The 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser is a large luxury SUV offered in two trim levels: base and Heritage Edition (HE). The Toyota Land Cruiser has a legendary CV as an off-roader, but the current model is more luxurious than adventurous. Land Cruiser is not as luxurious as its corporate counterpart, the Lexus LX, and the Land Cruiser is equipped with an abundance of luxury features in an effort to justify the rising sticker price. The 2020 Land Cruiser is a big luxury SUV for some things, but for many other reasons, it’s not that good.
Toyota Land Cruiser with four-wheel-drive vehicles is one of the most capable off-road vehicles you can buy, and you can tackle the beaten path in a mostly well-appointed and luxurious interior. With the Land Cruiser’s muscular V8 engine, there’s plenty of power on the crane. This Toyota has a comfortable ride on sidewalks, but its old-school-on-the-frame construction and heavy steering may not be for you. The Land Cruiser is also not the easiest vehicle to navigate through tight street streets and suburban parking lots. Passenger space in the third row is limited, and although the second-row seats are spacious, they are not very comfortable.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Interior
Inside, the Land Cruiser cabin quality is excellent, and knobs and switches move with a weight that conveys quality. The front row offers comfortable accommodation and charming sightlines. There is a lot of space in the second row, but the third row is best suited for children. With the standard eight-seater seating arrangement, the Land Cruiser offers 16 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row and 41 cubic feet behind the second. There is more cargo space in competing models like the Lincoln Navigator, which offers about 20 cubic feet of space for your belongings behind the third row.
The Toyota Land Cruiser 2020 is loaded with a myriad of enticing technical features. Standard Bluetooth connectivity facilitates hands-free phone calls when you are behind the wheel. All models are loaded with wireless devices and an integrated navigation system with a 9.0-inch touch screen. Satellite radio is standard, as well as a 14-speaker JBL audio system. On the list of options, there is an entertainment system for rear seats with a pair of wireless headphones and two 11.6-inch screens.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Engine
The 2020 Land Cruiser is powered by a 5.7-liter V-8 engine mated to an automatic gearbox. This setup generates 381 horsepower and a torque of 401 pounds. The full-time four-wheel drive is standard. With ride quality that is smooth and well-planted, the Land Cruiser delivers comfortable driving dynamics. However, the steering feels light, and there is a fair amount of body roll. Competitive SUVs in this price range offer handling that is more rewarding. Despite its meaty exterior, the Land Cruiser is off the line relatively quickly.
Toyota’s huge dimensions take up a large amount of fuel consumption. According to the EPA, the Land Cruiser achieves a gas mileage of only 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway. Therapeutic such as the Lincoln Navigator (up to 16/22 mpg city/highway) and Mercedes-Benz GLS class (19/23 mpg city/highway). The Land Cruiser we tested earned 17 mpg on our real 200km highway.
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Safety
The Land Cruiser did not pass a crash test by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the High-Speed Insurance Institute (IIHS). However, each model is standard with a lot of driver assistance technology. Important safety features include the standard warning for pre-collision and automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser blind-spot monitoring.