The new 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser has the off-road muscles and body-on-frame build style in place and it comes with its unmatched durability. The SUV buyers are spoilt for choices these days with models from several brands flooding the roads. However, the Land Cruiser from Toyota is not your regular SUV.
For several decades, it has been ruling rough terrains and rocky paths with its durable build and robust performance. Apart from the venerable Jeep Wrangler, very few rivals can come close to its ruggedness and off-road prowess. Over the years, Toyota has updated the model and the 2019 version is ready for release. Toyota has enhanced the luxury quotient to an extent.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser – Design and Colors
The exterior styling of 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is rugged and stylish- to say the least. The boxy styling is there but the corners are a little curvier this time. The grille styling is enticing the exterior of the car gets enough chrome accents to enhance the appeal. The SUV is going to be sold in hues like magnetic gray metallic, classic silver metallic, brandy wine mica and blue onyx pearl etc. This SUV is also offered in only one trim.
The cabin of 2019 and Cruiser oozes luxury. The material quality has been enhanced but on closer look, you can still find a few plastic parts. There is enough space to seat 7 to 8 adults in the cabin. However, the third row can be folded but even then it does require some space. Default cargo space stands at 16.1 cubic feet.
Tech and Safety Features
To ensure the new Land Cruiser does not get left out by buyers seeking SUVs with good amenities, Toyota has upped the ante. The SUV gets features like Daytime Running Lights, LED-based projector-beam headlights, LED fog lights and auto on/off feature. Also, the 18-in. alloy wheels, a Power tilt/slide moonroof, Roof rack, front skid plate and an intermittent windshield wiper is included.
The cabin gets features like Entune Premium JBL Audio setup, Four-zone climate control system, ventilated front seats with heating. Also, the semi-aniline leather-based seats, LED accent lighting, Auto-dimming rearview mirror, cup holders and bottle holders, 12V power outlets etc. The Entune infotainment is present but a Rear-seat DVD entertainment system has been kept optional.
In terms of Safety, the new Land Cruiser scores really well. The Toyota Safety Sense suite is included by default and it has several advanced technologies. The suite brings Toyota adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, forward collision warning, tire pressure monitor system, automatic emergency braking and also a pedestrian detection on board.
There is also a vehicle stability control (VSC), Blind-spot warning feature, driver and front passenger seatbelt system. Of course, it comes with the plenty of airbags for driver and front passenger.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser – Engine Specs and Fuel Economy
Under the hood of the 2019 Land Cruiser sits the 5.7-liter V-8 engine. This is one tried and tested powertrain and it gets clubbed with an 8-speed automatic transmission unit. The output is 381 HP with a 401 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm. Furthermore, this is adequate even for a large SUV and acceleration is not a problem- even with full load. Toyota has used a full-time 4WD in this vehicle and enough features to let it tame rough terrains with aplomb.
You get a special crawl control mode along with Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System. This effectively also helps in reducing body roll. To let the vehicle tackle sand, mud or snow with ease Toyota has deployed special multi-mode traction control setup. This actually helps the vehicle get the solid grip even on tricky terrains.
One area where the Land Cruiser 2019 does not improve upon the predecessor is fuel economy. Full sized SUVs are not exactly bought by mileage conscious buyers but even then the new model offers abysmal mileage. The mileage obtained on city roads is also nothing to talk about. It comes with the EPA rating in the city/highway of 13/18 mpg.
Can we expect the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Hybrid version?
From some rumors that circulated over the internet, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser may also get the Hybrid engine. If this rumor is true we expect maybe the same V-8 engine that will be combined with an electric motor.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser – Towing Capacity
The new model 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the winners in the SUV category as for the towing capacity. It`s on the list of the 10 best towing vehicles in the market. The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser model give drivers the ability to tow and haul large pieces of staff up to 8100 pounds. Some of the models that comes with the same amount of the towing capacity are Nissan Patrol, Toyota HiLux SR5 and Ford Ranger.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser – MSRP and Expected Sale
The MSRP for the base model of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser starts around $86,000. This price will including the $1,000 destination charge. Also, if you want to choose some of the exterior colors like Atlantis Blue Mica, Black Garnet Pearl, Champagne Perl, Mahogany or Sonora Gold Perl you must give an additional $400. We expect this model to go on sale in the middle of 2018.
More news about this best in class SUV you can find at 2020landcruiser.com.
Summing it up:
There is no way you can deny the appeal of the new 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser- despite its steep pricing. It gets enhanced styling and luxurious features. However, the focus on all-terrain handling and ruggedness has not changed. It will compete with rivals like the Land Rover Range Rover, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Mercedes-Benz GLS550 and also Infiniti QX80 upon release. Stay tuned for more info.