A legend in feature-packed, off-road rigs, the Toyota Land Cruiser has long found that balance between comfort and ruggedness that a select group of buyers craves. For 2017, we anticipate the most capable of the Toyotas to remain unchanged after a slew of technological updates in 2016.
In addition to its new features, the current Land Cruiser also gained a new look forward of the A-pillars, including a new hood, headlights, grille, bumper, and fenders. With this revised look still fresh, we expect it to carry into the new year unchanged. We also expect it to continue with the same single trim level that includes premium features like 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, fog lights, power-folding mirrors, auto wipers, LED taillights, four-zone auto climate control, perforated leather seating with heat and ventilation, power front seats, a 14-speaker sound system, and more.
We also expect the under-hood bits to remain unchanged in the new year. Given this proves to be true, look for the Land Cruiser to continue with its mighty 5.7-liter V8 that produces 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of twist. The current Land Cruise gained a new eight-speed auto transmission and we anticipate this returning in the new year. Tackling tough terrain will continue to be a breeze thanks to its standard four-wheel drive, locking center differential, Multi-Terrain Select, and Off-Road Turn Assist. This powertrain will also allow for up to 8,100 pounds of towing.
Safety is a primary goal for Toyota moving forward, but the Land Cruiser won’t see any changes in this department as it received all the latest and greatest in 2016. These safety features, including a pre-collision system with auto emergency braking and pedestrian protection, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, and more. While the IIHS did not test the Land Cruiser, we would anticipate high ratings thanks to these features.