The well-known three-row family hauler is expected to arrive next year and it is the new 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser. The next Cruiser is expected to get several changes and those will include more exterior colors and some new designs of the wheels. It wouldn’t surprise us at all, if the manufacturer decides to refresh it slightly, in order to be more competitive. Furthermore, the interior might get some new tech features while the engine should remain the same.
Powertrain and performance of the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser
On the engine front, we don’t anticipate any changes for the newest 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser. So, it will return with the same engine as its predecessor and there is one single option in the offer. Unfortunately, there is still no news about a hybrid version of this model at the moment. So, the -new Land Cruiser will be powered by a 5.7-liter V-8 engine. This unit will be able to make 381 horses and 401 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and will come standard with all-wheel drive system. Furthermore, it will be able to tow up to 8,100 pounds. Speaking of the fuel economy, the Toyota Land Cruiser will be rated at 13 mpg in the city, 18 mpg on the highway, and 15 mpg combined.
The exterior design of the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser
As far as the exterior design is concerned, the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser will hit the market with the same design as the current model. So, the front fascia will return with the same, massive and wide chrome grille, and a pair of LED headlamps. The whole design is conservative and simple but bold at the same time, and it features a blocky shape. Furthermore, the rear end will get a power-operated tailgate and prominent bumper. The Land Cruiser will ride on the 18-inch wheels and will provide the ground clearance of 8.9 inches. On the other hand, the new 2020 LAND Cruiser might get some new designs of the wheels this time. And, we assume that it should be offered with some new exterior colors this time.
The interior design of the new 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser
The new 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser will arrive at the market with the standard three-row seating configuration. So, it will be able to make up to eight passengers like the current model. However, it won’t be offered with a two-row five-passenger configuration once again. Nevertheless, the new Toyota will get very comfortable and spacious first and the second rows of seats although the third row is a bit tight. So, it is best for kids or smaller adults. As well, it will also offer a rear-seat entertainment system. The Land Cruiser comes with leather upholstery even in the base trim.
When it comes to the cargo space, the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser comes with 16.1 cubic feet with all seats up. When you fold down the second row, it expands to 43 cubes. However, the maximum cargo room is 82 cubic feet with the second and the third row folded down. Furthermore, the materials used in its design of the cabin aren’t that great. The center console is made of hard plastics but the dashboard, and so as the door panels, feature soft-touch trim. Moreover, in the center of the dashboard, there is a standard 9.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system and navigation.
The safety and equipment of the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser
For the 2020 model year, we are expecting to see some changes and upgrades considering technology. But there is still no official information about it. On the other hand, the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser will most likely return in one single trim level. But even that base trim comes with many features. So, the Land Cruiser will include leather seats, 4-zone climate control, moonroof, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, a power-adjustable steering wheel, Qi-compatible wireless phone charger. There will also be several USB ports, a 9.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, Apple’s Siri Eyes Free, a premium JBL audio system with AM/FM/CD player with 14 speakers, navigation, HD radio, and Bluetooth connectivity. Unfortunately, the new Land Cruiser probably won’t get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity once again.
Moreover, speaking of the safety, the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser will come standard with Safety Sense suite. And it will include automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, a pre-collision warning system, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane-departure warning. As well, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with two 11.6-inch screens will be also available.
Release date and price
The 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser should arrive sometime next year, and it should probably be in the second half of 2019. The price is not yet revealed, but it should stay close to the price of the current model. So, it starts at around $86,000.