Parkers overall rating: 3.6 out of 5 3.6

Practicality
Rating: 4.2/5

Perhaps it’s obvious that an SUV as large as the Toyota Land Cruiser will offer impressive interior space. Certainly, the additional width it has over smaller crossovers and SUVs means there’s plenty of room for burly rugby players in each row of seats.

The Land Cruiser’s available with a few configurations of seating. Short-wheelbase models come with three doors and seat five, with the back seat occupants clambering in just like they would in any three-door hatchback. Long-wheelbase models have five doors, and models in Active trim can be specified with five or seven seats.  Top-spec Invincible cars are seven-seat only.

The front seats are rather palatial, with a wide armrest and plenty of adjustment. Those in the second row are also well catered-for with a soft, supportive rear bench and plenty of leg and headroom. They also recline. The third row, which pops up electrically, matches the Land Rover Discovery in being able to seat adults in surprising comfort.

Boot space and storage

Boot space for the three-door model is 380 litres, while five-door cars get a respectable 640-litre load bay when the third row is folded flat. That near-enough matches the Land Rover Defender, and does so again with a paltry, supermini-sized area when the third row’s up.

Like the Defender, but unlike its Discovery sibling, access to the Land Cruiser’s boot is also quite awkward. Instead of a lifting tailgate you get an enormous, side-hinged door. It’s very heavy and requires a lot of room behind the car – don’t plan on reversing into spaces at the supermarket or you simply won’t be able to load up properly.

If you’ve only one or two things to toss in, the rear glass opens separately, but it’s high for shorter owners and a long drop for delicate items. We’re also not huge fans of the tonneau cover for the boot, which is awkward and feels flimsy and at odds with the rest of the car.

Storage space for smaller items is good. The door bins are large, as are the two cupholders in the front, while the centre compartment is cavernous on lower-spec models and, on ‘Invincible’ cars, it’s refrigerated to keep cans or bottles cold as you drive.

How easy is it to park?

The Land Cruiser is a huge car, especially in long-wheelbase guise, but its square dimensions mean it’s not as onerous a task to park as you might think. You’ll need a large space, of course, but the front corners are visible from the driver’s seat, and rear parking sensors and a reversing camera are standard.

Safety
Rating: 3/5

The Land Cruiser hasn’t been tested by Euro NCAP, though with its strong body and standard seven airbags it’s likely it would perform quite well in protecting its occupants. Many of Toyota’s other cars have five-star safety ratings.

Advanced safety tech is rather lacking on all but top-spec Invincible models, however, with autonomous emergency braking, road sign assist, auto high beam, LED headlights, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert all reserved exclusively for this most expensive model.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Toyota Land Cruiser.

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Front electric windows
  • PAS
  • Remote locking

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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
  • TV

60th Anniversary equipment

60th Anniversary standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
60th Anniversary optional equipment
None available

Active equipment

Active standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Parking sensors
  • Traction control
Active optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Icon equipment

Icon standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Icon optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Service indicator

Invincible equipment

Invincible standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Invincible optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
  • TV

Invincible X equipment

Invincible X standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
  • TV
Invincible X optional equipment
None available

LC3 equipment

LC3 standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
LC3 optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Roof rails

LC4 equipment

LC4 standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
LC4 optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof

LC5 equipment

LC5 standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
LC5 optional equipment
None available

Utility equipment

Utility standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Utility optional equipment
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel

V8 equipment

V8 standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
V8 optional equipment
None available