2013 Toyota Tacoma

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Updated on: June 11, 2021

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The 2013 Toyota strides the balance between a large full-size truck and a nifty easy to handle mid-size truck. Toyota offers an option of a smaller and frugal inline-4 engine, an alternative to its large fuel-guzzling V-6. The inline-4 engine puts up 159 horsepower, while the V-6 makes 236 horsepower. Transmission duties are undertaken by a 5-speed manual as standard, though the V-6 alternatives offer a 6-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic transmission. 

The Tacoma offers multiple body shapes, engines, and drivetrains. There are also trims to add more offroad character or better exterior styling. The interiors are reliable and well made. There are modern features in the cabin like MP3, Bluetooth, and Web-app integration. Higher options even include premium upholstery and heated seats. The Tacoma stands up to the likes of the Nissan Frontier and the Honda Ridgeline.

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Pros

Powerful and fuel-efficient engineers

Variety of styles and trims

Lasting build quality

Good resale value

Cons

Jittery ride

Seats offer low comfort

Clumsy steering

Expensive V-6 versions

What's New?

New Limited package


2013 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Reviews and Ratings

7.9

based on 89 ratings


8.0/10 Features
7.9/10 Interiors
8.2/10 Design
8.0/10 Safety
8.2/10 Reliability
8.0/10 Deal Value

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Todd

2013 Toyota Tacoma

4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 11, 2021

Does everything we intended it to

Pros - Fairly maneuverable around town, 23.5 mpg, rugged, yet nice looking

Cons - Seating comfort is not up to the mark, rear seats are of no use for adults, slightly soft pedal,

Nice small utility truck for making deliveries Our family has recently shifted to Albuquerque which is a nice town. Loving it. Our family is basically into custom furniture making, so for deliveries, we needed to have a small daily driving truck. Can't afford to pay $14-$20 everytime I need to make a delivery. So we got this used three-year old Tacoma for nearly 11 grands, with the truck condition and the deal both appearing great. It gets my work done easily, is fairly maneuverable around town. But the seating comfort is not up to the mark. Once I drove nearly 6 hours straight and when I got out, my legs needed lots of efforts to walk for a while. So now I take sufficient stops and strecth my legs out in between for longer drives. The pedal is a bit soft, slightly more stiffness would have given more confidence. Yet 23.5mpg is not bad for a truck. So overall my Tacoma does everything we intended it to.

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
9/10
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DENISE ADAMS

2013 Toyota Tacoma

4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 15, 2021

Toyota Tacoma

Pros - Powerful engine performance

Cons - Poor fuel economy,third row was very inconvenient

best crossover It will be there for every need of mine. It adds value by taking different roads at ease. The spacious room made us drive more comfortabily . The features and safety are good to go with. I love my car!. it adds value.

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
10/10
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Phillip N. Wooten

2013 Toyota Tacoma

4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 3, 2021

Should have opted for higher trims

Pros - Well-laid-out interiors, fuel-efficient

Cons - Lackluster engine

Good interiors but lackluster performance A friend of mine had a Tacoma X-Runner and I found it to be very good, inspired by which I took a Tacoma but due to budget constraints could get only the base model which did not line up to my expectations. First of all, the lackluster engine is not sufficient neither driving-wise nor towing-wise many a times. Yet some praise goes to the interiors and infotainment system. I found the interior quality and refinement to be at par, and the Entune interface is very user-friendly. The Bucket seats and premium cloth trimmed seating adds to the comfort. The stoarge space beneath rear seats and the center console also add up to the practicality. But I still have a regret on not spending more for getting higher version models. Its glad that I chose to pick up my Tacoma from here. These folks are not just helpful but also do the work at a fast pace. I also bring in my Tacoma for reglar maintenance here, and never had a problem in that too.

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$20415

bodystyle

4dr Access Cab

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

164 cu.in.

horsepower

159 hp @ 5200 rpm

torque

180 lb.-ft. @ 3800 rpm

transmission

5-speed manual w/OD

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear leaf suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

127.4 in.

length

208.1 in.

width

72.2 in.

height

66.1 in.

curb weight

3605 lbs.

ground clearance

8.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

88.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

89.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

1295 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.6 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/23/25 mpg

highway range

527.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Base $20,415 onwards

159 hp @ 5200 rpm | 2.7 L | Inline 4 | regular unleaded

  • 15" Styled Steel Wheels
  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • AM/FM Stereo, Seek-Scan Radio
  • Cloth Seat Trim
  • Manual Front Air Conditioning

PreRunner $22,075 onwards

159 hp @ 5200 rpm | 2.7 L | Inline 4 | regular unleaded

  • 16" Silver Steel Wheels

X-Runner $26,775 onwards

236 hp @ 5200 rpm | 4 L | V6 | regular unleaded

  • 18" Silver Aluminum Wheels
  • 1st Row LCD monitor
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Parking Assist
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Ratings

Pricing And Features

9.9

Engine And Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

6.5

Interior

9.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

6.0

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.6

Overall Rating


The Toyota Tacoma has been one of the fastest selling compact pick-up trucks and there is more than one reason for it. The 2013 Tacoma offers excellent build quality, outstanding reliability ratings and a lot of modern tech. The top-in-class performance and towing capabilities make it the best in the segment. Currently, it hardly has any competitors with the Dodge Dakota and Ford Ranger no longer in the market, while the Chevy Colorado and the Nissan Frontier are both ageing and in dire need of an update. The Honda Ridgeline is not as capable and hence Toyota seemingly has the monopoly in the segment. 


