2013 Toyota Tundra

MSRP $30,635 - $48,170

Ranked #4 in Pickup-truck

7.7

Overall Rating

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2013 Toyota Tundra Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 31, 2021

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The Toyota Tundra is one of the best alternatives to an American pickup truck and offers plenty of grunt and utility to make it worthy of standing against the market leaders. A tailor-made buying experience with plenty of body styles and features makes it stand out from the crowd. The cabin is pretty spacious as well and the performance from both the V8 engines matches up with its rivals.

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Pros

Strong performance from both V8 engines

Spacious crew cab cabin

High vehicle stance

Cons

Difficult to maneuver in tight spots

Bouncy ride quality 

What's New?

No changes for the 2013 model year


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$30635

bodystyle

4dr CrewMax

passenger capacity

6

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

281 cu.in.

horsepower

310 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

327 lb.-ft. @ 3400 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear leaf suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

145.7 in.

length

228.7 in.

width

79.9 in.

height

75.6 in.

curb weight

5250 lbs.

ground clearance

10 in.

capacity

cargo volume

98.2 cu ft.

towing capacity

6600 lbs.

payload capacity

1550 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/17/20 mpg

highway range

528 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Base$30,635 onwards

FFV$34,930 onwards

Limited$40,835 onwards

Limited FFV$43,895 onwards

Platinum$45,110 onwards

Platinum FFV$48,170 onwards

Colors and Styles

2013 Toyota Tundra in Agate Black color
Agate Black

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Ratings

Pricing and Feature

7.0

Features

9.9

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

8.0

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.7

Overall Rating


Although the Toyota Tundra hasn’t seen any major changes ever since it was first launched six years ago back in 2007 apart from the minor exterior changes, the 2013 model year still continues to be offered unchanged. The prices begin at an MSRP of $31,630 for the base trim which minorly undercuts most of its rivals which include the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Ford F-150, GMC Sierra 1500, and RAM 1500


9.9/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety


2013 Toyota Tundra Features

9.9/10

Toyota offers the 2013 Tundra with three major trims with two engines and two drivetrain options, with the larger V8 engine also being offered with flex-fuel compatibility. The base trim offers a very sophisticated experience with premium cabin materials and quite a few features on offer. The Limited trim adds most of the creature comforts that Toyota has to offer while the Platinum trim adds a few more convenience features apart from the premium cabin materials and the chrome exterior treatment. 

Trims

Base 4.6L

Base 5.7L

Limited

Platinum

MSRP (RWD)

$31,630

$32,875

$41,830

$48,227

MSRP (4WD)

$34,680

$35,925

$44,890

$49,165

Key Features

Rear Limited Slip Differential

5.7L, 381 hp & 401 lb-ft V8 engine

Front Fog/Driving Lights

Power Adjustable Front Seat Lumbar Support

 

Tire Pressure Monitoring

 

3 Months Of Paid Satellite Radio

Universal Remote Transmitter

 

6-speaker audio system

 

12-speaker JBL audio system w/subwoofer

Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

 

Dual Zone Front Air Conditioning

 

Front And Rear Parking Sensors w/Rear View Camera

Leather And Simulated Alloy Interior Trim

 

Simulated Alloy Interior Trim

 

Tilt And Telescopic Leather Steering Wheel

 
 

Cloth Upholstery

 

Leather Upholstery

 
 

Reclining Rear Seats

 

Multi-Level Heating Power Front Seats

 
 

18-inch Steel Wheels

 

18-inch Alloy Wheels

 

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As many of the creature comforts are available right from the base trim and there are plenty of options packages available to better tailor the truck as per personal needs and preferences, it is best to opt for the base trim with the larger V8 engine and 4WD drivetrain for added practicality. 

2013 Toyota Tundra Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The 2013 Tundra is available with either a 4.6-liter V8 engine or a 5.7-liter V8 engine, both of which are mated to a slick 6-speed automatic transmission that powers the rear wheels and has an optional 4WD setup. The base engine produces 310 hp and 327 lb-ft of torque while the larger V8 is rated for 381 hp and 401 lb-ft. 

