All Toyota Land Cruiser models are equipped with the same 5.7-liter V8 mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission and full-time four-wheel drive. The engine makes 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque, and brings an 8,100-pound towing capacity.
The Land Cruiser is known for going off road, and it's given the correct equipment for the task. The torque from the V8 is perfect for crawling over anything at low speeds and the 4WD system is blessed with a Torsen limited-slip center locking differential with a two-speed transfer case.
The Land Cruiser is also equipped with advanced off-road driving technology including hill descent assist, multiple terrain modes, off-road turn assist and Crawl Control, which acts like a low-speed off-road cruise control.
However, this set up is not ideal for most SUV buyers in America. The Land Cruiser only achieves an EPA-estimated 13 miles per gallon city, 17 mpg highway, and 14 combined. Thankfully, it only requires regular unleaded instead of more expensive premium gas.