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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.

Road Test

The Land Cruiser is quick, plush, and refined. It has a composed, comfortable ride and quiet cabin. The Cruiser is a capable off-roader, but it's fuel thirsty and lacks agility. The third-row is cramped, especially given the SUV's rather large size....

Highs

  • Ride
  • Quietness

Lows

  • Fuel economy
  • Agility

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 3 third
Drive Wheels
4WD
Warranty
  • Basic: 3 year/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Rust through: 5 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 2 year/unlimited
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 8-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 5.7-liter V8 (381 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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