In the U.S., the Land Cruiser comes in only one trim level: fully loaded, priced near $85,000. There are no factory options, but you do have a choice of body colors.
All Land Cruisers contain a strong 5.7-liter V8 engine that generates 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. The standard four-wheel-drive system includes a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension, as well as off-road tools such as hill start assist. Fuel economy, as expected, falls far short of frugal, estimated at 13 mpg in city driving and 18 mpg on the highway (15 mpg combined).
Inside are sumptuous semi-aniline perforated leather seats, in black or new Terra color, that can hold up to eight passengers, as well as a 14-speaker JBL audio system and a voice-activated navigation system. Also included is Toyota’s Entune suite of apps, with Bing and Pandora integration among other useful helpers for those occasions when you’re trekking out in the wilderness. Alloy wheels hold 18-inch tires. A trailer towing package is standard. So are a moonroof, surround-view camera, sonar parking sensors, aluminum running boards, and power sunshade.
A viable alternative to the similarly long-lived Range Rover, Toyota’s Land Cruiser is nearly as luxurious as its corporate near-twin, the Lexus LX570. Simply because it wears an “L” on the hood, the Lexus full-size SUV costs several thousand dollars more than a Land Cruiser, which stickers for $84,820 (including destination charge).
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