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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 176 Ratings for the 1998 - 2007 models.

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

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."

7 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Great vehicle, luxurious and tough! Nice!

By on Monday, June 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 97,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

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: "smooth, versatile, stylish"

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

"This is a great vehicle, it looks, drives and feels like a luxury vehicle but it can be used to carry your home improvement and gardening stuff, your camping or road trip necessities, or whatever! I love the additional two seats available in the back, not usually needed but handy when you want to carry up to 7 passengers - say for a mountain trip, snowboards etc. conveniently on the roof rack. This is an amazing vehicle, I call it the Land Crusher!"

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

The Best

By on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

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: "Comfortable and Smooth"

Cons: "Expensive, but worth it"

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

"My Land Cruiser is one of the finest cars I have ever owned. It has never failed me and there have only been normal repairs required. Going on a trip is a joy - this car just owns the road."

5 people out of 11 found this review helpful

BEST CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED!

By on Friday, March 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 230,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "drives smooth, great 4x4, comfortable, powerful"

Cons: "big engine drinks gas"

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

"I have owned Ford Trucks, Jeep CJ's and my Cruiser is head and shoulders above in getting around in snow and ice. The ride is butter smooth and comfortable. I have also shopped around and can find nothing that feels and drives as nice as the Landcruiser. Hands down one of the best cars ever made."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

BEST CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED!

By on Friday, March 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 230,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "drives smooth, great 4x4, comfortable, powerful"

Cons: "big engine drinks gas"

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

"I have owned Ford Trucks, Jeep CJ's and my Cruiser is head and shoulders above in getting around in snow and ice. The ride is butter smooth and comfortable. I have also shopped around and can find nothing that feels and drives as nice as the Landcruiser. Hands down one of the best cars ever made."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

This is the most outstanding car I have ever owned

By on Sunday, February 23, 2014

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

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

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: "Reliable, powerful,comfortable, comfortable ride."

Cons: "Not easy on gas."

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

"This is the best car I have ever owned and I have bought and owned 12 new cars over the years. The Land Cruiser does everything it was designed to do and it does it beautifully. Outstanding RELIABILITY in all it does. I can't speak more highly about this vehicle. My wife also has one and hers has 140000 miles on it. Mine has 130000 miles. Neither car has ever broken down ( we follow the book on maintenance) and have been rewarded with excellent service from the vehicles. They are not however, gas easy. We average 13-15 miles per gallon of regular grade gas. I would purchase this car again if and when it wears out, but it doesn't seem that it will happen any time soon. I will purchase it's big brother the Lexus LX as my next car (built on the same frame as Land Cruiser). My final words are, RELIABLE, RELIABLE, RELIABLE..and it maintains its value."

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