Beastly yet refined V8; capable in the dirt; luxuries and technology galore; 8-passenger seating
Imposing size; poor fuel economy; so-so comfort for rear passengers
The Land Cruiser is unchanged for the 2014 model year.
Since there are no options, the Land Cruiser makes our job easy. We absolutely recommend this vehicle, especially after its properly tough styling tweaks for 2013.
The 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser is offered in one very well-equipped trim level. Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, power leather-trimmed front seats, 4-zone automatic climate control with separate second-row controls, JBL premium audio and a rearview camera. There's also a hard-drive-based touchscreen navigation system with the smartphone-based Entune interface, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system and connectivity for iPod/USB and Bluetooth devices. Every Land Cruiser comes fully loaded, so there are no factory options.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||2 Years/25,000 Miles|
|Maintenance||2 Years/25,000 Miles|
Infiniti QX80 -- The recently re-badged 3-row QX80 has more expressive styling and comparable V8 power, plus a very nice interior. Definitely drive this one if you're serious about the Land Cruiser.
Land Rover Range Rover -- Still the king of luxury SUVs, the Range Rover costs more, but it features an available supercharged V8 and one of the finest cabins at any price. There's no third-row seat, however.
Cadillac Escalade -- If you don't need the Toyota's off-road ability and want the ultimate in bling, the truck-based Escalade delivers. It's not the most gratifying luxury SUV to drive, but it has an image like no other.