ABS standard. ESC standard from 2000. Side and head protection air bags standard from 2003. Rear side air bags standard from 2008.
This luxury SUV is based on the Toyota Land Cruiser, itself quite plush and upscale. The LX uses the strong 5.7-liter V8 from the Tundra pickup. It has a comfortable ride and a quiet, nicely appointed cabin. Our tested Land Cruiser got only 14 mpg overall but was very impressive off-road. Like the Toyota, the LX has an off-road crawl mode that manages throttle and braking over tough terrain. The height adjustable suspension further enables the LX to traverse off-road terrain. Unfortunately, the power-folding third-row seat folds up to the sides of the interior, which limits cargo space.