Used Car: 2013 Toyota Tundra Review
Test drivers wrote that the 2013 Toyota Tundra’s largest V8 delivers impressive power and torque, but the quality of the Tundra’s interior materials is disappointing.
The 2013 Toyota Tundra comes standard with a V6 engine, while two more powerful V8s are available. Test drivers said the smaller 4.6-liter V8 delivers plenty of power in most situations, though most preferred the larger 5.7-liter V8 for its responsiveness and abundant torque. V6-equipped models have a five-speed automatic transmission, while V8-powered models have a six-speed automatic. Fuel economy is up to an EPA-estimated 16/20 mpg city/highway for a V6-powered 2013 Tundra, which is on the low end of the class. Some reviewers were satisfied with the Tundra's ride quality, but others noted that some rivals ride more comfortably. The Tundra's steering also received mixed reviews, as some liked its light effort, while others said it feels numb and slow. When properly equipped, the 2013 Toyota Tundra has a maximum tow rating of 10,400 pounds.
Most automotive critics commented that the 2013 Toyota Tundra's cabin looks a bit outdated and is built with quite a few hard plastics. Regular cab Tundras seat up to three while Double Cab (extended) and CrewMax models seat up to six. Test drivers said the front seats are spacious and supportive. They were impressed with the rear legroom in the Double cab, and said its rear seats are more comfortable and spacious than those of competing extended cab trucks. The CrewMax configuration has an abundance of back-seat legroom, they wrote. The 2013 Tundra comes standard with dual-zone air conditioning and power windows, which are both rare for the class. Available features include Bluetooth, navigation, a JBL stereo system, a rearview camera, a power-retractable rear window, leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and heated and ventilated front seats.
The 2013 Toyota Tundra was named our 2013 Best Full-Size Truck for the Money when it was new.
Other Trucks to Consider
The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 earned reviewer praise for its composed ride quality, as well as its potent available 5.3-liter V8 engine. The Silverado can also tow a bit more than the Tundra.
Test drivers were impressed with the abundant power and torque of the 2013 Ford F-150's available turbocharged V6 engine, and the F-150 has one of the highest towing capacities in the class. Test drivers also liked the generous cabin in the SuperCrew model.