicle stance
when fully loaded. The trapezoidal shape of the rear frame section provides "toe-out"
mounting points for the rear leaf springs, which provides confident towing under a full
The Tundra is equipped with one of the largest standard wheels in the segment –
18 x 8 inches with 255/70 R18 tires. Limited grade models step up to standard 18 x 8
inch aluminum alloy wheels with wider 275/65 R18 tires. As an option, Limited models
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can be outfitted with 20-inch alloy wheels with 275/55 R20 tires. An optional TRD OffRoad Package combines off-road tuned suspension featuring Bilstein gas-charged
mono-tube shock absorbers; 285/70 R17 B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A off-road tires on
unique 17-inch alloy wheels; fog lamps, and special graphics.
The standard four-wheel disc brakes use large ventilated rotors. Front rotors
measure 13.9 inches in diameter and 1.26-inches thick, with four-piston calipers. Rear
rotors measure 13.6 x 0.71-inch and use two-piston calipers.
Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake
Assist (BA) are standard on all Tundra models. EBD optimizes brake pressure at each
wheel for greater control under braking, especially when cornering. BA is designed to
determine if the driver is attempting emergency braking. If the driver has not pressed
firmly enough on the brake pedal to engage the ABS, the system supplements the
applied braking power until pedal pressure is released.
The standard Automatic Limited-slip Differential (Auto-LSD) helps provide better
acceleration in deep sand or mud and on mixed friction surfaces. Compared to a
conventional mechanical limited slip differential, the Auto-LSD system is much more
responsive and has better wear characteristics. The combination of Auto-LSD and
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) as standard equipment on every model was a significant
"first" in the full-size pickup segment.
The Tundra's VSC system integrates traction control (TRAC), and enhances
traction on or off-road by helping to keep the vehicle going on its intended course. VSC
detects front-wheel slide and rear-wheel slide during cornering and attempts to control
either condition with throttle intervention and/or by braking individual wheels.
Integration of these technologies also brings with it driver-selectable versatility to
tackle just about any road surface or driving condition. In "normal" mode, VSC, TRAC
and Auto-LSD all function to help enable traction and control capability. "TRAC Off"
activates Auto-LSD to help extricate the Tundra from extreme conditions. The "VSC Off"
mode turns off all of three of these systems.
The combination of Auto-LSD and VSC gives the two-wheel drive Tundra models
even better traction in more situations than expected from the typical 4x2 pickup truck.
For more demanding conditions, Tundra's 4x4 configurations offer a part-time,
electronically-controlled four-wheel drive system featuring a six-pinion planetary
reduction gearset to provide 4x2, 4x4 Hi and 4x4 Lo ranges. The driver selects the drive
mode using a dial on the dash.
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The rear differential in V6 and i-Force 4.7-liter V8 Tundra models features a 9.5inch ring gear, and the i-Force 5.7-liter models step up to a 10.5-inch ring gear – one of
the largest in the segment.
Comprehensive Towing Package
An available Tow Package on all Tundra i-Force V8 models increases towing
capacity significantly, up to 10,800 pounds, depending on the model and drivetrain (see
specifications sheet). A one-piece towing receiver is integrated into the frame prior to
bed installation. The structure runs nearly two feet down the length of the frame and
attaches to each side around the rear spring shackles' cross-member with 12 bolts. Tow
Package rear springs help provide level full-load rear suspension height and maintain full
range of suspension travel. The Tundra can remain level even with 1,000 lbs. of tongue
weight or payload.
The Tow Package also upgrades Tundra’s cooling and electrical systems with a
supplemental water-to-oil engine oil cooler to help handle the demands of towing under
a full load. A power steering fluid cooler is added, as well. Electrical upgrades include an
under-dash connector prewire for a third-party trailer brake controller, both seven- and a
four-pin trailer brake connectors near the hitch, and an up-rated alternator. The final
touch is a set of optional telescoping towing mirrors (available on 5.7-liter V8 models
The six-speed automatic transmission in the 5.7-liter Tundra, gains a TOW/HAUL
shift mode, selectable by a dedicated switch. The TOW/HAUL shift mode applies
specific logic for adjusting the throttle sensitivity and transmission upshift and downshift
control, favoring and holding lower gears when accelerating or decelerating to help
enhance control and safety.
All Tundra models feature the Toyota STAR SAFETY SYSTEM™ as standard
equipment, giving Tundra one of the most comprehensive arrays of safety technology in
the full-size pickup truck category. The system includes ABS, EBD, BA, VSC and TRAC.
Tundra was the first full-size pickup to feature standard front seat side and roll-sensing
side curtain airbags in all models. Three-point seatbelts and adjustable headrests for all
seating positions were likewise firsts in the segment. The front seatbelts include
pretensioners and force limiters.
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Comfort and Convenience
Tundra Regular Cab comes standard in Tundra grade and can be upgraded to
SR5 with an option package; the Double Cab and CrewMax models are available in
Tundra grade in addition to the SR5 and Limited trim levels. Tundra offers high levels of
user technology, including available Bluetooth® cell phone compatibility, high-end JBL
audio and an optional navigation system with integrated wide-screen rear backup
All Tundra-grade and SR5 models come standard with a versatile dual-zone
manual climate control system including a seven-speed blower, sync-mode and a
replaceable dust and pollen filter. Limited grade models feature a dual-zone automatic
climate control system. The four-spoke steering wheel features standard audio controls
in Limited grade. These are available on Double Cab models equipped with either the
optional JBL audio system or optional navigation system.
The Tundra offers richly textured fabrics and deep-grain leathers available in four
colors. A manual tilt and telescoping steering wheel was a first in the segment, and
Tundra Limited models offer an available power tilt and telescoping steering wheel.
