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Toyota Land Cruiser Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 235 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Toyota Land Cruiser

  • An SUV that does everything well. But before you buy, make sure you have a need for all of the Land Cruiser's abilities.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Go-anywhere capability, smooth ride quality, strong and smooth V8, versatile interior with luxurious appointments.

  • Cons

    Quality and capability don't come cheap; Toyota's Sequoia is bigger yet less expensive.

  • What's New for 2005

    All Land Cruisers now ride on a set of 18-inch aluminum wheels.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (19 total reviews)

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Fundamentally the best

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

We purchased it in the summer of 2005 and have taken it on cross country trip, over endless NYC potholes and off road. It is smooth, refined, has great visibility and extremely comfortable front row seating. The engine, the shifting and all other mechanical features appear flawless.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Smooth ride, and build like

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

We bought our LC in the winter of 2005 and had Toyota not made the new ones look like overgrown Highlanders we would have bought a new one. This is the single best vehicle I have ever owned. I have driven it as a commuter, on long road trips, and even camped in it and it has exceeded expectations in every scenario. I also love the interior appointments, and the stateliness of the exterior styling, and think of it as everything the Range Rover should be without the constant trips to the shop. With more than 5 years of ownership the only times it has been in the shop have been to repair body damaged caused by my wife's impatience, and routine maintenance.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Super nice, a world standard

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

I was bitten by the Land Cruiser bug after being taking on a sand dune ride in Dubai, UAE. It was amazing. Quiet and smooth on the freeway and unstoppable offroad. Since then I have seen them in action in Oman, Pakistan, and Ethiopia where they are used by the United Nations. My own LC leads an easy life compared to those vehicles. I am now spoiled by the ride, handling, stability and quality of it. I've had it 1.5 years and enjoy it just much as now as the first day I got it. So far oil changes and tire rotations are the only service it has required. I happen to like the truckish body style. It is what it is and not a wannabe sport car, SUV, station wagon, crossover mishmash.

Gas Mileage


  • 12
  • cty
  • 16
  • highway
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Full 2005 Toyota Land Cruiser Review

What's New for 2005

All Land Cruisers now ride on a set of 18-inch aluminum wheels.

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This is probably a silly question, we just purchased an '05 LC, however we did not get instruction on how to operate the Rear DVD system (i.e. where do yuo put thd DVD in at). We have 2 remotes but I?...

If I were in a better health I would try to sell the two vehicles that will be trade-in instead ( 2003 Land Cruiser and 2005 Honda Odyssey )....

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