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2007 Toyota Land Cruiser

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2007 Toyota Land Cruiser Review

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The Land Cruiser is Toyota's largest and longest-selling SUV. The current version can trace its roots back to 1992, which makes it a highly-proven design. Big, rugged and with room for eight, the Land Cruiser is a full-purpose SUV with the tested ability to tackle tough off-road situations. Despite its solid-gold reputation and strong resale value, some buyers may find that newer SUVs from Ford, Nissan and Chevrolet offer smoother rides, superior passenger and cargo space and quieter interiors. And those who require their SUVs to tow more than 6,500 pounds may prefer something with more muscle than the Land Cruiser's 265-horsepower V8 engine.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're looking for an SUV that can do more than just haul the kids to soccer practice, you should check out the Land Cruiser. It's one of the easier full-size SUVs to navigate around town, its off-road capabilities are legendary and it offers such features as a locking center differential and full-time four-wheel drive.

You May Not Like This Car If...

The Land Cruiser's third-row seat is on the small side and must be removed to increase cargo capacity. Those who need as much muscle under the hood as possible won't be impressed by the Land Cruiser's 4.7-liter V8, and its relatively high price may also be a deterrent.

What's Significant About This Car?

No major changes for 2007.

Driving the Land Cruiser

Driving Impressions The Land Cruiser's road manners are decidedly truck-like. The steering feel is heavy and the ride, though dampened a great deal, is still stiff. The Land Cruiser's high center of...

gravity also makes it less desirable to toss into turns, and the 18-inch tires do make a fair amount of noise. When the time comes to go off-road, however, you'll find that the Land Cruiser has very few limits.
Whether it is unplowed roads or unpaved trails, the Land Cruiser's adept four-wheel-drive layout can muscle through most obstacles without even breaking a sweat. The secret is a collection of hardware that includes a full-time four-wheel-drive system, a locking center differential, an advanced traction control system, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and an all-new five-speed automatic transmission.

Double-Duty Navigation Screen
The optional navigation screen also serves as a monitor for the rear backup camera and can even play DVDs when the transmission is in Park.

Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive
Full-time four-wheel drive with locking center differential is an off-road enthusiast's dream come true.

2007 Toyota Land Cruiser Details
2007 Toyota Land Cruiser photo Interior

The Land Cruiser's front- and second-row seats provide more than enough comfort and legroom and the addition of the optional rear-seat DVD entertainment system will forever change the selection of the front passenger's seat as the most desirable place for the kids to sit. If you opt for the navigation system, you can also watch movies on the in-dash seven-inch screen, but only while the transmission is in Park. Among its safety features, the Land Cruiser offers front side-impact airbags and front and rear head-curtain airbags.

Exterior
2007 Toyota Land Cruiser photo

Though aging, the Land Cruiser still looks like a proper SUV. Tall side glass and thin A-pillars make for excellent forward visibility, a bonus when negotiating tight spots both on and off-road. The rear-door opening is somewhat encroached upon by the rear wheel, making entry and exit a bit of a squeeze.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Land Cruiser's standard equipment includes a 265-horsepower V8 engine, full-time four-wheel drive, a five-speed automatic transmission, two-speed transfer case, locking center differential, anti-theft system, front and rear automatic air conditioning, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), traction control, Vehicle Stability Control, fog lights, dual heated power mirrors, power glass moonroof, JBL sound system with AM/FM/Cassette and six-disc in-dash CD changer, heated leather seats with 10-way power driver's and eight-way power passenger's seat, cruise control, skid plate protection, leather-wrapped power tilt/telescoping steering wheel with touch controls, three 12-volt power outlets, 18-inch alloy wheels and a rear wiper/washer.

Optional Equipment

Options include Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) with Adjustable Height Control (AHC), DVD navigation, rear back-up camera, rear-seat DVD entertainment, front side-impact and head-curtain airbags and a number of appearance and interior upgrade packages.

Under the Hood

Toyota employs advanced variable valve timing (VVT) as well as electronic throttle control to boost the 4.7-liter V8's output to a healthy 265 horsepower, and the engine also has terrific low-end torque, most of it available well below the 1500-rpm range. With so much torque available, the Land Cruiser has no problem pulling away from a dead stop or towing heavy loads such as a boat or horse trailer.

4.7-liter V8
265 horsepower @ 5400 rpm
310 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 13/17

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2007 Toyota Land Cruiser Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.6
Out of 10

Based on 187 Ratings for the 1998 - 2007 models.

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  • Value
    9.5/10
    Quality
    9.7/10
  • Reliability
    9.8/10
    Performance
    9.5/10
  • Comfort
    9.7/10
    Styling
    9.5/10

225,000 miles still as good as the day I bought it

By on Thursday, June 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 225,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reliability and safety"

Cons: "Gas consumption"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"225,000 miles still as good as the day I bought it. These cars are absolutely amazing they are so reliable they cost a fortune initially but they earn their keep! Amazing in the snow amazing in every single way this is my favorite car I want to be buried in it"

5 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Toughest and most reliable vehicle on the road.

By on Saturday, March 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Ultra reliable. Rock solid. Great residual value"

Cons: "Gas mileage, acceleration, handling"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought this Land Cruiser new. It was my second one. 15 years and 130000 miles later, it still drives like new. I have had to spend less than $1000 in unscheduled repairs in 15 years. It is bog slow and gets terrible gas mileage, but is virtually bullet-proof, and goes anywhere I need to go in any weather."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Excellent Investment!

By on Saturday, February 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,368

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Luxurious, durable, reliable, ahead of it's time"

Cons: "Thinking, thinking, thinking…Nope can't find any."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I know, a car is not generally perceived as an "investment" but this vehicle breaks the rules. Yes, it was pricey at the outset but its comfort, durability, reliability and ability to remain current even after 10 years make it a standout! I haven't seen any features on the newer vehicles that make me feel outdated, I have navigation, a rearview camera and plenty of luxury! Nice, smooth drive, easy handling and I can cover any terrain without fear. That is why I call it the LandCrusher!"

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Great vehicle

By on Friday, February 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "reliable, comfortable, roomy and safe vehicle."

Cons: "gas mileage, but thats a given."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have had this vehicle for almost a year; purchased it used with less than 90k miles. Ive tried to recondition it back to stock condition; new shocks, leather conditioner, all tuneups and factory maintenance. It is a comfortable truck to drive and gives you a feeling of safety due to its size. Gas mileage is poor, but I was expecting that. It is a reliable vehicle and inspires confidence in inclement weather. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone who is looking for an outstanding SUV that will keep you safe on the road and provide all the four-wheeling capability you could ask for."

6 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Best vehicle ever!

By on Friday, October 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 197,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great ride after 11 years. Safe and secure."

Cons: "Price"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Love, love, love my Land Cruiser.I'm 5'2" and don't have a family so I mostly drive by myself, even though there is space for 7. Don't care, I feel safe and secure, here in Northern Michigan where everyone drives a truck or SUV and the deer are everywhere. I know this will likely be my last of 5 Land Cruisers, getting pretty pricey, even for this great vehicle, so I am thinking of a trade in but would like to drive it until it dies, maybe another 100,000 miles or so!!!!!"

19 people out of 29 found this review helpful

Toyota Landcruiser, No Challenger!!!!!!

By on Sunday, July 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 185,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive the King of the road"

Cons: "Yet to discover any Cons."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Like a RELIABLE and LOVING wife, so is the Toyota Landcruiser. I have just bought the 2006 TOYOTA lANDCRUISER with 164,000 miles and it drives like new; fully loaded, always ready to go no matter the weather."

14 people out of 32 found this review helpful

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