Toyota Land Cruiser review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 interior infotainment
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  • Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 interior rear seats
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 interior infotainment
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 right tracking
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 front right tracking
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 front cornering
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 right tracking
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 interior detail
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 boot open
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 front right tracking
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 rear cornering
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 interior dashboard
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 interior rear seats
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 interior infotainment
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 right tracking
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 front right tracking
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 front cornering
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 right tracking
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 interior detail
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

You can expect healthy discounts on the Land Cruiser from Toyota dealers but, even so, it remains a pricey cash buy alongside rivals such as the Skoda Kodiaq. It’s not much better if you’re buying on finance, with relatively uncompetitive monthly PCP payments against most large SUVs, including the significantly cheaper Ssangyong Rexton.

It’s not all bad news because the Land Cruiser has some of the best resale values in the business, and compared with similarly-sized rivals such as the Land Rover Discovery, it doesn’t look quite so unappealing in that respect.

Top-of-the-range Invincible trim gives you 19in wheels, electrically adjustable and heated leather seats, LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, sat-nav, privacy glass and automatic lights and wipers, adaptive air suspension and extra off-road driving aids. It’s still hard to justify over a more reasonably priced Active model.

The Land Cruiser hasn’t been crash tested by Euro NCAP and automatic emergency braking (AEB) is only standard on Invincible cars (along with adaptive cruise control, road sign assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and lane departure alert). AEB is not even available as an optional extra on Active models.

Security experts Thatcham Research found that the Land Cruiser presented a robust defence against thieves, awarding it a maximum five stars for resisting theft and four stars for resisting being broken into.

Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 interior infotainment

Overview

The Toyota Land Cruiser is roomy, great off road, reliable and has impeccable resale values. However, it’s expensive to buy and run, and noisy and sluggish compared with most modern large SUVs. If you need a genuine off-road vehicle, few do it better, but if you just need a practical family SUV, you’re better off looking elsewhere.

  • Genuine off-road capability
  • Interior space
  • Fabled reliability
  • Sluggish performance
  • Poor on-road handling
  • Noisy engine
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