There are so many SUVs on road these days and you can pick one, as per your driving needs and budget. However, the venerable 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is not your average SUV. Since the 1950s, the SUV has been ruling the roads and it is a preferred vehicle for those demanding exceptional durability and unmatched off-road performance.
Only the Jeep Wrangler can come close to its prowess in tackling rough roads and extreme climate conditions. However, Toyota has decided to give the SUV a moderate makeover for 2019- so that it can maintain its supremacy. This time, the luxury quotient has been stepped up and the off-road taming muscles are intact.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Rugged and Boxy Shape
The exterior styling of 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is quite rugged. The boxy shape has been made a little rounded at corners and the abundant usage of chrome on grille and sides is enticing. It is available in colors like blue onyx pearl, brandy wine mica, classic silver metallic, magnetic gray metallic etc. The cabin of new Land Cruiser looks lavish and material quality gets a boost. There is space for 8 passengers. The latter seats are comfortable but the third row takes up cargo space even when you fold it up. The new model comes with one trim.
Toyota has packed in good safety features and oodles of amenities in the new Land Cruiser to make it more appealing and justify its steep pricing.
Furthermore, the 2019 land Cruiser gets features like LED projector-beam headlights, Daytime Running Lights, auto on/off feature, LED fog lights, Power tilt/slide moonroof, 18-in. alloy wheels, Rain-sensing intermittent windshield wipers, Roof rack, Skid plates.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Interior and Safety Technologies
The cabin gets Four-zone automatic climate control, Entune Premium JBL Audio, semi-aniline and perforated leather-trimmed seats, ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, Auto-dimming rearview mirror, LED accent lighting, 12V power outlets, cup and bottle holders etc.
Safety features also include Toyota Safety Sense suite of technologies. Ten airbags are there and you also get Toyota’s Star Safety System. Optional features include a Rear-seat DVD entertainment setup. The Entune infotainment setup is there as is a Premium JBL Audio setup.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Engine Specs
The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser comes under the hood with the 5.7-liter V-8 engine. This is laden with an 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The powertrain churns out 381 HP- which is enough for the large vehicle to accelerate when there is a need. A full-time 4WD is there and the vehicle also gets Toyota’s much-touted multi-mode traction control setup.
There is a special crawl control mode to tackle rough and rocky terrains. The Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System ensures body roll is reduced- even at high speeds. The only downer is the fuel economy. Almost all rivals leave the Land Cruiser far behind in mileage.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Price and Debut
The expected starting price of 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is $84.000. The debut will be sometime in this year. The models that will rival Land Cruiser are Mercedes-Benz GLS 550, Land Rover Range Rover HSE and Infiniti QX80.
Summing it up
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser gets a lot of amenities with proven off-road prowess. It has a steep price tag but the performance is assuring.