Though it received a refresh for 2016 which brought in new front and rear ends, the Toyota Land Cruiser remains essentially the same large-and-in-charge luxury SUV that debuted back in 2008. We expect this carryover trend to continue into the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser.
Visually, the Land Cruiser has been a rock in the Toyota lineup, receiving only mild changes in the past 11 years. Sure, its refresh in 2016 brought in a new front end that dressed it up, but it’s still the same boxy model its fan base has loved since 2008. We expect this stone to continue to gather moss with the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser retaining the same throwback looks as the current model.
As goes the exterior, so goes the interior as we expect the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser to carry on with the same interior styling as the current model. While this cabin will show it age with its simple steering wheel, basic button layout, and thin wood trimming, it will continue to please off-road enthusiasts with its prominent off-road control knobs. Standout tech items will include its standard 8-inch infotainment system and JBL audio system, but it will continue to lack Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Under its skin, we expect the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser to carry on unchanged. If this is the case, it will come standard with a 5.7-liter V8 powerplant that will inject 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. We expect the standard eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive to carryover too. This will add up to a mighty 8,100-pound towing capacity but a thirsty 15 miles per gallon combined.
The IIHS and NHTSA are not fond of tossing $86,000 niche Toyota SUVs against a wall, so there are no crash-test results for it. The current Land Cruiser has some advanced safety features like standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, and lane-departure warnings, but it lacks some of the more advanced semi-autonomous-driving features others in this price range offer. We expect the safety equipment to remain the same in the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser.