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The Toyota Land Cruiser is SUV built for drivers looking for a luxurious ride with off-roading capabilities.
The 2013 Land Cruiser will see some modifications to its interior, improved ride comfort and improved noise intrusion as improvements for the 2013 model year.
Under the Hood and Performance
For the 2013 model year, Toyota opted to keep the Land Cruisers’ 5.7-liter V-8 engine. This engine provides the massive Land Cruiser with better acceleration than most SUV’s in its class, giving drivers the ability to drive with authority (Especially on those highways). The 2013 Land Cruisers mixes power with an extremely high riding position that puts drivers’ within eye level to most work trucks, giving them a sense of command.
The Land Cruiser is EPA-rated at 13/18 mpg city/highway, however if you are in the market for a Land Cruiser, chances are you get it because of its roading capabilities and impressive Towing power, not for its gas mileage.
The Land Cruiser's suspension system is equipped with a hydraulically variable stabilizer bar which automatically adapts to on- and off-road terrain. It will also feature a selectable "Crawl" control that features five low-speed settings for driving through a variety of off-road terrains.
The standard 2013 Land Cruiser can tow up to 8,200 pounds, which is equivalent to the Chevy Tahoe. It also comes standard with a trailer-sway control mode for the stability system.
The 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser features front- and second-row seats that are exceptionally comfortable over long hauls, offering plenty of room in every direction. While the third row is not as comfortable, it allows the Land Cruiser to fit 8 as opposed to seven like most SUV’s in the class and thus we let it slide.
The 2013 Land Cruiser’s third-row seats fold up to the side, allowing 43 cubic feet of cargo space. We would like to see this improved for next year, as the impressive size of this SUV leaves room to add more cargo space.
The 2013 Land Cruiser comes equipped with a long list of standard features including: keyless entry and start, a power moon roof, high-intensity discharge headlights, skid plates, four-zone climate control, a navigation system, a 14-speaker JBL sound system, USB/IPod connectivity, HD Radio, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, four exterior cameras for 360-degree Multi-terrain Monitoring, a rear entertainment system, heated and ventilated front seats, and dynamic cruise control.
The 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser offers drivers plenty to love between its off-roading and towing capabilities, its refined driving environment and its impressive list of features.
While the 2013 Land Cruiser’s starting price of $77,955 will scare away the average buyer, if you are in line for a luxury SUV with plenty of features and even more grit, the 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser is for you.
The bottom line is, if you can afford this bad boy without risking your children’s college tuition definitely give it a look. We promise it will not disappoint
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