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.