An excellent pickup truck, Tundra is comfortable, quiet, handles relatively well and has a super smooth powertrain. It also performs towing and hauling tasks admirably. Good offset-crash-test results are a considerable plus. A crew cab with optional stability control was added to the lineup for the 2004 model year.
There are 7 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Power due to v8. Not good gas mileage. Problem with computerized accelerator."

COLLEEN S., AK (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"comfortable quite ride. powerful acceleration."

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"This has been a good vehicle overall but it has had some chronic issues ever since I purchased it in 2002. First, the front brake rotors are prone to warping after a few hundred miles of use. Replacement rotors have had the same issue. Second, I've had a chronic rear axle seal leak that has been repaired four times. Two dealers and two private auto repair shops have been able to determine the problem or stop the axle seal from leaking."

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Supremely reliable, never a problem. Very capable 4-wheel drive. Smooth ride for a pickup. Automatic timing adjustment with speed and load."

Michael C., CA (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Drives great but fuel milage has never been good. It gets about 14 MPG around town and not much better at speed. Has been incredibly reliable."

Anonymous, GA (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Love driving this truck. Smooth riding on rough roads. Plenty of power when passing. This is my first limited truck has everything I wanted when I purchased it."

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Great power and acceleration. Handling is good. Ride is smooth and comfortable. Quiet inside cab with little road noise"

Dixon N., MD (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"V8 quick and easy handling. Shorter turning radius then any other large truck."

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"For such a big truck it turns in a small area, has tons of power, but even with a automatic transmission you can down shift on hills and control the speed . It is a heavy vehicle and is extremely comfortable to drive on the open road . . Plus handles the mountain curves easily . I love my truck!"

Joy B., CO (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Has good acceleration and drives well."

John B., IL (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Of the four total vehicles I own, our use this truck as primary transportation because it takes care of most of all I need for vacation travel and local use"

Anonymous, AR (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Even with a small 4.7 V8 engine it has all the power I need even with a boat trailer, The truck handles effortlessly and positively."

Anonymous, MB (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Good acceleration for a truck."

S I., CA (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"The engine is very powerful. Handling is not very good. The truck shimmies at highway speed and the steering pulls hard to the right even right after an alignment. It feels like the right front tire has 100 pounds of air in it. Driving the truck at highway speed can be a handful."

Jay S., TX (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Best truck i have ever owned, I believe this model is the best truck ever made"

Kenneth B., TN (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"the engine is powerful,quiet and smooth.the transmission also."

Robert W., MO (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"very easy to handle and good power"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"With almost 115,000 miles on this vehicle my 2000 Tundra stii handles tight, and has plenty of power and comfort."

Gary D., KY (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"It is such a solid truck with great acceleration and always feeling that you have control of the truck."

Danny M., NC (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"It drives and performs very well."

Robert Z., NC (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Just a real solid truck, the most comfortable and responsive of the 5 pickups I have owned"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"very reliable"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Good acceleration. Takes bumps and rough roads with little problems God towing ability"

John L., VA (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Plenty of acceleration"

Robert A., MI (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"This truck has a V8. You want to go, it goes. Handling is excellent for a large truck."

Sharon S., FL (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"gets licking and keeps on ticking"

Albert F., SC (2000 Toyota Tundra)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"As the truck has gotten older, interior noise has increased. Does not have that initial elegant feel because of road noise."

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Still rides and drives like a new truck"

HYLAN A., TN (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"The backseat doors in the extended cab cannot be opened without opening the front seat doors. Very awkward to load the rear seat in parallel parking lots. Also the cabin design allows easy access by rodents through the ventilation ducting who set nests in the blower and also under the rear seat. Serious location is the air filter compartment for the engine intake. This not a trivial concern for people living in rural areas."

Anonymous, OR (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Very comfortable seats. Very good ride for a pick-up."

SAMUEL P., AZ (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Great seats and a quiet ride."

RICHARD P., NM (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Ease of entry and exit the vehicle is great. Visibility is great. Ride is rough an uncomfortable"

Dixon N., MD (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Seats are comfortable but noise is a little high at speed."

Anonymous, GA (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Best vehicle in any respect that I have ever owned"

Luther E., MS (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Upper part of Driver's seat(frame) broke. cost of frame and labor to replace the frame total cost around $1044"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Comfortable, quiet, smooth."

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Very comfortable on longer runs, and still fairly quiet and squeek/rattle free after all these yrs !! Has good power for all situations."

Anonymous, MB (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"The drivers seat is very comfortable but the passenger seat is not great."

Herbert M., TN (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"All three stand out."

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Truck rides very well... low noise, comfortable leather seats, and smooth ride... Truck rides better while loaded..."

Robert K., VA (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Has very good ride for a truck and is quiet."

John B., IL (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"The truck handles and drives very well. Only complaint is the seats don't have good back support for long drives."

Anonymous, GA (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Unfortunately you do not ask about the vehicle's Frame. The Toyota Tundras, just like the Toyota Tacomas have an extremely Dangerous frame problem where the frame rusts out. This is due to the frames not being correctly made. Many owners have reported this dangerous problem to NHTSA and other places, but NHTSA made some sort of back-door deal with Toyota to Not require them to issue a recall for this safety problem. Consumer Reports would get much better feed back from their surveys if they included this safety problem in your questionnaire. You have no idea how worrying it is to know that you can get into an accident, get hurt or even killed..., wondering when your Toyota Tundra's Frame is going to rust bad enough to cause the frame to fail. Thank you very much for reading this. For more information, please see this very long running thread about the safety manufacturer's defect about the Toyota Tundra Frames Rusting Out: -and-amp-exterior/70959-tundra-frame-rust-recall/"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"I own three sports cars and use the truck for hauling and long distance, primarily due to the comfort and Acceleration of the truck"

Anonymous, AR (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"I like the bench seats (can carry 3 people in the cab) and the ride."

