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2013 Toyota Land Cruiser: Chicago Auto Show

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2013 Toyota Land Cruiser

author photo by Jeffrey Archer February 2012
  • The new Land Cruiser features an updated exterior and interior.
  • Other changes include several new standard features.
  • Pricing is expected to increase over the current Land Cruiser.

This year's Chicago Auto Show served as the launching pad for an updated version of Toyota's full-size Land Cruiser SUV. While the revisions stop short of a full redesign, the 2013 Land Cruiser follows up on today's 2011 model with revamped styling, an upgraded interior and a host of new standard features.

On the outside, the updated Land Cruiser's most notable change is to its front grille. For 2013, Toyota added thicker horizontal slats to the grille, giving the SUV a larger, more aggressive look. Other updates to the Land Cruiser's front end include a new bumper with revised fog light housings and enhanced headlights that feature LED technology. Further styling changes include new chrome side moldings, redesigned exterior rearview mirrors and upgraded tail lights.

Inside, the Land Cruiser also receives a series of updates that complement its revised exterior. Among them are newly standard ventilated seats with an upgraded perforated leather trim, a higher gloss wood grain finish, new bright silver instrument panel orientation and updated lighting in the SUV's gauge cluster.

But the biggest change to the 2013 Land Cruiser comes to its equipment level. While previous iterations of the SUV offered many available extra-cost options, the new model offers few available features, instead adding nearly everything to its standard equipment list. According to Toyota, newly standard items include a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, rain-sensing wipers, Bluetooth, a center console-cooling box and heated second row seats. The SUV also offers a standard navigation system that features the automaker's advanced Entune infotainment system, as well as a series of off-road accessories ranging from multi-terrain anti-lock brakes to "Crawl Control," which helps maintain a constant speed during when driving off-road at steep angles.

Thanks to the boost in equipment, we expect the 2013 Land Cruiser to also receive a major boost in price over today's $69,000 base figure. Although Toyota hasn't yet revealed the SUV's pricing for the new model year, we'll report the figure as soon as it's officially announced by the automaker.

What it means to you: The Land Cruiser receives a major price bump for 2013 - but for many buyers, the added features may justify the increased cost.

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