2013 Toyota Land Cruiser

MSRP $78,555

Ranked #8 in Suv

7.8

Overall Rating

2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 10, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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In 2013, Toyota introduced a refreshed look of the eight-passenger capacity family SUV cum off-roader, the Toyota land Cruiser. The iteration of this vehicle has a new front bumper, a revised grille, modified headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights, and newly designed mirrors. Toyota has leveled up their game, as now this car comes with a lineup of standard features and with a hefty price tag of $80,000 that makes it one of the luxurious off-roading vehicles.

The Land Cruiser holds a reputation among the 4x4 SUV market and with the go-anywhere attitude of this car, it does not give simple, user-friendly Toyota vibes. But it can go anywhere, places that normal vehicles can’t tackle. The branding of Toyota also makes this product appealing, as Toyota is also recognized for its reliability and trustworthiness. But still, this car also has some downsides and flaws, as it costs too much and the look it offers is not justified at the value it comes with. 

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Pros

True off-roader

Reliable & trustworthy brand

Strong & rugged V8

Seating capacity for 8 people

Cons

Extravagant price tag

Boring & basic looks

Less spacious third row and cargo area

So much cost for a Toyota

What's New?

New exteriors & interiors

New infotainment system 

Revised instrument panel

Adaptive cruise & rain sensing wipers


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$78555

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

8

drivetrain

four wheel drive

engine type

displacement

346 cu.in.

horsepower

381 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

401 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

double wishbone front suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

112.2 in.

length

194.9 in.

width

77.6 in.

height

74 in.

curb weight

5730 lbs.

ground clearance

8.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

38.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

81.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

8500 lbs.

payload capacity

1295 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.6 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

13/15/18 mpg

highway range

442.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$78,555 onwards

Colors and Styles

2013 Toyota Land Cruiser in Classic Silver Metallic color
Classic Silver Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

6.0

Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

9.0

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.8

Overall Rating


The Land Cruiser holds a reputation among the 4x4 SUV market and with the go-anywhere attitude of this car, it does not give simple, user-friendly Toyota vibes. But it can go anywhere, places that normal vehicles can’t tackle. The branding of Toyota also makes this product appealing, as Toyota is also recognized for its reliability and trustworthiness. But still, this car also has some downsides and flaws, as it costs too much and the look it offers is not justified at the value it comes with. 


9.0/10
Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety


2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Features

9.0/10

Let’s first talk about the features of the Land Cruiser. This car is known as the urban offroad vehicle since it comes in a single, fully loaded trim level. As this car is introduced by Toyota in only one trim and all the necessary features are included in this trim as standard. Please follow the table given below to check out the features available in this car:

Model

Toyota Land Cruiser

MSRP

$80,000

Features

Adaptive cruise control

 

Auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors

 

18-inch alloy wheels

 

Automatic foglamps and wipers

 

Roof rack

 

Heated and ventilated power seats

 

Heated 40/20/40-split second row with recline, slide, and fold 

 

Four-zone automatic climate control

 

Sunroof

 

Keyless ignition/entry

 

Wood-trimmed power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel

 

Automatic Xenon headlamps

 

Center console cooler box

 

Leather upholstery

 

Rear-view camera

 

CD player & satellite radio,

 

JBL 14 speaker & 1 subwoofer sound system

 

Toyota's Entune suite 

 

Rear-seat entertainment system

 

Touchscreen interface

 

Navigation system

 

Voice control

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After a year of halt, Toyota presents this car with only one variant with some interior and exterior enhancement, where all the features come as standard. This car isn’t available with a bucket full of choices but it does deliver a satisfactory experience. And there are also no exclusive packages available with this car, which brings down to the only option.

2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Engine and Performance

9.0/10

Toyota has managed to put a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission and a full-time four-wheel-drive are given in the vehicle as standard. The EPA estimated fuel consumption is stated as 13MPG, 18MPG, and 15MPG in the city, on the highway, and combined respectively. With an engine like that, this car can tow up to 8,300 pounds.

