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Among the many popular features that were formerly available as options, but
are now standard, are rear-seat DVD entertainment system, color-keyed rear
spoiler, rain-sensing windshield wipers, center-console cooler box, headlamp
cleaners, leather-trimmed steering wheel, multi-information display, voice and
Bluetooth hands-free controls, leather-trimmed shift lever and heated second row
seats. Toyota's Premium Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Navigation with Entune multi-media
system and JBL audio is also standard.
The 2013 Land Cruiser receives refreshed exterior styling that includes an
updated front grille and headlamps with HID low-beams. Additional new features
include LED Daytime Running Lights, chrome side molding, redesigned outer side
mirrors and tail lamps. The design continues to convey an "Advanced and Rugged"
theme with enlarged front and rear fenders. The new grille and headlamps
maintain Land Cruiser's steady and confident appearance, while the hood flows
gracefully into the grille and beltlines.
Character lines in the front, the area around the rear door handles, and the
back door panels suggest strength. Foam-filled A-pillars and a "bifacial"
molding between the windshield and the body both help reduce wind noise.
Underbody panels behind the front bumper and extending under the engine, and
behind the rear wheels, are designed to protect the engine and transmission and
to help the vehicle traverse rocky terrain smoothly. These underbody panels also
smooth the airflow under the vehicle to help minimize drag and turbulence.
Land Cruiser is available in seven exterior colors, including Pearl White, which
is new to the palette. Additional colors include Classic Silver Metallic,
Magnetic Gray Metallic, Salsa Red Pearl, Sonora Gold Pearl, Amazon Green
Metallic and Black.
Complementing the freshened exterior, Land Cruiser receives an updated interior
available in either Sandstone or Black. Additional refinements include
perforated leather trim with ventilated front seats, a higher gloss wood grain
finish, brighter silver instrument panel ornamentation, chrome-plated air
registers and updated meter-cluster lighting. New interior convenience features
include a Multi-terrain Monitor with front, side or rear selectable views; a new
Multi-information Display; an Eco Driving Indicator light and zone display; a
heated steering wheel; Dynamic Radar Cruise Control; an additional power outlet
(DC 12V) at the rear of the center console; and a rear cargo deck power outlet
that has been changed to AC 120V from AC 115V.
Land Cruiser seats up to eight, with three-across seating in the second and
third rows. The instrument panel features a set of bright Optitron gauges with
white illumination. Beneath these gauges, a multi-informational display shows
gear selection, odometer, tripmeter, fuel consumption, individual tire pressures
and cruising range. The vehicle's center console features a gate-type shifter
with sequential-shift-mode operation, the parking brake, center-console cooler
box, USB port and cup holders.
The passenger-side second-row seat features a one-touch tumble mechanism for
easier third-row ingress and egress. The second-row seats slide forward and aft
4.1 inches for more passenger comfort and cargo storage versatility. The second
row also provides the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) child seat
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