Used Toyota Land Cruiser Amazon 4x4 2002 - 2007 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Our recommendations

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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Which used Toyota Land Cruiser Amazon 4x4 should I buy?

This is a mighty big car, and you have a choice of two mighty big engines to shift it: a 4.7-litre V8 petrol or a 4.2-litre turbodiesel.

Both give the Amazon a surprising turn of speed, but we prefer the diesel for two major reasons. First, it's the more economical, although that's not saying much; and, second, it offers much more pull low down in the rev range, which is ideal for towing and serious off-road work.

There are only a couple of trim differences between the two models: the petrol version has a standard automatic gearbox (an option on the diesel) and electronic stability control, which isn't available on the diesel.

Otherwise, the cars are pretty much identical, with lavish standard equipment including climate control, sat-nav and leather upholstery. Other than the auto 'box on the diesel, the only option you might search out is metallic paint.