2016 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: For 2016, Toyota’s Land Cruiser replaces its 6-speed automatic transmission with an 8-speed auto. Styling has been tweaked inside and out. A new safety option package includes a front collision avoidance system, blind-spot alert, and rear cross-traffic alert. New technology features include an updated Entune audio system with Siri Eyes-Free Mode capability and wireless phone charging. The standard rear-seat entertainment system is upgraded from single screen to dual screen. 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: $83,825

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

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser