The Toyota Tundra was first sold for the 2000 model year. Even though they’re produced in Princeton, IN and San Antonio, TX, the Tundra is still considered to be an import. Noteably, it was the first full sized import truck sold in the USA. With the model getting close to reaching the ten year mark, we’ve seen an increase in demand for Tundra used engines. We have experience with all four engines offered in Tundra’s to this point, those being the 3.4L 5vz-FE, 4.0L 1GR-FE, the 4.7L 2UZ-FE, and the 5.7L 3UR-FE.
3.4L 5vz-FE 6 cylinder engine
The 5VZ-FE is one of the most widely used Toyota engines of all time. In addition to the Tundra, it has also been used in the Toyota Tacoma, Toyota 4Runner, and Toyota T100.The actual displacement of the engine is 3378cc. We’ve sold a number of these engines for other applications, but rarely get calls on them for use in Tundra applications. The 5VZ-FE was used in the Tundra from 2000-2005. We would rate this engine 4.5/5 on reliability.
4.0L 1GR-FE 6 cylinder engine
The 1GR-FE was first offered in the Tundra beginning in 2005, and was also used in the Toyota 4Runner, toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra, and Toyota FJ Cruiser. Using 87 octane gasoline, it is rated at 236 horsepower. This 4.0L engine has a 94mm bore and a 95mm stroke. I would rate reliability at 4.8/5.
4.7L 2UZ-FE 6 cylinder engine
The 2UZ-FE engine has been used in Lexus GX 470, Lexus LX 470, Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota 4Runner, and Toyota Sequoia. This engine has an actually displacement of 4663cc and is a 32 valve, dual overhead cam. In our experience, this is the most called on engine in the early years. We’ve found these to be good, solid engines. The most common reason customers who call us need one of these engines is that they’ve run them without any oil. The 2UZ-FE was used in the Tundra from 2000-2005 and is produced by Toyota. We would rate this engine a 4.5/5 on reliability.
5.7L 3UR-FE 8 cylinder engine
We assume the 3UR-FE engine is very reliable. Why do I say assume? Because it doesn’t seem like many people are looking for them! This engine has also been used in the Toyota Sequoia, Toyota Land Cruiser, and Lexus LX 570. With a bore of 94mm and a stroke of 102mm, this engine is rated at 381 horsepower. We give this engine a 4.9/5.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this cursory look at the engines used in the Toyota Tundra. Thanks for reading!
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