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1998 Toyota T-100

  • 1998 Toyota T-100 Base Long Bed Regular Cab Pickup

    Base Long Bed Regular Cab Pickup

    • MAX MPG
      21
    • SEATS
      6
    • HP/TORQUE
      190/220
    • ENGINE
      3.4L I4
    • MSRP
      $20,528
  • 1998 Toyota T-100 DX Extended Cab Pickup

    DX Extended Cab Pickup

    • MAX MPG
      19
    • SEATS
      6
    • HP/TORQUE
      190/220
    • ENGINE
      3.4L V6
    • MSRP
      $18,888
  • 1998 Toyota T-100 SR5 Extended Cab Pickup

    SR5 Extended Cab Pickup

    • MAX MPG
      19
    • SEATS
      6
    • HP/TORQUE
      190/220
    • ENGINE
      3.4L V6
    • MSRP
      $20,528
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1998 Toyota T-100 Review

The epitome of Toyota tough.

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Overview

The 1998 Toyota T100 is a two-door pickup truck. It has seating for up to six occupants and appears to be a full-size truck when compared to the Toyota compact. However, it is actually between a full-size and a midsize. It is available in five models and three trims, which are the Standard, DX, and SR5. The models range from a four-cylinder base to a 3.4-liter V-6 extended cab. The T-100 is for someone who wants more than a compact truck but has no need for the power of a V-8.

The Range

Body Styles: regular cab pickup, extended cab pickup
Engines: 2.7-liter four-cylinder, 3.4-liter V-6
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Toyota T-100 Base, Toyota T-100 DX, Toyota T-100 SR5

What's New

The 1998 Toyota T100 doesn't make any notable changes.

Exterior

The 1998 Toyota T100 is in between a mid-size and a full-size, but is categorized as a full-size pickup. Steel wheels measuring 16 inches are standard equipment. Optional exterior equipment includes a chrome step bumper, a sunroof, alloy wheels, and running boards. Also optional, are a bed liner and a trailer hitch. The exterior measurements of the truck are 75.2 inches wide, 67.2 inches tall, and 209.1 inches long, and the wheelbase measures 121.8 inches.

Interior

The 1998 Toyota T100's dashboard is modern and convenient with one exception: the climate controls are blocked when the cup holders at the top of the dash are being utilized. There is enough room for three adults to sit on the front seat; however, the middle passenger would be cramped. Their knees are about an inch away from the stereo and their feet have to rest on the transmission. The XtraCab’s front passenger seat easily slides forward for rear entrance, but it still takes a great deal of effort to enter and exit the backseat. However, once in, there is adequate foot and legroom. Unfortunately, the rear-seat padding is inadequate and uncomfortable. Included standard features are a front bench seat, vinyl seating, and power steering. Optional interior features include a tilting steering wheel, intermittent windshield wipers, cloth seating, and an AM/FM CD and cassette audio system.

Performance & Handling

The 1998 Toyota T100's four-cylinder engine is lacking in power. The two-wheel-drive version with the 3.4-liter V-6 has adequate acceleration, but the acceleration is lacking in the XtraCab four-wheel drive. The automatic is quick off the line and accelerates well but starts feeling sluggish at around 30 mph. While it is more stable than numerous comparable trucks, it does a lot of bumping with an empty cargo bed. It steers and handles well and has a noticeable lack of cabin noise except during hard acceleration.

Safety

The 1998 Toyota T100 rated four out of five stars for front impact driver side protection and a perfect five-star rating for front impact passenger side protection by the NHTSA.

EPA Fuel Economy

Toyota T-100 2WD four-cylinder 2.7-liter four speed automatic: 17/21 mpg city/highway
Toyota T-100 2WD four-cylinder 2.7-liter five speed manual: 17/22 mpg city/highway
Toyota T-100 2WD six-cylinder 3.4-liter four-speed automatic: 16/19 city/highway
Toyota T-100 2WD six-cylinder 3.4-liter five-speed manual: 15/19 city/highway
Toyota T-100 4WD six-cylinder 3.4-liter four-speed automatic: 14/16 city/highway
Toyota T-100 4WD six-cylinder 3.7-liter five-speed manual: 15/18 city/highway

You'll Like

  • Toyota reliability and construction

You Won't Like

  • No available V-8
  • Four-cylinder lacking in power
  • Uncomfortable rear seat
  • Difficult rear entry and exit

Sum Up

The epitome of Toyota tough.

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