New and Used Toyota Land Cruiser: Prices, Photos, Reviews, Specs – The Car Connection

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Toyota Land Cruiser

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The Toyota Land is the biggest, most rugged, and luxurious SUV in the Toyota range. an icon for the Toyota brand, and the generation of Land Cruiser with the badge’s trail-proven It competes with the Mercedes-Benz and the Range Rover Sport.

For the on this big, off-road-oriented see our full review of the 2013 Land Cruiser .

Proven for decades in tough environments ranging from to mountains and tundra, the Toyota Cruiser has forged a well-deserved for hardiness, reliability, and longevity several decades. While the Land Cruiser that’s in the U.S. is no longer the version sold around the world parts of the world get the 4Runner-sized Cruiser Prado instead), nor it much resemble the little that was sold decades the Land Cruiser has stayed to its roots while Toyota has after the highway towing and crowd with the Sequoia

Although Land Cruisers to live for decades, the third-generation Cruiser models that sold through much of the are the oldest ones you’re likely to see at a standard car lot. versions had a 155-horsepower, 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine that at highway speeds, but the 212-hp, six that followed it was a marked

During this time also phased out the old manual-locking 4WD that meant you had to go out and lock the and phased in a full-time system. All of models are a little more inside than you might with a very simple but interior noise standards don’t hold up well to of today.

In 1998, Toyota the Land Cruiser and introduced a new V-8 The 235-hp or 275-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 to propel the big SUV reasonably well a smooth five-speed automatic and suspension tuning—especially with the suspension system—was a big step for street and highway comfort. rows of seating could up to eight, the interior felt for the first time, and features as stability control were in well before they in most of Toyota’s other

The most recent Land introduced for 2008, was slightly than the previous version. It a big power upgrade, with a 5.7-liter V-8, making 381 hp and 401 of torque, with a six-speed transmission. This powertrain strong in highway passing, or when towing, and returned 13 mpg 18 highway.

The four-wheel drive came with a low range, of as well as a locking center a host of electronics to keep in line, and lots of ground A Kinetic Dynamic Suspension stiffened the anti-roll bars on the road but loosened the setup for wheel articulation when

Inside, this Land didn’t feel downright but had plenty of space to sprawl and Toyota did a great job keeping and road noise at bay. finish and materials were a questionable in places for its $70k tag, and the third-row didn’t flat into the floor; it swiveled to the side, where it get in the way of cargo space.

In 2010 upgraded audio and infotainment and added Safety Connect. a refreshed Land Cruiser, cosmetic changes inside and arrived for the 2013 model It’s largely the same as the that was introduced in 2008, some upgrades have modern connectivity to its infotainment

A revised front end incorporates LED running lights, and new panels the bumpers are said to offer underbody protection.

The drivetrain for the Land Cruiser remains the with a 381-horsepower V-8 teamed to a automatic and four-wheel drive, 40:60 to the rear via a Torsen locking center differential.

New have been added as including a rear-seat DVD entertainment a center-console cooler box; a display with voice and Bluetooth connectivity; heated seats; and finally, Toyota’s based navigation system Entune, which enables apps like Facebook and to be operated via the Land Cruiser’s system.

Used Toyota Land Models

Perhaps the most of Toyota’s models, the Land has been sold in various since 1951. Buying a Land Cruiser is an investment–it require a lot of love, care, and but can reward the buyer with a classic off-roader that hold its value among the market. Newer Land have grown immensely in and power, as well as features and equipment, but can also be rather even those approaching a on the road.

For all-around capability, and comfort, the Land Cruiser is to beat, but none of them are as particularly fuel-efficient.

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