2013 Toyota Land Cruiser

Toyota launched the Land Cruiser back in 1951 and many generations later, it is one of the most successful Toyota models on the market, being sold in 188 countries. Now, the SUV is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a facelift version of the model.

For the 2013 model year, the Toyota Land Cruiser will receive exterior and interior styling enhancements, as well as being offered with more standard equipment, including new driving performance features and an array of significant safety and convenience features.

Under the hood, Toyota has kept the usual 5.7-liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 381 HP at 5,600 rpm and 401 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm and mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser went on sale in early February 2012 at a starting price of $77,955.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser.

Exterior and Interior

Toyota Land Cruiser

For the exterior, the 2013 Land Cruiser received an updated front grille and upgraded headlamps with HID low-beams or optional LED Daytime Running Lights. The side of the car benefited from chrome side molding, redesigned outer side mirrors, and tail lamps.

For the new model, Toyota has used the new "Advanced and Rugged" theme that includes enlarged front and rear fenders. The SUV will be available in seven exterior colors: Pearl White, Classic Silver Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Salsa Red Pearl, Sonora Gold Pearl, Amazon Green Metallic, and Black.

The changes continue on the interior include perforated leather trim with ventilated front seats, a higher gloss wood grain finish, brighter silver instrument panel ornamentation, chrome-plated air registers, and updated meter-cluster lighting.

The list of standard equipment includes: a Multi-terrain Monitor with front, side, or rear selectable views; a new Multi-information Display; an Eco Driving Indicator light and zone display; a heated steering wheel; Dynamic Radar Cruise Control; an additional power outlet (DC 12V) at the rear of the center console; and a rear cargo deck power outlet that has been changed to AC 120V from AC 115V.

Engine

Under the hood, Toyota has kept the usual 5.7-liter V8 DOHC engine that delivers a total of 381 HP at 5,600 rpm and 401 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm. The engine is equipped with advanced dual independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) system controls valve timing and overlap on both the intake and exhaust valves, which helps to optimize power, fuel efficiency and emissions.

The engine is combined with a six-speed automatic transmission designed to handle high torque while performing with luxurious smoothness.

Prices

The 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser went on sale in early February at a starting price of $77,955.

Competition

Toyota Land Cruiser

The main competitor for the Land Cruiser is still the Nissan Patrol . The Patrol is powered by a 5.6-litre V8 engine with VVEL (variable valve event and lift) and DIG (direct injection gasoline) technologies that generate 400hp and 550Nm of torque.

LOVE IT
  • Improved appearance
  • Better standard equipment
LEAVE IT
  • Still quite expensive
  • Only one engine option

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