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2013 Toyota Tundra CrewCab Truck

2013 Toyota Tundra Review

(0 Stars)  A great all-American truck that happens to be Japanese.

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New For 2013
The Tundra essentially carries over unchanged for 2013. The luxurious platinum package is now a distinct trim level. It includes heated and cooled leather seats, navigation, and a sunroof.
Overview
The Texas-built Tundra is in some ways a symbol of a time Toyota would rather forget. It was born out of a desire to match the huge sales and profit margins of American competitors. The Tundra never lived up to that expectation, and Toyota has refocused much of its attention back to the cars it does best. All of this is rather unfair to the Tundra itself, which is a solid, honest pickup truck. There are three engines, three body styles, two bed lengths, and a veritable laundry list of options. Things start off strong, with a base 4.0-liter V-6 that puts out 270 hp and a good midlevel option with the 310-hp, 4.6-liter V-8. Still, we’d say the 381-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 with variable valve timing best suits the Tundra’s mission, especially if you’ll be towing heavy loads; the maximum towing capacity is 10,400 pounds when properly equipped. Both V-8 engines team with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Tundra’s only real shortcoming—aside from the fact that it’s simply not exceptional enough to tear people from their Fords, Chevrolets, and Rams—is its empty-bed ride quality. It also hasn’t received quite as many yearly tweaks and updates as have its domestic competitors. For instance, the Tundra’s interior was exemplary when it debuted in 2007 but has fallen behind its American competition, particularly the Ram.

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2013 Tundra Base Crew Cab Pickup Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 5.7L V 8 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 13 MPG city, 17 MPG highway, 14 MPG combined and 370 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
26.4gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 381 hp @ 5,600 rpm; 401 ft lb of torque @ 3,600 rpm

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'13 Toyota CrewCab Truck Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Memory
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Limited Slip Differential
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Front Ventilated Seats
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Changer
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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Full Spare Tire
  Trucks and Towing  
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Engine Oil Cooler
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Tow Hooks
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Trailer Harness
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Trailer Hitch
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Transmission Oil Cooler
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