2019 Toyota Land Cruiser

2019 Toyota Land Cruiser
Save up to $7,551
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser
Save up to $7,551

What’s new

  • The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is unchanged
  • Part of the sixth Land Cruiser generation introduced in 2008

Pros

  • Very capable off-road
  • Comfortable ride and capable handling for a big SUV
  • Commanding view of the road ahead

Cons

  • Second- and third-row seats are clumsy and lack space
  • Poor fuel economy even by large SUV standards
  • Limited smartphone connectivity


Which Land Cruiser does Edmunds recommend?

The 2019 Land Cruiser comes fully loaded but lacks a rear seat entertainment system. To add one is pricey, so skip it and spend the money on tablets, video players and headphones instead.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

7.9 / 10

With its luxury appointments and on-road manners, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser might seem to have nothing in common with the rugged, no-nonsense Land Cruisers Toyota built for decades starting in the 1950s. But today's Land Cruiser is nearly unassailable once the pavement ends, maintaining the original version's go-anywhere reputation.

That reputation is in good hands, thanks to its stout body-on-frame construction (like a pickup truck), full-time four-wheel drive, physics-defying off-road software and a robust V8 engine. All of that go-anywhere confidence is backed up by Toyota's equally legendary reliability, not only in the United States but in nearly every country around the world.

But if the only off-roading you're likely to do is accidentally backing over a flower bed, the Land Cruiser doesn't make much sense. The EPA estimates it gets just 15 mpg in combined city/highway driving, which is dismal even by large SUV standards. The Land Cruiser also drives like a big SUV, with slow, heavy steering making it a chore to maneuver in the city and through parking lots.

And while the front passengers will enjoy a fair bit of luxury and decent ergonomics, the rear passengers will find the accommodations in rival full-size SUVs more welcoming. The Land Cruiser's second-row seat bottoms are too low, and not even the massive amount of seatback recline can make the situation better. Things are even worse in the third row. These jump seats are even less comfortable, with barely enough room for children and no easy way to reach them. The seats also don't fold into the floor — they fold up against the side, taking up valuable cargo capacity while looking like an afterthought.

Overall, we think a lot of shoppers will be happier with one of the Land Cruiser's similarly priced rivals, such as Land Rover's Range Rover or Discovery or Lincoln's Navigator. But if adventurously cruising this fine land with an abundance of luxury and creature comforts is your main priority, the 2019 Land Cruiser won't disappoint.

2019 Toyota Land Cruiser configurations

The 2019 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, automatic LED headlights, 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 (they fold, recline and slide), 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, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning, front and rear parking sensors, 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, one USB port, and a 14-speaker JBL sound system with a CD player and satellite radio.

A rear seat entertainment system is the only option.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Toyota Land Cruiser (5.7L V8 | 8-speed automatic | 4WD).

Driving

8.5
The Land Cruiser is near the top of the class in most performance categories. Power is ample, and the brakes are excellent. This SUV is also highly capable off-road, as you'd expect. It's also surprisingly nice to drive around town.

Acceleration

8.0
There's plenty of power from the big V8. It propels the Land Cruiser from 0 to 60 mph in a respectable 7.4 seconds. Gas pedal inputs are easy to judge, which helps the driver maintain a smooth ride off-road.

Braking

7.5
The brakes are powerful, though you have to push the pedal down quite a bit before you get much slowdown. Toyota tuned it this way to help smooth out braking when off-roading or towing, but it does require extra anticipation during normal driving.

Steering

8.5
The Land Cruiser has remarkably precise steering compared to other SUVs of this size. It's generally easy to feel what the front tires are doing, and there's a handy tire direction display that helps in low-speed off-roading situations.

Handling

9.0
Body roll is minimal even on tight mountain roads, thanks to the Land Cruiser's Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS). As big traditional SUVs go, this one feels surprisingly stable and agreeable on asphalt.

Drivability

8.0
Overall, the Land Cruiser is an easy SUV to drive. Initial throttle response is touchy, which can make it hard to execute smooth takeoffs. The transmission also wants to upshift into top gear as soon as possible to save fuel, which can be a little annoying.

Off-road

10.0
As big SUVs go, this is one of the best off-road. It has full-time 4WD with a lockable center differential, a KDSS stabilizer-bar disconnect system for extreme articulation, hill descent control, crawl control, and active Multi-Terrain Select that finds traction even with the stock all-season tires.

Comfort

8.5
All-day seat comfort and a quiet ride are two of the Land Cruiser's strongest points. Considering its capabilities off-road, this Toyota is surprisingly comfortable on the road. The cabin is subject to jostling by strong crosswinds, though, and bigger bumps can be unsettling.

