Toyota Land Cruiser is highly-capable body-on-frame based SUV with three rows of seats and in same time it is the most luxurious model from this brand and long-running series which dates all way back to 50s. Despite it features proven off-road abilities it is able to deliver pleasant on-road ride and can also tow more than average. It is globally available and with array of different power trains. Next version of this model is 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser.
Heavily updated for the 2016 model year with revised exterior design, upgraded technologies and new transmission it comes unchanged for the new market year.
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser: Exterior
The exterior look of the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser is rugged and in accordance with its abilities while in same time is effective and timeless. The form of its sheet metal dates back to the 2008 redesign model year but thanks to the current model year styling updates it is fresh and looks nice.
Its front fascia is defined with heavily chromed grille which has elements that stretch to headlights. It is a design which gets inspiration from the old version of this truck. In same manner the hood is sculpted in way which resembles design of trucks.
Profile is boxy and rear side features upright design with chromed strip that concepts taillights and big rear bumper.
On the other hand, the dimension is as follows: Length 194.9 in, width 77.6 in, height 74 in, wheelbase 112.2 in and the ground clearance 8.9 in.
Looking inside 2018 Land Cruiser cabin you will discover nice design which is above the average. Top-quality materials have been used for padding and high-tech features follow it. Vertical design of dash provides easy access to center stack which has well-arranged controls and Entune center screen which is also easy to use.
Comfort is also at high level and front seats are generously cushioned for long ride comfort. The middle row also provides comfort with available heating functionality and legroom which can be adjusted with sliding mechanism. In the third row it is suitable for smaller people.
Available Features, Safety
The Land Cruiser can accommodate up to eight passengers and comes in single well-equipped trim.
Some of standard exterior features are 18-inch aluminum wheels, automatic LED headlights and high beams, LED fog lights and DRLs, automatic wipers, power mirrors, sunroof, etc.
Inside it offers leather upholstery, four zone climate control, driver seat with memory function and 10 way power feature, heated and ventilated front seating row, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, and more.
Techwise, it includes Entune infotainment system with a 9 inch screen. There is also navigation, wireless charging, rear seat entertainment, satellite and HD radio, Siri Eyes Free functionality, JBL sound system with 14 speakers, etc.
On the safety front it includes features like hill-start assist, parking sensors, trailer way control, but also surround view camera system, forward collision mitigation and alert with supported pedestrian detection feature, lane departure warning, blind-zone monitoring, etc.
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser: Performance, Fuel Economy
The engine powering the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser is a 5.7-liter gasoline V8 offering 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. It has an 8-speed automatic transmission and uses all-wheel drive system with two-speed transfer case.
For better off-road performance it also uses hill start assist and crawl control with five speeds, terrain select system and there is also Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System.
Fuel economy is rated at 13 mpg city, 18 mpg freeway or 15 mpg on the combined basis. Properly equipped it can tow up to 8, 100 pounds.
The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser is capable and posh SUV which if you want to own will cost you around $84, 400.