CHANGES FOR 2013:

– Several Tundra models receive enhanced available options packages including the added safety of a backup camera with display integrated into the rear view mirror.

Toyota’s full-size pickup got its last update in 2010, with the addition of a new engine and transmission. Since then, it’s seen few changes. The Tundra still gives up some flexibility to its domestic competitors in terms of configurability; the 11 variations (three 2WD and eight 4WD) pale in comparison to the choice available from Chevy, Dodge, and Ford. This is a nice truck, but Toyota lacks the reputation as a full-size truck builder to steal many buyers away from those American-branded pickups. It’s also no longshot to suggest you’ll get similar capability for less money in a domestic truck.

The Tundra is available in Regular Cab, Double Cab, or CrewMax configuration. Bed lengths are standard (6-foot-7), long (8-foot-1) and short (5-foot-6). A 4.6-litre V8 is available in Double Cab configuration, while a 5.7-litre V8 is available in Regular, Double Cab and CrewMax configuration. Both engines use a six-speed automatic transmission and both come in two- or four-wheel drive.

Regular Cab models come with long boxes in 4×2 configuration, and with standard or long boxes in 4×4 configuration. Double Cab models come with standard boxes in 4×2 and 4×4 configuration. CrewMax models come with short boxes and in 4×4 configuration only.

Features on the 4×2 Regular Cab model include 8-foot bed, 5.7L V8 engine, six-speed automatic transmission, 18-inch steel wheels, foldable/extendable heated power mirrors, towing package, 40/20/40 split front bench, fabric seats, cruise control, 4-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA audio with auxiliary input, dual zone manual air conditioning, cabin air filter, tilt steering wheel, water temp gauge, airbags (front, front seat, side curtain, driver/front passenger knee) TPMS, trailer sway control, ATF temp warning, and vinyl floor.

The SR5 packages add 18-inch alloy wheels, tie-down cleats, bed rail system, power locks, keyless entry, chrome grille and bumpers, carpeted floor with carpet floor mats, exterior temperature gauge, premium cloth upholstery, power windows with driver’s auto-down, silver-accented interior trim, sliding rear window, wheel locks and variable intermittent wipers.

4×2 Double Cab 4.6L models add (to Reg Cab model) 6-foot-6 bed, 4.6L V8 engine, 18-inch steel wheels, 6-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA audio with auxiliary input, premium cloth seats, driver’s seat height adjustment, 60/40 split/fold-up rear seats, power locks, power windows with driver’s auto-down, dual vanity mirrors, fabric door trim, carpeted floors, keyless entry, non-extendable mirrors, body-coloured bumper, chrome grille, chrome rear bumper, and variable intermittent wipers.

The Upgrade Package adds 18-inch alloy wheels, front bucket seats, 8-way power driver’s seat, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, rear privacy glass, sliding rear window, auto-dimming rearview mirror with digital compass, integrated garage door opener, fog lights, map lights, satellite radio, Bluetooth capability, steering wheel mounted audio controls, USB input, and trip computer.

4×2 Double Cab 5.7L models add long bed, extendable mirrors, and adjustable headlamp levelling system.

Features on the 4×4 Regular Cab model include standard or long length beds, 5.7L V8 engine, 18-inch steel wheels, foldable/extendable heated power mirrors (long bed), non-extendable mirrors (short bed), towing package, 40/20/40 split front bench, fabric seats, cruise control, 4-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA audio with auxiliary input, dual zone manual air conditioning, cabin air filter, tilt steering wheel, water temp gauge, airbags (front, front seat, side curtain, driver/front passenger knee) TPMS, trailer sway control, ATF temp warning, and vinyl floor.

Appearance Package adds (to short box model) 18-inch chrome wheels, satellite radio, Bluetooth capability, USB input, bucket seats, premium cloth, power locks, power windows with driver’s auto-down, keyless entry, chrome mirrors and door handles, chrome/body colour front bumper, chrome grille and rear bumper, variable intermittent wipers, fog lights, map lights, SR5 badges, carpeted floors, floor mats, and silver accented instrument panel.

TRD Off-Road Package adds (to short box model with Appearance Package) 18-inch aluminum wheels, bed rail system, tie-down cleats, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, backup camera, steering wheel mounted audio controls, sliding rear window, auto-dimming rearview mirror with digital compass, anti-theft system, integrated garage door opener, front and rear Bilstein shock absorbers, TRD badging, rear privacy glass, fuel-tank and transfer case protectors, Bongiovi Acoustics digital power station, front and rear clearance sonar, body colour front bumper, and adjustable headlight levelling system.

