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.
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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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.
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…
Off-road it is hard to beat the Land Cruiser V8’s go-anywhere-ability, it is spacious, luxurious and solid, but it bears a hefty price tag and rivals fare better on-road.