Toyota Land Cruiser - All you need to know
The Toyota Land Cruiser is known for its great level of sophistication and extravagance in the big SUV segment. The car has been so very popular in the Middle Eastern market that the manufacturer has been very regular with bringing its mid-life update and new generations. The latest 2020 iteration of the Land Cruiser was launched in November and takes on the likes of the Ford Expedition and the Nissan Patrol.
The Toyota Land Cruiser is a big and premium SUV and bears a very powerful engine under the hood. It is available in four different engine options - three petrol and one diesel. Apart from that, everything else seems to be in the right place, be it the comfort or the stylishness.
Since the Toyota Land Cruiser is available in multiple engine options, the buyers get to choose from seven different variants. The variants are - 4.0L EXR, 4.0L GXR, 4.6 EXR, 4.6L GXR GT, 5.7L EXR, 5.7L GXR, and 5.7L VXR. Check out the Toyota Land Cruiser Price in UAE:
|4.0L EXR||AED 215,900 - 216,000|
|4.0L GXR||AED 249,900 - 250,000|
|4.6 EXR||AED 239,900 - 240,000|
|4.6L GXR GT||AED 275,900 - 276,000|
|5.7L EXR||AED 259,900 - 260,000|
|5.7L GXR||AED 299,900 - 300,000|
|5.7L VXR||AED 329,000 - 330,000|
Here is a look at the Toyota Land Cruiser specs sheet:
|Engine Variant||4.0-litre, V6||4.6-litre, V8||5.7-litre V8||4.5-litre TD, V8|
|Power||271 hp||304 hp||362 hp||232 hp|
|Torque||385 Nm||439 Nm||530 Nm||615 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed automatic/5-speed manual||6-speed automatic||8-speed automatic||6-speed automatic|
The Toyota Land Cruiser is rich in its performance. All the four-engine variants are powerful to their cores, including the diesel. In fact, the massive torque output of the turbo-diesel breathes fire, right from a very low RPM.
The top speed of the 4.0-litre and 4.6-litre is restricted to 200 kmph, while the range-topping 5.7-litre model can go up to 220 kmph. The turbo-diesel engine boasts on a top-speed of 210 kmph.
|Wheels size||18/20 inches|
The Toyota Land Cruiser is a superb-looking big SUV. It looks muscular and butch and has an adaptive suspension based on different modes. The SUV rides on 18-inch and 20-inch alloy wheels, based on what the buyers are looking for. A sunroof is standard as well for all trims. LED treatment is given at all fronts, headlights, fog lamps, and tail lights.
The comfort level inside the cabin is taken care of at all times. Dual-zone automatic climate is a standard fitment, though the rear gets manual air vents. There is a large 10.1-inch entertainment screen. Plus, the range-topping VXR comes with an optional 9-inch JBL system with 14 speakers. Moreover, this also brings a 10.1-inch screen for the rear row.
The seats are extremely comfortable and spacious for all the occupants, be it the front row or the rear row. Plus, roof lighting in the cabin sets the mood for everyone on long drives, especially at night.
The Toyota Land Cruiser gets loads of safety features as standard. Even the base model gets features like,
- Anti-lock braking system and brake assist
- Dual front, side, and curtain airbags
- Hill-start assist control
- Crawl control
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
Is the Toyota Land Cruiser good for you?
Having a starting price of AED 215,900, the Toyota Land Cruiser competes directly against the likes of the Ford Expedition and Nissan Patrol. Though Ford is priced at a similar range, the Nissan Patrol is slightly more affordable.
However, having said that, it is to be considered that despite the Land Cruiser being extremely plush and rich in features, it is the most underpowered car among the three. Both the Ford and Nissan have their top engines making 400 horsepower.
Hence, despite being an amazing large SUV in the Middle Eastern automobile market, it does have better competitors that you can go for, that too, in a lower or same price range.
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