For It has a huge seven-seat cabin and a strong engine. The Toyota Land Cruiser V8 is great off-road, too, and comes with plenty of equipment and outstandingly solid build.

Against Its sheer size can make it difficult to manoeuvre and rivals are better on-road. Its cabin doesn't feel special enough, either.

Toyota Land Cruiser V8 4x4
22 5stars

The Toyota Land Cruiser V8 is supremely big and tough, but it doesn’t have the class or the on-road ability to beat the best.

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4x4 4.5 D-4D 5dr £65,725
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

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In an age when most 4x4s have gone soft, the Toyota Land Cruiser V8 remains hardcore, with a traditional ladder chassis and definite off-road bias. And, with loads of torque, a low-range gearbox with diff locks and reams of electronic acronyms at its aid, it will conquer even the most challenging off-road terrain.

On the Tarmac, however, it feels enormous, and doesn’t feel as composed in bends as rivals.

Just one engine, a very capable 4.5-litre diesel V8, powers the flagship off-roader, and there is only one trim level. Mind you, the standard specification is quite plush enough, so much so that this Toyota is badged as a Lexus in many countries.

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Toyota Land Cruiser V8 4x4 4.5 D-4D ICE + Audio Pack 5dr

I drove the car through the Welsh Valleys along with the Merc GL, Audi Q7 and the Range Rover Sport,. The Range Rover is cheap and tacky looking and…

thomas mcdade

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