2013 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4x4

July 3, 2013
2013 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4x4 Front Left Side View 1
May 21, 2013, about 1271 miles. The Toyota Tundra doesn't compare to a Ford F-150, GMC Sierra 1500 or Ram 1500. This has proven to be one segment Toyota that simply can't crack, even though the Tundra has much of the qualities of American trucks. Like the Tundra of the past, it's still a between-size vehicle, only more like a commercial-grade heavy-duty grade truck than a light-duty personal pickup, It's a big, lumbering torquey V-8-powered tool, the kind of vehicle that holds no charms for me unless I need to move or haul something, and I didn't this week. To me, the low-rent interior makes more sense than spending fifty-thou ... yee-gads, it's $40,000? Where? How? No wonder Toyota dealers can't move these.
I have no other major issues with this pickup, other than the radio controls, which suck, bite, and are crap. It's too hard to figure out how to change channels while driving and thus too easy to look away from the road for far too long. There are huge HVAC controls so you can turn on the A/C or heat while wearing work gloves, but there's just a tiny volume/on/off dial, and you have to figure out the over-complicated touch-screen just to change channels. The IIHS ought to issue a safety warning about this radio.
Todd Lassa, Executive Editor
It's a bit odd the Tundra doesn't come with a standard trailer hitch since it includes trailer sway control and a 4.10:1 gear ratio standard. When equipped with the optional trailer hitch, the Tundra can be a monster tow vehicle. I've towed a smaller truck behind a Tundra in the past and I was absolutely amazed by the power of the 5.7-liter V-8 engine and how well the six-speed automatic transmission is calibrated. My only issue with the Tundra as a tow vehicle is how soft the rear springs are -- even trailers with modest tongue weight make the Tundra's rear sag quite a bit.
This weekend I wasn't towing and the Tundra was a great companion. The bedliner and deck rail system made moving an outdoor barbeque grill incredibly easy. Being able to move the tie-down points to fit the cargo you're hauling is a lot better than having to use extra long straps at odd angles like I'd have to do with my older Silverado's regular tie-down points at the corners of the bed.
I'm also impressed by the amount of room with the Double Cab configuration. It's slightly longer than the extended cab on my Silverado, but the back seat is a whole lot more useable. It strikes a nice balance between overall length and utility.
Toyota is giving the Tundra a slight refresh for 2014, so dealers are likely trying extra hard to move the 2013s right now. Anyone looking at a half-ton would be wise to press a Toyota dealer for a good price. Although it's a formidable pickup, the Tundra hardly sells enough units to worry about. The Detroit players utterly dominate this segment, which means an open-minded shopper could get a heck of a deal on an equally capable truck with a different badge in the next few months.
Phil Floraday, Senior Web Editor

2013 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4x4

MSRP (with destination): $31,855
5.7-liter DOHC V-8
Horsepower (hp): 381 @ 5600 rpm
Torque (lb-ft): 401 @ 3600 rpm
6-speed automatic
20-inch aluminum wheels
275/55R-20 111H Dunlop SP Sport 5000M tires
FUEL ECONOMY (city/highway/combined):
13/18/15 mpg
5080 lb
Doors/Passengers: 4/5
Bed length: 78.7 in
Bed width between wheel wells: 50.0 in
Legroom (front/rear): 42.5/34.7 in
Headroom (front/rear): 40.2/38.7 in
Towing: 10,100 lb
Super White/Dark Gray
4.6-liter V-8 engine
40/20/40-split front bench seat
Dual-zone climate control
6-speaker audio system
Tilt steering wheel
Cruise control
Trailer sway control
18-inch steel wheels
Part-time four-wheel drive w/electronically controlled transfer case
Fully boxed front frame section
Automatic limited slip differential
4.10:1 rear differential w/10.5-inch ring gear
Control-arm front suspension
Leaf-spring rear suspension
5.7-liter V-8 engine- $1245
Chrome tube steps- $534
Bedliner- $365
Carpeted floor mats- $195
Deck rail system w/adjustable tie-down cleats- $135
Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/Homelink- $285
Chrome appearance package- $281

Chrome front door handles, mirror caps, exhaust tip
Navigation w/6.1-inch touchscreen- $1665
Rearview camera
SiriusXM satellite radio compatible
Auxiliary audio jack
USB port
Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity
Advanced voice recognition
20-inch aluminum wheels- $1695
SR5 package- $1435

Power front bucket seats
SR5-specific fabric-trimmed seats
Fog lights
Power rear sliding window
Under-seat storage tray
TRD Road Warrior package- $5817
Bed step- $300
This is a 2013 model. The 2014 Tundra will be all-new.
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