2021 Toyota Land Cruiser

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2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Review

  • Very capable off-road
  • Comfortable ride for a large truck-based SUV
  • Commanding view of the road ahead
  • Third-row seats are cramped and impinge on cargo space
  • Touchy brake pedal makes it hard to stop smoothly
  • Poor fuel economy, even by large SUV standards
  • Limited smartphone connectivity
  • Heritage Edition now offers optional third-row seating
  • Part of the sixth Land Cruiser generation introduced for 2008

A nearly six-figure price tag from a mainstream automaker would be shocking to most, but disciples of the Church of Land Cruiser know that the burly SUV earns its prodigious price tag. The 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser employs an old-school body-on-frame construction and a trick suspension setup to deliver exceptional off-road performance. Since so many of its competitors are comfortable, luxury-focused crossovers, the Land Cruiser's rock-crawling abilities are virtually unmatched in its class.

As you might have surmised, the Land Cruiser will not appeal to every shopper in this exclusive market. It exhibits unrefined on-road manners, with heavy steering, touchy brakes and ponderous handling. Its technology interface also feels behind the times — Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not available — and its sole engine choice is thirsty. But those who embrace off-roading as a way of life probably won't consider any substitutes.

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When people say an SUV can do it all, they usually mean it does most things, and they ignore the ability to tow 8,200 pounds or the off-road prowess to conquer real trails. The Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the few old-school SUVs that can do more than most and in fairly good comfort, but it makes compromises in some areas.

The Land Cruiser's suspension and traction control system can eke out grip on loose trails, and its V8 engine is responsive and hums quietly on the highway. But its main weaknesses are its small third row and cargo area and lack of modern infotainment tech and smartphone connectivity.
The aging Land Cruiser's on-road performance is average at best. Its brakes are touchy, there's a lot of nosedive, and the steering is unnaturally heavy. The engine and transmission work fine on the highway, but some drivers might find the accelerator too sensitive at low speeds, and the transmission can get too "shifty" on long grades.

But get it off-road and the Cruiser shines brightly. Its suspension allows for loads of articulation as the Multi-Terrain Select System also seeks out every bit of traction from the ground. Crawl Control keeps the Land Cruiser pushing through soft and rocky terrain. If you want a seriously off-roadable full-size SUV, then this dinosaur may fit the bill.
On the inside, many competitors feature seats with fancy massaging and multi-way adjustability, but the Land Cruiser's relatively old-school seats still provide all-day comfort. It's also quiet, which reduces your fatigue on long road trips. The four-zone climate control system works well, though accessing higher-level controls, such as changing the rear-seat settings from the front, requires some menu hopping.

The Land Cruiser rides well on highways and on off-road terrain, but it lacks a more advanced adjustable suspension that would help optimize the ride over more varied conditions, such as hard-edged bumps frequently found in snowy regions or on pothole-ridden roads.
Most drivers will find the Land Cruiser's driving position to be comfortable, but those long of leg might wish for a little more telescoping range in the steering wheel. The large door openings and multiple chunky grab handles help people climb in and out, and first- and second-row passengers will find lots of space once they're inside. The controls are easy to understand, but the centrally located touchscreen will be a bit of a reach for most people.

The large windows allow for generally good visibility, but the third-row seats cut into the rear view when in use. And though the standard surround-view camera has a helpful off-road overlay, its low resolution makes it hard to see fine details.
The Land Cruiser comes standard with a decent number of advanced driver safety systems. We also like the Land Cruiser's off-road-oriented tech features, such as Crawl Control. This SUV is a true detective for traction, blowing many other off-road-capable SUVs out of the water. The strong-sounding 14-speaker JBL audio system is another bonus, as is the optional rear-seat entertainment system, which is easy to use.

As for smartphone integration, the Land Cruiser is limited to Bluetooth for audio and phone and USB for music sharing. Most luxury competitors have already graduated to wireless smartphone connectivity from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto — the LC is missing these features entirely. Toyota's smartphone integration system, Entune, is fiddly to use, though it provides navigation, streaming media and destination-searching support.
To ensure the Land Cruiser has a decent departure angle, the area behind the third row is small in size. You can stow the third row for more cargo space, but the seats fold up to the sides, making the cargo space narrow and restricting your view. The door pockets are narrow, and wider insulated bottles will be a tough fit. And even though the Land Cruiser is great on the highway, the shallow cupholders might not be sturdy enough to hold your favorite drink. The second-row seatbacks can fold forward and match the height of the third-row seatbacks. But if you have a child safety seat in the second row, it will limit access to the third row.