The performance is pretty strong from both the powertrains as the base engine speed to 60 mph from a standstill in a respectable 7.8 seconds while the larger 5.7L unit does a 0-60 mph run in 6.8 seconds. The base engine can tow up to 6,400 lbs while the larger engine when properly equipped with the optional Tow Package can tow a colossal 10,400 lbs. 

Model

Toyota Tundra CrewMax Base

Ford F-150 SuperCrew XL

GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Work Truck

RAM 1500 Crew Cab Tradesman

MSRP

$31,630

$32,550

$32,735

$31,370

Engine

4.6L, Naturally Aspirated V8

3.7L, Naturally Aspirated V8

4.8L, Naturally Aspirated V8

4.7L, Naturally Aspirated V8

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

4-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Power

310 hp @ 5,600 rpm

302 hp @ 6,500 rpm

302 hp @ 5,600 rpm

310 hp @ 5,650 rpm

Torque

327 lb-ft @ 3,400 rpm

278 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

305 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm

330 lb-ft @ 3,950 rpm

0-60 mph (sec)

7.8

8.2

8.0

7.9

Quarter Mile (sec)

15.8

16.2

16.0

16.0

Top Speed (mph)

122

119

119

121

Payload Capacity (lbs)

1,550

1,672

1,701

1,690

Towing Capacity (lbs)

6,400

6,700

6,600

6,000

There is not much difference in the towing capacities of all the trucks present here as the F-150 can tow a maximum of 11,300 lbs, the GMC Sierra 1500 can tow around 10,700 lbs while the RAM can tow only 10,450 lbs. The Ford and GMC trucks are marginally pricier but also have lower engine output and hence are marginally slower as well in the straight line acceleration tests. 

2013 Toyota Tundra Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The full size trucks with large V8 under its hood aren’t really tuned to be frugal and the 17 mpg of combined fuel efficiency of the 2013 Tundra’s base engine is a testament to that. Opting for the larger engine drops the MPG figures in each aspect by 2 mpg while the 4WD drivetrain reduces the EPA ratings further by 1 mpg in each aspect. The large 26.4 gallon fuel is a necessity and it does well to offer well over 400 miles of driving range before having to vist the gas station. 

Model

Toyota Tundra CrewMax

Ford F-150 SuperCrew

GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

RAM 1500 Crew Cab

MPG (City)

15

17

14

14

MPG (Highway)

20

23

19

20

MPG (Combined)

17

19

16

16

Fuel Tank Capacity (gal)

26.4

26.0

26.0

26.0

Range (City / Highway / Combined) (miles)

396 / 528 / 449

442 / 598 / 494

364 / 494 / 416

364 / 520 /416

The Toyota Tundra offers a higher fuel efficiency as compared to the GMC and RAM trucks but the Ford F-150 has the most frugal engine of the lot. Together with a large 26 gallon gas tank, the driving range too is the best in the segment. The Sierra 1500 and RAM 1500 both require more frequent visits to the gas station. 

2013 Toyota Tundra Interior

9.0/10

The cabin of the Tundra hasn’t seen many updates since its launch and although it does have a few aspects worth appreciating, the rivals offer a much more modern design and functions. Also, although the higher trims offer plenty of leather treatment all around, the materials apart from that are of subpar quality. There are fundamental issues in terms of designs as well as the audio controls are a bit of a stretch to reach while the gauges are difficult to read at a glance. 

In terms of space and comfort, Toyota has hit the homerun as there is tons of room for both the front and rear seat occupants to be able to seat people of most sizes. The fold up rear seat also offers a covered storage for the valuable things that you would rather not store visible to the outside world. The perforated leather upholstery and heated and ventilated front seats provide a plush and comfortable experience to all the passengers. 

Model

Toyota Tundra CrewMax

Ford F-150 SuperCrew

GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

RAM 1500 Crew Cab

Seating Capacity

6

6

6

6

Front Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

40.2 / 66.6 / 42.5

41.0 / 65.9 / 41.4

41.2 / 65.2 / 41.3

41.0 / 66.0 / 41.0

Rear Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

38.7 / 65.4 / 44.5

40.3 / 65.5 / 43.5

40.5 / 65.1 / 38.7

39.9 / 65.7 / 40.3

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

N/A

55.4

53.2

50.3

The GMC Sierra which feels the most spacious in a regular cab, is the most cramped one here with the crew cab body style. The RAM 1500 is the next in the list offering a decent amount of space at the rear. Ford has a pretty solid headroom and legroom on offer but none of the American trucks can match up with the spacious crewmax cabin of the 2013 Tundra. 

