Used Toyota Land Cruiser Colorado 4x4 1996 - 2002 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Our recommendations

1996 - 2002 review
Toyota L'cruiser Colorado 4x4 (96 - 02)
  • Toyota L'cruiser Colorado 4x4 (96 - 02)
  • Toyota L'cruiser Colorado 4x4 (96 - 02)
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Our recommendations

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

At any given point in the Colorado's life, there was only ever one diesel and one petrol engine. However, our favourite is the D4-D diesel that was introduced in January 2001. It was stronger and more fuel-efficient than the TD it replaced, so it was much more suitable for a typical Colorado owner than the V6 petrol.

What's more, if you want a three-door, you have to choose a diesel engine - the V6 petrol engine only ever came with the five-door body. That said, we think the five-door is the better choice, because it's considerably more versatile.

No matter which trim you choose, you won't be short-changed. Even the basic FX (available only with the diesel engine and without the seven-seat option) includes air-con and electric windows, but we'd spend a little more to get a CD changer and other luxuries on our favourite GX trim.