An SUV where comfort and capability meet.
Few full-sized SUVs have the history of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser, with over 60 years of heritage to build on. Do you enjoy adventures on the path less traveled? While the current generation has been in production since the 2008 model year, it has been refreshed for 2013 and again in 2015.
The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser now features plenty of tech as standard, a 5.7L V8 engine, and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Are you looking for a full-sized SUV that is as capable off-road as it is comfortable? You can find that adventurous spirit, as well as a luxurious interior and current technology all in the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser.
In this 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser review, you'll learn:
Key Specs and Features
- Standard on all 2019 Toyota Landcruisers is a suite of driver aids including pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.
- All models include CRAWL® off-road speed control system with five different speed settings.
- Standard eight-passenger seating with perforated leather surfaces.
- Qi-compatible wireless phone charging as standard.
5 Reasons to Buy
1. Loaded with standard features
Since there is only one trim level available for the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser, you will enjoy a long list of standard features. Apple Car Play®, Android Auto™, Bluetooth® connectivity, a 14-speaker JBL premium audio system, a nine-inch touch screen, and four-zone automatic climate control are all standard on any 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser. This gives you plenty of tech to keep you and your passengers entertained on long journeys.
2. High-tech off-roading
If you're interested in getting around on tight trails, rough roads, or less-than-ideal road conditions, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser has some unique electronic tools. CRAWL control should give you a selection of low-gear speeds designed to power over obstacles. Off-road assist should reduce the turn radius in crawl mode, which can get the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser around tighter bends. An array of cameras are designed to provide top-down visibility on the nine-inch screen to help navigate tricky parking spots.
3. Luxuriously-appointed interior
While the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser may be rough and capable on the outside, it has many luxury touches on the interior. Standard on all models is perforated leather seating, an impressive audio system, and a heated steering wheel and seats. There should be enough space for passengers and luggage, too, with 16.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the third row or an impressive 81.7 cubic feet with second and third-row seats folded flat.
4. Great for camping
Every 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is equipped with a 5.7L V8 engine, which makes 381 hp. The eight-speed automatic transmission includes a tow/haul mode and hill-start logic. Equipped standard with a four- and seven-pin towing harness, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser can tow up to an estimated 8,100 pounds (with the V8) when properly equipped.1 That's enough to pull a caravan ready for the family camping trip.
5. A strong foundation
Starting with the right foundation can be a vital part of any vehicle. The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is a full-sized SUV riding on a full-frame, just like a pickup truck. The frame underneath helps the towing, off-road performance, and ride comfort you experience in the Land Cruiser. This rugged setup means you get a vehicle that's ready for off-road adventures and can rival a pickup in terms of practicality, but all in a more suburb-friendly package.
What You Need to Know
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser trims
The 2019 Land Cruiser is only available in a single trim with all the standard features already listed. LED lighting, push-button start, heated second-row seats, fold-up third-row seating, power sunroof, protective skid-plates, and power lift-gate also all come as standard. A rear-seat DVD entertainment system is optional.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser colors
All 2019 Toyota Land Cruisers are available in the following colors:
- Blizzard Pearl
- Blue Onyx Pearl
- Brandywine Mica
- Classic Silver Metallic
- Magnetic Grey Metallic
- Midnight Black Metallic
Few SUVs are more legendary off-roaders than the Jeep Wrangler. With the same heritage and body-on-frame construction, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler can be the ideal choice. Spanning several decades, the fourth-generation Jeep Wrangler started production in the 2018 model year. You can choose from several engines on 2018 and later Jeep Wranglers, including a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder or a 3.6L V6 engine. The 2018 and later Wrangler is available in a two or four-passenger configuration. Standard features on the top-level Sport trim include a rearview camera, five-inch touchscreen, push-button start, and two-speed low-gear transfer case.
The Toyota 4Runner shares a lot of the same heritage as the Land Cruiser and is also body-on-frame. 2018 and later Toyota 4Runners have off-road technologies, including CRAWL® speed control and dynamically adjustable suspension. If you're really going off the tarmac, the TRD Pro trim adds raised Bilstein® suspension, all-terrain tires, and an aluminum front skid plate. Both rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive versions are offered with a 270-hp 4.0L V6 engine. There's also an available third row if you need to seat up to seven.
If you're looking for more refined driving manners without totally sacrificing off-road technology, you should consider the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The fourth generation entered production in the 2011 model year, with some minor technology and option-package refreshes since. On 2018 and later models, the luxurious Overland trim has as available a dual-panel power moonroof, adaptive cruise control, rear-seat Blu-ray entertainment, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning with active braking, and a rearview camera. The 293-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine is paired with an eight-speed transmission, which provides an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city 26 mpg highway.2 When properly equipped, 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokees with the V6 engine can tow up to an estimated 6,200 pounds.1
The Bottom Line
The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser suits a wide range of requirements. There's a long list of standard luxury and technology features if you're looking for high-end comfort. Or if you regularly carry a lot of groceries, shopping bags, or camping gear, there's over 80 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row. Finally, five low-gear crawl speeds, multiple cameras, and four-wheel drive are built to get you and the 2019 Land Cruiser through tough off-road adventures.
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1Various factors may impact towing capacity, including the weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
2Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
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