Toyota has always been known for its durable engine that can cover thousands of miles without breaking a sweat. As an off-road vehicle, it has traction & stability control on all four-wheel with a wheel articulation system. Its engine provides a smooth sailing ride while on-roading and durable, reliable adventure in off-road conditions.

Model

Toyota Land Cruiser

Lexus LX570

Buick Enclave Premium

MSRP

$78,000

$81,530

$46,520

Engine

5.7L, Naturally Aspirated V8

5.7L, Naturally Aspirated V8

3.6L, Naturally Aspirated V6

Drivetrain

4WD

4WD

FWD

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed automatic

Horsepower

381 hp @ 5600 rpm

383 hp @ 5600 rpm

288 hp @ 6,300 rpm

Torque

401 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm

403 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm

270 lb-ft @ 3,400 rpm

Top Speed

N/A

142

130

0-60 Mph (sec)

6.6

6.8

8.5

Quarter Mile(sec)

15

15.2

16.7

Towing Capacity (lbs)

8,300

7000

4,500

It has crisp steering and handles well under high-speed conditions on a straight-smooth road, but the ride can get rough on bumpy roads. Off-roading abilities are quite good, thanks to the kinetic dynamic suspension system that helps the heavy SUV feel surprisingly confident, a five-speed crawl control, Off-Road Turn Assist, Multi-Terrain Select, hill-start assist, and 8.9-inch ground clearance. Despite having a mass of 5,700-pounds, the Land Cruiser can accelerate and pass with confidence.

2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser is a heavy vehicle, it weighs around 5700 lbs as mentioned before. To power such a vehicle Toyota used its 5.7L DOHC V8 engine, which means every cylinder has 4 valves and each cylinder ensures that the Land Cruiser’s engine is always running full of fuel. Hence, EPA estimated the fuel economy of 13 MPG in the city conditions and around 18 MPG on the open highways.

Model

Toyota Land Cruiser

Lexus LX570

Buick Enclave Premium

City

13 MPG

12 MPG

17 MPG

Highway

18 MPG

17 MPG

24 MPG

Combined

15 MPG

15 MPG 

19 MPG

Fuel Tank Capacity

24.6 gal

24.6 gal

22.0 gal

Fuel Type

Regular unleaded

Premium unleaded

Regular unleaded

Out of all these cars, the 2013 Buick Enclave has the highest fuel economy of 19 mpg under combined conditions but it also features the smallest tank just by 2 gallons than the other two. While the Lexus LX570 and Land Cruiser both average around 15 mpg which is expected due to their massive performance and great pulling ability but the fuel economy of the Land Cruiser should have been a little more than Lexus as it produces significantly less power and torque.

2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Interior

6.0/10

Toyota has offered a high-quality material, with a good fit and finished interior to its 2013 Land cruiser. The interior doesn’t quite match its Lexus twin but still has a great look to it. The interior cosmetic includes a slightly clean-looking dash as Toyota has removed several audio buttons, perforated leather trim seats with the chunky and upright style, glossy wood grain on the dash, and metallic theme surrounding the dash panel. For a smooth comfortable ride, a car must excel in technology and Land Cruiser is not much far as it gets a navigation screen, audio, off-road, center, and climate controls and it emphasizes a certain truth about the Land Cruiser's appeal.

Model

Toyota Land Cruiser

Lexus LX570

Buick Enclave Premium

Passenger capacity

8

8

7

First Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.3/61/42.3

38.3/61/42.9

40.4 / 61.6 / 41.3

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.9/61.1/36.0 

38.9/61.1/36.0

39.4 / 61.3 / 36.8

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

28.4/62.3/28.4

28.3/62.3/28.3

7.7 / 57.4 / 33.2

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

16.1

15.5

23.3

All these cars offer abundant space for the passengers, but the Buick Enclave has one less seating capacity, while it offers a practical cargo space. Speaking about the space, Toyota Sequoia seems more comfortable and has a decent cargo size too and the interesting fact is that, the Sequoia is priced lowest in the segment and it also shares the same engine as the Land Cruiser.

