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Built to Last - The Most Solid SUV on the Road
By car108 on
Vehicle2011 Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
ReviewMy 2011 LC Cruiser is by far my favorite car purcahse ever.
While I understand why so many dislike the rather bland exterior styling, knock the plastic interior, and question the high price, one drive on and off the pavement will explain why this SUV simply can not be matched by anything else on the road.
On pavement the Cruiser handles well and is MUCH easier to park than my old Tahoe.
This car always feels solid and safe.
Off road this car really comes to life.
In the Low drive function in mud, on uneven ground, and on rocky gravel the KDSS suspension makes this car handle like a dream.
While the interior is not on the level of a Rover, this car always feels solid, unlike the Rover.
Best FeaturesSuspension and drive on and off road. Build quality and reliabilty. The best climate system in ANY SUV. The feeling of having the safest most well built car on the road. The thing about the LC is the sense of reliability and quality. Everything from the windshield wipers to the climate system to the rear view camera (while all available on cars costing a quarter of the price) are of top quality and function. You really can't understand this car until you drive it and the more it's driven the more it's appreciated.
Worst FeaturesMechanics prohibit fold flat third row seat...Crawl Control is fun addition but even with my off roading I have never really had to use it. The 2013 has lots of extra gimmicks, rader cam for cruise control, side cams, more crawl control degrees, all fun but not sure they are needed.
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