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3.5 out of 5 3.5
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Toyota Land Cruiser (09 on) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £33,780 - £54,030
Lease from new From £402 per month
Used price £9,975 - £49,285
Used monthly cost £249 - £1,230
Fuel Economy 28.8 - 31.7 mpg
Road tax cost £145 - £555
Insurance group 31 - 48 How much is it to insure?
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PROS

Amazingly capable in difficult terrain, very well equipped as standard, robust and reliable, seven seat option

CONS

Poor on road, vague and lifeless steering, sluggish performance, button-heavy dash

Toyota Land Cruiser rivals

Mitsubishi
Shogun
3.5 out of 5 3.5

Written by David Ross on

Offroaders that are truly capable off-road are becoming harder to find with most 4x4s designed primarily for tarmac roads than muddy tracks.

But the Toyota Land Cruiser sticks to its traditional roots as a vehicle that has the ability to go pretty much anywhere. On difficult terrain it's hugely impressive, helped by sophisticated and genuinely useful off-road systems, allowing it to tackle seemingly impassable ground. Unfortunately it's not so good on road, especially compared to alternatives like the Land Rover Discovery. It can feel somewhat cumbersome and unwieldy.

On the plus side, it's supremely refined, incredibly well equipped and most models come with seven seats as standard. Add in Toyota's excellent track record for reliability and build quality and the Land Cruiser is a safe, if not necessarily exciting, choice.

Superb off-road

If you need to head into the wilds and want to make sure you will come out the other side in one piece, the Toyota Land Cruiser is the car for you. Its reliability and rugged build quality are renowned all over the world, so it will easily cope with the use most UK buyers put it through.

This is likely to include on-road driving and towing, which the Toyota manages with ease. If you do head off-road, the Land Cruiser’s powerful engines, low-ration transfer gearbox and four-wheel drive combine with the excellent ground clearance and traction to make it almost unstoppable. Only a Land Rover Discovery or Range Rover are more able than the Toyota.

Toyota Land Cruiser rivals

Mitsubishi
Shogun
3.5 out of 5 3.5

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