2013 Toyota Tundra Overview
What’s New for the 2013 Toyota Tundra?
The 2013 Toyota Tundra remains virtually unchanged from the 2012 model year.
2013 Toyota Tundra Exterior
Utility is the name of the game when it comes to pickup trucks, and the 2013 Toyota Tundra delivers. It’s a versatile truck, with three body-style choices—the two-door Regular Cab, extended four-door Double cab, and four-door CrewMax cab. The Tundra Regular Cab comes equipped with 18-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, chrome bumpers, and full power accessories. Stepping up to the Double cab will get you some additional features, like keyless entry and intermittent windshield wipers. Higher trim levels add more premium-feel features, like fog lights, a bed rail system with adjustable tie-down cleats, and auto-dimming side mirrors. Above all else, the Tundra’s rugged exterior appearance makes it extremely appealing to anyone in the market for a capable pickup truck.
2013 Toyota Tundra Performance
Sticking to the theme of versatility, the Tundra is offered with three engine choices in rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. A 4.0-liter V6 engine delivers 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque via a standard automatic transmission. Stepping it up a notch, a 4.6-liter V8 motor pumps out 310 hp and 327 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the available 5.7-liter V8 whopper generates 381 hp and a humungous 401 lb-ft of torque, making it the perfect beast for all your towing needs. Speaking of towing, when the 5.7-liter engine is paired with the optional Tow package, this Tundra can haul up to 10,400 pounds—not too shabby at all!
2013 Toyota Tundra Efficiency
While efficiency isn’t something you’d expect from a full-size pickup truck, you’d be surprised at just how efficient the 2013 Toyota Tundra is. The entry-level 4.6-liter engine returns 16 mpg city, 20 mpg highway, and 17 mpg combined. Similarly, the 4.6-liter V8 gets an EPA-estimated 15/20/17 mpg city/highway/combined. Finally, if you choose the 5.7-liter V8 engine, you’ll see an estimated 13/18/15 city/highway/combined.
2013 Toyota Tundra Interior
Every 2013 Toyota Tundra comes with a laundry list of standard interior features, from cruise control and dual-zone climate control to a four-speaker sound system complete with CD player and auxiliary input jack. If you prefer to ride on the luxurious side, upgrading to an upper trim level will nab you leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and soft-touch surfaces that may or may not prompt you to caress your Tundra every time you set foot behind the wheel. If you’re toting a large number of friends or family members, the CrewMax cab offers an incredible amount of rear-seat room, plus reclining rear seats that score extra points for comfort.
2013 Toyota Tundra Safety
Standard safety features in the 2013 Toyota Tundra include antilock brakes, trailer sway control, front side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, and front knee airbags. Government crash tests earned the 2013 Toyota Tundra four out of a possible five stars overall, with five stars awarded for overall side protection. Crash testing at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) earned the Tundra the highest possible rating of “Good” for its performance in the frontal-offset, side impact, and roof strength tests.