With over 50 years of heritage, Toyota has got the Land Cruiser updated. The powerful, luxurious 2015 Land Cruiser may seem far removed from the first Land Cruiser models offered in the U.S market more than half a century ago, but the newest model shares its forbear's go, anywhere capability and spirit. It's just a lot more civilized. Appealing to a highly loyal customer base, the Toyota Land Cruiser is a premium-luxury, full-capability SUV with seating for eight. Its combination of power, room and towing capacity could make anyone pine for a getaway vacation home in the mountains where the road ends. Its advanced chassis systems and Toyota quality, durability and reliability ensure that the Land Cruiser can make such excursions easily.
Land Cruiser customers know great construction when they see it, in a custom designed home or in an SUV. Body-on-frame construction gives the Land Cruiser a solid foundation for rugged durability in extreme driving conditions, along with impressively plush ride quality. Underbody panels help to protect the engine and transmission when traversing rocky terrain. The suspension combines toughness and high-tech. High-mount double-wishbone front-suspension provides outstanding suspension articulation for off-road driving and still maintains smooth on-road driving comfort. A well proven four-link, coil-spring rear suspension provides a long suspension stroke for off-road axle articulation. Then comes the high-tech portion. An old trick of true off-road drivers is to disconnect the suspension stabilizer bars in order to increase wheel articulation. That's a tough and dirty job and it can impair handling. The Land Cruiser offers a better way, known as Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System(KDSS). This innovative system hydraulically adjusts the lean resistance provided by the stabilizer bars, reducing it for off-road driving to help minimize any tendency for wheel lift. The Land Cruiser comes ready for trail duty with a true full-time four-wheel drive system augmented by a wide array of advanced chassis control technologies. Approach and departure angles are 30 degrees and 20 degrees, respectively, for capable off-road maneuvering.
The heart of the Land Cruiser's capability is its 5.7 litre DOHC V8 engine, which produces 381hp at 5,600rpm and 401 lb.ft of torque at 3,600rpm. The Land Cruiser, which comes equipped with a standard towing package, can pull a trailer weighing up to 8,500 pounds. The towing connector and sub-wiring harness allow connection of a commercial trailer-brake controller. A water cooled oil cooler helps control oil temperature while towing. Standard, Trailer Sway Control, which uses the VSC(Vehicle Stability Control)to help counteract trailer sway, can make towing a more relaxed proposition for newbie and veteran alike. Even with all its power, the Land Cruiser's V8 is no brute. Its a highly refined machine, employing such technologies as dual independent VVT-i(Variable Valve Timing with intelligence)and an ACIS(Acoustic Control Induction System)to help maximize performance and efficiency. ACIS changes the length of the intake tract in two stages, based on RPM and throttle angle to optimize torque across the engine speed range. All eight seating positions have three-point seatbelts and Land Cruiser has 10 airbags. Active headrests on the driver and front passenger seats move up and forward almost instantly in the event of certain rear-end collisions to help reduce the distance between the occupant's head and the headrest.
Comfort in the Land Cruiser steadily evolved over the decades and design generations, culminating today in an SUV of impeccable luxury. Perforated leather trim, heated and ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel with power tilt and telescoping with memory are just a few of the comforts awaiting in the spacious cabin. The driver faces a panel of bright Optitron instrument gauges and a Multi-Information Display shows gear selection, odometer, tripmeter, fuel consumption, individual tire pressures and cruising range. The center console integrates a cooler box, USB port and cup holders. Middle row seating is both luxurious and versatile. Seats are trimmed in perforated leather and feature multi-stage heating. The split seat is built for comfort, with a recline feature and a one-touch tumble mechanism for easier third row entry and exit. With the rear seats folded, the Land Cruiser offers 81.7 cubic feet of cargo space. The middle row seats slide forward, creating more room for passengers or more room for cargo.
As mentioned above, this vehicle has a strong reputation compared to other 4×4 line-ups of the Toyota. Customers who have bought the previous models of the Land Cruiser have responded with positivity. If its just a sedan in your garage and opting to buy another vehicle for long expeditions or family long drives then this is preferably a right buy for you, if your a passionate off-road driver, then this vehicle would be suitable for you too, well this vehicle is set for anyone, only if you have $81,963 to cash out of your bank.
The ultimate Toyota SUV, with a full array of high-tech off-road handling systems.
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