  • 10-way driver & 4-way front passenger power adjustable seats w/driver & front passenger power lumbar & driver power thigh support
  • Perforated front heated bucket seats w/embroidered headrests
  • Sliding & reclining fold-flat rear seats
  • Leather-trimmed seats and Wood-grain style interior trim
  • Leather-trimmed tilt & telescopic 4-spoke steering wheel w/wood-grain-style accents & memory function
  • Dual zone automatic climate control
  • Auto-dimming interior mirror w/compass, HomeLink universal transceiver & integrated backup camera display

How intuitive is the 2013 Toyota Tundra CrewMax’s infotainment unit?

The 7-inch infotainment system is standard across the lineup and while the lower trims offer a 6-speaker audio system while the higher trims feature a premium JBL audio system with a subwoofer which sounds really good. The DVD-based navigation system offers voice activation while the SiriusXM satellite radio also comes with NavTraffic updates. A 4-disc CD changer and iPod connectivity add more functionality to the system. 

  • A 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • 12-speaker JBL audio system w/subwoofer
  • A voice-activated DVD navigation system
  • SiriusXM satellite radio w/NavTraffic & 3 months prepaid subscription
  • iPod & Bluetooth connectivity
  • AM/FM stereo & 4-disc CD changer

2013 Toyota Tundra Exterior

7.0/10

The high stance of the Toyota Tundra offers a dominant position on the road and towers over most vehicles on the road. The basic rectangular headlights look a bit dated now with the basic bumper design but the chunky hood does look attractive. The chrome exterior treatment adds a visual appeal to the truck but does very little to make the truck look modern as compared to its rivals. 

Model

Toyota Tundra CrewMax

Ford F-150 SuperCrew

GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

RAM 1500 Crew Cab

Curb Weight (lbs)

5,250

5,128

5,099

5,101

Length (in)

228.7

231.9

230.2

229.0

Width (in)

79.9

79.2

80.0

79.4

Height (in)

75.6

75.0

73.8

75.1

Ground Clearance (in)

10.0

9.1

9.0

9.6

Wheelbase (in)

145.7

144.5

143.5

140.5

The Toyota Tundra is on par with the competitors in terms of dimensions and hence all are very similar in terms of weight as well. The Tundra offers the best ground clearance with the RAM 1500 rides marginally lower. The GMC Sierra 1500 and Ford F-150 have the lowest ground clearance in this comparison. 

  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps and Fog lamps
  • Chrome power-folding heated mirrors w/turn signals, auto-dimming, and memory
  • Power sliding rear privacy glass
  • Deck rail system w/4 adjustable tie-down cleats
  • Tailgate assist & tailgate caps
  • Chrome grille surround w/matte-silver bullet-style inner grille
  • Power tilt & slide moonroof w/sliding sunshade
  • 20-inch split 5-spoke machined-finish alloy wheels

2013 Toyota Tundra Safety

6.0/10

The Toyota Tundra is rated with an overall 4-star rating from the NHTSA and although the IIHS hasn’t tested the Tundra for the 2013 model year, the long list of safety features keeps any anxiety regarding the safety standards at bay. There aren’t many driver assistance features on offer but there are plenty of safety features that provide a safe haven for you and your family, a highlight of which is listed below. 

  • Vehicle stability control and Active traction control
  • Smart stop technology
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags w/passenger cutoff switch
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side & knee airbags
  • Front & rear roll-sensing side curtain airbags
  • Front & rear sonar parking assist
  • Tire pressure monitor system

2013 Toyota Tundra Final Verdict

The Toyota Tundra is one of the strongest offerings in the segment that can stand strong against the likes of American trucks in the full-size truck segment. The performance is pretty impressive and the fuel efficiency is on par with the peers and although ride quality is pretty bouncy, the cabin is pretty comfortable and spacious and the technology on offer is pretty good. If the aggressive high stance truck and Japanese reliability are what you seek, then the Tundra CrewMax could be the one for you.

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