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2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Review


Land Cruiser is the most recognized and well-acclaimed SUV by Toyota. And whenever the existing model receives an update then people are always eager to know what lies behind the curtain. The new 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser luxury SUV built up the same curiosity when it was presented at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show. The new Toyota SUV is the ultimate sign of durability, capability, and luxury. Those who want to create sophisticated impression wherever they go, so they must have their hands on this new SUV by Toyota. The Company further added in their press release that the new Land Cruiser is “easy to maintain and repair”. It has 3 rows seating which can easily accommodate 7-8 passengers. Furthermore, it is also equipped with the number of top-class features by Toyota.

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2018 Toyota Land Cruiser

2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Changes, Exterior

The new Toyota Land Cruiser 2018 has got a facelift with the newly redesigned grill and headlights. It has received plenty of chrome treatments up front and the rear. LED fog lights are also present to help the driver to focus on the road during bad weather conditions. The lower fascia is also lifted high to maximize the ability of water fording. The front fenders are also modified and now have taller edges. It also has LED Day Time Running lights and vertical LED taillights. The side mirrors have cameras along with heated power auto dimming facility. This big SUV runs on 18 inches, 5 spoke alloy wheels housed by P285/60R18 116V tires. Heavy duty front and read mudguards are also installed to carry on the smooth ride on difficult roads. Curb weight is 5815 lb. / 2638 kg., while towing capacity is 8100 lb. / 3674 kg.

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Dimensions:
– height = 74.0 inches.
– width = 77.95 inches.
– length = 194.9 inches.
– wheelbase = 112.2O inches.

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Land Cruiser 2018 Interior

The noticeable change in the interior of the next-gen Land Cruiser is its redesigned dashboard. Although it is in symmetrical shape the buttons and switches have been organized in a meaningful manner, categorized under comfort, driving and drivetrain controls, making it easy for the driver. The heated steering wheel is wrapped in leather and has Bluetooth and Audio controls. A TFT display of 4.2 inches along with 4.2 gauges is also present to display information like fuel, engine dynamics, speed etc. Front seats are leather trimmed with heat and ventilation feature, second-row seat is also heated. The high-resolution infotainment touchscreen is set at the center stack of the dash along with HVAC controls.

2018 Land Cruiser interior

The cabin has all alone 28 vents that allow the front and rear seat passengers to adjust their own temperature and environment. The back of the front seats holds two 11.6 inches screen (optionally) and DVD entertainment system, so the rear seat passengers can enjoy their personalized movies or music. The second-row seats can be folded in 60/40 manner, whereas the third-row seats split in 50/50 manner and fold against the side walls to create a clear space on the floor. With folding seats, the total cargo space of the Land Cruiser is 81.7 cubic feet.

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Technical features

Being a luxury car, the tech features provided by Toyota are also luxurious. The new SUV provide Entune App Suite Multimedia system which is compatible with Smartphones, so the passengers can get information regarding movies, restaurants or any destination. It also allows passengers to enjoy radio and music streaming with Pandora. The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser is also equipped with Entune Premium JBL audio with incorporated navigation, 14 JBL speakers along with a subwoofer and an amplifier. It also features iPod Connectivity and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

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Safety features

The new luxury SUV has 10 standard Airbags along with front passengers’ side airbags. It also has a Star Safety System which provides the following safety feature to its passengers.
• Vehicle Stability Control
• Multi-terrain 4-wheel Anti-lock Brake System
• Active Traction Control
• Smart Stop Technology
• Brake Assist
• Brake Force Distribution

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Moreover, it is also upgraded with an advanced suite of safety technology ‘Toyota Safety Sense P’, which adds the following feature to the vehicle.
• Lane Departure Alert
• Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
• Pre Collision System with Pedestrian detection
• Automatic High beam facility
• Built-in camera.

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Engine

The new 2018 Land Cruiser will cater a 5.7-liter Double Overhead Cam V-8 engine under its hood. The massive engine is able to generate an output of 381 horsepower @ 5600 rpm and a torque of 401 pounds-feet @ 3600 rpm. The engine is mated with the eight-speed Electronically Controlled automatic transmission with intelligence. It is carried on double wishbone independent suspension along with stabilizer bar and coil springs. The rear also holds a semi-floating axle. The vehicle is built on 10 members high tensile steel ladder frame, which provides maximum durability, strength, and rigidity. Fuel consumption is high, of course, it is 13 mpg city/18 mpg highway/15 mpg combined. Fuel tank capacity is massive 24.6 gal.

Toyota Land Cruiser 2018 Price and Release date

No official date has been announced for the release of the new 2018 Land Cruiser. However, the price is updated on Toyota’s official website, which is starting at 83,665 dollars.

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