2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Specs, Release Date, Price
For six decades, the Land Cruiser has become a traditional Toyota full-size SUV. A highly capable off-roader, powered by a big V8, this SUV is built on a truck platform, with a separate body. Undeniable reflecting the past, but brought up to date technology, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser today cannot match most of its rivals on-pavement motoring. Off-road, on the other hand, is ready to show its capabilities. Even on the highway, this SUV is far better than its off-road reputation.
Obviously, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruisers isn’t a vehicle for everyone. Its amazing reputation for durability has lived a long time ago, through successful efforts in some of the most remote, even war-torn regions of the world.
There are no more vehicles today that look like the Toyota cruiser, besides its Lexus LX sibling. Even when operating in the most difficult terrain, its commendable record for reliability remains intact.
The only engine available for the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is a 5.7-liter V8 that producing 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. It is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a full-time four-wheel-drive system. This big, thirsty has enough grunt to handle the Land Cruiser’s weight with aplomb, and it is also rated to tow 8,100 pounds.
Other off-roading components include a locking center differential, Toyota’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS, a decoupling stabilizer bar), Crawl Control (a low-speed off-road cruise control), Multi-Terrain Select (off-road vehicle settings), hill start assist, skid plates and tow hooks.
- 381 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm
- 401 lb-ft of torque @ 3,600 rpm
- Zero to 60 mph: 6.7 sec
- Zero to 100 mph: 17.6 sec
- Standing 1/4-mile: 15.1 sec @ 93 mph
- Top speed (C/D est): 130 mph
- EPA city/highway fuel economy: 13/18 mpg
Standard & Optional Equipment
The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is an eight-passenger luxury SUV offered in single fully loaded trim level. Standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, automatic high beams, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, automatic wipers, a windshield wiper de-icer, roof rails, running boards, an integrated towing hitch receiver and wiring harness, a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, four-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated power-adjustable front seats, driver-seat memory functions, 40/20/40-split second-row seats (fold, recline and slide), 50/50-split third-row seats, a heated, power-adjustable steering wheel, and a cooler box under the front center armrest.
Tech and safety features include wireless smartphone charging, a USB port, a 9-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth, a navigation system, voice controls, Toyota’s Entune smartphone app suite, one USB port, a 14-speaker JBL sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning, front and rear parking sensors, a surround-view parking camera system, .
The only option for the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is a rear seat entertainment system.
Ready to cope with its array of off-road technology, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser upright, symmetrical dashboard is packed with large buttons and knobs. Yet, most controls are built into the infotainment screen. At the center console, controls for the transfer case and traction system sit alongside a conventional gearshift lever. Semi-aniline leather upholstery feels tempting, but hard plastic trim seems out of place in such a costly vehicle.
At a glance, the Land Cruiser almost resembles a luxury sedan. Space is bountiful, though not every passenger enjoys equivalent accommodations. Front seats are wide and well-padded, helping to provide excellent views. Row two isn’t far behind in comfort, with space for three average-size adults. Three seatbelts await in the third row, but youngsters are the most likely occupants. The truck-based third-row configuration precludes foldaway seatbacks. Instead, two removable seat halves can fold upward when not in use.
Cargo volume totals a sizable 16.1 cubic feet behind the third row, expanding to 43 cubic feet when those seats are folded away. Removing third-row seats and folding second-row seatbacks boosts space close to 82 cubic feet.
As Toyota most expensive vehicle, the 2019 Land Cruiser carries a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) that tops $86,000 when factoring in the destination charge. At this price, the Land Cruiser sits just below its 3-row sibling, the Lexus LX, but well above almost every other competitor.