On the flip side, the Cruiser's high 8,200-pound towing capacity puts it on par with many full-size trucks. And its split rear hatch provides a handy tailgate that acts as a cargo fence, bench or baby-changing station.
The official EPA estimate is 14 mpg combined (13 city/17 highway), which trails in a segment not known for fuel-sipping. Thanks to its thirsty V8, we averaged an underwhelming 13.2 mpg over 645 miles of city, highway and off-road driving, with tank averages ranging from 10 to 17 mpg.

There's simply no way to get a large body-on-frame SUV to be fuel-frugal with a big engine. The Land Cruiser can deliver its rated number, but only if you're light on the throttle.
The styling isn't particularly exciting, but the Land Cruiser is Toyota's premium SUV and the construction and materials all reinforce that position. Even on the roughest road, you won't hear a peep out of any of the body panels or suspension parts. But for a similar price, you can get other SUVs that come with much more advanced infotainment systems and fewer trade-offs for off-roadability, such as larger cargo areas and a lower step-in height.

Toyota's warranty isn't anything special for its segment, but the brand's after-care support includes free scheduled maintenance for two years. And though its MSRP is high, when you consider Toyota's traditionally high retained value, you might come out ahead after three or four years of ownership.
Yes, other SUVs may have an edge in on-road manners or infotainment, but the Land Cruiser is a go-anywhere, take-everyone, do-anything SUV. It's the original definition of a sport-utility vehicle, and the Land Cruiser name is a heritage brand on its own. Thanks to its torquey and smooth V8 engine, advanced off-road-oriented traction control system and articulation-promoting suspension, the Land Cruiser will get you and your family through snow, mud, gnarly trails, rain and icy roads with comfort and confidence.

Which Land Cruiser does Edmunds recommend?

The Land Cruiser's two trims are so closely priced, and the Heritage Edition only really differs in its appearance, that the choice comes down to personal taste. From a practical standpoint, the base Land Cruiser is a better value since it costs less and comes with three rows standard. (You'll have to pay a little extra to get the third row in the Heritage Edition.)

Toyota Land Cruiser models

The 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser is a large three-row luxury SUV sold in two trims: a well-equipped base model and the Heritage Edition, which essentially amounts to an appearance package. All Land Cruisers are powered by a 5.7-liter V8 with 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. Four-wheel drive is standard, as is an eight-speed automatic transmission. An eight-seat configuration is standard for the base model and optional for the Heritage Edition, which otherwise comes with a two-row, five-seat layout.

Base
The base Land Cruiser is stocked with goodies. Exterior features include:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Toyota's Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (a decoupling stabilizer bar)
  • Front and rear tow hooks
  • Protective skid plates
  • Trailer hitch with four- and seven-pin connectors
  • Heated and auto-dimming mirrors
  • Sunroof

Inside, the Land Cruiser offers:

  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • 9-inch touchscreen
  • 14-speaker JBL audio system
  • Satellite radio
  • Wireless charging pad

The Land Cruiser also comes equipped with a host of advanced driving aids, including:

  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Lane departure warning (alerts you if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane)
  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while reversing)
  • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the Land Cruiser and the car in front)
  • 360-degree camera system (gives you a top-down view of the Land Cruiser and its surroundings for tight parking situations.

A dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system is optional for the base Land Cruiser only.

