...Powertrains and Performance: All Land Cruisers have a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 381 hp and 401 pound-feet of torque. This power is sent through a six-speed automatic transmission and a full-time four-wheel-drive system with high- and low-range gearing. EPA fuel mileage ratings stand at 13 mpg city/18 mpg highway and 15 mpg combined. Properly equipped, this SUV can tow 8,500 pounds. Safety: Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes (with brake assist and multi-terrain programming), stability control, front and second-row side airbags, driver and front passenger knee...
...It features 9 inches of ground clearance and comes with skid plates. An automatic air suspension raises and lowers the suspension to adjust to ground conditions. Powering the SUV is a 5.7-liter V8 paired with a six-speed automatic with overdrive. They deliver 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 RPM and can tow up to 8,500 pounds. However, as expected, fuel economy rates about 13/18 mpg. Front and rear tow hooks are standard, and the Land Cruiser rides on 18-inch alloy wheels.Not yet tested for safety, given Toyota's strong reputation, the Land Cruiser should rank well. It comes with a...
...Cabin Quality As you might expect of a pricey full-size SUV, the Land Cruiser boasts a tall driving position and a slew of standard features, including heated and power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, quad-zone climate control and a moonroof . I only wish quality matched quantity; features notwithstanding, the cabin disappointed one editor after another. Toyota makes plenty of first-rate interiors, but this isn't one of them. There are a few bright spots, so we'll start there. Overall build quality is excellent, with tightly fit panels in all the places drivers see most. Certain...
...The headroom and legroom measurements are less than the midsize Highlander's. Only in width does it exceed the Highlander — most notably in the third row, where the Land Cruiser gives 16 more inches of hip room and roughly 7 extra inches of shoulder room. Likewise, maximum cargo volume for the Land Cruiser is 87.1 cubic feet; the Highlander's maximum cargo space is 95.4 cubic feet. Power tilt/telescoping steering wheel Power moonroof Push-button start Power seats Leather-trimmed seats Available navigation system with DVD Available sonar rear parking assist and backup camera Under the Hood...
...There are two sets of wireless headphones and two jacks for additional headphones. It's like a completely separate world in the backseat, and older kids and teens will love it. They won't ever have to talk to their parents in the car again! The third row is cramped. When I sat back there, my knees were up in my chest. I wouldn't want to stick anyone who's past puberty back there. To access the third row, the second-row seats tumble forward, but this isn't something that young kids can do on their own. With the third row in place there's enough room in the cargo area for a modest grocery run...
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