2019 Land Cruiser Comparison Review

Off-Road Beast.


Powerful Engine.


5 Year Cost Savings.


Great On-Road.


Unleaded vs. Premium.


Standard Features.


The Toyota Land Cruiser has been sold in the United States for over fifty years. As Toyota’s oldest vehicle, it has gone through many changes over the years. From its early Jeep-esque design to its current full-size SUV model, it has been a vehicle of choice for millions. It has lasted this long for many reasons, but one of the most important factors in its life has been off-roading.

Even though the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser does not look much like its original model, it has retained its proclivity for going off the beaten path. The 2019 Land Cruiser comes standard with All-Wheel Drive for taking on the roughest terrain. Other large SUVs, such as the 2019 Cadillac Escalade and the 2019 Lincoln Navigator, do not come standard with this. The 2019 Land Cruiser also comes with Toyota’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System. This means that its stabilizer bars can move independent of each other. This allows the Land Cruiser to adjust to different terrain, keeping it going through some of the hardest off-road obstacles..

The 2019 Land Cruiser also allows you to select what type of terrain you expect to be driving over. Whether you are driving through mud or over rocks, the Land Cruiser allows you to adjust the terrain control to suit your needs. The crawl control that comes with the Land Cruiser keeps your vehicle going when you are going over various terrains. Special sensors in the Land Cruiser can sense the terrain at low speeds and adjust how much power each wheel gets. This helps you navigate the toughest of terrains with ease.

To pull off all this off-road capability, you need a powerful engine. Luckily, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser comes with a V8 engine that gives it 381 horsepower. While the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS and the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover sit at 362 and 340 hp respectively, the 2019 Land Cruiser speeds past them with proper power.

This much power helps the 2019 Land Cruiser to get up to speed, but it also helps the Land Cruiser tow an exceptional 8100 lbs. The 2019 Range Rover only manages 7716 lbs, the 2019 GLS only towes 7500 lbs, and the 2019 Lincoln Navigator can only pull 6200 lbs. If you need to get down the road with a trailer in tow, the 2019 Land Cruiser has you covered.

With its love of off-roading, some might think that the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser would not maintain much value. Not so. MotorTrend and IntelliChoice rate projected cost for five years for vehicles, and they have ranked the 2019 Land Cruiser as “Excellent.” With a projected five year cost of $80,084, it actually costs less than some of its competitors that start off cheaper. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS, which has a starting price roughly $10,000 less than the Land Cruiser, ranks Below Average on the IntelliChoice rankings. It ends up with a projected five year cost of $$80,286.

Other full-size SUVs also struggle with maintaining value. The 2019 Lincoln Navigator, which starts around the same price as the Land Cruiser, is rated as Above Average, but it still projects to cost $81,718. The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover ranks in at Below Average. With a projected five year cost of $95,703, it is one of the priciest large SUVs.

One reason that the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser can be a cheaper option in the long run is that it runs on Unleaded fuel. The 2019 Range Rover, Navigator, GLS, and Escalade all run on Premium fuel. This can save you around fifty cents a gallon, and with a 24.6 gallon tank, that number can add up quickly. To put it in concrete numbers, if Unleaded cost $2.50 per gallon, a full fill-up would cost $61.50. If Premium cost $3.00 in this example, the fill-up would cost $73.80. Twelve extra dollars spent every time you fill up can add up quickly over time.

The 24.6 gallon tank on the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser gives it an estimated range of over 350 miles, and that is not only great for driving off the road but also on it. Although the 2019 Land Cruiser is great off-road, it also rides smoothly on the road and impresses mechanically. Edmunds reports the Land Cruiser as having a 0-60 time of merely 7.4 seconds. While that time is impressive, Car and Driver reports an even better time. They report that in their test, the Land Cruiser reached 60 from 0 in only 6.7 seconds. With this amount of acceleration, highway on-ramps are less of a nuisance and more of a conquered foe.

If all of that isn’t enough, then the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser also comes with several standard features that its competitors struggle to keep up with. First off, the Land Cruiser comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense P. This is a suite of safety technologies that includes Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Automatic High Beams among others. None of its competitors have these technologies standard with the exception of the 2019 Lexus LX 570. The 2019 Land Cruiser also comes with a standard heating steering wheel for the cold winter months. The GLS, Navigator, and Range Rover make you pay extra to get this feature. Finally, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser comes with a 2 year/25,000 maintenance warranty. While Land Rover, Lincoln, and Cadillac all pay for your first maintenance, that is all they pay for. Mercedes-Benz does not pay for any maintenance.

The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is a monster off the road and a solid ride on it. Its powerful engine will get you wherever you need to go, and as you drive it, it will maintain value through pure undying spirit and cheaper gas prices. It even comes standard with comforts for the body and mind.

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Websites/Articles Mentioned (in order mentioned):

MotorTrend 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Buyer’s Guide: https://www.motortrend.com/cars/toyota/land-cruiser/2019/

Edmunds 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Review: https://www.edmunds.com/toyota/land-cruiser/

Car and Driver 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Review: https://www.caranddriver.com/toyota/land-cruiser