2013 Toyota Tundra vs. Its Competition

2013 Toyota Tundra
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Like most other full-size trucks, there's a Toyota Tundra model for nearly every purpose.

That said, the Nissan Titan is probably the least competitive at this time, with its limited array of models and muscle-car exhaust note.

GM's pickups, the Silverado and Sierra, were last redesigned in 2007 and updated only lightly since, yet they still do alright for ride quality and are offered in seemingly endless configurations.

There's still an available hybrid edition with a complex set of batteries and motors that help these trucks save a little gas.

The Ford F-150 remains a top pick, and its powertrains and in-vehicle technology are among the best.

But for 2013, the Ram 1500 gets a new eight-speed automatic transmission, a new V-6, and an even better cabin--making this the truck to beat for refinement and fuel economy.

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Quick Specs
8.0
The 2013 Toyota Tundra is tough and able, but its overwrought styling, subpar interior appointments, and unimpressive fuel economy could be cause for hesitation.
7.2
The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado lineup appeals to truck traditionalists, offering a straightforward package that isn't as bold or fashionable as rivals but delivers in every way a truck should.
8.2
Muscular but lower in fat thanks to turbo V-6 power, the 2013 Ford F-150 shares the truck lead thanks to extreme towing capability and best-in-class tech features.
7.2
Among increasingly bold full-size trucks, the 2013 GMC Sierra is simple in looks and strong in performance—with the Sierra Hybrid remaining a fuel-efficient standout.
7.4
The 2013 Nissan Titan provides strong performance, with a brash style, but it's simply fallen to the back of the pack in many respects.
8.2
The 2013 Ram 1500 leads full-size trucks in interior quality, gas mileage, and handling; it adds infotainment to the list this year, but we're mixed on its new air suspension, and towing capacity is down.
MSRP From     
$25,455$23,590$24,070$23,590$29,270$23,100
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Gas V6Gas/Ethanol V6Gas V6Gas V8Gas/Ethanol V8
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
Reg Cab 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT (GS)2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck2WD Reg Cab 126" XL2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck2WD King Cab SWB S2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
333363
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Reg CabReg Cab 6.5' WidesideRegular Cab PickupReg Cab PickupKing CabRegular Cab Pickup
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic