One summer day back in 1951, the first Land Cruiser, then called the BJ, started up the side of Mt. Fuji and accomplished a feat no other vehicle in history had managed to achieve. It climbed to Checkpoint No. 6, a spot so high up the mountainside it was thought to be unreachable by motor vehicle. The event signaled more than just the triumph of one vehicle over a formidable challenge. It marked the birth of a legend. Since its impressive debut, Land Cruiser has developed a loyal following unmatched by any other SUV in the world. From the rugged machine of those early days, to the model of refinement it is today, Land Cruiser continues to be a symbol of capability, innovation and quality.
Many SUVs perform well either on the highway or on the dirt, but fail to do well on both. Armed with features like Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) and 4WD with Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), Land Cruiser delivers optimum performance on or off the pavement.
This remarkable feature gives you a look at the front, side and rear areas of the vehicle from the comfort of the driver’s seat. Shown on the 8-in. navigation screen, the images help you double-check your blind spots and examine your immediate surroundings for potential trouble.
Land Cruiser is equipped with an independent double-wishbone suspension with coil springs and stabilizer bar up front, and a 4-link rear with coil springs stabilizer bar and semi-floating axle in the rear. Trustworthy? You bet. Land Cruiser’s reputation is riding on it.
Multi-terrain Select ensures that the driver has the maximum amount of traction possible for any off-road scenario. The driver chooses from five available modes — Mud & Sand, Rock, Rock & Dirt, Loose Rock and Mogul — to best match the terrain being negotiated. The system optimizes throttle and brake control, helping to limit wheelspin and wheel lockup.
With Land Cruiser’s four-zone automatic climate control, the driver, front passenger and two secondrow passengers can each control their own individual environments. In fact, there are a total of 28 vents located throughout the cabin to further enhance everyone’s comfort.
|Engine||5.7-Liter DOHC V8|
|Horsepower||381 hp @ 5600 rpm|
|Torque||401 lb.-ft @ 3600 rpm|
|Cargo Volume||81.7 Cubic Feet2|
|Number of Doors||5|
|Number of Airbags||10|