2021 Toyota Land Cruiser

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Toyota Land Cruiser highlights

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  • Smooth and comfortable for a large SUV
  • Efficient off-roader
  • Elevated views upfront


  • Reactive brake pedal
  • Disappointing fuel figures
  • Restrictive third-row dimensions that impact rear storage

Mileage (EPA estimate)

13 city, 17 highway, 14 combined

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All Toyota Land Cruiser years

What is new for the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser?

  • Land Cruiser trims have been upgraded with Fold-Away Third Row, Remote Start, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard equipment this year.

2021 Toyota Land Cruiser trims

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  • 381-hp, 401-lb-ft of torque 5.7L
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Power Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Power Mirrors
  • Smart Key
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Traction Control
  • Memory Seats
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Heritage Edition:

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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser

1. Brawny V8

If you're shopping for a large SUV with power under the hood, the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser deserves a spot on your list. This model is anchored by a burly 5.7L V8 engine with 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. The engine pairs with an eight-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with sequential shift mode and uphill/downhill shift logic for extra control on varying terrain. A full-time four-wheel-drive system with active traction control (A-TRAC) is also standard for surefooted performance. When properly equipped, the 2021 Land Cruiser boasts an estimated 8,100-lb towing capacity to haul your recreational equipment.

2. Off-road abilities

The 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser remains true to its off-road roots with a rugged steel ladder frame that can traverse uncharted territory with excellent rigidity. This SUV is also equipped with reinforced skid plates to protect the front suspension, radiator, fuel tank, and transfer case when climbing over rocky landscapes. A multi-terrain monitor lets you check your surroundings for obstacles, while the multi-terrain select system provides five customizable modes to optimize driving performance on off-road surfaces. Additionally, the 2021 Land Cruiser includes a Torsen® limited-slip differential to automatically maintain power distribution in traction-reduced situations.

3. Comfortable ride

The 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser is a multifaceted large SUV that can hold its own on off-road trails and sails confidently down city streets and highways. The Land Cruiser features a front-independent double-wishbone suspension and a four-link rear suspension with a semi-floating axle that provides outstanding articulation over bumps, divots, and ditches for a truly comfortable ride.

4. Versatile interior

Need plenty of seating for your crew? The 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser's three-row design is up to the task, offering a standard eight-passenger design that's ideal for families or large groups. However, if two rows suffice, the Heritage trim comes standard with seating for five, providing more cargo space (53.5 cu-ft) to enjoy outdoor adventures. Regardless of your desired configuration, the Land Cruiser's cabin provides supportive seating for long drives, with 34.4 inches of second-row legroom and 28.3 inches in three-row models.

5. Convenient technologies

Whether exploring the city or adventuring through the wilderness, the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser is equipped with useful features to enhance your drive. All trims include the Toyota Smart Key® system with push-button ignition to make it easy to load up and go. An intuitive multimedia system also anchors the dash. It consists of a nine-inch touchscreen with a split-screen display to control the audio system, make and take calls with Bluetooth® connectivity, and select points of interest using the integrated navigation system. The 2021 Land Cruiser also provides several driver aids, including blind-spot monitoring, an integrated backup camera, hill start assist, and more.

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Ratings & reliability

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Above Average

RepairPal gave the Toyota Land Cruiser an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Toyota Land Cruiser 10th out of 16 among Fullsize SUVs.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Toyota Land Cruiser is $654, compared to an average of $608 for Fullsize SUVs and $591 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, Toyota Land Cruiser owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.4 times per year, compared to an average of 1.4 times for Fullsize SUVs and 1.3 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 20% for the Toyota Land Cruiser, compared to an average of 18% for Fullsize SUVs and 14% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

Toyota Land Cruiser features and specs

Heritage Edition 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • JBL Sound System
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Running Boards
  • Third Row Seat

Drive Wheels

Four Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

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Leg room

F 42.9"/R 34.4"

Head room

F 38.3"/R 38.9"

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Max towing capacity

810/8100 lbs.



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