Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

There’s no official crash rating, but it gives the impression it would perform well in a collision. The array of safety equipment is reassuring and includes a record-breaking (at the time) 14 airbags including front knee airbags and curtain shield airbags along the entire length of the cabin. There’s also a pre-crash safety system which detects an emergency braking or spin scenario and tensions the front seatbelts in anticipation of an accident, pulling the front occupants into the safest position.

Thanks to seven seats as standard, the big Toyota is ideal for larger families. However, with all the rear seats in place, boot space is cut to just 259 litres – less than a Ford Fiesta. But what is more of an issue is the way the seats fold away – or don’t as the case is. Rather than sliding away to create a flat floor like most 4x4s, the seats in the Land Cruiser V8 flip up against the sides of the boot, eating into precious carrying room and making the boot narrow.

At least the seats, although heavy-looking, are on gas-assisted struts which makes them easy to pull into place or stow away.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Toyota Land Cruiser V8 (08-11).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Headlight washers
  • Parking sensors

60th Anniversary equipment

60th Anniversary standard equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Parking sensors
60th Anniversary optional equipment
None available

V8 equipment

V8 standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
V8 optional equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Parking sensors