Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
We've given the Toyota Land Cruiser a bit of a drubbing in some areas – and for good reason – but we can be more upbeat here. There’s plenty of space on offer, with good head and leg room in the front, while the wide cabin provides plenty of shoulder room.
Storage options aren’t bad, either, with cupholders, a large glovebox and door bins, plus a deep cubby under the sliding centre armrest. On Invincible models, the cubby is refrigerated, so you can keep your drinks chilled.
There’s a good amount of seating flexibility. The second-row seats fold flat in a 40/20/40 arrangement (60/40 on five-seat Active models), leaving a long, wide and flat extended load bay. In five-seat mode – that is, with the first and second row in use – boot space is still enough to fit in two or three large suitcases with ease. When the two third-row seats are being used, luggage space is negligible, but the same is true for the Skoda Kodiaq.
The Land Cruiser's side-opening rear tailgate is a pain. It requires lots of space behind the car to open fully. The boot floor is high up, so be prepared for some huffing and puffing as you load heavy objects. You can swing open the rear window, though, which is handy if you can’t open the full tailgate.