2015 Toyota Land Cruiser

2015 Toyota Land Cruiser
[![The new Land Cruiser is unabashedly luxurious. Photos Courtesy of Toyota.](http://buyersguide.carsoup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/2015-Toyota-Land-Cruiser-hero.jpg)](http://buyersguide.carsoup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/2015-Toyota-Land-Cruiser-hero.jpg)The new Land Cruiser is unabashedly luxurious. Photos Courtesy of Toyota.
The powerful, luxurious [2015 Toyota Land Cruiser](http://www.carsoup.com/research-vehicles/Toyota/Landcruiser/ "2015 Toyota Land Cruiser") may seem far removed from the first Land Cruisers offered in the U.S. more than 50 years ago, but the newest model does continue the heritage of a go-anywhere capability and spirit. The new Land Cruiser these days is just a lot more civilized.

The 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 roads end.

2015-Toyota-Land-Cruiser-interiorIts advanced chassis systems, and Toyota quality, durability and reliability ensure that the Land Cruiser can make such excursions easily. Unabashedly luxurious, the 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser comes only one way: fully equipped. There are no factory options.

The heart of the Land Cruiser’s capability is its 5.7-liter V-8 engine, which produces 381 horsepower. The Land Cruiser 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. The V-8 is teamed exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission that adjusts shifting to road conditions. With a sequential shift mode, you can also shift manually, which is ideal for added control in challenging weather conditions.

2015-Toyota-Land-Cruiser-rearBody-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 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.

Base model estimated mpg: 13/18. Estimated starting price: $79,905.

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