Road Test/ 100
Predicted Reliability/ 5
Predicted Owner Satisfaction/ 5
Toyota's flagship SUV has the same smooth and powerful 5.7-liter V8 as the Tundra pickup. Coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission, it's luxurious, quick, quiet, comfortable, and refined. We tested it with the old six-speed transmission, and it proved thirsty for fuel, at 14 mpg overall. The big Land Cruiser rides very comfortably, and the interior is roomy and well-finished. Expect terrific off-road performance, helped by its crawl mode to ascend and descend steep slopes. But on-road handling is rather clumsy. Blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert are standard. Electronic connectivity is also updated, with Toyota's Entune touch-screen audio system standard.