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7.9

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 7.7
Performance: 8.1
Interior: 7.9
Total Cost of Ownership: 7.8
Safety: N/A
Reliability:
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2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Review

Robust off-road capabilities, impressive interior fit-and-finish, and above-average reliability help the used 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser do well in our rankings. It also has reasonable ownership costs for its segment.

Pros & Cons

  • Great off-road capability
  • Sharp steering
  • Small cargo area

New for 2013

  • Refreshed interior and exterior styling
  • Most options became standard equipment
  • New infotainment system

2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Overview

Is the 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser a Good Used SUV?

A used 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser is a good choice for your next luxury large SUV. It has a comfortable ride, lots of impressive standard features, and the ability to tackle most off-road situations. However, the Land Cruiser has a small cargo area for the segment.

Used 2013 Land Cruiser Performance and Interior

The 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser has a 381-horsepower V8 engine, a six-speed automatic transmission, and full-time four-wheel drive. It can tow up to 8,200 pounds. The Toyota has crisp steering and handles well on smooth surfaces, but the ride can get rough on bumpy roads. Off-roading capabilities are excellent, thanks to an 8.9-inch ground clearance, a suspension geared to traveling off pavement, and a multi-terrain monitor (which uses four cameras on the front, sides, and rear to display off-road conditions). The Land Cruiser’s fuel economy rating is 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway, which is about average for its class.

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The Land Cruiser seats eight across three rows. The first and second rows are heated, while all three rows feature standard leather. The front-row seats are power-adjustable, while the second row reclines and slides. Both rows are comfortable for passengers, even on long trips. Third-row space is tight and appropriate only for children. There are complete sets of LATCH child-seat connectors on the rear outboard second-row seats, as well as a middle-seat tether anchor.

The 2013 Land Cruiser has a long list of standard features. These include Entune multimedia services – which allow access to live weather and traffic – as well as apps like Pandora and Bing. Most people will find the infotainment system easy to use.

Cargo space is an issue with the Land Cruiser. Its 50/50-split third row folds against the interior walls, instead of flat. This creates a narrow opening for loading your belongings and impinges on cargo capacity.

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Used 2013 Land Cruiser Prices

The average price for a used 2013 Land Cruiser is $45,100. Though there is only one trim level, exact prices may vary depending on each vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location.

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We Did the Research for You: 39 Reviews Analyzed

We analyzed 39 Toyota Land Cruiser reviews and included information on safety, reliability, fuel economy, and more to give you a comprehensive overview of the 2013 Land Cruiser.

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How Reliable Is the 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser?

The 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser has a reliability score of four out of five from J.D. Power. While a rating of three out of five is about average for the auto industry as a whole, a score closer to 3.5 is more typical within the luxury full-size SUV segment.

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How Safe Is the Land Cruiser?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety did not crash test the 2013 Land Cruiser.

The Toyota comes with several active safety features: a rearview camera, front and rear park assist, and a pre-collision system that applies the brakes if it detects an impending collision. The Land Cruiser also comes standard with adaptive cruise control, which maintains a constant distance to the car in front even when it slows down.

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Is the 2013 Land Cruiser the Best Model Year to Buy?

The 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser is part of a generation that launched in 2008 and was refreshed in 2013. The 2014 and 2015 models offer no significant updates, so sticking with the 2013 model will save you some money but get you the same setup as the newer models.

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Which Used Land Cruiser Is Right for Me?

The 2013 Land Cruiser has only one trim, and most features are standard. They include HD Radio, a hard-drive-based navigation system with an 8-inch touch screen, a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel with voice and Bluetooth controls, four-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio, a USB port, a center console cooler box, and a power moonroof. A rear-seat DVD entertainment system with a 9-inch screen is available.

Even with the Land Cruiser’s above-average reliability rating, you might want to consider a certified pre-owned model for added peace of mind. Toyota provides a one-year/12,000-mile limited warranty on all of its certified pre-owned vehicles, and it extends the original new-car powertrain warranty to seven years or 100,000 miles. Each CPO Toyota must pass a 160-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the Toyota warranty page carefully. The model's original sale date determines whether or not it is eligible for the CPO program. 

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2013 Toyota Land Cruiser and Other SUVs to Consider

Which Is Better: 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser or 2013 Lexus LX 570?

The 2013 Lexus LX 570 and the Land Cruiser are corporate cousins. They share the same platform and V8 engine. Both can handle off-road challenges, but the Lexus has a more comfortable on-road ride. The LX 570 also has the more refined interior. The Land Cruiser has above-average reliability, but the Lexus has a perfect rating from J.D. Power. Overall, the LX 570 is the better vehicle.

Which Is Better: 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser or 2013 Cadillac Escalade?

The difference between the 2013 Cadillac Escalade and the Land Cruiser comes down to ride quality and cargo space. The rear-wheel-drive Escalade is smoother over pavement and has better handling. It also has substantially more cargo space than the Land Cruiser. However, the Land Cruiser can take you places the Escalade will never go, thanks to its standard four-wheel drive and off-road features. In the end, if you don’t plan to traverse streams and rocky terrain often, the Escalade will serve you better on a daily basis.

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