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Toyota Land Cruiser Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.5 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 212 hp @ 4600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/14 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Gobs of power, seats a bunch of people, and can tow 5,000 pounds. Its also the only SUV sold in the US with three locking differentials.

  • Cons

    Price. (Were it not for the steep tarrif, one would be sitting in our driveway.)

  • What's New for 1997

    The Black Package is discontinued, but black becomes an available color choice. A 40th-anniversary package lets buyers outfit their…

 
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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (14 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

1997 collectors edition fzj80

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD

I purchased the LC 2 years ago with 182K miles on her. For the price of an ATV i decided why not. I've also researched these things and they can exceed 500K at least. Since most of them are shipped to south america and africa i had to have one. Immediately based lined it and spent another $2,000 . All in all, It was a $10,000 dollar investment which included tires, head gasket fix, PHH tube and a new drive shaft front and rear, Knuckes etc. There is a feeling you get when you drive this cruiser that no other car gives you. Its craftsmanship and over engineering is evident once you hit the throttle. The off-road capability is overwhelming and you are in complete control.



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My landcruiser

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD

Bought it around 2 years ago with 150k on it, so far only had to change the rear 02 sensor, and some normal wear items. The only thing I don't like on this LC is the driver seat, can't never find a comfortable position.




Toyota tank

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Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD

This SUV is the most over built truck on the market. Pulls like Missouri mule, but has a decent enough ride for long trips. I pull a 6500# sailboat from time to time and the old girl hardly grunts. 113,000 miles and she's still a baby. AWD is flawless. Need to replace the locker switch ($600 - ouch), so be sure to exercise yours! Never stuck, no rattles, solid truck. Engine is bullet proof. I have 3 guys that want to buy her when I am done and they don't care I am done. I'll endure the poor mileage to drive this SUV.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
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  • 14
  • highway
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Full 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser Review

What's New for 1997

The Black Package is discontinued, but black becomes an available color choice. A 40th-anniversary package lets buyers outfit their Cruiser with leather and choose one of two unique paint schemes.

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