9.9/10
Pricing and Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.5/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety


2013 Toyota Tacoma Pricing and Features

9.9/10

The 2013 Toyota Tacoma is available with either an inline-4 engine or a V-6 motor. The drivetrains can be had in either RWD or 4WD. The Tacoma offers three body shapes: Regular cab, Access Cab, and a 4-door Double Cab. Regular and Access cab variants have 6.1’ beds while the Double Cab has a 5’ bed.

Trim

Toyota Tacoma Access Cab

MSRP (Inline-4 RWD MT)

$20,415

MSRP (Inline-4 RWD AT)

$21,315

MSRP (V-6 4WD MT)

$25,805

MSRP (V-6 4WD AT)

$26,685

Key Features

15” Steel Wheels

 

Limited Slip Differential

 

Air conditioning

 

Composite bed-liner

 

Cloth seats

 

Bluetooth Compatibility

 

4-speaker sound system

 

6.1-inch touchscreen display

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For the best on-road ride, a V-6 motor with the Double Cab is the best. The hardcore offroad models are more suited for rugged terrain than roads. The inline-4 is a great alternative to get your fuel costs low and still offers the capability to carry your stuff around. So at the end, it all depends on your needs.

2013 Toyota Tacoma Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The Toyota Tacoma is available with a 2.7L inline-4 or a 4.0L V-6 engine, every engine has a choice between an FWD and an RWD. The inline-4 engine makes 159 horsepower and 180 foot-pounds of torque. A 5-speed manual is standard on the Regular and Access Cab models, while the PreRunner Access and Double Cab variants get a 4-speed automatic.

The 4.0L V-6 motor is the punchier alternative. It comes standard with the 4x4 Double Cab and the X-Runner, while being optional on the Access Cab and the PreRunner Double Cab. The engine puts up 236 horsepower and 266 foot-pounds of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed automatic as standard with a 5-speed automatic also offered.

Model

Toyota Tacoma Access Cab V6

Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

Nissan Frontier S Crew Cab

MSRP

$25,850

$29,575

$22,550

Engine

4.0L V-6

3.5L V-6

4.0L V-6

Drivetrain

4WD

4WD

4WD

Transmission

5-speed manual

5-speed automatic

6-speed manual

Power

236 hp @ 5200 rpm

250 hp @ 5700 rpm

261 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque

266 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm

247 ft-lbs. @ 4300 rpm

281 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm

0-60 mph (seconds)

8.2

9.5

N/A

Quarter-mile (seconds)

15.7

N/A

N/A

Top Speed (mph)

115

120

112

Comparing the straight-line speed, the Toyota is actually on the slower side of its competitors. Nevertheless, with some sleek shifting, it can be put to better speeds. The Nissan Frontier and its 4.0L V-6 have better power output, and overall, the Frontier is also much cheaper than the alternatives. The Honda Ridgeline has a supremely silent motor, though the truck is a bit clumsy and lacks off-road character.

2013 Toyota Tacoma Fuel Economy

6.5/10

The 2.7L inline-4 motor is quite capable of getting great economy numbers. The inline-4 motor gets 21 mpg in cities, 25 pg on highways, and 23 mpg combined. Adding the 4-speed automatic drops these numbers to 19/24/21 mpg. The 4-wheel-drive variant gets 18 mpg in cities, 21 mpg on highways, and 19 mpg combined. The 2-wheel-drive V-6 alternative gets an estimated efficiency of 17 mpg in cities, 21 mpg on highways, and 19 mpg combined. The 4WD system yields 16 mpg in cities, 21 mpg on highways, and 18 mpg combined.

Model

Toyota Tacoma Access Cab V6

Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

Nissan Frontier S Crew Cab

MPG (City) (mpg)

16

15

15

MPG (Highway) (mpg)

21

21

21

MPG (Combined) (mpg)

18

17

17

Fuel Capacity (gallon)

21.1

22.0

21.1

Range (City/Hwy)

338/443

330/462

317/443

Toyota has equipped the Tacoma with a large 21.1-gallon fuel tank that allows it a range of around 380 miles on a full tank. The supremely efficient Honda Ridgeline fares better with a combined range of 462 miles due to its bigger fuel tank of 22 gallons. Though considering that either of the competitors does not offer an inline-4 engine, the Toyota is by far the most efficient.

