Used Car: 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Review
Auto writers liked the refreshed 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser because of its upscale interior and off-road capability.
The 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser is ranked:
The 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser is powered by a V8 engine, and it comes with a six-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. Test drivers said that the Toyota Land Cruiser accelerates and passes effortlessly on the highway. According to the EPA, the 2013 Land Cruiser gets 13/18 mpg city/highway, which is typical for the class. Auto writers said the Toyota Land Cruiser has responsive steering and controlled body roll, as well as very impressive off-road capabilities. Some reviewers added that the 2013 Land Cruiser has a comfortable ride, but others remarked that it feels unsettled over rough pavement.
Though reviewers said it doesn’t quite match the opulence of luxury rivals like the 2013 Lexus LX, most agreed that the 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser’s interior has soft-touch materials and superb build quality. Like many three-row SUVs, automotive journalists said the 2013 Land Cruiser has very comfortable first- and second-row seats and a cramped third row. The Land Cruiser’s cargo capacity is well below average for a three-row SUV, and reviewers disliked that the Land Cruiser’s third-row seats fold sideways into the wall of the cargo area, where they take up a lot of space. Standard features include proximity key, leather upholstery, heated first- and second-row seats, quad-zone automatic climate control, a rear-seat entertainment system, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a cooled bin, a 14-speaker JBL sound system, navigation, an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, a USB port and smartphone app integration. The 2013 Land Cruiser had no optional features when it was new, as all available features came standard.
Other SUVs to Consider
Reviewers appreciated the 2013 Cadillac Escalade’s comfortable ride and powerful V8 engine. It also has more cargo space than the Land Cruiser, especially the extended-wheelbase model.
The 2013 Infiniti QX56 has a large cargo area for the class, and automotive journalists praised its sleek interior design. Critics also liked the QX56’s powerful V8 engine, and they said it has nimble handling and is easy to maneuver for a large SUV.