2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Infotainment

Despite the boring looks, not so luxury feel, unreasonable cargo space, and claustrophobic third-row seats, enthusiasts would still consider it as one of the best off-roaders and the reason is the abundance of intuitiveness that keeps the occupants interested such as the 14-speaker and 1 subwoofer JBL audio system which has the ability to shake the car as well as the clarity to enjoy the songs on the camp night. After few alterations in the vehicle this year, it gets -

  • A combo of 14 JBL speakers and 1 JBL subwoofer.
  • DVD player and USB connection port
  • Audio & video remote control
  • Diversity antenna
  • Radio data system
  • Satellite Radio
  • Video monitor
  • Separate rear audio
  • Bluetooth streaming
  • 3 Months Sirius XM

2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Exterior

8.0/10

At this price point, the Land Cruiser offers a simple and functional design that also retains some traces of the classic heritage design. An exceptional ground clearance of 9 inches and short front ease the driving experience on steep slopes, but its overhanging back might create some issues as the departure angle for traversing irregular terrain is hardly impressive.

Model

Toyota Land Cruiser

Lexus LX570

Buick Enclave 

Curb Weight

5,730 lbs

6,000 lbs

4,728 lbs

Ground Clearance

9 in

9 in

7.6 in

Height 

74 in

76 in

70.3 in

Length 

195 in

197 in

201.9 in

Wheelbase

112 in

112 in

118.9 in

Width

80 in

71 in

79.0 in

Track Width

64.4 in

64.4 in

67.1 in

Buick is the lightest in the competition with the curb weight of just 4728 lbs while Lexus is one heavy beast weighing around 6000 lbs. Out of all three vehicles, Lexus LX570 has a large SUV stance. Ground clearance and wheelbase of both Lexus and Toyota are corresponding to each other and make them easier to maneuver on turns than the Enclave. Toyota and Buick would experience the least body roll due to their wide body. Some extra exterior features of the Toyota Land Cruiser are mentioned below:

  • Auto-dimming & power-folding ORVM (with light indicators)
  • 18-inch wheels (with wheel locks)
  • Fog lamps & automatic wipers
  • Roof racks
  • Automatic xenon headlamps
  • A split tailgate (without hydraulic supports)

2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Safety

9.0/10

No doubt that Toyota has launched the Land Cruiser with loads of safety features as standards such as a rearview camera, navigation system, multi-terrain select, crawl control, KDSS active anti-roll bars, front, knee, and side curtain airbags. If all these features are not enough to ensure one’s safety, then hold your seat as the Land Cruiser comes with the Toyota Safety Connect system, which includes automatic collision notification, on-demand roadside assistance, an emergency assistance button, and a stolen vehicle locator. While taking care of both on-road and off-road safety some main features that this car includes:

  • Stability and traction control
  • The anti-lock braking system
  • Dual front and second-row side airbags
  • Full-length side curtain airbags
  • Front knee airbags
  • Electric brake force distribution
  • Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation

Toyota also surprises us with its best in segment electronic safety technology like:

  • Daytime running lights
  • Auto delay off headlamps
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Pre-collision safety system
  • Post-collision braking system 
  • Emergency braking assist
  • High-pressure washers headlamps

2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Final Verdict

This Toyota is a refreshed version of the current model, although some cosmetic upgrades have been done on this car, those are very significant. It is a three-row Mammoth, it weighs above 5000 lbs but still, the Land Cruiser holds a reputation as an off-roader. This SUV has a ladder frame architecture that gives a rugged and adventurous experience, but its thirst for adventure craves more fuel than its competitors. The Land Cruiser is the best in the segment when it comes to reliability, although it’s on the costly side. It has some amazing safety features and it is strongly recommended if you could afford one. 

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