2017 Toyota Land Cruiser

Pros: Off-road prowess; impressive quietness; “old-school” architecture and Toyota quality appeals to a select group of buyers

Cons: Fuel economy; disappointing cargo versatility, mainly due to tedious side-folding 3rd-row seats; feels a bit archaic compared to many rivals

CG Says: Toyota Land Cruiser is unchanged for 2017. Land Cruiser is a premium full-size SUV with traditional body-on-frame construction. It seats up to eight in three rows of seating. A 381-horsepower 5.7-liter V8 mated to an eight-speed automatic is the sole powertrain. Four-wheel drive and a two-speed transfer case are standard. Standard safety features include a front collision avoidance system, blind-spot alert, lane-departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert. Land Cruiser is well equipped and has no factory options. Standard equipment includes rear-seat entertainment system with dual screens, leather upholstery on all three rows of seats, heated/ventilated front seats, four-zone automatic climate controls, and power sunroof. Land Cruiser blends legendary off-road capability with impressive on-road manners and luxurious accommodations. However, it feels rather archaic compared to most of the competition, largely due to its limited passenger/cargo versatility. Land Cruiser’s staunchly traditional architecture appeals to a select group of high-rolling off-roaders and brand loyalists, but most premium-large SUV shoppers will probably be better served by less expensive, more-mainstream class competitors.

The Facts
Class Premium Large SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 8
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Toyota
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices 4WD V8: $84,325

Base Engine
5.7-liter V8
Horsepower
381
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
13
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
18

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2017 Toyota Land Cruiser