In the world of full-size SUVs, the iconic Land Cruiser is one of the last Mohicans. While most other models in the segment are more about comfort and on-road driving characteristics, this one remains loyal to its original nature and represents one of the most capable off-roaders in today’s market. The catch with this model is that it isn’t just capable, but it delivers those performances in such a luxurious fashion. Add to this unparalleled reliability and you get a package that you can’t find anywhere else. The 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser continues in the same way and while some sources were suggesting that we might finally see a redesigned model, it looks like we will have to wait for a little bit more.
This means that you may count on a familiar design, which hasn’t been substantially changed for more than 12 years. The current generation may feel like a mammoth compared to some rivals, but it still has a lot of amazing things to offer. Moreover, many of them can’t be found anywhere else.
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Design
Toyota engineers must be proud of themselves. They designed this SUV 13 years ago and it is still more than competitive on the market. That’s definitely some achievement. The next year won’t bring changes either. So, you may count on a familiar layout, both in terms of aesthetics and mechanics. Visually, the styling hasn’t been changed for a year but that’s not a bad thing at all. This SUV features a classic design, which will never get old. The company has recently added a new edition called Heritage. It brings a couple of exclusive features, but things have mostly remained the same.
The same thing goes for mechanics, so you may count on one of the most capable off-roaders around. It comes packed with things like a two-speed transfer case, locking center differential and many other goodies that make it capable of going literally anywhere.
Interior changes won’t come either. Therefore, you may count on a cabin that doesn’t look as modern as some others in the class but offers impressive build quality. The aesthetics don’t make this cabin look as opulent as models like Mercedes GLS, but the quality of materials, build quality and precisions are as good, if not even better. Besides plenty of quality, the cabin is equipped with pretty much everything. So, it’s actually pretty hard to find any complaint in this aspect.
When it comes to seating and interior space, this model comes standard with three rows of seats and eight seats. A great thing to know is that you can get a two-row version two. When it comes to cargo capacity, you may count on about 16 cubic feet behind the third row, 41 behind the second and 82 cubic feet of the overall cargo volume.
The current model already comes pretty much fully-loaded. So, it’s hard to believe that the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser will come with any particular novelty. We are about to see pretty much the same list of standard equipment, which is definitely very long. Some of the highlights are tech goodies like a 9-inch touch screen, a navigation system, Bluetooth, a USB port, HD Radio, satellite radio, 14 speakers etc. The list of standard features also includes convenience features like four-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, push-button start, a power liftgate, a moonroof, and a 120-volt outlet. The list of options is pretty short and includes things like a rear-seat entertainment system with two 11.6-inch displays, a DVD player, and two headphones.
When it comes to safety features, the list of standard equipment includes goodies like surround-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights, rearview camera etc.
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Engine
Things under the hood will certainly remain the same. The 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser will carry on with a well-known 5.7-liter V8. It may be thirsty but moves this huge SUV with authority. With 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque, it’s no surprise that driving dynamics are pretty good. The engine comes in pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which does its job in an amazing way.
The only big complaint goes to fuel economy, which is really bad, even for this segment. You may count on about 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway, which are the lowest ratings in the class.
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser by the end of the year, with the starting price of around 87.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Range Rover, Lincoln Navigator, Mercedes-Benz G-Class etc.