Heritage Edition
The Heritage Edition is an appearance trim that adds:

  • Bronze-colored BBS wheels
  • Yakima roof rack
  • Unique grille
  • Dark chrome exterior trim
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    5/5 stars, 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition
    wampyri,
    Heritage Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A)
    The Toyota Land Cruiser (LC) is a legendary vehicle that, worldwide, is synonymous with rugged go-anywhere dependability. In the United States, the current (and ending) 200 series has evolved into a hybrid luxury / highly capable off roader, but that puts it in rarified air with very few legitimate competitors. A common complaint with the LC is the price, but if you look beyond the badge, the LC is (arguably) entirely worth the asking price. It's 100% built in Japan from Japanese components in a factory dedicated to it and it's corporate sibling, the Lexus LX 570. The ladder-style truck-like frame is adopted from the Tundra but is 20% stronger (as well as shorter). The mechanical components are, across the board, heavy duty and overbuilt. Sources online - not verified with any statement from Toyota itself that I've found, but still commonly stated - say the LC has been engineered and built with a 25 year lifespan, with extra levels of testing conducted in extreme environments so it will survive in the rigors of the Middle East and the Australian Outback. It comes complete with a full time 4 wheel drive system with a 4 wheel low selector, off road driving modes (only available in 4L), crawl control (also 4L), and a fancy turning radius reducing system (only 4L again) that locks up the rear inside tire to give you tighter turns on tricky trails. It's also plush and comfortable inside. The interior is quiet. The materials quality is high. The heated and ventilated seats - and your mileage may vary here, because everyone is different with seats, as I am literally painfully aware - are plush, offering support without being overly firm as some other Toyota vehicles are (leather seated 4Runners, most Tundras - looking at you). There are forward-, side- and backup-cameras, a 360 degree view, parking sensors, radar cruise control, blind spot and rear cross traffic monitoring, navigation, and an excellent sound system (I'm super critical with sound, e.g. I was disappointed by the 4Runner TRD Pro's JBL system, but this JBL Synthesis system is excellent). There's 4-zone climate control, with controls for the second row passengers, and a heated steering wheel. LED lights including fog lights; even auto windshield wipers. So yes, it's expensive, but you are getting a lot of vehicle for the money, and it is among the most reliable vehicles on the road. Drawbacks? The most glaring is the gas mileage, which is atrocious and at the level of my old GMC 2500 HD pickup, but with only 24.6 gallons in the tank. I wish fervently the LC had the Tundra's 38 gallon tank, which would go a long, long way to alleviating range anxiety. This is a very heavy vehicle, and the 5.7L V8 - while so, so thirsty, on the order of averaging 12 mpg in mostly city driving - gets the LC moving smoothly and confidently when you need it to scoot, with lots of low end torque for going off road. To be the perfect overlanding vehicle, you really need more fuel. I get anxious just thinking about not being able to make it more than 250 miles if I'm way out in the mountains without running out of gas. The Yakima roof rack on the Heritage edition is a nice to have and looks awesome (better than without it), but it adds 6 1/2 inches to the LC's 74 in stock height - so parking garages need extra care - and acts like a wind sail, hurting gas mileage even more and producing wind noise above ~40 mph that's glaring in the otherwise serene LC interior. Thankfully it's easy to remove (I removed it alone) and appears you can pop off the front panel to let air flow through. The stock Dunlops are both A) expensive ($308/tire (!) online) and B) next to useless off road. I replaced them in the first week (I wanted KO2s, but the dealership I had an agreement with when I bought the LC could only get me Nitto Terra Grappler G2s, which I went for, and they've been good so far - as quiet as the stock tires but radically better off road and in the snow). The Heritage edition I purchased is the two row, which includes a tonneau cover and more room in the back (yes!) as well as attractive bronze wheels and contrast stitching (double yes!) but does away with the cooler in the center console (...might've been nice...). The media center is old. The graphics are blocky, though at 9in it's fine on the eyes and the UI is pleasant enough to use and just works. No Apple Carplay or Android Auto here. Regular old bluetooth has worked fine. The wireless QI charger is drip-drip slow, but that could be my phone's case. Finally, yes, this is a very expensive vehicle. It's Mercedes, Porsche, Lincoln/Caddie/BMW/Audi/Volvo level without the badge. Personally, that suits me. I prefer people who aren't in the know not knowing, and don't *want* the three-point star on my car. I didn't buy the LC to show off. I bought it to be comfortable with the peace of mind knowing I can drive across that mountain in the distance and it'll last my family the next 10 to 15 years without problems.
    5/5 stars, Battleship!
    Happy Purchaser,
    4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A)
    Great vehicle which will outlast just about anything on the market. Only drawback is that is thirsty!

