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Toyota Land Cruiser (2018 to 2023)

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Toyota Land Cruiser (2018 to 2023)

(2010 - 2023)

    Summary


    The twice-facelifted Toyota Land Cruiser was a large seven-seat 4×4 that was on sale for over a decade in the UK, and was essentially Toyota’s answer to upmarket off-roaders like the Land Rover Discovery. With a new Land Cruiser model announced for 2024, this Land Cruiser range was removed from sale in 2023.

    The Land Cruiser had its last major update in 2017, and a large majority of the reviews below assess that version of the SUV, though some of these reviews do cover pre-facelift models.

    Described as a “rough-and-ready, old-school, unstoppable 4×4” by Autocar, the Land Cruiser received a mixed bag of review scores from its 2010 launch, highlighted for its impressive off-road ability, practicality, and excellent reliability track record, and criticised for its expensive running costs and price tag.

    Parkers said the Land Cruiser had the off-road talents to match any model in the more expensive Land Rover range. That said, if you are looking for a seven-seat family runaround, it’s harder to recommend.

    “While it’s large and practical for a family it’s also bulky, expensive, unsophisticated”, Parkers explained, adding that “it’s not quite as good to drive on tarmac” as its rivals either.

    Carbuyer commented that the Land Cruiser, with its noisy combustion-powered engine options and dated interior, “feels a little like a dinosaur in today’s increasingly electrified car market”, particularly as the more road-focused Toyota Highlander is now available as a hybrid. Nevertheless, as Motoring Research concluded, for “all-weather talents and a never-say-die attitude, the Land Cruiser is still top of its class.”

    No longer on sale, the Toyota Land Cruiser holds a Used Car Expert Rating of 54%, based on 37 reviews published by the UK motoring media.

    Land Cruiser highlights

    • Tough and dependable
    • Impressive off-roader with a big tow capacity
    • Cabin space for seven adults
    • Well-built interior
    • Long ten-year warranty

    Land Cruiser lowlights

    • Top-spec models get pretty expensive
    • High running costs
    • Noisy range of engines
    • SUV rivals are more comfortable on tarmac
    • Rather small boot with seven seats up

    Key specifications


    Body style: Large SUV
    Engines:
    petrol, diesel
    Price when new:
    From £46,235 on-road

    Launched: Spring 2010
    Last updated: Autumn 2017
    Replacement due: 2024


    Media reviews


    Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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    Safety rating


    No safety rating

    Despite being on sale in the UK for over a decade, the Toyota Land Cruiser was never crash tested by Euro NCAP.

    Eco rating


    No eco rating

    The Toyota Land Cruiser was never lab tested by Green NCAP.

    Reliability rating

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    Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

    No reliability rating

    As of January 2023, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Toyota Land Cruiser to generate a reliability rating.

    The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively for us using warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the new Land Cruiser, we’ll publish the score here.

    Running cost rating

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    Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

    Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
    Diesel models30 mpgE29 – 32 mpgE – E
    CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
    Diesel models246 g/kmD234 – 256 g/kmD – D
    Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
    All models39C35 – 41C – D
    Service and maintenanceCostScore
    Year 1£255B
    Year 2£656C
    Year 3£1,044C
    Year 4£1,270C
    Year 5£1,606B
    Overall£4,831B

    Unsurprisingly, a big, heavy 4×4 like the Toyota Land Cruiser will cost you quite a chunk of change to run, according to whole-life cost data provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

    Fuel consumption is very poor, so you’ll be stopping for diesel on a regular basis. The good news is that servicing and insurance costs are reasonable for such a big vehicle.

    Awards


    Trophies, prizes and awards that the Toyota Land Cruiser has received

    2021

    • 4×4 of the Year Awards – Most Sustainable SUV

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    The roomy Toyota Land Cruiser is a capable and reliable 4x4 that is built to last, but it is quite expensive to buy and run.Toyota Land Cruiser (2018 to 2023)