The longest running Toyota model still in existence here in the United States, the Toyota Land Cruiser continues to satisfy those who want a luxurious off-road capable SUV but are unconcerned by luxurious namesakes and pricetags.
The current Toyota Land Cruiser underwent its last major redesign back in 2007 as a 2008 model. The 2012 Land Cruiser offers a plethora of creature comforts, many standard, which are usually found in high-end premium and luxury vehicles. The full-sized SUV, for example, has a total of 28 air vents, all controlled by a four-zone climate control system. Other standard features include rear privacy glass; premium entertainment system that includes a 14 speakers; cruise control; power moonroof; auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors; and power tilt and telescopic steering wheel system. With so much standard equipment, the options list is short and includes things like a refrigeration unit for food and drinks, and heated seats for the second row.
The 2012 Land Cruiser continues to be powered by a 5.7-liter V-8 engine and mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is on the low end among full-sized SUVs, but the Land Cruiser is a true off-road capable vehicle. The Land Cruiser's Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) helps keep the SUV stable while scrambling up rough terrain yet minimizes road imperfections for smooth cruising down the highway. The Land Cruiser's Crawl Control, on the other hand, is strictly meant for off-road use, and allows the driver to pilot over very rough terrain without worrying about the throttle or braking system.
The 2012 Toyota Land Cruiser can tow up to 8200 pounds when properly equipped. Next Page »