2013 Toyota Land Cruiser


Ranked #5 in Fullsize Suv

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Key Spec of 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser
fuel economy


fuel type

regular unleaded


381 hp @ 5600 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 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. 

ProsConsWhat's New

True off-roader

Extravagant price tag

New exteriors & interiors

Reliable & trustworthy brand

Boring & basic looks

New infotainment system 

Strong & rugged V8

Less spacious third row and cargo area

Revised instrument panel

Seating capacity for 8 people

So much cost for a Toyota

Adaptive cruise & rain sensing wipers

Over All Rating


Out of 10

Pricing and Features8.00
Pricing and Feature6.00
Engine and Performance7.50
Fuel Economy4.00
Notable Rankings

#5 in Fullsize Suv

#14 in Suv

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Base$78,555 onwards

  • 18-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • Dual zone automatic front air conditioning
  • Front Fog/driving lights
  • Front passengers heated-cushion
  • Rear air conditioning with controls
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/HD/Satellite
  • Sliding and tilting glass Sunroof

Colors and Styles

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

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

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. 


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:


Toyota Land Cruiser




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




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.

Engine and Performance

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.


Toyota Land Cruiser

Lexus LX570

Buick Enclave Premium






5.7L, Naturally Aspirated V8

5.7L, Naturally Aspirated V8

3.6L, Naturally Aspirated V6






6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed automatic


381 hp @ 5600 rpm

383 hp @ 5600 rpm

288 hp @ 6,300 rpm


401 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm

403 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm

270 lb-ft @ 3,400 rpm

Top Speed




0-60 Mph (sec)




Quarter Mile(sec)




Towing Capacity (lbs)




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.

Fuel Economy

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.


Toyota Land Cruiser

Lexus LX570

Buick Enclave Premium


13 MPG

12 MPG

17 MPG


18 MPG

17 MPG

24 MPG


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.


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.


Toyota Land Cruiser

Lexus LX570

Buick Enclave Premium

Passenger capacity




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



40.4 / 61.6 / 41.3

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



39.4 / 61.3 / 36.8

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



7.7 / 57.4 / 33.2

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)




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

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.


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


74 in

76 in

70.3 in


195 in

197 in

201.9 in


112 in

112 in

118.9 in


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)

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
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. 


vehicle bio
base price


body style

4dr SUV

engine type

346 cu in

horse power

381 hp @ 5600 rpm


401 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm


6 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual


194.9 in


112.2 in


77.6 in

curb weight

5730 lbs


74 in

Ground Clearance

8.9 lbs

passenger volume

38.3 cu ft

cargo volume

81.7 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy

13/15/18 mpg

highway range

442.8 mi

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

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Toyota Land Cruiser 5 year Cost To Own

Cash Price(MSRP)
5 Year Cost To Own
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $92,335
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Financing Interest$5,892$4,806$3,520$2,270$857$17,345
Taxes and Fees$7,910$623$517$514$455$10,019
Total Cost-To-Own$27,742$17,697$15,386$17,301$14,209$92,335
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