    2021 Toyota Land Cruiser video

    [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: The Toyota Land Cruiser is an iconic offroader that's been around for more than 60 years. During that time, a lot of its competition has morphed into crossovers, but the Land Cruiser remains a dependable offroad vehicle that's ready for adventure. We're here in the mountains outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, to see what makes it so special. But before we get into that, remember to use Edmunds next time you're ready to buy a car, truck, or SUV, and click Subscribe for more videos like this one. In 1960, the FJ-40 got the ball rolling in North America. This two-door Jeep-like vehicle with a removable hard top introduced us all to Toyota's bulletproof reliability and offroad knowhow. The FJ-55 came in 1967. This is the FJ that was designed to be a four-door wagon from the outset, and its design was heavily influenced by the requirements of the North American and Australian markets. The FJ-60 was rolled out in 1980, and was a further refined model with a better interior, more power, and more gears. The term "sports utility" was just getting popular, and this Land Cruiser was designed to have even broader appeal. The 1990s was the era of the FJ-80. And by this time, the alphanumeric codes were Greek-- or I should say, geek-- to most people. I'm in an 80-series Land Cruiser. They have several older cruisers to choose from, and I picked the 80 series because I used to own one of these. And I put about 100,000 miles on it, and I regret selling it. It was a great truck. And the thing about it is, when it came out, it was kind of a notorious mall wagon. And that was because it came out right when the SUV craze was at its peak and everybody was buying the biggest SUVs they could. So a lot of people bought these and just drove them around town. But the thing is, this is one of the best ones for offroad use because it's solid axle front and rear. It's got triple lockers available. And coil spring suspension, not leaf spring suspension, so it's easy to mod, easy to lift. It's really capable, even if people did think of it as a mall wagon. Now that I've driven this a little bit, I got to have another one. The FJ-100 was first sold here in 1998 and it broke a lot of new ground. It was the first Land Cruiser with a V8. All previous ones had a straight six. It was the first with independent front suspension instead of a solid front axle, and the first with rack and pinion steering instead of recirculating ball. All of this made it better for street use, but it still had the offroad chops to outdo what was left of its full-size SUV competition. And that brings us to the 200 series, which has been with us for over a dozen years. This is a truck we know well, and Toyota is celebrating over 60 years of Land Cruiser success with this Heritage Edition. There's a lot of changes on this truck, but the one I like the most is this badge here. It's the same one you'll see on the oldest FJs on the road or in any museum. It's really cool. Other changes include BDS-forged alloy wheels, no running boards, and this roof rack. Other changes are merely cosmetic. The mirrors are blacked out. So are the backgrounds for the headlights. And there's a darker chrome on the grill and these fog light surrounds. But then there's changes inside, too. Inside, you'll find special perforated black leather seats with contrast stitching that matches the wheels. The cooler box has been deleted from the center console, and you may wonder why they did that. It's because they got rid of the third row seat to make more room for gear, such as a cooler or a plug-in refrigerator. One thing I really like about the Land Cruiser, and a lot of people do, is this tailgate setup. You can get stuff out without anything falling out, or you can open it for easier access, or sit here and tie your boots. And with the third row deleted, it's just a ton of space. I'm a big fan of the 5.7-liter V8 that powers the Land Cruiser. It's got a lot of power, a lot of torque. The 8-speed automatic that comes with it just gives it all the right moves when it comes to shifting. And there's just no problem. It could tow 8,100 pounds, too, so this is no slouch at all. It is, though, a little bit thirsty-- 14 miles per gallon combined. 13 city, 17 highway. You're going to be pouring some gas into this thing. This particular generation of Land Cruiser has rack and pinion steering and independent front suspension, and they combine to make it a great daily driver. The Land Cruiser's really easy to steer, and the driving position gives you a commanding view of the road. But it's not perfect. I wish the seat went down a little bit more and the steering wheel could telescope out towards me just a little bit. I feel like I am reaching for it, and the steering wheel feels like it's in my lap a little bit. I'm not as impressed with the infotainment interface. It's got a great big touchscreen, but the graphics are kind of dated, and it doesn't support Apple Car Play or Android Auto. Those two systems got added to the 4Runner and Tacoma systems this year, and they really transformed the experience. But here, it feels a decade old. We're in an offroad park outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, and we're going up a little bit of a rocky hill right now. This is steep enough to put it in low range, which is easy