Toyota has made some minor equipment and trim updates on the 2013 Tacoma and Tundra truck models. The Entune system is added to available equipment for the Tacoma, and Toyota's midsizer also gets a new Limited trim level. For fullsize fans, Toyota adds a TRD Rock Warrior trim to the Tundra, with special 17-inch wheels and BF Goodrich tires to give it a tough, off-road look. If your fullsize tastes trend more toward the luxurious side, Toyota has broken out the Platinum package as its own trim level, bringing Lexus-level luxury to Toyota's big truck. Read on for more detailed descriptions of the trim changes.
2013 Toyota Tacoma Changes
Already the dominant player in the midsize truck segment, Toyota figured not to mess with the Tacoma's fundamental strengths, but made incremental changes to increase its appeal to core buyers. Along those lines, the new Limited package adds SofTex-trimmed heated front seats, a four-way adjustable driver's seat, variable-speed windshield wipers, metallic instrument panel trim, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror with rear camera display, exterior temperature gauge, and a Homelink universal transceiver.
Double Cab V-6 models carry over the premium Display Audio head unit including HD Radio with iTunes tagging, iPod connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free calling and music streaming, and JBL GreenEdge energy-conserving technology. On Tacomas equipped with the Display Audio unit, the backup camera image is displayed through the head unit. The Display Audio unit also adds Toyota's Entune multimedia and app package.
The T|X and T|X Pro packages introduced in 2012 carry over, as does the X-Runner performance street truck package. A TRD supercharger is available on all V-6 Tacoma models, boosting output to 304 hp and 334 lb-ft of torque. The supercharger carries a warranty of five years or 60,000 miles, or the remainder of the factory powertrain warranty when installed by a Toyota dealer.
2013 Toyota Tundra Changes
Highlighting changes to the Tundra lineup for 2013 is the addition of a Platinum trim, and a TRD Rock Warrior Special Edition package on 4x4 models. The Platinum trim, formerly a package on the Limited model, becomes a stand-alone trim level. The plush trim package includes heated and ventilated front bucket seats, leather seating surfaces, a memory package, which includes two-position driver's seat, exterior mirrors and steering wheel position memory, auto-dimming power-folding outside mirrors with turn signal indicators, navigation, power tilt/slide moonroof and woodgrain interior trim.
For those looking for a more aggressive personality on their trucks, Toyota offers the TRD Rock Warriror package, which features Bilstein shock absorbers, 17-inch forged alloy wheels with LT285/70 R17 BF Goodrich T/A tires, a Rock Warrior exterior graphic, fog lamps, privacy glass, eight-way driver and four-way passenger adjustable black cloth bucket seats, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with backup display and HomeLink. If you want the rough and tumble image without giving up your comforts, the Rock Warrior package is also available on the Limited trim level, which includes all the comfort and convenience features of the premium trim with a more aggressive appearance.