Toyota beats the competition with the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser. The Land Cruiser has always been a special vehicle off the road. With this new model, the manufacturer has made the Land Cruiser a special vehicle on the road as well.
POWER & TOWING CAPABILITY
The Land Cruiser is the top-of-the-line luxury vehicle that all explorers seek. The 5.7 Liter V-8 engine never struggles while providing 381 horsepower and 402 lb-ft torque. The 8-speed automatic transmission is geared for both fuel economy and power delivery to all four wheels. With that kind of power and a terrain sensitive transmission, the Land Cruiser can power through any terrain through which it can fit.
For those who wish to pull a trailer, this vehicle handles a load of 8,100 lbs., making it capable of handling any RV trailer on the market. The integrated towing hitch with four and seven-pin accessibility is state-of-the-art in the RV towing community.
COMFORT & INTERIOR FEATURES
The MPG for the powerful Toyota Land Cruiser comes in at 13 city and 18 highway. The constantly active four-wheel drive brings down the mileage but makes up for it in performance. While the Land Cruiser is first in off-road performance, the highway ride is surprisingly smooth and quiet. The engine handles any terrain without a grunt.
Toyota provides an excellent ride in the Land Cruiser. The vehicle is called a luxury model for a reason. The interior offers both front and rear seat climate control, including dust and pollen filtration. Heated seats come standard in both front seats. The vehicle allows seating for up to eight passengers. Unused seats in the second and third rows are foldable. State-of-the-art audio features create a full-vehicle symphony of sound. Cell phone chargers and an overhead mapping console are examples of those little extras that say “luxury.”
CARGO SPACE & SAFETY FEATURES
Cargo space in the Land Cruiser adjusts with the number of passengers. With eight passengers, there is still 16 cubic feet of storage space. With five passengers, there are 43 cubic feet of space for extras and with two passengers over 81 cubic feet of carrying space.
Safety features in the Land Cruiser are exemplary. Ten airbags protect the driver and passengers from possible harm during accidents. A safety sensing package includes pedestrian alerts, pre-collision alerts, lane departure alerts, and sway warnings.
BEST IN CLASS
For these reasons and so many more, the Land Cruiser maintains its reputation and its spot atop the on-road, off-road vehicles. Performance and comfort levels far exceed those in other vehicles in its class. Check out our best of 2018 Toyota reviews here.