Anonymous, HI (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Almost 300k mile and seat is not broken down and not a bunch of noises. It is very comfortable for an 18 year old truck. Toyota got it right"

Philip K., AZ (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Frame corrosion has required welding reinforcement several times."

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Practical compfortable"

Robert A., MI (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Comfortable seats for a truck."

S I., CA (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"lower hood for visibility, TRD heavy duty package for ride comfort. 4 WD for weather conditions"

John L., VA (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"feels like a luxury ride"

Ronald D., CO (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Seats great even on long runs, highway noise muted, ride is very smooth, handling positive. But for the axle seal issue this has been a low repair machine."

Anonymous, MB (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"There is a reason I still have my eighteen year old vehicle. It has always performed well, very comfortable, and still pretty quiet"

Robert Z., NC (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"This truck is 18 years old. Still runs and feels new. Very comfortable ride, large seats. very low noise. But, I have friends who have bought new Tundra's and I feel the ride comfort is lacking. That is for a truck that costs $80K"

Sharon S., FL (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"more leg room"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"I think the ride & seat comfort is still very good.The seat fabric& fit is almost as good as new."

Anonymous, RI (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Rides like a limo."

Richard P., NM (2000 Toyota Tundra)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"all is excellent except non-dealer did a transmission flush and I suspect it caused the transmission to fail 20000 miles later."

JIM A., MO (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Great truck, very comfortable."

THOMAS W., SC (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Bought new in late 1999 - truck has 310,000 miles on it, runs perfectly, other than routine maintenance, never had a major malfunction other than parts that can deteriorate with age, (i.e. engine gaskets, O2 sensors, replaced radiator last year). Passenger rear quarter panel over tire well just beginning to show signs of paint bubbling (rust). Incredible mechanical reliability for a 17 year old truck with 310,000 miles."

Anonymous, KY (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"I have a 28 mile dirt road mountainous drive to reach paved roads. The vehicle has held up very well to fairly rough use."

LINDA B., AZ (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Good relliability"

GARRETT V., IA (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Relatively low maintenance/repair costs."

TATESHI Y., WA (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"This truck is a beast - steady; reliable; strong; great acceleration; comfortable. it has 210k miles - I maintain it well - may never own another truck. Both front seatbelts will not retract on their own which is a hassle, but not worth the $1000+ dollars it would take to replace them."

Anonymous, MS (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"good solid workhorse.dependable dependable."

ROBERT H., IL (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Just passed 200,000 miles and the truck continues its strong performance..."

JAMES D., CA (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Great truck, very reliable, no major engine or drive train problems, does no use any oil, still looks almost new."

Hylan A., TN (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"No problems. Very reliable."

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Except for issues/frustration with rear axle seals and a premium paid for the toyota brand it seems, this has been a reliable and rewarding vehicle to drive."

Anonymous, MB (2000 Toyota Tundra)


Anonymous, KS (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"I have had it for 17 years and it has been extremely reliable. I need to repair a window latch but that will be my first repair other than normal maintenance."

Michael F., TN (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"I have owned the vehicle over 17 years and have never even had to replace a belt or hose"

Luther E., MS (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"This truck is 17 years old now. It has had almost no problems for the first 165000 miles. Still looks good."

Ronald R., CA (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Good value."

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Super reliable"

Anonymous, OK (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Long lasting, reliable truck with no major mechanical issues"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"with regular service you can drive it forever, I do my own tune-up and oil changes,brakes. I would drive it across country today with no concerns"

Gene M., NC (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Almost 300k mile have had regular service. It does not burn oIL and I feel comfortable pulling a travel trailer even out of the country. This is the best value I have ever had in a vehicle. Family members have seen my experience with this and have bought 4 additional Toyota trucks which they are having good experiences with."

Philip K., AZ (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"This truck is 18 years old with 135,000 miles and I haven't had any problems with any of the systems."

Anonymous, AL (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Great truck! I bought it new and have spent less than $1,500 on repairs."

Danny M., NC (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Bought this truck brand new in September of 1999, 275,000 miles later and very well satisfied!"

Joe L., NC (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"Very dependable truck."

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"best buy ever"

Ronald D., CO (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"This truck is unbelievable. It has done great for 18 years with no more than regular maintenance."

John B., AZ (2000 Toyota Tundra)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"At first, I thought I would like the way the doors opened: rear-door opens from the middle of cab and must have front door open in order to do that, but now I can't stand it. It makes loading and unloading very difficult, especially in supermarket parking lots, and means I have to do some fancy maneuvering in order to load/unload."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"cabin lacks trash bag room"

JERRY B., OR (2000 Toyota Tundra)

"my tundra still has original shine,no peeling clearcoat thats so common today on older vehicles and im still impressed by this!the somewhat rounded lines are outdated for a pickup but i still like its appearance."

ALBERT P., FL (2000 Toyota Tundra)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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