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Toyota Land Cruiser

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2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The Land Cruiser is luxurious, quick, quiet, comfortable, and refined. Toyota's flagship SUV has the same smooth and powerful 5.7-liter V8 as the Tundra pickup. We tested it with the old six-speed transmission, and it proved to be thirsty for fuel, at 14 mpg overall; an eight-speed automatic transmission is now standard. The big Land Cruiser rides very comfortably, and the interior is roomy and well-finished. Expect terrific off-road performance, helped by a crawl mode to ascend and descend steep slopes. But on-road handling is rather clumsy. Automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, and rear cross traffic warnings are standard. Electronic connectivity has been updated, with Toyota's Entune touch-screen audio system standard.
All Ratings & Reliability
2008-2018
2008 Redesign Year
Toyota Land Cruiser 2018
Rare and expensive, the Land Cruiser is Toyota's flagship SUV. A large, full-frame SUV, the Land Cruiser is favored more for its rugged off-road capability than as suburban family transport. The Land Cruiser's smooth 5.7-liter V8 provides muscular acceleration, but only returns 14 mpg overall. Handling is sound, but far from agile. It's clumsy, but secure at its handling limits, with the stability control working hard to keep it on course. The ride remains comfortable and composed, impressive for this off-road-ready SUV. Full-time 4WD and various electronic aids, including a mode that can automatically modulate the throttle to crawl uphill, help when playing in the dirt. The interior is roomy, quiet, and well finished. For such a large vehicle, interior space isn't packaged very efficiently. The third row is cramped, and its 50/50 split seats fold up against the sides of the cargo bay, rather than into the floor, consuming cargo space. Advanced safety gear expected for this price, like blind spot monitoring and forward-collision warning, finally showed up for 2016 along with a new interior. The Lexus LX is essentially the same vehicle, but with an even plusher cabin; increased availability might make the Lexus the better deal on the used market.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $70,250 $64,335
2017 $63,600 $58,270
2016 $57,800 $52,760
2015 $50,200 $45,620
2014 $43,875 $39,755
2013 $38,975 $35,370
2012 NA NA
2011 $30,150 $26,845
2010 $27,950 $24,725
2009 $25,700 $22,575
2008 $24,550 $21,470
1998-2007
Toyota Land Cruiser 2006
The big, full-frame Land Cruiser's smooth V8 provides muscular acceleration. Handling is sound, but not agile, and the ride is comfortable and composed. The interior is roomy, quiet, and well finished. The 4WD system is permanently engaged. Get one built after 2000; that's when stability control became standard. Good off-road performance is a strong suit. The 50/50 split third-row seats fold up against the bulkhead rather than into the floor, thus robbing some cargo space. And this third-row is cramped, especially given the SUV's rather large size.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2007 $18,900 $16,095
2006 $15,450 $11,870
2005 $13,600 $10,175
2004 $11,525 $8,235
2003 $10,825 $7,610
2002 $8,675 $5,635
2001 $8,300 $5,285
2000 $7,600 $4,655
2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Ratings & Reliability
The Land Cruiser is luxurious, quick, quiet, comfortable, and refined. Toyota's flagship SUV has the same smooth and powerful 5.7-liter V8 as the Tundra pickup. We tested it with the old six-speed transmission, and it proved to be thirsty for fuel, at 14 mpg overall; an eight-speed automatic transmission is now standard. The big Land Cruiser rides very comfortably, and the interior is roomy and well-finished. Expect terrific off-road performance, helped by a crawl mode to ascend and descend steep slopes. But on-road handling is rather clumsy. Automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, and rear cross traffic warnings are standard. Electronic connectivity has been updated, with Toyota's Entune touch-screen audio system standard.
2008-2018
2008 Redesign Year
Toyota Land Cruiser 2018
Rare and expensive, the Land Cruiser is Toyota's flagship SUV. A large, full-frame SUV, the Land Cruiser is favored more for its rugged off-road capability than as suburban family transport. The Land Cruiser's smooth 5.7-liter V8 provides muscular acceleration, but only returns 14 mpg overall. Handling is sound, but far from agile. It's clumsy, but secure at its handling limits, with the stability control working hard to keep it on course. The ride remains comfortable and composed, impressive for this off-road-ready SUV. Full-time 4WD and various electronic aids, including a mode that can automatically modulate the throttle to crawl uphill, help when playing in the dirt. The interior is roomy, quiet, and well finished. For such a large vehicle, interior space isn't packaged very efficiently. The third row is cramped, and its 50/50 split seats fold up against the sides of the cargo bay, rather than into the floor, consuming cargo space. Advanced safety gear expected for this price, like blind spot monitoring and forward-collision warning, finally showed up for 2016 along with a new interior. The Lexus LX is essentially the same vehicle, but with an even plusher cabin; increased availability might make the Lexus the better deal on the used market.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $70,250 $64,335
2017 $63,600 $58,270
2016 $57,800 $52,760
2015 $50,200 $45,620
2014 $43,875 $39,755
2013 $38,975 $35,370
2012 NA NA
2011 $30,150 $26,845
2010 $27,950 $24,725
2009 $25,700 $22,575
2008 $24,550 $21,470
1998-2007
Toyota Land Cruiser 2006
The big, full-frame Land Cruiser's smooth V8 provides muscular acceleration. Handling is sound, but not agile, and the ride is comfortable and composed. The interior is roomy, quiet, and well finished. The 4WD system is permanently engaged. Get one built after 2000; that's when stability control became standard. Good off-road performance is a strong suit. The 50/50 split third-row seats fold up against the bulkhead rather than into the floor, thus robbing some cargo space. And this third-row is cramped, especially given the SUV's rather large size.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2007 $18,900 $16,095
2006 $15,450 $11,870
2005 $13,600 $10,175
2004 $11,525 $8,235
2003 $10,825 $7,610
2002 $8,675 $5,635
2001 $8,300 $5,285
2000 $7,600 $4,655