Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Where most rivals have tended to simplify the array of functions presented to the driver, the Land Cruiser driver has a multitude of switches, buttons and dials for controlling the numerous functions. The placing of these controls is rather haphazard which could hamper a driver grappling with an intimidating off-road situation. Otherwise the interior feels solid and the materials used are good quality (artificial wood and fake carbon aside).

Despite the size, manoeuvring the Land Cruiser is relatively easy thanks to parking sensors front and rear plus a reverse camera with colour-screen. Smart entry and start systems mean the door unlocks at the touch of a hand and the engine starts on the press of a button while the key-fob remains in the driver’s pocket or bag.

The V8 comes with seven seats as standard and all are well cushioned and supportive. There's no shortage of room for the front and second-row passengers with plenty of head and legroom. The third-row seats – as is usually the case – need reasonable agility to get to and there’s limited legroom, although adults will fit. The climate control system divides the cabin into four separately controllable zones which can each run differing climate settings but the rather noisy engine means motorway cruising isn't as refined as it could be.