La 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser is a specialized machine built with off-roading in mind that promises to deliver satisfaction through su many características that provide both seguridad and convenience. Uno of the major safety features of this coche is the Star Safety System. Este system includes Vehicle Stability Control, Active Traction Control, La Fuerza de Frenado Electrónico de Distribución, Brake Assist, and a Multi-terrain 4-wheel Anti-lock Brake System. On top of these systems, the 2013 Land Cruiser comes with Smart Stop Technology which helps the driver come to a complete stop from velocidades over five miles per hour when the brakes are applied firmly for a half second or más. The vehicle also features ten airbags, 3-point seatbelts for all asientos, Daytime Running Lights, a Tire Pressure Monitor System, Safety Connect for emergency roadside assistance, and much more.
The interior of the 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser comes equipped with frente and rear climate control with a construido in air filter and dust and pollen filter. Also included is the Premium HDD Navigation system with a touch screen for easy navegación. Children or passengers in the asiento trasero can enjoy the ride with the rear-seat DVD entertainment system which incluye a 9-inch display and wireless headphones.
En the Land Cruiser, frente- and second-row seats are exceptionally comfortable over long hauls, with mucho of habitación in every direction. The third row is tight and incómodo, like most third rows I encounter.
Lo also has asientos for eight, where most luxury SUVs are seven-seaters. This may be a deal-breaker for shoppers who are considering an alternative like the seven-seat Land Rover LR4. Otherwise, the LR4 is on another nivel of luxury refinement inside without sacrificing much off-road capability or towing.
Another problem is the Land Cruiser’s scant cargo space for such a large vehicle. The third-row seats fold up to the side — a nifty maneuver — but the resulting cargo area is just 43 pies cúbicos. That’s decent, but not for a vehículo this grande. The smaller Land Rover LR4 has 44.3 cubic feet behind its second row.
The exterior of the vehicle comes with Projector-beam High Intensity Discharge headlights, faros antiniebla integrados and LED tail and stop lights. Remote keyless entry allows owners to unlock and enter the vehículo with ease, and many other features add to the seguridad and convenience of the Land Cruiser such as rain sensing windshield wipers, a windshield wiper de-icer, and cameras on the outside mirrors.
The Land Cruiser’s $77,955 precio de salida is going to trip up many interested shoppers. It’s close to $20,000 more than a top-trim Land Rover LR4 HSE Lux, though it does include a long lista of standard features: high-intensity discharge headlights, a power moonroof, running boards, skid plates, four-zone climate control, a sistema de navegación, a 14-speaker JBL sound system, USB, HD Radio, Teléfono Bluetooth and streaming audio, four exterior cameras for 360-degree Multi-terrain Monitoring, a rear entertainment system, calentada and asientos delanteros ventilados, dynamic cruise control, and entrada sin llave and start.
Load up that Land Rover LR4 HSE Lux with similar equipment — even the equivalent of Multi-terrain Monitoring — and it’ll only costo you $64,195.
If you’re a shopper trying to decide between the two, the only características that would sway you toward the Toyota are the extra passenger you can carry and the higher towing capacity.
Hay a lot to like about the Land Cruiser’s capabilities and su more refined driving environment for 2013. Pero even for luxury shoppers, its price tag is going to be almost impossible to swallow. We expect most compradores will be Land Cruiser loyalists, as es hard to draw attention to a modelo with such a high starting price no matter how specialized it may be.