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2013 Toyota Tundra – A Workhorse of a Truck

Published October 21, 2012

The Toyota Tundra name has never been more popular than now, especially coming off the heels of helping the space shuttle – Endeavour – cross over the Manchester Boulevard Bridge. Granted, it was the 2012 version, but believe me when I say there’s no mistaking the power behind these trucks. The 2013 Toyota Tundra is no exception, and I sincerely anticipate a lot of sales coming off their victory. All of that has already been talked about, however, let’s get into the nitty gritty of what makes this truck such a workhorse that it is able to tow a space shuttle that weighs 145 tons.

Cab Styles and Trims

The 2013 Toyota Tundra is available in three different styles. You have the regular cab, double cab and the CrewMax. Each of these styles boasts the strength and power that Tundras are known for. You might think the CrewMax is the biggest truck – and in size it is – but with its flatbed, you can only get it in 5’6” bed while the other two cab styles you can order a 6 ½ foot or 8 foot bed for your cargo needs.

The seating in the cabs can be configured to seat up to six people, depending on your needs and the cab style that you choose.

New for the 2013 Toyota Tundra is the TRD Rock Warrior Package and what was known as the Platinum Package has aptly been named the Package Trim. With the package trim you will be able to add on 20” alloy wheels, wood interior trim, lower bumper made of chrome, and a special badge on the truck.

Interior Features

Inside, you will see further evidence that the 2013 Toyota Tundra was made for the working man or woman. It features grips that are easy to grab – even when wearing heavy duty gloves – and plenty of storage options. It comes with a bench or bucket seats in the front with an optional leather seating package and an optional navigational system that features the Entune multimedia system.

Under the Hood

Of course, with the 2013 Toyota Tundra, the most important feature is the one that is under the hood. With the truck, you get a choice of three different engines:

  • 4.0L V6 – this engine features an aluminum block as well as aluminum cylinder heads and an output of 278 HP
  • 4.6L V8 – also features the aluminum block as well as cylinder heads with an output of 310 HP.
  • 5.7L V8 – Same as the other two engines with an output of 381 HP.

The V6 engine comes with a 5-speed automatic engine while the V8 engines come with a 6-speed automatic engine. Both of the V8 models have 4-wheel drive available, which you’d be crazy not to opt for if you need a vehicle that is a workhorse.

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Calvin Escobar
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