Seat comfort

8.5
Front seat comfort is excellent. The driver's seat is supportive and highly adjustable. The passenger seats are nearly as accommodating, though the second row is a bit low. The third row is too small for comfort.

Ride comfort

8.0
The Land Cruiser rolls smoothly over most road imperfections. There is some bounce over larger dips, but not more than expected. Driving over sharp-edged bumps can shake the cabin, but this is the exception, not the rule. In general, there's little to complain about.

Noise & vibration

8.5
Some V8 rumble can be heard during acceleration, but we enjoy the sound. At cruising speeds, engine noise is nearly imperceptible. The cabin is well-isolated from wind noise and road noise.

Climate control

8.0
Four-zone climate control is standard, and the air conditioning is powerful. The front seats are cooled and heated; the rear seats are heated. You can control the rear zones from up front, but it is not easy to customize the rear fan speed or temperature from the front. Use the rear controls.

Interior

7.5
The large door openings and chunky grab handles help people climb in and out, and they'll find lots of space once they're inside. The controls are easy to understand, but the centrally located touchscreen may require a reach.

Ease of use

6.5
The most oft-used levers, switches and knobs are well placed and clearly labeled. The center stack is nicely laid out, too, but the cabin is so wide that the touchscreen and many nearby centrally located controls require a long arm or a good stretch to reach.

Getting in/getting out

8.0
The usual SUV difficulties apply. You'll climb up and in, but the grab handles and running boards help. The doors open wide, and the openings are big. The third row is very difficult to reach.

Driving position

8.0
The Land Cruiser has a tall, commanding driving position, and the highly adjustable seat and tilt wheel should help most settle in nicely. But long-legged drivers may wish for more seat travel and steering-wheel telescoping range.

Roominess

8.0
The first two rows offer generous headroom, legroom and elbow room. Middle-row occupants may find their seat a little low, but it slides, reclines and resides on a flat floor. The third row is almost useless, even for larger kids, especially in regards to legroom.

Visibility

7.5
The large windshield and side windows give excellent outward views all around. But the Land Cruiser's front corners are far off and can be difficult for shorter drivers to judge. Thankfully, a surround-view camera is standard. The rear window is partially blocked when the third row seat is deployed.

Quality

9.0
Interior materials consist of quality leather, soft-touch surfaces and aesthetically pleasing graining throughout. No squeaks, rattles or odd panel gaps. This is an exceedingly well-built automobile.

Utility

7.0
The nonremovable, side-folding third row is a big hindrance to capacity, but this is still a decent-size cargo area. It has good towing features and a strong tow rating. The split liftgate is handy for tailgating and loading, but it can make accessing deep cargo difficult. A fair trade-off.

Small-item storage

6.5
The door pockets are deep but narrow. Larger insulated bottles will be a tough fit. The front-seat cupholders are shallow; avoid top-heavy insulated mugs. The standard cold box under the front center armrest is deep with a shallow tray integrated into the lid. The glovebox is deep and has a shelf.

Cargo space

7.0
Cargo capacity is 16.1 cubic feet with all seats in use. The third row splits 50/50 and hugs the sides; the middle row splits 60/40 and tumbles forward, resulting in a flat, narrow load floor. The small lower tailgate can be used as a cargo fence or a bench, but it lengthens the reach inside.

Child safety seat accommodation

7.0
Anchor points are easy to find, but they're deep underneath leather flaps. The outboard seats have easily accessed top tethers, but the middle-seat tether point is at the bottom of the seat back. A seating position with an installed seat will disable tumble-forward access to the third row on that side.

Towing

9.0
The maximum towing capacity is 8,200 pounds, near the top of its class. Tongue weight limit is 850 pounds. The integrated tow hitch mates to four- or seven-pin connectors. Electronic trailer sway control comes standard. The large side mirrors help greatly.

Technology

7.0
Phone integration isn't as smooth as it could be, but the audio system is strong and the optional rear seat entertainment system is impressive. The advanced driver safety aids are useful.

Audio & navigation

7.0
The 14-speaker JBL system sounds crisp, with a bias toward the treble range. The touchscreen interface is basically the same as the upgrade unit found in other Toyotas, but with a larger display. The colors do not wash out in direct light, but the graphics are not as crisp as in newer systems.

Smartphone integration

6.0
Phones can connect via Bluetooth or USB, but full integration requires the installation and use of Toyota's Entune app. There is only one USB port, plus an auxiliary audio jack and a Qi wireless charger in a small cubby. The wireless charging pad isn't big enough for large-format phones.

