2013 Toyota Land Cruiser
The Toyota Land Cruiser is an eight-passenger sport utility vehicle (SUV) that was first launched in Japan six decades ago and has remained constant in Toyota’s U.S. model lineup for more than 50 years. For the 2013 model year, the Toyota Land Cruiser receives equipment updates and exterior and interior styling enhancements. The 2013 Land Cruiser is Toyota’s second-largest SUV and has an excellent combination of off-road capability and on-road comfort, a lot of standard features and a luxury interior. The main rivals of 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser are Land Rover Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz GL 550, Lexus LX570 and Audi Q7.
The 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser is available in one well-equipped trim level. Standard features include 18-inch wheels, foglamps, automatic xenon headlamps, privacy glass, a roof rack, automatic wipers, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, keyless ignition, keyless entry, heated front seats, four-zone automatic climate control, ventilated front seats, a center console cooler box, leather upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a rearview camera, a navigation system, a touchscreen interface, voice control, Bluetooth connectivity and a 14-speaker JBL sound system with HD radio, a CD player and iPod/USB interface.
The refreshed exterior of 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser includes an updates front grille and headlamps with HID low-beams, LED Daytime Running lights and enlarged front and rear fenders. The 2013 Land Cruiser is available in seven exterior colors: Classic Silver Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Salsa Red Pearl, Sonora Gold Pearl, Amazon Green Metallic, Black and the new Pearl White.
The 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser comes with a 5.7-liter V8 DOHC engine that produces 381 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 401 lb-ft of torque at 3600 rpm. Ninety percent of peak torque is available at just 2,200 rpm. The V8 engine has an Acoustic Control Induction System (ACIS) that switches the length of the intake tract in two stages, based on RPM and throttle angle, to improve torque across the engine speed range. A 6-speed automatic transmission and a full-time four-wheel-drive system are standard. The transmission is designed to handle high torque while performing with luxurious smoothness. Fourth gear is direct drive, and both fifth and sixth gears are overdrive ratios. The transmission’s control unit estimates road conditions to select the appropriate gear ratio for the vehicle’s speed and driving conditions. A sequential shift mode also allows the driver to select gears manually.
Standard safety features of 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser include antilock brakes, stability control, traction control, trailer-sway control, active front head restraints, full-length side curtain airbags, front knee airbags, and seat-mounted side-impact airbags for first and second row.
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