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2013 Toyota Land Cruiser Review
The 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser is powered by a 5.7L V8 that makes 381 hp and 401 lb-feet of torque. The aluminum-block engine is similar to that used in the Tundra full-size pickup, and includes direct ignition, four valves per cylinder, variable valve timing and variable-length intakes-- it now runs on regular unleaded gas and meets ULEV-II emissions. The engine delivers power through a 6-speed automatic transmission with a flexible-lockup torque converter for smoothness. All Land Cruisers have full-time 4-wheel drive that includes a low range, limited-slip rear differential and a locking Torsen center differential. 

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A body-on-frame layout assures more long-term durability for the Land Cruiser than unibody sport utility vehicles. In front, the suspension has a high-mount double-wishbone setup that is better for off-roading while not sacrificing on-road performance. In back there's a 4-link coil-spring arrangement with a stabilizer bar. To provide a good mix of off-road ability and crisp handling on-road, there's a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, which uses hydraulic cylinders to vary the suspension's stiffness as needed. The Land Cruiser's interior has three rows of seating, capable of holding up to eight. For ease of entry to the third row, the second row on the passenger side has a one-touch tumble feature, and the second row adjusts about four inches fore and aft. The Land Cruiser has ten air bags--the most in any Toyota vehicle--and all eight seating positions have 3-point seatbelts. Multi-terrain anti-lock brakes, with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, are standard, along with the VSC stability control system. Hill-start assist control is also included and helps keep the vehicle stationary when starting from a stop on a steep incline or slippery surface, as is downhill assist control, a feature designed to regulate a target speed down steep slopes while off-roading. There is also the feature called Crawl Control. With the transfer case shifted to the low range, Crawl Control controls the throttle and brakes to maintain one of three speed settings ranging up to about 5 mph, allowing the driver to focus on steering around obstacles. 

Summary Throughout, the new Land Cruiser has more sound insulation to yield a much quieter interior. The climate system has a micro-dust and pollen filter, with four zones and 28 air vents throughout the cabin. The standard-features list on the Land Cruiser is surprisingly luxurious, including amenities such as a power moonroof, heated power seats, rear privacy glass, Smart Key keyless entry and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. The audio system is a JBL Synthesis that includes in-dash 6-disc CD/DVD changer, MP3/WMA playback capability, 13 speakers, a subwoofer, Bluetooth, satellite radio and iPod connectivity. Major options include a DVD rear entertainment system, a back-up camera, second-row heated seats and a touch screen navigation system that offers satellite-based traffic information.

 

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