Used Toyota Land Cruiser Colorado 4x4 1996 - 2002 review

What is it like?

(1996 - 2002)
Toyota L'cruiser Colorado 4x4 (96 - 02)
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What's the used Toyota Land Cruiser Colorado 4x4 like?

The Colorado is one of the best rivals for a Land Rover Discovery, and much the same size. Like the Disco, it's very strong off-road, with standard high- and low-ratio gears, but pretty handy on Tarmac, too. It rides well most of the time, better even than a Land Rover in certain situations and much better than a Mitsubishi Shogun.

Unlike many rivals, it has rack and pinion steering, which gives better feedback. That said, more modern rivals such as the BMW X5 are better buys if most of your driving is on-road.

The Colorado's cabin may look pretty drab, but it's as roomy and well-built as the very best. Even the three-door model has more than enough room for five, and the five-door is even more practical, with two optional seats in the boot, giving it some MPV-style flexibility.