2013 Toyota Tundra Interior
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Generally, reviewers say that the Tundra’s interior is functional, though not especially refined. They note that more recently-updated rivals, such as the Ram 1500, have leapfrogged the Tundra in terms of interior design and comfort, and say that the Tundra’s cabin has lots of hard, hollow-feeling plastics. Still, most say the Tundra’s cabin hits the mark for functionality, with comfortable seats, easy-to-use climate and audio controls and ample interior storage.
- "While the interior of the 2013 Toyota Tundra is fine by pickup truck standards and even has a few strong points, the fact that it hasn't been updated in five years makes it seem dated when compared to the more recently redone cabins of its Ford and Ram competitors." -- Edmunds
- "In going for a rugged, rather than posh, feel, the overall quality of the interior disappoints, even among large pickups. Switchgear has a cut-rate, thin-plastic feel. Too many cabin panels ring hollow and are hard to the touch." -- Consumer Guide (2012)
- "The big-for-bigness'-sake climate and audio controls remain, and the materials are still very plasticky and dark. This is one Toyota product that could learn some best practices on interior design from Chrysler (never thought we'd say that)." -- PickupTrucks.com (2010)
Regular cab Tundra models can seat three, while Double and CrewMax cabs offer seating for six. A front split bench seat and cloth upholstery are standard. Front bucket seats, leather upholstery and heated, cooled and power-adjustable front seats are available.
Overall, the Tundra’s seats receive high marks for comfort. Reviewers note that the Double Cab is one of the most rear-passenger-friendly extended cabs in the segment, and appreciate its forward-mounted hinges, which make the rear quarters simpler to access. Most reviewers agree that the CrewMax cab is incredibly spacious.
- "Topping the list of thumbs-up inside is the ridiculously roomy rear seat in CrewMax models, which combines gobs of legroom with the comfort of reclining seatbacks." -- Edmunds
- +"Adding to the Tundra's comfort level is a rear seat in the Double Cab model that has more rearward angle than in other trucks, making the small space more suitable for long trips." -- Kelley Blue Book
- +"The seats are wide, supportive and comfortable." -- Cars.com
The Tundra comes standard with dual-zone climate control, power windows and a six-speaker stereo (four speakers in regular cab models). Optional features include Bluetooth, a USB port, satellite radio and Entune, which includes a backup camera and HD Radio. Other optional features include a 12-speaker JBL audio system, a rear-seat entertainment system, a power sunroof and a retractable rear window.
Auto reviewers report that the Tundra’s interior features are straightforward and simple, for the most part. They say that the gauges are easy to read, and that the primary audio and climate controls are easy to operate, even while wearing gloves. Critics generally like Toyota’s Entune infotainment system as well. One reviewer recommends this system over Toyota’s DVD navigation system, which is available as well.
- "If you long for in-vehicle navigation, we recommend opting for the new Display Navigation system in favor of the older, less capable and inexplicably more expensive DVD-based navigation unit." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "The control knobs are easy to grip, even with work gloves, and the gauges are easy to read at a glance but placed at the end of long barrels in the dash." -- Cars.com
- "Tundra's instruments are large and well marked. However, some drivers may find portions obscured by the steering-wheel rim. The climate controls are generously sized and logically arranged. A few audio functions are out of easy reach for the driver and have small buttons." -- Consumer Guide (2012)
Reviewers say that the Tundra offers good interior storage space. They report that the Double and CrewMax cabs have plenty of space for hauling larger items in the back seat. The rear bench in both cabs folds up to increase cargo space. One critic also is pleased with the available storage behind the regular cab seats, noting that the available space is large enough to store five-gallon paint buckets.
- "The folding backseats on Double Cab and CrewMax models also provide a good amount of protected storage for valuable items you'd rather not leave in the bed." -- Edmunds
- "There are plenty of storage options, especially with a center console that can hold a laptop and hanging files. Even the regular cab Tundra has enough room behind the seats to hold five-gallon paint buckets." -- Cars.com
- "CrewMax models can comfortably hold up to six adults plus provide the convenience of multiple storage areas for toolboxes, jumper cables and other essentials." -- Kelley Blue Book