This generation of the Tundra was bulked up to take on Detroit's full-sized workhorses. Growing dramatically in size, but losing much of the refinement of the previous model, the Tundra, once considered the Camry of pickups -- fully-modern and easy to live with -- became one of the least refined and most dated. Shortcomings abound. Among them, the Tundra's ride is jittery, especially with the TRD off-road package.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"We use our truck to tow - the ultimate test of acceleration and handling. It has crossed the Rockies with no hesitation."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"This truck has the big V8 and has plenty of power to accelerate and pull a load. No problem with lack of power."

FRANKLIN S., GA (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"It's handling on curves, in my opinion was pathetic. My old 2000 Dodge Dakota Sport did a much better job (at 1000 lbs lighter of course). I live in the mountains so there are lots of curves and driving the Tundra was not much fun -- it felt like trying to maneuver a large boat down the highway, just rocking and rolling back and forth. I used to joke about how turning the steering wheel was really just making a suggestion to the truck about which way to go. Adding the aftermarket TRD anti-swa"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"Steering is not as tight as I would like it, but it hauls our two horse trailer well at freeway speeds over mountain passes."

DAVE L., WA (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"Accelerates very well. Handles quite comfortably for a big truck. Fantastic in the snow with snow tires"

JAMES O., OR (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"Comfortable, great styling"

BRUCE B., VA (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"I am constantly impressed with the refinement of the drivetrain. The engine and transmission work together smoothly and powerfully, even when towing my 6000lb boat. The gas mileage is on par with similarly equipped competitor's trucks I drive regularly for work (even though those trucks advertise better MPG ratings, they never come close when configured equivalent for towing to all 5.7l Tundras)."

Anonymous, SC (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"The 5.7 v8 gives the truck excellent acceleration and plenty of power to tow my 21' boat. The truck rides excellent and has very good brakes."

BUD W., NC (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"This vehicle has power to spare and extremely good road manners."

JEFFREY P., DE (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"Accelerator pedal is hard to control jerky starts. This has been commented upon in the internet. I put foam rubber padding in place to stop this - far cheaper than replacing."

KAY A., OH (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"The handling and acceleration with this Tundra is excellent. Passengers always comment on how smooth the ride is."

Anonymous, OR (2013 Toyota Tundra)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"drives like a car."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"Extremely comfortable seats. I am fussy about the seats, as my back & legs hurt on longer drives generally. This has excellent comfort for my condition. Even backseat is more comfortable than I have ever felt in any vehicles backseat."

SHARON K., KS (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"Again, it is the noise factor. I know it is a truck, but it is very noisy inside."

Anonymous, AB (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"air conditioner has trouble keeping up on hot days."

MARC G., KS (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"There is a lot of room in every seat! The back seats have just as much if not more room in the crewmax. For as big as the truck is the ride is pretty quiet and smooth. If you are short, you'll definitely need running boards. I am 5'2" and we had to get after market power running boards so I could get in and out easily/safely. I fell out several times with the standard running boards and twisted my ankle."

BRIDGET D., NY (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"Seats are designed to allow you to sit upright comfortably with ample legroom. Makes all the difference on an all day trip. In the back seats you can even recline the seats."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"Very stiff ride"

JOHN P., GA (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"The front middle seat folds flat forward. Very nice feature. But when it's used as a seat, it is firmer and higher than the driver and passenger seats. I wish it were the same."

ROBERT R., GA (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"Excellent room in the back seat"

MICHAEL G., MN (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"The window that goes across the entire back seat rolls down. Love this feature."

NANCY L., CA (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"Unloaded m it rides rough."

Anonymous, ME (2013 Toyota Tundra)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"But for just under 30,000. Felt like it was a great deal."

JAMES O., OR (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"Great value, the interior quality is excellent and the performance is second to none."

JEFFREY P., DE (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"Good ride comfortable seats large full back seat and the engine has lots of power"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"It is a good workhorse truck. Very roomy and comfortable. Sits well for long trips. Sturdy and reliable."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"Great deal for mileage not a lot of these vehicles available."

JAY P., MA (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"We are lucky in that we let the salesperson (we are 45 miles from dealership) know when we are looking ( and we usually spent 9 months to a year looking) for a new/used vehicle. We actually bought this within a couple of months...when salesperson called. We got a really good deal!"

SHARON K., KS (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"I purchased this truck used for a good price."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Toyota Tundra)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"The exterior is a dark metallic green that is very unusual and extremely pretty. Love it!"

Anonymous, OK (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"I think the fabric seats are very difficult to get dog hair out of. Almost impossible. Leather would have been much better."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Toyota Tundra)

"Looks good but the new 2014 looks better"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Toyota Tundra)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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