to do. But it's not really going to push this car to its limits. Oh, I better not say car-- push this Land Cruiser to its limits. The thing that we might notice is that the stock mudflaps do tend to rub on rocks, but it's no harm, no foul. This truck has several features that give it great offroad capability. Its suspension layout-- it's got a five-length coil rear suspension, independent upfront. That part is debatable, but it works well. But what's going on is it's a full-time four-wheel drive machine with torsion center differential that you can lock. On the pavement, it's unlocked, and it distributes torque 40% to the front, 60% to the rear. In a situation like this, you can push this button. You can lock it. Or if you put it in low range, it automatically locks it. There are other things, such as crawl control, which is a low-speed cruise control that works uphill or down, forward or reverse. There's also a multi-train select that reconfigures the traction control for different types of terrain. But the thing that I really like is something called Kinematic Dynamic Suspension System, which is easier to say as KDSS. And that's a set of stabilizer bars that can sense when you're offroad and basically disappear. They disconnect using the hydraulic mechanism so you have maximum articulation. Then when you get back on the pavement, they reconnect and you've got great control of body roll, even on a winding road. The tires on this vehicle are all-season, all-terrain. They're good. I'm not having any problems here. I think if you were going to offroad full time, you'd probably look for something with a little bit more traction. But the size is good. And these are really nice forged BDS wheels. I'd hate to replace those because they're really special. But yeah, you might want more traction if you did this all the time. But if you're going to do it occasionally on roads like this, they're fine. One of the things the Land Cruiser has that a 4Runner doesn't, for example, is something they call turn assist. It's a button here, and when you want to make a really tight turn, what it does is it clamps onto the inside rear brake and that helps the turning radius in a really tight situation. And it's really a nice little tool to have in your tool box. And that's really what it is. When you have an offroad vehicle, the more things you can deploy in different situations, the more enjoyable and trouble-free your experience is going to be. The Heritage Edition, which is what we're in now, has a few changes that are targeted at the person who might take it offroad more than the average person. The contours of the front and rear bumper covers are the same as a regular Land Cruiser, so you still have the same approach, departure, and breakover angle underneath. And those are all good numbers to begin with, and they're still the same here. What's different about this that helps the offroader is they've eliminated the sidesteps. Now, if you're the kind of person who drives in the street, the city all the time, you may not like that move. But if you're an offroader, you like that move. The Land Cruiser's mission has changed a little bit over time. It started out as a rough-and-tumble, dedicated offroader. And over time, it's become more and more family-oriented, but at the same time, keeping really outstanding offroad performance for a vehicle that can take the family out on an adventure. Of late, a type of offroading that goes by the name of overlanding has cropped up, and the Land Cruiser fits into that mold really nicely because it's got the room to haul your gear. It's got offroad performance that'll get you most places. It's not a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, so it's not ultimate in terms of that. It's not single-minded. It's a good all-round vehicle that has a very solid offroad foundation, and a good ability to carry equipment and people there and back, again, without breaking down. This is a premium vehicle, and it's priced accordingly. But if you look at the prices of a lot of large SUVs-- like you get a loaded Denali, GMC, or an Escalade, or even spend a lot of money on something like a Suburban, or an Expedition, and you'll be in the same price territory as one of these. It's a lot more expensive than, say, a 4Runner. But the Land Cruiser has always been aimed at a more premium audience. They're not trying to sell 100,000 of these. They're trying to sell a certain number that appeals to a premium buyer who's looking for the ultimate offroad nameplate. It's kind of a rare vehicle. They don't have an unlimited number to sell, and that's because Land Cruisers are made for all over the world. They're sold in many, many world markets. So we're in one of many countries that's getting an allocation out of one plant. And that kind of plays into Land Cruiser's mystique. It's a rare, special vehicle that you don't see every day. What have we learned here today? Well, the Land Cruiser remains a comfortable daily driver and it's a capable offroader for those looking for a little adventure. As for the Heritage special edition, there's quite a few changes that give it a nod to the past, but also increase its functionality for those who would really take it offroad. I really like it. Do you? Let us know in the comments. And remember to use Edmonds next time you're in the market for a car, truck, or SUV. And for more videos like this, click Subscribe.

