The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is the company most robust three-row SUV. With prices over $85,000, it’s also the most expensive. Derived from vehicles that roam to the ends of the earth, today’s Land Cruiser is a full-size luxury SUV that almost reflects its sibling the Lexus LX 570. But it maintains excellent off-road capabilities with features such as full-time 4-wheel drive, a disconnecting sway bar, crawl control and terrain-select. Will new Land Cruiser buyers use this feature or even know what to do with them? Maybe not, and in fact, cheaper rivals like the Lincoln Navigator or Cadillac Escalade are better, more comfortable and more technologically advanced. But if you want to venture far from the map, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser will serve you very well.
The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV is offered in one fully loaded trim level with seating for eight. In addition to its V8 engine and off-road equipment, you also get a moonroof, four-zone climate control, power-adjustable steering wheel, heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, a leather interior, and Qi-compatible wireless phone charger. The Land Cruiser’s infotainment system includes a 9-inch touchscreen, navigation, 14-speaker JBL premium audio system with HD Radio and AM/FM/CD player.
Unlike its competitors, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser doesn’t offer Android Auto or Apple CarPlay but does include Apple’s Siri Eyes Free, Bluetooth connectivity, and USB ports. As with other Toyotas, the Land Cruiser is equipped with the Safety Sense suite that bundles adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, a pre-collision warning system, lane-departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine producing 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. Toyota says that 90 percent of that torque is available at just 2,200 rpm, meaning you don’t have to rev this engine to get moving. This thirsty engine is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission and standard four-wheel drive (4WD).There’s plenty of power from the big V8 to handle the Land Cruiser weight with full of confidence, and its 8,100 pounds towing capacity are impressive at the same. In terms of off-road capabilities, the Land Cruiser remains one of the most capable vehicles on the market. In track testing, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser went from 0 to 60 mph in a respectable 6.7 seconds.
5.7-liter V8 with 8-speed automatic
381 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm
401 lb-ft of torque @ 3,600 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 13/18 mpg
The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. Its Toyota’s most expensive vehicle, carrying a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) that tops $86,000 when factoring in the destination charge.