2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Review, Specs, Release Date

2018 Toyota Land Cruiser V8 Photos

As an automotive icon, Toyota Land Cruiser has been known for all-terrain capability and endurance for 60 years. And now, luxury is also included in the Land Cruiser equation. The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser continues its tradition of combining strong performance, excellent behavior on and off-road with a high level of comfort.

So, whether you cross a glacier or a desert, the Land Cruiser will do its job well. It also does this while keeping you comfortable in a leather-lined, fully loaded cabin that makes this Toyota a luxury vehicle.

Trim and Features

The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser is an eight-passenger luxury SUV sold in one fully loaded trim level with no available options.

Standard equipment for the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser includes keyless ignition and entry, 18-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, automatic high beams, LED running lights, LED foglights, automatic wipers, auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, roof rails, a sunroof, a windshield wiper de-icer, running boards, an integrated towing hitch receiver and wiring harness.

Inside, you’ll get four-zone automatic climate control, driver-seat memory functions, a heated power-adjustable steering wheel, ventilated and heated power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, 40/20/40-split second-row seats, 50/50-split third-row seats and a cooler box under the front center armrest.

Tech features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, a surround-view parking camera system, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, a 9-inch touchscreen interface, a navigation system, wireless smartphone charging, voice controls, a USB port, Bluetooth, Toyota Entune smartphone app suite, a 14-speaker JBL sound system with satellite radio and a CD player.

The only factory option for the 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser is a rear-seat entertainment system that includes two display screens mounted to the front seatbacks.

Engine Specs

The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels, while a two-speed transfer case allows you to configure the drivetrain for cruising the highway at freeway speed or crawling along a slippery road at a walking pace.

Other hardware for off-road performance includes the Toyota Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, which decouples the stabilizer bars for greater wheel articulation. The Multi-Terrain Select adjusts stability and traction control settings to specific road surfaces, as in snow, mud or dirt. Off-Road Turn Assist, which applies brakes to the inside wheels in a corner to make a tighter turn. Also standard is a hill start assist and a five-speed crawl control.

In performance testing, the 2018 Toyota Lan Cruiser accelerates from zero to 60 mph in a respectable 7.4 seconds. EPA fuel economy estimated at 15 mpg combined (13 city/18 highway), which is below average for the class. Towing capacity is impressive up to 8,100 pounds.

Toyota Land Cruiser 2018 Interior Photos


The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser has a nicer interior than the average Toyota model, with top-quality materials and lots of high-tech features. Overall, the impression is still below the standard of luxury vehicles, but if that’s what you’re looking for, the Lexus LX 570 should be satisfactory.

The Toyota Entune system is easy to use and has many applications to provide information and entertaining. The optional rear entertainment system ensures that other passengers have plenty to keep them busy as well.

The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser front seats have sufficient support and cushioning for all-day comfort. Passengers in the second row enjoy a heating seat that can slide the fore and rear to add leg room. The third row seats are folded from the side of the cabin, and the lack of leg room makes them only suitable for smaller passengers.

The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser has a smaller cargo capacity than you find in other SUVs in the class. Behind the third row seat, there are only about 16 cubic feet of cargo space. Fold the third row, you will find only 43 cubic feet of space because the third row seat turns sideways rather than stowing under the floor. Folding the second and third row seats, there are 82 cubic feet of cargo space.

Release Date and Price

The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. Key competitors include the Lexus LX 570, Lincoln Navigator and Land Rover Discovery.

Since there only one trim level, the price 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser close to $84,960 (include $1,295 destination charge) starting price. The optional rear-seat entertainment system cost an extra $2,220.

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