Used 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV
Toyota Land Cruiser SUV
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the rugged yet luxurious 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser offers timeless design with indisputable value.
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While many luxury SUVs are morphing into soft-riding behemoths with sharply raked rooflines and limited off-road ability, the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV remains true to its 60-year-old roots. The Land Cruiser’s body-on-frame construction, powerful V8 engine and 8,100-pound tow rating make it one of the more capable full-size SUVs, and its single, well-equipped model formula helps it undercut comparably equipped luxury models like the Mercedes-Benz GLS and Land Rover Range Rover. In fact, so admired is the Land Cruiser that many consider it a luxury SUV on par with Lexus and Infiniti. Unlike the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator, the 2017 Land Cruiser comes with a sophisticated Multi-Terrain 4-wheel-drive setup that includes a low-range transfer case for serious rock crawling.
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Toyota’s 2017 Land Cruiser SUV is unique among full-size SUVs, with a luxurious interior, rugged capability and a near-legendary reputation for quality, reliability and resale. The Land Cruiser joins a very short list of luxury SUVs that can actually overcome tough off-road obstacles.
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The 2017 Land Cruiser’s overall design isn’t as modern as an Infiniti QX80, a Land Rover Range Rover or Mercedes-Benz GLS. The Land Cruiser offers only one engine option, gobbles gas and has a cramped 3rd-row seat. A Chevrolet Suburban or Nissan Armada offers more interior room for less money.
What's New for 2017
The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser sees no major changes this year.
Peek beneath the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser luxurious persona and you’ll discover a remarkably capable SUV. Toyota has wisely shunned the move to a lighter, unit-body design, choosing to retain the proven body-on-frame construction required for punishing off-road excursions. The Land Cruiser’s fully independent suspension delivers impressive articulation off-road while delivering a firm but stable ride over pavement. At 5,700 pounds, the 2017 Land Cruiser is no lightweight, which is why its 8,100-pound tow rating should come as no surprise. Of course, we know most Land Cruisers will never see much more than a snow-covered path to the ski lodge, which is why Toyota equips its big SUV with a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) employing hydraulics to adjust the roll bar’s stiffness. The setup helps prevent excessive lean in the curves while keeping all four wheels planted when off-roading.
5.7-LITER V8 ENGINE
A big SUV requires a big engine, and the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser’s 5.7-liter V8 is one of the best in the industry. With 318 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque, the Land Cruiser’s V8 isn’t exactly fuel-efficient, but it is a willing powerplant perfectly suited to meet the most demanding requests.
KINETIC DRIVING SUSPENSION SYSTEM
By controlling the stiffness of the Land Cruiser’s anti-sway bars, the adaptive Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System permits maximum wheel articulation when off-roading and well-mannered cornering over twisting paved roads.
The 2017 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 of flair to the 2017 Land Cruiser’s exterior, with a dynamic front end, power bulge hood, prominent taillights and rear bumper plus handsome 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 2017 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 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 Toyota’s 2017 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 8,100 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
Note: Due to changes in EPA testing to more effectively reflect real-world conditions, some 2017 models show slightly lower fuel-economy scores than their 2016 versions.
Bring plenty of money to your Toyota dealership. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2017 Land Cruiser starts just shy of $85,500 including the $1,095 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 GLS550, 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 2017 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...