2013 Toyota Land Cruiser-A Review

0 comments, 10/01/2012, by , in Auto Reviews, Toyota

Toyota Land Cruiser has entered into its 61th year and the most awaited model year 2013 had added several value added features to satisfy the ever changing needs of customers. Since its evolution Land Cruiser faced many noteworthy changes i.e. from 4-wheel drive utility vehicle to SUV for 8 passengers.

Toyota has introduced many changes in exterior and interior of this superb luxury vehicle and the great thing is all the features will be available as standard equipment which includes improved driving performance feature and many safety and convenience features. 2013 Land Cruiser will be available with many standard features which were offered as optional features in previous models. These features include;

  • DVD entertainment system on rear seat
  • Color-Keyed back spoiler
  • Rain sensing windshield wipers
  • Center console cooler box
  • Headlamp cleaners
  • Leather trimmed steering wheel
  • Multi information display

Exterior

Exterior of this model year is quite appealing and stunning and it has gone through several changes including improved front grille and headlamps. Other new features are;

  • LED DayTime Running Lights
  • Chrome side molding
  • Modified outer side mirrors
  • Improved tail lamps

Advanced and Rugged theme has been used in design of its exterior as front and back fender are quite large. Steady and bold looks of Land Cruiser is maintained by improved grille and headlamps. Wind noise is reduced by A pillars which has been filled by foam and engine is protected by underbody panels present at back side of bumper which extend under the engine and protect it. Underbody panel also plays a major role in minimizing drag and turbulence.

Interior

Interior of this lavishing land cruiser truly compliments the exterior and its two interior colors will be available i.e. sandstone and black. Salient modifications in the interior are as follows;

  • Perforated leather trim and ventilated front seats
  • Glossy wood grain finish
  • Bright silver instrument panel ornamentation
  • Chrome plated air registers
  • Multi terrain monitor
  • Improved Multi-information display
  • Eco driving indicator light
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Dynamic radar cruise control

Being a luxury vehicle, it is quite spacious and offers full-time luxury and space for passengers and their luggage.

Safety Features

A, B, C, and D pillars of this stylish vehicle are composed of high quality steel sheet and the B pillar has been especially designed to absorb side impacts. Toyota has added almost all the feature which can make it a first class safe vehicle, for instance Star Connect telematics system provides complete peace of mind to driver and passengers. Other safety features include;

  • Multi-terrain ABS brakes
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution
  • Brake Assist
  • Active Traction Control
  • 10 standard air bags
  • Direct Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Convenience Features

Following are the salient convenience features;

  • Rear privacy glass
  • Smart Keyless entry
  • Anti-theft security system
  • Cruise control
  • Power Moon roof
  • Engine immobilizer and much more

Powertrain and Performance

2013 Land Cruiser is powered by 5.7L V8 DOHC engine which produces 381 Horsepower and Torque of 401 lb-ft. Power, fuel emission and fuel efficiency is achieved by improved dual independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence.

Available Colors

It will be available in following exterior colors;

  • Pearl White
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Grey Metallic
  • Salsa Red Pearl
  • Sonora Gold Pearl
  • Amazon Green Metallic and Black

MSRP

The base MSRP of 2013 Land Cruiser is US $77,955 (It excludes delivery, processing and handling fee).

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