2013 Toyota Tacoma Interior

9.0/10

The 2013 Toyota Tacoma does not have a fancy or well-outfitted interior. Instead, they are built to last, consequently, there are loads of hard-plastic in the cabin. The front row has bucket seats that offer great support and comfort, though some users will find them too close to the floor. The Access Cab has adequate seats at the back, though the legroom is seriously lacking, allowing only kids to sit in comfort. The Double Cab on the other hand offers great space in either row.

Model

Toyota Tacoma Access Cab V6

Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

Nissan Frontier S Crew Cab

Seating Capacity

4

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.0/57.7/41.7

40.7/63.2/40.8

40.0/58.4/42.4

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

35.2/57.7/28.2

39.2/62.6/36.5

38.7/58.3/33.6

The seats can be folded up or down to offer some more storage in the cabin. The Bedliner is lined with composite material, which makes hauling items that much more convenient. The Access cab offers less space than either of its competitors. The Honda Ridgeline is only available in a Crew cab and offers the best space in the rear row. Major interior features include-

  • 4.2-in. color Multi-Information Display (MID) with outside temperature, odometer, trip meters, and average fuel economy
  • Fabric-trimmed seats
  • 4-way adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support
  • 4-way adjustable front passenger seat
  • Urethane tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio controls
  • The remote keyless entry system
  • Manual day/night rearview mirror (4-cyl. only)

How intuitive is the 2013 Toyota Tacoma’s infotainment unit?

The 2013 Toyota Tacoma offers the Entune system in its center console. The system offers mobile-app connectivity to the vehicle’s audio system. The LCD screen offers 3G navigation functions and real-time weather and traffic updates. Other features like voice commands, HD Radio, and Bluetooth Audio are also available. The system is highly modern and much more so than most of Tacoma's competition. Some standout features include-

  • Entune System
  • AM/FM cache radio
  • HD Radio
  • CD player
  • Six speakers,
  • Auxiliary port
  • USB media port
  • Advanced voice recognition
  • Hands-free phone capability
  • Music streaming via Bluetooth
  • Wireless technology, Siri Eyes Free 
  • HD Radio
  • Predictive Traffic and Doppler Weather overlay
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio

2013 Toyota Tacoma Exterior

9.0/10

In 2013 Toyota gave the Tacoma a more detailed and aggressive look. The front is bulgy and strong, though the proportions in general are quite sleek and muted. There are flared wheel arches and fenders with sheet metal to add a strong appeal. The front end and the grille draw from its siblings in the Toyota lineup.

Model

Toyota Tacoma Access Cab V6

Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

Nissan Frontier S Crew Cab

Curb Weight (lbs)

4070 

4491 

4454 

Length (in.)

208.1 

206.9 

205.5 

Width (in.)

74.6 

77.8 

72.8 

Height (in.)

70.3 

70.3 

70.1 

Ground Clearance (in.)

9.3 

8.2 

8.9 

Wheelbase (in.)

127.4 

122.0 

125.9 

The Tacoma is most definitely the longest car in the lot. It also has the best ground clearance even in the lower trims. Comparing body weight, the sleek chassis of the Tacoma is much lighter than its competitors. Though on the width front, the Tacoma is on the lower end of the spectrum. Some standout exterior features in the 2014 Toyota Tacoma are:

  • Dark gray grille with black surround
  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Projector-beam headlights
  • Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors
  • Color-keyed rear bumper
  • Integrated color-keyed tailgate spoiler
  • Engine/front suspension skid plate
  • Deck rail system
  • Sliding rear window with privacy glass
  • Fiber-reinforced Sheet-Molded Composite (SMC) bed

2013 Toyota Tacoma Safety

6.0/10

Toyota makes an effort to get the 2013 Toyota Tacoma up to date in terms of safety, though the frame itself is quite lacking in the tests. The NHTSA has tested the Tacoma Double Cab, which rated at 4 stars on five. The IIHS, on the other hand, gives generally positive scores to Tacoma. Some standout safety features included in the truck are:

  • Driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System
  • Driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, and front and rear Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags (RSCA)
  • Child-protector rear door locks (Double Cab only)
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) with individual tire location alert
  • S Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)32 with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Rear parking assist sensors
  • Multi-terrain Select and Crawl Control (CRAWL) (4WD and A/T only)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) (A/T only)
  • Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) (M/T only)
  • Electronically controlled locking rear differential

2013 Toyota Tacoma Final Verdict

The 2013 Toyota Tacoma speaks of capability and reliability. Everything about the car is well-engineered to be used as intended. The car from Toyota will barely show any wear and tear and also none of the errors. The cabin isn’t the most comfortable, though it can get the job done. Further, the fuel-efficient inline-4 motor is also great at getting fuel economy lower. The 2013 Toyota Tacoma is a great car, especially for the off-road. And as such, it is highly recommended.

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