2013ToyotaLand Cruiser Review By David Thomas

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Toyota Land Cruiser 200

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The Toyota Land Cruiser is a machine built with in mind. It’s like one knife in your kitchen you only bring out once a when the occasion demands.

The with this type of SUV is you’re stuck with a machine during your grocery store runs and night, and that’s what the Land Cruiser’s appeal. and its sticker price of $77,955.

refinements to the interior, ride and noise intrusion all make the Toyota Land Cruiser a SUV for 2013, it still isn’t for

Even off-road enthusiasts want to look at something affordable. Say, a Land

Performance

What I’m Toyota didn’t change for is the 5.7-liter V-8 engine. It’s a power plant that the mammoth Land Cruiser off the faster than an SUV of this ought to go. On the highway, you’ll and pass with authority. Add to an extremely high riding level with neighboring in work trucks and the Land definitely gives drivers a of command.

Unfortunately, the extreme height to some body lean and in sharp corners that that straight-ahead confidence. SUVs have been to exhibit this trait, but tested many recent of similar girth and they to mitigate it a bit better.

While performance is a positive and taking is a negative, ride quality is in the middle.

Over smooth the Land Cruiser seems to along nicely, like a LX 570. Road noise is and everything is tranquil. Hit rougher though, and the suspension will to pitch the SUV back and forth severely. It’s hard to any pitchiness smooth, but your isn’t snapping back and wildly as the suspension does its It’s just that so much more of the back-and-forth than you’ll find in SUVs in this class.

a payoff, though: I would the Land Cruiser and its soft-bucking over a sport-oriented SUV like the Durango R/T I drove a day later. The unforgiving suspension, designed for handling, sent sharp through the seat and my spine.

A few days later, I piloted a Tahoe which hasn’t an update in nearly six years on the route home, and it seemed a blend of both worlds.

The Cruiser bested both in of fuel economy. I observed 16 mpg over the course of my test, consisted mostly of congested commutes. The Land Cruiser is at 13/18 mpg city/highway. The Tahoe 13 mpg over a similar period; rated 15/21 mpg. And the engine was far superior in every

But nobody gets a Land for daily commuting; they get it it can go off-road and tow a decent-sized boat.

The Cruiser’s suspension system adapts to on- and off-road terrain hydraulically variable stabilizer bar Toyota says it reduces sway on the road, yet allows for independent wheel travel off the beaten path.

There’s also a lightweight case with a 2.618:1 low range and a limited-slip locking differential. There’s also a Crawl control that five low-speed settings for a variety of off-road terrain.

clearance is 8.9 inches, but the competition has The Land Rover LR4 has up to 9.5 inches.

The Land Cruiser can also tow up to pounds, which is equivalent to the Tahoe and more than the maximum of 7,716 pounds, requires an optional tow package to The Toyota also comes with a trailer-sway control for the stability system.

Interior

Toyota and Lexus models over more than The Land Cruiser is based on the Lexus LX 570’s platform (or versa), and there are some inside. The Land Cruiser’s price tag still isn’t to swallow, though.

The Lexus LX is $3,000 more, but it looks and more than $3,000 refined to the eye and skin. Still, the Cruiser has a lot going for it in terms of

In the Land Cruiser, front- and seats are exceptionally comfortable long hauls, with of room in every direction. The row is tight and uncomfortable, like third rows I encounter.

Toyota Land Cruiser 200

The Cruiser also has seating for where most luxury are seven-seaters. This may be a deal-breaker for who are considering an alternative like the Land Rover LR4.

I’d say the LR4 is on another level of refinement inside without much off-road capability or

Another problem is the Land scant cargo space for a large vehicle. The third-row fold up to the side a nifty but the resulting cargo area is 43 cubic feet. That’s but not for a vehicle this large. The Land Rover LR4 has 44.3 feet behind its second

Features Pricing

The Land $77,955 starting price is to trip up many interested It’s close to $20,000 than a top-trim Land LR4 HSE Lux, though it does a long list of standard high-intensity discharge headlights, a moonroof, running boards, plates, four-zone climate a navigation system, a 14-speaker JBL system, USB, HD Radio, phone and streaming audio, exterior cameras for 360-degree Monitoring, a rear entertainment heated and ventilated front dynamic cruise control, and entry and start.

Load up that Land LR4 HSE Lux with similar equipment the equivalent of Multi-terrain Monitoring and only cost you $64,195.

driven a new LR4 and the Land Cruiser is no Rover. You can compare the two yourself .

If you’re a shopper trying to between the two, the only that would sway you the Toyota are the extra passenger you can and the higher towing capacity.

The Land Cruiser has not been by either the federal government or the Institute for Highway Safety.

It standard with a full of safety features and airbags, you can find listed here .

Land Cruiser in the Market

a lot to like about the Land capabilities and its more refined environment for 2013. But even for shoppers, its price tag is going to be impossible to swallow. We expect buyers will be Land loyalists, as it’s hard to attention to a model with a high starting price no how specialized it may be.

Toyota Land Cruiser 200


Toyota Land Cruiser 200
Toyota Land Cruiser 200

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