2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs
Toyota Land Cruiser
- Starting price TBA
- i-FORCE MAX turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder hybrid powertrain that produces 326 horsepower, 465 lb.-ft. of torque
- Available 12.3-inch touchscreen displays latest Toyota Audio Multimedia system and Multi Terrain Monitor
- Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 standard on all models
- Rear locking differential
- CRAWL control
- Standard heated seats and steering wheel
- Standard 2,400W AC inverter
About The Toyota Land Cruiser
For 2024, Toyota didn’t just design a new generation of the Land Cruiser, they reinvented it. The Land Cruiser started off being built for hardcore offroading, and while it retained that capability over the years, the emphasis was more on being a three-row on-road people carrier. But this new Land Cruiser takes the nameplate back to its roots, joining the 4Runner in the Toyota stable of seriously capable offroad SUVs. The Land Cruiser is powered by a new i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain designed for uncompromising offroad ability, thanks to 326 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. Full-time four-wheel drive comes standard too, and the Land Cruiser comes with an impressive towing capacity of 6,000 pounds. Best of all, Toyota is promising a significantly lower starting price compared to the previous generation.
Toyota Land Cruiser Features
While there have now been several generations of the Land Cruiser that were built mostly for people hauling, this one is built to tackle the toughest terrain you can throw at it. The Land Cruiser is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a hybrid system that produces a combined 326 horsepower and 456 lb-ft of torque, an impressive amount of power that will make tough offroading look easy. You get four-wheel drive standard, as well as other offroad goodies like a center locking differential with an electronically controlled two-speed transfer case, an automatic limited-slip differential, and an electronic locking rear differential. It has 8.7 inches of ground clearance, and there are available rock rails and full-coverage steel skid plates. This new generation of the Land Cruiser ditches the third row of seats, and has been made a bit smaller as well, in order to improve offroad agility.
With its renewed emphasis on offroading, the Land Cruiser’s styling has been updated to evoke the looks of the older generations that first earned the Land Cruiser its reputation for utility. The styling is boxier, more squared-off, and the available round LED headlights are an updated version of the originals. Inside, you’ll find actual buttons to control most functions, meaning that you can quickly make the adjustments you need, rather than hunting through menus on a touchscreen. Most of the buttons are also large enough to be easily operated while wearing gloves, since Toyota knows that a lot of adventures don’t take place in ideal weather conditions. Like the exterior, the interior is designed to be functional, while drawing influence from previous generations. Those familiar with the 70-series Land Cruisers from the 80s will find the dashboard layout familiar, and everyone will find it easy to use.
For all of its retro looks, the Land Cruiser is packed with the absolute cutting edge in technology. The hybrid drivetrain produces noticeably more torque than the old V8 engine, and it’s mated to a far more sophisticated 8-speed automatic transmission. Multi-Terrain Select lets you choose specific terrain types, like mud, dirt, and sand, in order to dial in the best possible performance from the traction control system. CRAWL Control will maintain a set speed over especially rough terrain, so that you can instead focus on steering, and offers a choice of five different speeds. There is an available 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, which doubles as a monitor for the Multi-Terrain Monitor, an underbody camera system that lets you keep a closer eye on upcoming obstacles. Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come standard, as does a wireless charging pad for your phone. And for audiophiles, there is an available 14-speaker JBL premium sound system.