SR5 Package adds (to long box model) 18-inch alloy wheels, bed rail system, tie-down cleats, power locks, power windows with driver’s auto-down, keyless entry, premium cloth seating, sliding rear window, chrome grille and rear bumper, chrome and body colour front bumper, variable intermittent wipers, carpeted floors, floor mats, SR5 badges, outside temp gauge, and silver accented instrument panel.

4×4 Double Cab 4.6L/5.7L standard box models add (to Regular Cab base models) 6-speaker audio, premium cloth seats, driver’s seat height adjustment, 60/40 split/fold-up rear seat, power locks, power windows with driver’s auto-down, outside temp gauge, dual vanity mirrors, fabric door trim, carpeted floors, floor mats, map lights, keyless entry, body colour front bumper, chrome grille and rear bumper, and variable intermittent wipers.

Upgrade Package adds 18-inch aluminum wheels, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, rear privacy glass, sliding rear window, auto-dimming rear view mirror with digital compass, backup camera, trip computer, integrated garage door opener, fog lights, satellite radio, Bluetooth capability, steering wheel audio controls, USB input, map lights, bucket seats, and 8-way power driver seat.

TRD Off-Road Package adds front and rear Bilstein shock absorbers, bed rail system, tie-down cleats, power sliding rear window, unique alloy wheels, TRD decals, adjustable headlight levelling system, anti-theft system, front and rear clearance sonar, fuel tank and transfer case protectors, Bongiovi Acoustics digital power station, auto-dimming rearview mirror with digital compass, and backup camera.

Premium Package adds (to Upgrade Package) 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels, leather seats, heated front seats, front and rear clearance sonar, power sliding rear window, bed rail system, tie-down cleats, adjustable headlight levelling system, anti-theft system, auto-dimming rearview mirror with digital compass, and backup camera.

4×4 Double Cab 5.7L long box models add (to standard box models) 18-inch alloy wheels, satellite radio, Bluetooth capability, steering wheel audio controls, USB input, heated bucket seats, 8-way power driver seat, sliding rear window, auto-dimming rear view mirror with digital compass, tilt/telescopic steering, integrated garage door opener, trip computer, rear privacy glass, extendable mirrors, adjustable headlight levelling system, and fog lights.

Upgrade Plus Package adds bed rail, tie-down cleats, power sliding rear window, front and rear clearance sonar, anti-theft system, auto-dimming rearview mirror with digital compass, and backup camera.

4×4 Double Cab 5.7L Limited standard box models add (to non-Limited standard box models) 20-inch aluminum wheels, 10-speaker JBL audio with 6-disc changer, satellite radio, USB input, steering wheel audio controls, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, woodgrain and leather-wrapped shift knob, heated seats, power 10-way driver/4-way passenger seats, driver’s seat memory, power sliding rear window, optitron gauges, multi-information display, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror with digital compass, backup camera, simulated leather and woodgrain trim, steering wheel memory, integrated garage door opener, trip computer, upgraded side mirrors, chrome mirrors and door handles, automatic headlights, bed rail system, tie-down cleats, anti-theft system, and front and rear clearance sonar.

Navigation Package adds DVD-based navigation, 7.0-inch LCD display, XM real-time traffic, and 4-disc CD changer (instead of 6-disc changer).

4×4 CrewMax 5.7L SR5 adds (to Double Cab Long) short bed, rear armrest, power vertical sliding rear window, non-extendable mirrors, electric rear window defroster, bed rail system, and tie-down cleats.

TRD Off-Road Package adds Bilstein shock absorbers, unique alloy wheels, front and rear clearance sonar, power moonroof, auto-dimming rearview mirror with digital compass, backup camera, anti-theft system, TRD decals, Bongiovi Acoustics digital power station, and fuel tank and transfer case protectors.

4×4 CrewMax 5.7L Platinum adds (to SR5) 20-inch alloy wheels, JBL audio with 6-disc changer, 12 speakers, dual-zone automatic climate control, premium leather seats, heated and cooled front seats, power windows with front auto-up/down, optitron gauges, multi-information display, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, backup camera, simulated leather and woodgrain trim, steering wheel memory, upgraded mirrors, chrome and body colour front bumper, chrome mirrors and door handles, automatic headlights, anti-theft system, and front and rear clearance sonar.

Navigation Package adds DVD-based navigation, 7.0-inch LCD display, XM real-time traffic, and 4-disc changer (instead of 6-disc).

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