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    Toyota Landcruiser

    The Toyota LandCruiser is one of the best-known and most popular large 4WDs, thanks to a reputation for reliability and off-road ability.

    Launched locally in 1960, the LandCruiser first appeared as a fairly spartan, off-road tool. The LandCruiser was split into two distinct lines in 1967, with one remaining a no-nonsense and utilitarian, and the other pursuing a more luxurious, passenger-oriented design. These days, they’re known as the 70 Series and 300 Series respectively, with both still dedicated to the same principles as half a century ago. The 70 Series is available as a single cab and dual-cab chassis, as well as a wagon and the larger Troop Carrier wagon. The 300 Series is a large wagon-style SUV, but goes from a fairly basic off-roader to a luxurious Range Rover alternative.

    Current prices range from $80,873 for the Landcruiser LC200 GX (4X4) to $138,790 for the Landcruiser LC300 Sahara ZX (4X4).

    This vehicle is also known as Toyota Land Cruiser.

    Toyota Land Cruiser Dimensions

    The dimensions of the Toyota Land Cruiser SUV and Ute vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

    Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
    2021 SUV 1970x1970x4950 mm 225 mm
    2020 SUV 1955x1790x4730 mm 230 mm
    2020 Ute 1970x1790x5080 mm 235 mm
    2019 SUV 2115x1790x5070 mm 235 mm
    2019 Ute 1970x1790x5080 mm 235 mm
    2018 SUV 2115x1790x5070 mm 235 mm
    2018 Ute 1970x1790x5080 mm 235 mm
    2017 SUV 1955x1790x4730 mm 230 mm
    2017 Ute 1970x1790x5080 mm 235 mm
    The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota Land Cruiser Dimensions

    Toyota Land Cruiser Colours

    • Glacier White
    • Ebony
    • Crystal Pearl
    • Silver Pearl
    • Graphite
    • Eclipse Black
    • Merlot Red
    • Vintage Gold
    To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Toyota Land Cruiser 2019.

    Toyota Land Cruiser Accessories

    The base GX includes autonomous emergency braking, active cruise control, auto high beam and lane-keeping technology, as well as LED headlights, reverse camera, Toyota Connected Services with automatic collision notification, SOS button and stolen-vehicle tracking.

    It also gains keyless entry and start, two-zone climate control air-con, reverse camera, a 9.0-inch touchscreen display, as well as smartphone integration, electric park brake and one-touch power windows all round. You’ll also find a trailer wiring harness.

    The GXL steps up with seven seats, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitor, wireless phone charger and 18-inch alloy wheels, while the VX seven-seater adds rear-AEB, 360-degree monitor, active lane assist, upgraded traction and stability control operation, a bigger (12.3-inch) touchscreen, upgraded audio, four-zone climate control, power-adjustable steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, and a multi-terrain off-road system that automatically selects the appropriate 4WD-related tech to get you through more easily.

    Going Sahara means more premium audio with 14-speaker sound, a head-up display, heated steering wheel, heated middle-row seating and power-folding third-row seats.

    Among other items, the newly-minted GR Sport five-seater boasts ‘TOYOTA’ lettering in a gloss-black mesh grille, GR Sport branding everywhere the eye can see, blacked-out trim, unpainted bumpers and racier seat material.

    More importantly, it scores front and rear differential locks and an evolution of the old 200 series’ independently locking/unlocking front and rear stabiliser bars dubbed e-KDSS (electronic Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System). Along with five driving modes, adaptive variable suspension and adaptive high beams, all aim to improve on-road handling, control and confidence.

    Finally, the Sahara ZX five-seater brandishes a chrome grille, redesigned headlights, bumpers and taillights and a reshaped tailgate for a more luxurious look. There are also glossy 20-inch alloy wheels, side steps, jazzier trim, middle-row outboard heated/cooled seats and a torque-sensing rear limited-slip differential.

    It also appears to be the only entry point into a 300 series with a powered tailgate.