Standard High Solar Energy Absorbing (HSEA) glass helps filter solar heat and most UV
(skin-sensitive) light energy entering the vehicle. This reduces occupants' sun exposure,
helps to keep the interior cooler and enhances durability of interior materials. Limited
grade models receive standard IR-cut glass, further reducing solar levels from infrared
Other notable features that distinguish the Limited grade models include:
chrome, power-retractable, heated auto-dimming side-view mirrors; leather-trimmed,
heated power-adjustable front bucket seats (10-way for driver, 4-way for passenger);
and rear door privacy glass.
Features inspired by luxury sedans include Optitron gauges and a multiinformation center includes selectable readouts for the clock, outside temperature, and
fuel economy. A user-customizable interface allows the Tundra owner to set keyless
entry feedback; door unlock mode (one press/two press); automatic door locking
programming; headlight auto-off timer; and the interior light timer. The Tundra Limited
grade Double Cab and Crew Max models add front and rear parking sonar, cold kit, and
mudguards to the standard equipment list.
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Tundra-grade models come with a standard AM/FM/CD stereo with six speakers
(four speakers on Regular Cab models) and an audio input jack; SR5 models add a sixdisc in-dash CD changer and offer an available JBL AM/FM audio system with six-disc
in-dash CD changer, 440-watt 5.1 channel surround sound, 10 speakers (12 in
CrewMax), Bluetooth® compatibility, and steering wheel audio controls. All Tundra audio
systems include MP3/WMA playback capability.
CrewMax models offer an optional Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system that
combines a nine-inch wide-screen LCD monitor, DVD player, two sets of wireless
headphones and remote control. An available DVD navigation system includes a JBL
audio system and integrates a rear backup camera. The camera automatically projects
an image of what its lens can detect behind the vehicle onto the navigation system's
LCD screen when reverse gear is engaged. This feature is particularly useful when
backing up the Tundra to a trailer, or for positioning a boat trailer on a launch ramp.
The Limited grade offers an optional power memory package for the seats, mirrors and
tilt/telescopic steering wheel. A multifunction auto-dimming rear view mirror, standard on
Limited grade models and optional for others, integrates a digital compass and
HomeLink® transceiver. CrewMax models offer an optional power tilt/sliding moonroof
with an automatic variable-position wind deflector.
Exterior Design
Tundra offers three cab styles: Regular Cab, four-door Double Cab, and the
super-sized four-door CrewMax with the segment's leading rear-seat legroom. From the
side, the Tundra's distinct "barbell" form with pronounced wheel arches conveys the
truck's inherent strength. Character lines and fender flares add dimension and strength.
The Tundra grade, SR5 and Limited models stand apart with a bold chrome grille
Tundra Regular Cab and Double Cab models are offered in standard bed (78.7inch) or long bed (97.6-inch) configurations while the CrewMax comes with a 66.7-inch
bed. All models have a 22.2-inch deep bed. The Tundra's lockable all-steel tailgate, with
tailgate assist, eases down slowly with no slam – and can easily be removed.
A standard cargo lamp provides generous illumination at night. A Deck Rail
System, standard on Limited grade models and available on all others, adds to cargo
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bed versatility. Featuring four adjustable tie-down cleats connected to the rails of the allsteel bed, the rail system can be used to secure many types of loads, with a 220-lb.
rating per attachment.
The array of Genuine Toyota Accessories available for the Tundra includes a
number of cargo bed enhancements, including a tonneau cover, bed mat, bed liner, bed
extender, Deck Rail accessories, storage boxes, cargo divider, tie-downs and utility
Interior Design
Tundra is designed for "true truckers," or customers who put the greatest
demands on their pickups, including ranchers, foremen and construction workers. The
driver is surrounded by a U-shaped "command and control" center that helps provide an
unobstructed view of the road and gauges, while keeping all knobs, switches and
buttons within easy reach. The Tundra features large door handles and easy-to-turn
control knobs that can be operated even while wearing work gloves.
The 3.4-liter upper glove box can hold a standard Thermos™ bottle, with
additional space available in the 9.5-liter lower glovebox. The huge center console on
bucket-seat models can hold a laptop computer or hanging file folder storage – a pickup
truck first. For optimal comfort, the center console armrest features a four-inch slide
range. The Tundra cockpit provides two 12-volt DC power outlets, one on the dash and
one in the center console. CrewMax models add a third outlet at the rear of the center
console. The outlets remain live for up to two hours after the ignition is switched off.
The Tundra Regular Cab offers generous behind-the-seat storage, and the Double Cab
features front-hinged doors that open to 80 degrees for easy passenger access. The
Tundra Double Cab models provide a roomy rear seat with a 22-degree backrest angle
and 34.7 inches of rear legroom for comfort on par with some midsize sedans.
The Tundra CrewMax provides best-in-class maximum rear legroom at 44.5
inches. CrewMax rear seat versatility is enhanced with the segment's first reclining and
sliding rear seat. A 10-inch slide range allows the owner to custom-tailor passenger
comfort and room for onboard cargo. CrewMax models provide additional storage under
the rear seat.
On Double Cab and CrewMax models, the standard power rear windows retract
completely into the doors. The Regular and Double Cab models offer an optional split
sliding rear window to enhance interior ventilation, with a power vertical slide-down rear
window standard on CrewMax models.
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Toyota maximized space and convenience inside all Tundra cabs. A concealed
compartment to the right of the shift lever can hold a Thomas® guidebook. The built-in
toolbox behind the rear seat in all models provides clean, accessible storage for the jack,
handle and lug wrench. In Double Cab and CrewMax models, the rear seat backs fold in
an easy one-hand operation to provide a flat floor storage area. The front doors have
large storage pockets and can also hold two 22-ounce bottles. Rear doors on Double
Cab and CrewMax each hold one bottle.
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