2013 Toyota Land Cruiser

By September 7, 2012
2013 Toyota Land Cruiser

The Toyota Land Cruiser has evolved from the basic four-wheel-drive utility vehicle designed 60 years ago to a luxurious SUV that can seat eight and transport large amounts of cargo. As always, the Land Cruiser can handle any kind of road or primitive trail in any kind of weather. It can tow up to 8,500 pounds.

The 2013 Land Cruiser receives exterior and interior styling enhancements and it comes as one fully equipped model.

All features are now standard equipment; it comes as one fully loaded model. The 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser comes standard with more equipment than the 2012 model. The 2013 Land Cruiser comes standard with an HDD navigation system with Entune multi-media system, JBL audio, a rear-seat entertainment system, rear spoiler, rain-sensing wipers, center-console cooler, headlight washers. leather-trimmed steering wheel, multi-information display, voice controls, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity.

Styling changes for the 2013 Land Cruiser include an updated grille, revised headlights with HID low beams, LED daytime running lights, redesigned tail lights, chrome side molding, redesigned mirrors. New colors are available for 2013.

Still, the 2013 Land Cruiser looks pretty much the same as Land Cruisers have looked for years, even though it was completely redesigned and re-engineered for the 2008 model year. Because of its iconic exterior design, Land Cruisers never look dated or go out of style.

The Land Cruiser features all-terrain capability, with a brilliantly designed suspension that enhances performance on irregular terrain yet does not compromise cornering or braking on paved roads. Land Cruiser owners enjoy an exceptionally secure, comfortable SUV that can make extreme use seem routine. Land Cruiser's body-on-frame construction provides rugged durability for hard use off-highway.

Land Cruisers are high-quality vehicles built in small volumes in Japan alongside Lexus vehicles at Toyota's flagship manufacturing facilities. Used Land Cruisers are scarce and command high prices.

Model Lineup

The 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser ($78,255) comes standard with four-zone automatic climate-control and rear climate-control system with air filter, dust and pollen filtration mode; perforated leather seats with 10-way driver and eight-way front passenger power-adjustable heated and ventilated seats and adjustable headrests, tumble, foldable and reclining 40/20/40 three-section split second-row seat with fore/aft slide, and folding 50/50 third-row seat with headrest; Premium HDD Navigation system with Entune and JBL Synthesis, eight-inch touchscreen, rearview camera, four-spoke leather-wrapped power tilt and telescoping steering wheel with memory and audio, telephone, and voice-recognition controls; power door locks and windows, including power rear quarter windows; Smart Key keyless entry; HomeLink; variable intermittent front and rear wipers and washers; cruise control; 12 cup holders; combination meter with Optitron electroluminescent instrumentation; JBL 605-watt AM/FM/6CD/MP3/WMA system with SiriusXM Satellite Radio, HD Radio with iTunes tagging, USB port with iPod connectivity, 14 speakers; Bluetooth hands-free phone capability and audio streaming; tilt/slide power glass moonroof with sunshade and one-touch open/close operation with jam protection; auto-dimming rear view mirror with compass; multi-information display; Multi-terrain Monitor with selectable front, side or rear views; rear-seat DVD entertainment system with 9-inch display, RCA jacks, remote, two wireless headphones; rear window defogger; digital outside temperature display; Intuitive Park Assist (back-up sonar). There are no options, though there are a few accessories available.

Safety features that come standard include multi-terrain ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist; VSC electronic stability control with cutoff switch; Active Traction Control (A-TRAC); dual-stage advanced airbags, seat-mounted side-impact airbags and front knee airbags for driver and front passenger; second-row seat-mounted side airbags; three-row roll-sensing side-curtain airbags with roll-sensing cutoff switch; and a tire-pressure monitoring system.