Used Toyota Land Cruiser Amazon 4x4 2002 - 2007 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: What is it like?

2002 - 2007 review
Toyota L'cruiser Amazon 4x4 (02 - 07)
  • Toyota L'cruiser Amazon 4x4 (02 - 07)
  • Toyota L'cruiser Amazon 4x4 (02 - 07)
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What's the used Toyota Land Cruiser Amazon 4x4 like?

The fact that Toyota used to sell this car in the States with a Lexus badge tells you all you need to know. Although it looks like a 4x4, it really wants to be a limousine.

Certainly, it's refined, if not quite as good as a Mercedes M-Class, and the petrol engine is every bit as smooth as the automatic gearbox it comes with. The diesel isn't quite as refined, but it's not bad.

The driving position is commanding, to say the least, and there is masses of legroom for centre-row occupants. There are even two removable seats in the back.

The Amazon drives pretty well, too, considering its impressive abilities off-road. The ride is smooth and the handling safe, if no match for a BMW X5. However, the biggest problem is its sheer size, especially combined with its huge turning circle.