Under the Land Cruiser’s long hood sits a 5.7-liter V-8 rated at 381 horsepower that sends power to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic. A Land Cruiser with a full tank of gas and a driver aboard weighs upward of 6,000 pounds, but the V-8 provides ample acceleration. The only needle that’ll move faster in its instrument cluster is the fuel gauge as it approaches “E.”
Land Cruisers have old-school body-on-frame construction and an independent front suspension paired to a solid rear axle. A trick hydraulic suspension system with massive sway bars prevents it from leaning too much into corners when pushed while providing terrific wheel articulation on bumpy terrain.
Four-wheel drive is standard—of course—and the traction control system has modes for just about any terrain. A nifty feature uses the brakes to shrink the Cruiser’s turning radius on tight trails.
Inside, the Land Cruiser is a blend of UN-tough truck and soft semi-aniline leather. Its button-heavy dash design has throwback appeal. A big infotainment screen with clear maps works well but lacks Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
The Land Cruiser isn’t as spacious inside as its big body suggests, but it has ample room in the first two rows. The third row is best for kids and, unfortunately, isn’t easily removable for additional storage.
When it comes to styling the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser looks like nothing else in its maker’s lineup—unless you count its predecessors. The 2019 Land Cruiser is proud of its curves and its chrome, but much of this SUV’s style is about function over form.
The Land Cruiser’s short front overhang and high bumper give it an excellent approach angle for climbing over obstacles. Its wide chrome grille with a chrome ribbon that cuts through its LED headlights echoes the 1991 model. The Land Cruiser’s side steps are removable, revealing 9.0 inches of ground clearance.That money nets semi-aniline leather seats, heated and cooled front seats, a JBL-branded audio system, seating for eight, a power moonroof, four-zone automatic climate control, navigation, an 8.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment, keyless ignition, a heated steering wheel, and enough off-road aids to fill an entire owner’s manual.
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|Vehicle Traction||All Wheel Drive|
|Exterior Color||Solid Black|