With a reputation for being a capable and reliable off-roader, the Toyota Land Cruiser easily finds its place among toughest competitors such as Lexus LX, Infiniti QX80, Cadillac Escalade, and Range Rover Velar. It is a full-size SUV which is at the same time a rugged adventurer and a comfortable hauler. The current, 2018 model year has debuted majorly unchanged since the Land Cruiser has gained a complete makeover in 2016. So, it has gotten a key-activated swing-away exterior mirrors and the previously standard rear-seat entertainment system now comes as an optional feature. The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is also announced for the production. But we assume that it will probably arrive with no major changes. However, it might get some new features or rearrangement among standard and optional equipment.
The Land Cruiser will use the same V-8 engine which is strong but it will lack in fuel efficiency. As well, it will use the same body-on-frame construction and will have excellent towing capacities. Furthermore, it is very spacious and it can carry up to eight passengers. In addition to this, the Land Cruiser comes with a long list of standard equipment.
Engine and performance of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser
The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser will be offered with one single option and it is the same engine used in the current model. It is a 5.7-liter V-8 engine which is able to produce 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and comes standard with all-wheel drive system. Furthermore, it is able to tow up to 8,100 pounds. As for the fuel consumption, it gets 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.
Design of exterior and interior
In the terms of external appearance, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser will most likely stay true to its well-known and unique design. It features a true SUV-shape and rugged look. The front end is dominated by the chrome-accented grille and LED headlamps. On the rear fascia, there are prominent bumper and taillights. The whole body is designed in a way it shows the Land Cruiser’s true nature, as to say, its truly excellent capability. It rides on the standard 18-inch wheels.
The interior of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser features three rows of seats and it can carry up to eight passengers. The first and the second row are cozy and spacious while the third row is the best for kids. The seats are upholstered in semi-aniline leather upholstery. Behind the third row, there is a space of 16.1 cubic feet. However, when we fold down the third row, it offers 43 cubic feet of cargo space. The dashboard is fitted with a 9.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment system.
The standard equipment of the Land Cruiser includes power-adjustable, heated, and cooled front seats, keyless ignition, JBL audio with 14 speakers, four-zone climate control, and a mini-fridge. As for the safety, it is loaded with 10 airbags, automatic high beams, a rearview camera, parking sensors, and active headrests.
Release date and price
The information of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is not yet available. But we could see it sometime by the end of the year. The price will probably stay close to the current which is around $85,000.