2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Review

The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser is a large luxury SUV with a starting price of $84,775. It has seating for 8 people and comes with 4-wheel drive as standard. The powerful 5.7-liter V8 engine delivers 381 horsepower and 401 lb.ft of torque.

The Toyota Land Cruiser is formidable in its off-road capabilities but does guzzle the gas pretty quickly with 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. There have been no major changes with the Land Cruiser for the 2017 model year.

Being a luxury SUV the Land Cruiser has a long list of standard features and we’ll take a closer look at these down below. It has an elegant interior that is comfortable for all passengers. The cargo space isn’t as easy to get to access as some rivals.

Performance

The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser comes with a powerful 5.7-liter V8 that delivers 381 horsepower with 401 lb. ft. of torque. The engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. It has great towing capacity of 8,100 lbs.

The Land Cruiser is both tall and broad. Combined with the powerful engine this makes it quite a gas guzzler. Fuel economy for the Land Cruiser is 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. The steering is precise for a large vehicle and it won’t feel like the behomoth that it is. It comes with a multi-view camera that will give you a view of all sides of the vehicle.

“The muscular engine also enables the Land Cruiser to tow a substantial 8,500 pounds. A six-speed automatic transmission provides silken shifts and offers a wide spread of gears to maximize efficiency, though fuel economy is about what one might expect: 13 in the city and 18 on the highway, a product of the Land Cruiser’s big motor and bigger mass.” – Left Lane News.

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Interior

The interior of the Toyota Land Cruiser seats 8 people in three rows of seating. The seats are comfortable although space in the third row is quite tight and can be hard to get into. The quality of the cabin is high with leather seating, real wood trim, 9-inch touch screen, 14-speaker audio system, navigation, dual-screen rear DVD entertainment system and wireless phone charging.

Price

The Toyota Land Cruiser has a MSRP of $84,325 and is what you would expect to pay for a luxury off-road SUV. There is only one trim level for the Land Cruiser and comes loaded with just about all the features you can imagine.

Alternatives

The 2017 Land Cruiser is an elegant and powerful large SUV but does come at a higher price than some of its rivals. A few cheaper alternatives to the Land Cruiser are the 2017 Mercecdes-Benz GLS-Class, the 2017 Cadillac Escalade or the 2017 Infiniti QX80.