    Toyota Land Cruiser Models Price and Specs

    The price range for the Toyota Land Cruiser varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $80,873 and going to $138,790 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

    Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
    2022 SUV 4.5L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $80,873 $138,790
    2021 SUV 4.5L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $80,873 $138,790
    2020 SUV 4.5L, Diesel, 5 SP MAN $52,000 $134,970
    2020 Ute 4.5L, Diesel, 5 SP MAN $55,200 $77,550
    2019 SUV 4.5L, Diesel, 5 SP MAN $49,200 $127,820
    2019 Ute 4.5L, Diesel, 5 SP MAN $52,200 $76,670
    2018 SUV 4.5L, Diesel, 5 SP MAN $46,500 $112,310
    2018 Ute 4.5L, Diesel, 5 SP MAN $46,900 $75,240
    See All Toyota Land Cruiser Pricing and Specs

    Toyota Land Cruiser Interior

    The first thing that strikes you is how airy and roomy the 300 feels, from the moment you open up the hefty door and climb up inside.

    The dashboard design is pleasingly symmetrical for the most part, as well as downright practical. An expansive display, it includes (likely optional) 3D digital instrumentation combined with analogue dials, vehicle data and multimedia info, to impart a sense of modernity and progress.

    The same applies to the climate control and audio systems, with a big volume knob where you want it, air outlets where you need them, and plenty of welcome, physical switchgear instead of confusing and annoying ‘virtual buttons’ lost deep in sub menus. This is all easy and intuitive stuff.

    Moving on to the rear, all we can say is that it’s also airy, roomy and accommodating – as you’d expect in a five-metre SUV.

    One of the biggest advances is the move from side-mounted third-row seating to an under-floor system, significantly boosting the 300 series' practicality and family-friendly appeal.

    Toyota Land Cruiser Towing Capacity

    The Toyota Land Cruiser has maximum towing capacity of 3500kg for the latest model available.

    Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
    2021 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
    2020 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
    2020 Ute 3500kg 3500kg
    2019 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
    2019 Ute 3500kg 3500kg
    2018 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
    2018 Ute 3500kg 3500kg
    2017 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
    2017 Ute 3500kg 3500kg
    See All Towing Capacity for Toyota Land Cruiser

    Toyota Land Cruiser Fuel Consumption

    The Toyota Land Cruiser is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 9.5L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

    Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
    2021 SUV 9.5L/100km 4.5L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
    2020 SUV 10.7L/100km 4.5L Diesel 5 SP MAN
    2020 SUV 13.4L/100km 4.6L ULP 6 SP AUTO
    2020 Ute 10.7L/100km 4.5L Diesel 5 SP MAN
    2019 SUV 11.9L/100km 4.5L Diesel 5 SP MAN
    2019 SUV 13.4L/100km 4.6L ULP 6 SP AUTO
    2019 Ute 10.7L/100km 4.5L Diesel 5 SP MAN
    2018 SUV 11.9L/100km 4.5L Diesel 5 SP MAN
    2018 SUV 13.4L/100km 4.6L ULP 6 SP AUTO
    2018 Ute 10.7L/100km 4.5L Diesel 5 SP MAN
    2017 SUV 10.7L/100km 4.5L Diesel 5 SP MAN
    2017 SUV 13.4L/100km 4.6L ULP 6 SP AUTO
    2017 Ute 10.7L/100km 4.5L Diesel 5 SP MAN
    * Combined fuel consumption See All Toyota Land Cruiser Pricing and Specs for 2021

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    Toyota Land Cruiser Q&As

    Check out real-world situations relating to the Toyota Land Cruiser here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

    • Is the rear bumper interchangeable between a 1998 Toyota Landcruiser Prado and a 1998 Prado Grande?

      The two vehicles you’ve mentioned are, in fact, fundamentally the same vehicle. The only difference in the rear bumpers of each was that the base-model Prado’s bumper was finished in grey plastic, while the upmarket Grande’s was body-coloured for a more integrated look. So, yes, the two bumpers should be physically interchangeable.

      The only difference in any of the Prado’s side mouldings was that the entry-level model, the RV, with its skinnier wheels and tyres, didn’t have the wheel-arch flares, so the moulding that joins the rear bumper to the rear part of the wheel arch would be different on the RV compared with the other Prado trim levels.

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    • Will the new 2021 Toyota Landcruiser 300 Series have the centre console fridge?

      The chilled box between the front seats of the current LandCruiser is on just about every four-wheel-driver’s wish-list. It’s a great idea and it’s a wonder more car-makers don’t offer this even as an extra-cost option, even beyond the off-road market. So, the smart money would say that the new 300-Series LandCruiser will continue with this feature.

