Used 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV
Toyota Land Cruiser SUV
As comfortable traversing rugged trails as it is docked in valet parking, the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is a true SUV with a luxurious side.
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Although it looks and feels nothing like the original Land Cruiser that debuted so many years ago, Toyota’s 2016 Land Cruiser SUV remains dedicated to its original purpose. With one well-equipped model carrying up to eight people and capable of towing up to 8,500 pounds, the Land Cruiser is a slightly less expensive alternative to such long-established luxury SUVs as the Mercedes-Benz GL and Land Rover Range Rover. Unlike many crossover SUVs, the Land Cruiser is equipped with a sophisticated Multi-Terrain 4-wheel-drive system complete with a low-range transfer case, permitting the Land Cruiser to go places most SUVs only manage in Madison Avenue photo shoots.
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While the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser doesn’t sell in mass numbers, it is well regarded for its craftsmanship, ability and creature comforts. It’s also one of the few luxury SUVs that can actually tackle tough off-road obstacles.
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The Land Cruiser design is far from traditional, so if you’re looking for great gas mileage, an easy-to-operate and roomy 3rd-row seat or a price tag starting in the mid $40K range, you’re better off looking toward a more traditional full-size SUV like the Chevy Tahoe or Nissan Armada.
What's New for 2016
For 2016, Toyota sweetens the Land Cruiser with revised styling and a new 8-speed automatic transmission. New features include the Safety Sense-P system (forward-collision avoidance, lane-departure warning, auto high beams and dynamic radar cruise control), an enhanced Entune head unit and Qi wireless phone charging.
Peel back the luxurious façade and you’ll find Toyota’s 2016 Land Cruiser remains one very capable SUV. Although many SUVs have moved to lightweight unit bodies, the Land Cruiser clings to its body-on-frame construction. This design permits impressive articulation from the fully independent suspension, not to mention the rigidity required for the type of undulation produced by hard-core off-roading. This architecture also enables the 5,700-pound Land Cruiser to tow up to 8,500 pounds. However, as most Land Cruisers will never see off-road activity, Toyota ensures its big SUV’s on-road manners are equally appealing. The Land Cruiser’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDDS) hydraulically adjusts the resistance of the front and rear anti-roll bars, permitting all four wheels more independence off road while preventing body lean in on-road cornering. Inside, the Land Cruiser coddles its occupants in luxury and quiet most will find more Lexus-like than Toyota.
5.7-LITER V8 ENGINE
Given its weight and expected tasks, Toyota equips the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser with a robust 5.7-liter V8 engine producing 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. While it does nothing to improve the V8’s dismal fuel economy, the new 8-speed automatic improves drivability and smoothness.
KINETIC DRIVING SUSPENSION SYSTEM
Toyota’s 2016 Land Cruiser’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System delivers maximum off-road capability while simultaneously ensuring travel over paved surfaces returns a comfortable and controlled ride.
The 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser offers seating for eight passengers, with acceptable cargo space behind the third row. From behind the wheel, you'll enjoy plenty of power, a comfortable ride, exquisite seats and quiet running, thanks to the Land Cruiser's luxury levels of sound deadening. However, the Land Cruiser's not the best cargo-hauler, thanks to 3rd-row seats that fold up against the sides of the cargo area, reducing how much you can carry inside. At least the interior is awash in luxury touches, like soft leather and Toyota's Entune audio system.
Toyota adds a bit more flare to the 2016 Land Cruiser’s exterior, with a dynamic front-end refresh, power bulge hood, revised taillights and rear bumper plus new 18-inch wheels. The exterior reflects the Land Cruiser's purpose in life, that is, to be ruggedly dependable in any weather, over any terrain, while offering the ultimate in refined luxury. The look emphasizes the capabilities of this luxury SUV with ample ground clearance and short front and rear overhangs for the rough stuff, while adding enough chrome and flourishes to get the front spot at a high-end restaurant's valet parking.
Notable Standard Equipment
The standard equipment list for the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is surprisingly long, as there's no optional equipment. Standard, full-time 4-wheel drive with a low-range, traction and stability control – both optimized for off-road capability – plus the multi-terrain select system. Then there's the luxury, like a 4-zone climate-control system, standard leather upholstery, and an adaptive cruise-control system that employs radar to detect the speed of and distance to the vehicle ahead of it, alleviating part of the stress associated with extended road trips. The Safety Sense-P system, Qi wireless phone charging and Siri Eyes-Free are also included.
Notable Optional Equipment
None. Seriously, we weren't kidding about everything being standard on the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser. Your options are limited to the color of paint on the outside and the tone of leather inside.
Under the Hood
The only engine available for the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is a 5.7-liter V8 with 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. Toyota says that 90 percent of that torque is available at just 2,200 rpm, meaning you don't have to rev this engine to get moving. It's matched to a new 8-speed automatic transmission and standard 4-wheel drive. When you put it all together, you have a drivetrain that's worthy of a
luxury car...literally, as the exact same drivetrain is in the Lexus version of the Land Cruiser, the LX 570. Not only does it deal with the Land Cruiser's weight with aplomb, but it can also tow 8,500 pounds. The Land Cruiser SUV is one of the most capable vehicles on the planet.
381 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm
401 lb-ft of torque @ 3,600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 13/18 mpg
Bring plenty of money to your Toyota dealership. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2016 Land Cruiser starts just shy of $85,000 including the $995 destination charge. That's not cheap, but then again, just about everything is standard equipment. The exception might be paint color, as Toyota charges about $400 for a couple of its different color options. When you consider that the Land Cruiser competes against SUVs like the Mercedes-Benz GL550, Land Rover Range Rover HSE and Infiniti QX80 – all of which have extensive lists of options driving up the price – it's not bad. Still, check out the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for the 2016 Land Cruiser. The Land Cruiser is expected to hold its resale value better than its Mercedes-Benz and Land Rover rivals, and far better than the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator.
Toyota Land Cruiser Consumer Reviews
June 15, 2017
Built like a tank if you drive something else you really miss driving it .I think this car would last forever.
May 16, 2017
For people who want the real thing
To best understand the quality of this vehicle, one only need travel for a day or two to Africa. In the poorest countries, with the...
March 21, 2017
my car may be dead, but it saved my life
i bought this car new in 2004. for 282,000 miles its been there every time. after all these years it still rolls like new. this...
August 31, 2016
Most things excellent and then...
I love the comfort of this vehicle. The seats feel great and it drives excellent. My vehicle is a 2007 with 115000 miles on it and it...
August 21, 2016
600K miles in LCs, no regrets
Yes it's expensive. But with a little care, these things last forever. Recently bought my 3rd LC...the 2016...which still continues to...
July 31, 2016
My BERTHA is a BEAST, undeniable
own a 2003 LC with now 280,000 miles. Let me just say after 13 years I have put her in the worst conditions. Absolutely horrible at...
July 22, 2016
My 2008 model runs still like new - luckily!
I own the V8 diesel version since 2009. I had only two minor issues(together €850 to fix)not bad after 200,000 miles! The 2016 model...
Black Powder Kid
November 14, 2015
Best 4WD in the world. Period.
I have owned sixteen 4WD vehicles over the years including Land Rover, Range Rover, Jeep, GMC Trucks. I have owned Land Rover Defender,...
October 19, 2015
Fouth Land Cruiser in 20 years.
From the 100 to the 200 there are a couple features the boys from Toyota missed with the back windows not opening and back door hatch...
October 17, 2015
Nothing else quite like it, highly recommended
I bought this about a year ago as our family car replacing a Sienna minivan. Yes it is pricey but you honestly get what you pay for. No...