    2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition Review -- On- and Off-Road Test Drive

    NOTE: This video is about the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser, but since the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.

    Features & Specs

    Base MSRP
    $85,665
    MPG & Fuel
    13 City / 17 Hwy / 14 Combined
    Fuel Tank Capacity: 24.6 gal. capacity
    Seating
    8 seats
    Drivetrain
    Type: four wheel drive
    Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
    Engine
    V8 cylinder
    Horsepower: 381 hp @ 5600 rpm
    Torque: 401 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
    Basic Warranty
    3 yr./ 36000 mi.
    Dimensions
    Length: 194.9 in. / Height: 74.0 in. / Width: 78.0 in.
    Curb Weight: 5815 lbs.
    Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 16.1 cu.ft.
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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite Land Cruiser safety features:

    Pre-Collision System
    Automatically detects cars and pedestrians ahead, warns you about them, and brakes automatically if necessary.
    Lane Departure Alert
    Warns you through visual and audible alerts when you begin drifting out of your lane.
    Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
    Automatically matches the speed of vehicles ahead when cruise control is activated. Generically called adaptive cruise control.

    Toyota Land Cruiser vs. the competition

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    Toyota Land Cruiser vs. Lexus LX 570

    The Land Cruiser and the Lexus LX 570 are mechanically identical corporate siblings. The feature sets and starting prices for the two are virtually identical, though you'll have to pay extra for a third row on the LX 570. From a usability standpoint, we prefer the Toyota's more intuitive touchscreen infotainment system, but the interior materials look a bit more upscale in the Lexus.

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    Toyota Land Cruiser vs. Infiniti QX80

    The Land Cruiser is the perfect foil for the Infiniti QX80. Both are big truck-based SUVs that offer three rows of seating and tons of features. The Infiniti costs thousands less than the Toyota, so if you just need a burly vehicle with plenty of towing capacity, the QX80 is your pick. But the Land Cruiser lines up features-wise with the most expensive QX80, so the choice at that level is more of a toss-up.

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    Toyota Land Cruiser vs. Land Rover Range Rover

    It's strange to think of a Toyota going toe to toe with Britain's finest, but the Land Cruiser marries luxury and off-road capability just as well as the Land Rover Range Rover. The Land Cruiser's cabin isn't as impressive, but the Rover makes you pay dearly for its badge. A Range Rover equipped similarly to the Land Cruiser crests six figures, making the Toyota a bargain in comparison.

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    FAQ

    Is the Toyota Land Cruiser a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Land Cruiser both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.3 out of 10. You probably care about Toyota Land Cruiser fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Land Cruiser gets an EPA-estimated 14 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the Land Cruiser ranges from 16.1 to 53.5 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Toyota Land Cruiser. Learn more

    What's new in the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser:

    • Heritage Edition now offers optional third-row seating
    • Part of the sixth Land Cruiser generation introduced for 2008
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    Is the Toyota Land Cruiser reliable?

    To determine whether the Toyota Land Cruiser is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Land Cruiser. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Land Cruiser's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 Land Cruiser and gave it a 7.3 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Land Cruiser is a good car for you. Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser?

    The least-expensive 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser is the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $85,665.

    Other versions include:

    • 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $85,665
    • Heritage Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $87,995
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    What are the different models of Toyota Land Cruiser?

    If you're interested in the Toyota Land Cruiser, the next question is, which Land Cruiser model is right for you? Land Cruiser variants include 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A), and Heritage Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A). For a full list of Land Cruiser models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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    2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Overview

    The 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser is offered in the following submodels: Land Cruiser SUV. Available styles include 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A), and Heritage Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A).

    What do people think of the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 Land Cruiser 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Land Cruiser.

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    What's a good price for a New 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser?

    2021 Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A)

    The 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $88,248. The average price paid for a new 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is trending $3,941 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $3,941 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $84,307.

    The average savings for the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is 4.5% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 15 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

    2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A)

    The 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $90,678. The average price paid for a new 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is trending $4,052 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $4,052 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $86,626.

    The average savings for the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is 4.5% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 20 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

    Which 2021 Toyota Land Cruisers are available in my area?

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    Should I lease or buy a 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser?

    Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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