      The catch – as it is now – is that you’ll probably have to pony up for the most expensive version of the LandCruiser to get the drinks chiller. In the current 200-Series Cruiser, you need to buy the range-topping Sahara to get the chilled centre console which also gets you heated and cooled leather front seats just to complete the decadence. Perhaps Toyota will make the chilled centre-console available on lesser versions of the new 300-Series, and perhaps as an extra-cost option for, say the volume-selling GXL model. That’s a distinct possibility as, historically, Toyota has moved the LandCruiser range further upmarket with every new model. It’s an option that would probably experience a pretty high take-up rate, we reckon.

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    • Which of the Toyota LandCruiser is the most best?

      Only two six-cylinder diesel options were available in the LandCruiser from 2000 onwards. The 100 Series used a 4.2-litre turbo-diesel six-cylinder (dubbed the 1HD-FTE) which has lots of performance and a great reputation for reliability and durability. The base-model version of the 100 Series (officially known as the 105 Series) used the non-turbocharged 4.2-litre six-cylinder diesel (the 1HZ) which is even more long-lived with many owners recording more that half-a-million kilometres without major issues. The catch is that the 1HZ with just 96kW of power and 285Nm of torque felt pretty underwhelming in the relatively heavy LandCruiser. The turbocharged 1HD-FTE, meanwhile, could muster up a more meaningful 151kW and 430Nm. Both those engine options ran until the end of the 100 Series which was eventually replaced by the 200 Series in 2007. At that point, the only diesel engine offered was the twin-turbo V8 diesel. Early examples of this engine gave some problems, but Toyota made running changes to improve that and the V8 Diesel is now also highly regarded.

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    • What's a good 4WD for the outback?

      You really have two ways to go here. The fact that you want to go off-road in the best/worst conditions this country has to offer means an SUV or cross-over just isn’t going to cut it. With that in mind, you’re looking at either a dual-cab ute or a conventional four-wheel-drive wagon.

      In the ute world, there’s plenty of choice within your budget, but you need to be careful that the vehicle in question hasn’t been worked to death by a tradie towing a bobcat Monday to Friday. The popularity of these vehicles, meanwhile, means that there’s lots of choice when it comes to aftermarket bits and pieces to complete your dream vehicle.

      The other route – a conventional wagon-style 4X4 – also places a lot of choice within your budget. The Toyota LandCruiser Prado would be a good choice, as would something like a Mitsubishi Pajero which has always represented good value for money both brand-new and second-hand. You could also look at Nissan Patrols which also give you plenty of car for the money and, if you shop carefully, you could find a really nice LandCruiser 80 Series, reckoned by some to be the absolute pinnacle of off-road wagons, even though they’re getting on a bit now. There’s great aftermarket and service support for all these options, so it will come down to your personal preferences.

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    Toyota Land Cruiser Wheel Size

    The Toyota Land Cruiser has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 285x65 R17 for SUV in 2021.

    Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
    2021 SUV 285x65 R17 285x65 R17
    2020 SUV 7.50 R16 16x5.5 inches 7.50 R16 16x5.5 inches
    2020 Ute 7.50 R16 16x6.5 inches 7.50 R16 16x6.5 inches
    2019 SUV 7.5 R16 16x5.5 inches 7.5 R16 16x5.5 inches
    2019 Ute 7.50 R16 16x6.5 inches 7.50 R16 16x6.5 inches
    2018 SUV 7.5 R16 16x5.5 inches 7.5 R16 16x5.5 inches
    2018 Ute 7.50 R16 16x6.5 inches 7.50 R16 16x6.5 inches
    2017 SUV 7.50 R16 16x5.5 inches 7.50 R16 16x5.5 inches
    2017 Ute 7.50 R16 16x6.5 inches 7.50 R16 16x6.5 inches
    The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota Land Cruiser Wheel Sizes

    Toyota Land Cruiser Seats

    The seats are large and broad, with a wide flat base but with bolstered sides and big backrests to nestle in. Toyota reckons they hold you in during 4x4 off-road manoeuvres.

    Moving on to the rear means clambering up into a large and spacious second row. The large seat cushion supports longer and larger legs.

    Toyota Land Cruiser Seats

    Toyota Land Cruiser Boot Space

    The Toyota Land Cruiser SUV has a boot space size of 104 VDA.
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    Toyota Land Cruiser Speed

    Expect the turbo-diesel V8 LandCruiser 200 to accelerate from 0-100km/h in around 9.5sec.