2018 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV
- One of the most off-road-capable SUVs around
- Surprisingly comfortable ride and capable handling for a big SUV
- Commanding view of the road ahead
- Second- and third-row seats lack space and versatility
- Poor fuel economy
- A Toyota badge at a price that matches luxury marques
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Which Land Cruiser does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating4 / 5
The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser is a vehicle intended to go literally anywhere. Any terrain, any climate, any country — it can handle it. Warning stickers inside are even printed in English, Japanese, Russian and Arabic, driving the point across that it can be used by any adventurous driver.
Its immense capabilities stem from a stout body-on-frame chassis, full-time four-wheel drive, Toyota's bag of off-road tech tricks and a strong V8 engine. All of this is further backed up by a legendary and hard-earned reputation for reliability based on decades of service in every corner of the world.
So whether you're traversing a glacier in Iceland or oven-baked sand in Death Valley, the Land Cruiser will get the job done. It also does this while cosseting you in a leather-lined, fully loaded cabin that makes this Toyota a fully fledged luxury vehicle.
However, if the only terrain you intend to cross is the local interstate and perhaps a Costco parking lot, the Land Cruiser doesn't make any sense. It gets only 15 mpg in combined city and highway driving, which is terrible even by full-size SUV standards. It's big, heavy and has slow steering, reducing its maneuverability and compromising its on-road handling relative to a large crossover.
Then there's the cabin — the second row is mounted a bit too low for comfort and its otherwise hilarious degree of recline is reduced to almost nil when the third-row seats are folded up against the cargo area walls. And, yes, that means the third row doesn't fold into the floor. It, therefore, still takes up cargo space when not in place, and when it is, it's not as if many humans will be able to comfortably fit back there or easily reach it. "Compromised" would be the word to sum it up best.
But, for a select few, the 2018 Land Cruiser is an absolutely perfect tool for their adventurous lifestyles.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser is an eight-passenger luxury SUV offered in one fully loaded trim level. Every Land Cruiser also comes with a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. It is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a full-time four-wheel-drive system.
Other off-roading components include a locking center differential, Toyota's Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS, a decoupling stabilizer bar), Crawl Control (a low-speed off-road cruise control), Multi-Terrain Select (off-road vehicle settings), hill start assist, skid plates and tow hooks.
Standard exterior equipment includes 18-inch wheels, LED exterior lighting, automatic high beams, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, automatic wipers, a windshield wiper de-icer, roof rails, running boards, and an integrated towing hitch receiver and wiring harness.
Inside, you get a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, four-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated power-adjustable front seats, driver-seat memory functions, 40/20/40-split second-row seats (folds, reclines and slides), 50/50-split third-row seats, a heated power-adjustable steering wheel, and a cooler box under the front center armrest.
Tech features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, a surround-view parking camera system, wireless smartphone charging, a USB port, a 9-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth, a navigation system, voice controls, Toyota's Entune smartphone app suite, and a 14-speaker JBL sound system with a CD player and satellite radio.
The only factory option is a rear-seat entertainment system that includes two display screens mounted to the front seatbacks.
Noise & vibration4.5
Ease of use3
Getting in/getting out4
Child safety seat accommodation3
Audio & navigation3
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Features & Specs
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 when you've begun drifting out of your lane through visual and audible alerts.
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
- Automatically matches the speed of vehicles ahead when cruise control is activated. Generically called adaptive cruise control.
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV for Sale
The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser has come a very long way since its nameplate's humble early days as a rough-and-tumble off-roader. Today, it has evolved into a large, luxurious and indomitable vehicle that is, by far, the most expensive new car or truck sold under the Toyota brand. And yet, it's still spectacularly well-built, legendarily reliable and able to overcome almost any terrain. This thing is a brilliantly comfortable and a fiercely capable brute.
The current-generation Land Cruiser has been in production since the 2008 model year. In some ways, it can seem dated, such as how the third row of seats is really a pair of foldaway jump seats that seem like afterthoughts. But none of this detracts from the Cruiser's indomitable character, and it isn't some sort of wimpy crossover either.
It's expected that a new Land Cruiser will appear soon. But Toyota only sells a handful of these battlewagons every year in America, so the company may not be in a rush. Besides its enduring appeal, it doesn't look like some glammed-up luxury vehicle.
Like a proper truck, the Land Cruiser is built over a rugged ladder frame and uses a solid rear axle that's likely to survive the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Only one engine is offered: the same 5.7-liter V8 that's an option in the Tundra pickup. The big V8 is rated at 381 horsepower and is hooked up to an eight-speed automatic transmission that feeds a dual-range, full-time four-wheel-drive transfer case.
Fuel economy? In this massive thing? It obviously wasn't engineered with fuel economy in mind. The EPA rates the Land Cruiser 15 mpg combined (13 city/18 highway), and that's quite poor even by full-size SUV standards.
There's only one trim level of Land Cruiser and it's loaded. But if that's not luxurious enough, the same basic vehicle is available from Toyota's luxury division as the Lexus LX 570. The Lexus is more expensive, better appointed and comes with a longer warranty, but its abilities are compromised.
With the limited numbers of Japanese-made Land Cruisers exported to the United States, finding one in a dealer's inventory can be difficult. But fortunately you're already on Edmunds, where we can hunt one down for you, introduce you to a great dealer and ensure you get a satisfying deal.
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV Overview
What do people think of the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Land Cruiser SUV 3.5 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 2018 Land Cruiser SUV.
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV?
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A)
The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $86,498. The average price paid for a new 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is trending $8,284 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is9.6% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 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.