The 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser is a 4WD full-size SUV powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission paired with full-time 4WD enables the Land Cruiser to achieve an EPA estimated 13 mpg city and 18 mpg highway. New features consist of LED running lamps, revised tail lamp design, new wheel options, and a brand new hard drive based navigation system. Options include voice-activated touchscreen navigation, 14-speaker sound system including subwoofer, backup camera, 6-disc CD/DVD changer, hands-free phone capability and auxiliary audio jack. Safety is comprised of vehicle stability control, active traction control, anti-lock brake system, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, driver and front passenger advanced airbag system, seat-mounted side airbags, second row seat-mounted airbags, side curtain airbags, knee airbags, tire pressure monitoring system and front/rear parking assist sonar. The Land Cruiser is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Toyota Land Cruiser gets updated exterior styling for 2013, with a new grille and HID headlamps; new taillamps with LED running lamps; and redesigned outer side mirrors. Fenders have also been enlarged for a more rugged look. Otherwise, the premium navigation system that's included in all Land Cruisers now also includes Toyota's Entune multi-media and connectivity interface, with mobile-apps capability. A host of features that were formerly options--including rear-seat DVD entertainment, rain-sensing wipers, a color-keyed rear spoiler, a center-console cooler box, a Bluetooth hands-free interface, headlamp washers, heated second-row seats, and added leather trim--are now standard. Pearl White has been added to the Land Cruiser's palette of exterior hues.
Strong acceleration and towing performance; handles well for a large vehicle; trail ability; off-road driving aids; safety features; interior comfort
The 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser is an off-road icon, and over decades it's grown into more of a well-rounded--and still very rugged and off-road capable--large luxury SUV. Compared to other large luxury sport-utility vehicles, the Land Cruiser is less showy and glamorous, yet it strikes a great balance between family utility, highway comfort and off-road ability. For a family that needs towing ability on the weekends, in a luxurious vehicle, it's a good choice, with excellent safety (including ten airbags), has three rows of seating.