2007 Toyota Land Cruiser

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2007 Toyota Land Cruiser Review

Perfect luxury SUV with formidable off-road capabilities.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The Toyota Land Cruiser has been produced for an incredible six decades, and it’s renowned for being rugged, able to conquer all types of terrain, and its dependability. Since the early years, the Land Cruiser has grown larger, and Toyota has made it more appealing to a wider customer base. It gets increasingly luxurious and upscale, and now makes for a fairly expensive vehicle. Whichever model you choose, the Land Cruiser proves excellent for off-road use, while it remains very well-mannered for driving on the road.

The 2007 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV comes in one well-equipped trim level and seats up to eight passengers in considerable comfort, although those seated in the third row may find it a little cramped. It makes a good choice as a carpool vehicle, but its poor fuel economy doesn't make it ideal for driving around town with the kids.

The Range

Body Styles: SUV
Engines: 4.7-liter V-8
Transmissions: five-speed automatic
Models: Toyota Land Cruiser

What's New

2007 sees only minor revisions to the Toyota Land Cruiser, which include a reduction in the horsepower ratings, although this doesn’t affect performance. Additional standard safety features include side-curtain airbags for the back seats and front-seat side airbags.

Exterior

The 2007 Toyota Land Cruiser comes well-equipped, and includes 18-inch alloy wheels and a moonroof, with optional extras such as a roof rack, an adaptive suspension system for off-road use, and running boards.

Interior

The Land Cruiser looks very luxurious inside, even though the styling feels a little dated. Toyota uses high-quality materials and the finish looks extremely good. Passengers in the first and second rows of the 2007 Toyota Land Cruiser feel very comfortable, but really the third row only suits children as it remains quite cramped. The third row can be split in half and folded, or it can be stored in an upright position. If drivers remove it entirely then the Toyota reaches a maximum cargo capacity of 97.5 cubic feet.

Performance & Handling

The power of the Land Cruiser comes from a 4.7-liter V-8, producing 265 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission comes standard, and the 2007 Toyota Land Cruiser uses four-wheel drive with low-range gearing for off-roading. It has a towing capacity of up to 6500 pounds.

Although luxurious, the Land Cruiser isn't the most powerful SUV in its class, but it offers sufficient acceleration for most buyers. The V-8 engine ensures a smooth and comfortable ride with sufficient power to overtake. While on the road the ride quality seems reasonable, but this declines when going around corners as it has a slightly soft suspension, and it may be better to choose a model with the adaptive suspension, which keeps the SUV more firmly in place. However, it delivers an amazing performance offroad, and few SUV's match this performance.

Safety

Safety features for the 2007 Toyota Land Cruiser include anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, a tire pressure monitoring system, side-curtain airbags for the first and second rows of seating, and front side airbags.

EPA Fuel Economy

Toyota Land Cruiser: 12/15 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Comfortable ride
  • Luxurious interior
  • Smooth engine

You Won't Like

  • Price
  • Outdated exterior

Sum Up

Perfect luxury SUV with formidable off-road capabilities.

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