Driver aids

8.5
Standard gear includes all-speed adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert, blind-spot detection, parking sensors and a 360-degree camera system. Off-road driver aids include multi-terrain, four-wheel active traction control and crawl control.

Voice control

7.0
Toyota's standard voice recognition system is acceptable as long as you're using the right commands in the correct sequence. Siri Eyes Free is a compromise that lets you interface with Siri without the graphic elements of Apple CarPlay.

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Features & Specs

MSRP
$84,765
MPG
13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 8
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
381 hp @ 5600 rpm
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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 when you begin 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.

Toyota Land Cruiser vs. the competition

2019 Toyota Land Cruiser

2019 Toyota Land Cruiser

2018 Toyota 4Runner

2018 Toyota 4Runner

Toyota Land Cruiser vs. Toyota 4Runner

Renowned for its reliability and overwhelming competence off-road, the 4Runner can go just about anywhere a Land Cruiser can go, and maybe a few more places, thanks to its smaller size. What it can't do is carry eight people or get particularly good fuel economy, thanks to its fairly inefficient and sluggish 4.0-liter V6 engine. If rugged capability — and a much lower price — comes before luxury on your shopping list, the 4Runner deserves a look.

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Toyota Land Cruiser vs. Lexus LX 570

Very nearly twins, the Lexus does have one thing the Toyota Land Cruiser lacks: a luxury badge. Interior design and materials are also more befitting a nearly $90,000 luxury SUV. The LX 570 can also be had in a five- or eight-passenger configuration. Otherwise, the Land Cruiser and the LX are largely identical.

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Toyota Land Cruiser vs. Toyota Sequoia

The Toyota Sequoia makes carrying eight passengers a bit easier than the Land Cruiser, thanks to more interior space and easier access to its more traditional second- and third-row seats. And while its off-road prowess can't match that of the Land Cruiser, the Sequoia can hold its own against other full-size SUVs. It also costs tens of thousands less than the Land Cruiser and can be equipped with the same powerful 5.7-liter V8.

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More about the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser

The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser might not look it, but it is very much descended from the rough-and-tumble off-roaders of the same name that Toyota built in the 1950s. Today, the Land Cruiser can do just about everything its ancestors did, if not more, while treating its driver to modern luxury and technology. It is the most expensive Toyota sold in the United States, but it backs up that price with legendary reliability and excellent build quality.

The current-generation Land Cruiser has been in production since the 2008 model year. In some ways, it can seem dated. For example, the third-row seats fold up against the cargo area sides instead of into the floor. But none of this detracts from the Cruiser's adventuresome character.

Like a proper truck, the Land Cruiser uses a rugged ladder frame and a solid rear axle that's likely to survive nearly anything you can throw at it. The only engine offered is Toyota's venerable 381-horsepower 5.7-liter V8 that's hooked up to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a dual-range, full-time four-wheel-drive transfer case.

If fuel economy is of any concern, you might want to look elsewhere since the EPA rates the Land Cruiser 15 mpg combined (13 city/18 highway). That's quite poor even by full-size SUV standards. Even with a 24.6-gallon fuel tank, it means you could end up needing to fill up every 300 miles. Aftermarket fuel cans would be a must on any long off-road excursion.

There's only one Land Cruiser trim level and it's fully loaded with an immense amount of comfort, convenience, safety, entertainment and luxury equipment. Despite its Toyota badge, this is a luxury model. If it's still 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 due to its lower front and rear styling elements.

With the limited numbers of 2019 Toyota Land Cruisers exported to the United States, finding one in a dealer's inventory can be tricky. But at Edmunds, we can hunt one down for you and ensure you get a satisfying deal on your new adventure vehicle.

2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Overview

The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is offered in the following submodels: Land Cruiser SUV. Available styles include 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A).

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Edmunds Scorecard

Overall7.9 / 10

Driving

8.5 / 10

Acceleration8.0 / 10
Braking7.5 / 10
Steering8.5 / 10
Handling9.0 / 10
Drivability8.0 / 10

Comfort

8.5 / 10

Seat comfort8.5 / 10
Ride comfort8.0 / 10
Noise & vibration8.5 / 10
Climate control8.0 / 10

Interior

7.5 / 10

Ease of use6.5 / 10
Getting in/getting out8.0 / 10
Driving position8.0 / 10
Roominess8.0 / 10
Visibility7.5 / 10
Quality9.0 / 10

Utility

7.0 / 10

Small-item storage6.5 / 10
Cargo space7.0 / 10

Technology

7.0 / 10

Audio & navigation7.0 / 10
Smartphone integration6.0 / 10
Driver aids8.5 / 10
Voice control7.0 / 10
Our Review Process

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We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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2019 Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A)

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