More precise than bigger trucks, and immune to smaller traffic on sheer bulk alone, the Land Cruiser will rarely feel threatened no matter how competitive the morning commute may become. Memory seats should be standard equip on a vehicle in this price range. Toyota has incorporated the latest variable valve timing technology, cam lobe design, and intake manifold tuning to optimize the engine for power output, fuel economy and reduced emissions. Lastly, please work on the fuel economy with an engine that takes regular gas. The transmission offers a very low first gear for heavy loads, and two overdrive gears at the top, including a super overdrive top gear that accounts for the smooth, efficient highway cruise mode. That makes the Land Cruiser the vehicle of choice for well-heeled customers who have a cabin in the woods, an adventurous vacation routine, or perhaps a whole lot of highway and dirt road between the family home and a camping trip.
It offers integrated comfort and convenience features to rival luxury cars in this price range. Better gas mileage should be easily attained. The Land Cruiser goes anywhere a sane - or not so sane - person would wish while, crucially, never breaking down in the process. It felt good and made it easier to drive. Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser? The ride and handling are superb, not to mention the reliability and durability. Provided you keep to the first two rows, the 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser offers considerable comfort and unmistakable Toyota quality.
A stiffened frame that enhances crashworthiness, says Edmunds, provides a foundation for all of these safety items. Always can have more horsepower. That momentary sense of no longer being in control, that the car had assumed command? Available Only in Southeast Region. Refinements include a suite of safety features, state-of-the-art electronics, more power with better mileage, and innovative engineering advancements that permit outstanding performance in contrasting circumstances. Some pretty stiff competition, to be frank. And why the door handles and the buttons on the steering wheel are so gigantic so you can operate them wearing gloves. Those looking for a luxury car alternative will be disappointed — by the ride, the engine noise, the not-quite-there cabin and the nondescript looks.
The approach angle is especially impressive, at 30 degrees. Press the start button and the gauges light up, needles bounce once, the steering wheel and mirrors return to previously set positions, and the V8 quietly hums to life. A good part of the drivability improvements are due to use of a slick six-speed automatic transmission. Best For Fun And Fudel — hey. Do you remember how it felt the very first time you engaged cruise control? So it needs to be able, yet easy.
The recall began September 29, 2017. The accelerator pedal can get stuck in the wide open position due to its being trapped by an unsecured or incompatible driver's floor mat. Not premium, nor is the driveline thud as you come on and off the power. But what the specs don't tell you is how silky smooth and quiet this engine is on the highway. Keyless entry, an option we have come to adore, is available with either of the two available options packages. Style, The car I want to be in a wrack in. The Land Cruiser is designed to transport people and gear over any kind of road or primitive trail, in any kind of weather, with speed, comfort and security.
Of course, in crawl mode which functions only in low range the new Cruiser moves forward very slowly-there are three speed choices on a rotary switch in the dash, and none of them is faster than a walking pace. Land Cruisers are powered by a 5. The new Land Cruiser has not yet been crash tested. All Land Cruisers are built in small volumes in Japan. Available Only in Gulf States. Pros: What do you like about your 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser? With the optional navigation system, which we had on our test unit, the audio system is controlled via the eight-inch navigation touch screen. With 282bhp and 479lb ft of torque between 1600-2800rpm, the all-new 4.
A slightly reduced, more sophisticated greenhouse and compound front headlamps are the most obvious differences, as is the lower, more fluid beltline as viewed from the side. Who needs nearly nine inches wide of ground approval and more than nine inches wide of rim travel to reach the supermarket? The recall began September 29, 2017. While the interior is not opulent in design, there is nothing cheap or garish about it. As we drove on a variety of highways and mountain roads, the transmission always seemed to be in the right gear, and without hunting back and forth. Chrome-accented Optitron style gauges are mounted in a deeply shaded instrument pod, flanked by a multi-information display and shift position indicator. Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser? All you need to do is the guide. Still, critics feel the third-row seat is best suited for children, makes acessing the cargo area difficult and detracts from the Land Cruiser's overall appeal.
Think off-road cruise control - it can be set at 0. Toyota's preliminary fuel-consumption estimates are 13 mpg in the city and 18 on the highway. This more powerful engine delivers 90 pound-feet more torque off the line than the previous model, and improved fuel economy, especially on the highway where it is rated to deliver up to 18 mpg. The all-new Land Cruiser may look a lot like its predecessors, but it's clear that every effort has been made to reduce wind noise and clean up the coefficient of drag. See for more information on Power Circle Ratings. All information provided by J. The mounting setup holds the seats tightly, braced with straps so they don't vibrate, and with the seats stowed flat quite a bit of room becomes available.