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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 New for 2007

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 192 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

A true road tank!

By on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 220,000

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: "Durability and Reliability"

Cons: "Fuel economy"

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

"I have a 2002 LC with 220K. It runs incredible well. Only routine maintenance required over the years. Took it from Wisconsin to Seattle last summer with no worries. Set the cruise at high speed out west and let her run. You couldn't feel a single bump! TOP OF THE LINE VEHICLE. It runs so strong at 220K. Looking at an upgrade LC but keeping this one for a day to day driver. It is so solid. The engine pulls so strong. Incredibly reliable."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

This vehicle is made to last the test of time!!

By on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 87,000

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: "Luxury, Off-road capabilities, RELIABILITY!!!!!!!!"

Cons: "Zero, Zilch, Goose-egg"

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

"I have driven 10k miles on this vehicle so far and it has been amazing! I love Land Cruiser! This vehicle starts up every time and performs well in any weather or terrain. I have driven on the beach with ease and in the snow with no issues. The quality is remarkable! Ask a Range Rover to get 300k plus miles. Land Rovers LIVE in the shop, not a Land Cruiser. With regular maintenance this vehicle will last forever. Yes, they are expensive but they are worth every penny. This vehicle is sophisticated enough to pull up to the valet at a expensive restaurant and tough and rugged enough to mount that sand dune at the beach. I cant say enough great things about Land Cruiser. You can say all you want too about Jeep Wranglers but a Land Cruiser will outdo a Jeep any day! I plan to put many miles on my Land Cruiser and am very happy with my purchase. Just a side note: If you ever notice the vehicles in news reports from the middle east they are almost always Land Cruisers or Hilux's which is a Toyota truck over there. I once read an article about a Middle Eastern Father whose dream was to own a Land Cruiser, his dream finally came true and his sons drove the Land Cruiser on a road trip. Gas is rationed over there and the boys were sure to run out, when they came up to a gas station the attendants treated them as royality because they were driving a LANDCRUISER and filled their tank. Owning a LANDCRUISER in the Middle East is like being a Millionaire."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Land Cruiser is a great family car I love this car

By on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 97,000

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: "I would recommend this car to anyone"

Cons: "Can't think of any"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I bought this car 2003 with 12.000 miles on it.It has been a great car.The first repair I was in 2012 a leak in the power steering.In 2015 had new water pump and a new timing chain .Tire's are 2 years old.Inside is very clean and 2 extra seats in the back are brand new never been in the car.always been in the garage.Its had the best of care.I have all the records on care and repair's.My wife and I are getting to old (78) for this car we need to get something smaller."

5 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Love my Cruiser

By on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 251,000

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: "great quality, reliabilaty, ride, and handling."

Cons: "I cannot afford now to buy another one. :("

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

"2004 bought new for about $55k. Now 251K miles. first car I have ever kept past 100K miles. Other than routine maintenance, I have replaced one of the two catalytic converters and a water pump. awesome. Obviously shows wear inside and out but still rides and performs well. No rattles or squeaks. I have changed the oil religiously every 5K miles. Even now with that mileage the oil is clean when I change it. the guys at Express Lube are impressed. I still love this car after 11 years and will probably keep it until the wheels fall off...... 400K?"

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Just bought this 2007 LC with new motor, and trans

By on Sunday, November 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 93,000

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: "ride, quality, and saftey"

Cons: "Gas hog"

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

"mision. I put 4k miles on it and it is one of the best driving vehicles Ive owned.Interior is strickly quality and comfort. Towing is smooth and the vehicle is quiet and solid.Plan to get many years of service out of this one."

4 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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
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: "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"

17 people out of 31 found this review helpful

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