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  • Reputation for bulletproof reliability; truck-like pulling power from V8 turbo diesel; huge interior space; 8-seats; loads of features; excellent ride comfort; decent handling; good fuel economy.
  • engine can be noisy; no power rear tailgate option; not a premium look interior

OUR RATING
7 / 10



Toyota LandCruiser Review
Toyota LandCruiser Review
Toyota LandCruiser Review

Australia is the single largest market in the world for the iconic Toyota LandCruiser. More than one in 10 of all LandCruisers ever built have been sold here.

In Australia’s booming SUV market, the Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series has the distinction of taking a massive 77 per cent slice of total sales for large SUVs priced under $100K.

It’s a huge lead, despite its direct competitor, the Nissan Patrol, coming with a substantially lower retail price of $70,490 for the top-of-the-line 3.0-litre Ti turbo diesel (Nissan will launch a new-generation Patrol in Australia in January 2013).

In comparison, our test vehicle is the Toyota Landcruiser 200 GXL turbo diesel, which is priced at $88,990 before on-road costs.

The upper-large SUV category includes just six other contenders: Range Rover Vogue; Lexus LX570; Mercedes-Benz GL-Class; Nissan Patrol; Toyota Troop Carrier and the Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series Wagon.

Granted, when you compare the LandCruiser to those SUVs priced over $100,000 there’s less technology and luxury kit – but it nevertheless offers plenty of the key conveniences of its pricier rivals.

Toyota LandCruiser Review
Toyota LandCruiser Review
Toyota LandCruiser Review
Toyota LandCruiser Review

Top of these conveniences is size. There’s an enormous amount of interior space in the LandCruiser, with seating for eight adults when using the side-mounted third row seats.

Even then, there’s ample legroom for third row passengers and still enough space for the weekly grocery shop.

Fold the third row seats up and load space expands to 1276 litres – and that still allows room enough for five adults.

The LandCruiser’s length also impresses – it can easily carry decent-size ladders and full-length Malibu surfboards, while interior details such as the 10 grab handles and 10 bottle holders give it an element of practicality.

It also benefits from one of the largest centre console storage compartments in the market, capable of swallowing 10 or more cans of drink.

The split tailgate is particularly useful for loading lighter goods into the cargo area without the need to lower the bottom section, which also serves as a load-bearing seat.

It’s quite a stretch, though, for shorter folk to close the top tailgate section and, disappointingly, there’s no power-operated tailgate option on the GXL. It’s only available on the top-of-the-line Toyota LandCruiser Sahara.

Toyota LandCruiser Review
Toyota LandCruiser Review
Toyota LandCruiser Review
Toyota LandCruiser Review

However, there’s no shortage of luxury features on board the LandCruiser, with the GXL gaining a host of kit including a 6.1-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation, Bluetooth phone and music streaming (audio clarity is decent), reversing camera, climate control air-conditioning, 220-volt connector in the rear, 17-inch alloy wheels and keyless entry.

The entire dash is soft touch and there’s the odd metallic-look highlight around the centre stack and main console, but overall it’s not what you’d call a premium finish – more of a functional design using quality plastics.

Fire up the LandCruiser’s 4.5-litre V8 twin-turbo diesel engine and there’s a fair amount of that familiar diesel clatter to be heard, despite Toyota’s best efforts to shield the cabin from the engine bay.

There’s less clatter when you start driving, but it’s still a fairly raucous experience.

It might weigh 2730kg, but with 195kW and a stump-pulling 650Nm from 1600rpm to 2600rpm, forward progress on board the Toyota LandCruiser from a standing start is impressive.

Throttle response is also sharp and there’s little, if any, turbo lag to speak of, courtesy of the engine’s twin turbochargers.

In-gear acceleration is equally rousing, with a huge dollop of torque ensuring plenty of ‘go’ for safe high-speed overtaking.

Toyota LandCruiser Review
Toyota LandCruiser Review
Toyota LandCruiser Review

The LandCruiser’s six-speed automatic transmission is also refined, delivering smooth shifts up and down the ratio range.

Drivers can use the sequential manual option if they wish, but with so much torque on offer so early in the rev range, we found little use for it.

Body roll is also well contained for such a large vehicle, particularly as ours was fitted with the optional Kinetic Dynamic Suspension (KDSS).

It’s a clever, Australian-invented system from a company called Kinetic Suspension Technology, which improves both off-road capability and on-road handling.

On the tarmac, KDSS works by continually adjusting front and rear stabiliser resistance, based on the movement of hydraulic cylinders mounted on the front and rear stabiliser bars.

Buyers who choose the diesel option will need to come up with another $3250 to get KDSS, while the petrol models get the technology as standard equipment.

Perhaps even more impressive is the extraordinarily good ride comfort on board.

Toyota LandCruiser Review
Toyota LandCruiser Review
Toyota LandCruiser Review
Toyota LandCruiser Review

The Toyota LandCruiser runs a double wishbone, coil-spring front suspension and a live rear axle with coil springs and gas-filled dampers.

We drove the LandCruiser across some of the worst maintained and uneven roads and not once could we describe the ride as anything but comfortable.

Potholes and broken-up stretches of road were all absorbed with a cushion-like ride.

Additional off-road assistance also comes from Toyota’s Crawl system, which automatically controls engine speed and brake pressure to maintain one of five possible low-speed settings below 25km/h.

Another useful addition to Crawl is the Off-road Turn-assist function that automatically brakes the inside rear wheel for ease of negotiating tight turns in the bush.

With 340mm front and 345mm rear discs, the LandCruiser’s brakes aren’t exceptionally large, but they do offer considerable stopping power and progressive pedal feel.

There’s also the usual suite of safety equipment on board the LandCruiser, including six airbags, vehicle stability control, active traction control, hill-start assist, and multi-terrain anti-locking brakes that adapt to different surfaces such as sand, mud and gravel.

Toyota LandCruiser Review
Toyota LandCruiser Review
Toyota LandCruiser Review

Combined fuel economy for the V8 turbo-diesel of 10.3 litres per 100 kilometres is excellent for such a heavy vehicle with such a powerful engine V8 engine.

Range should be outstanding, too, with a possible 1339 kilometres from a combined fuel tank capacity of 138 litres from its main and auxiliary fuel reservoirs.

There’s no denying the LandCruiser’s long-standing reputation for bulletproof reliability and strong resale values.

But when you combine those aspects with people-mover-like carrying capacity, a comfortable ride, decent handling, strong performance on and off-road and a price that undercuts most of its rivals by tens of thousands, its easy to see why the Toyota LandCruiser dominates the category.


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  • FanBoi

    Vogue all the way. Exterior and interior is getting really old.

    //

    • Daniel

      I am the biggest fan of the Vogue there is, so I agree to a point, but you can’t really compare them because you’d need to find another forty thousand minimum to buy a Vogue. The price difference between base models is about $80,000. You definitely get what you pay for though, the Vogue has an amazing interior and presence that the LC will never have. Different leagues as well as price brackets.

    • Saltypigeon

       Those are totally different class of machines man

      • Pogostick

        I’m not sure that I’d feel comfortable loading up the Vogue and heading into the Simpson desert.  The cruiser is made for offroad touring.  The Vogue is for pretenders that want to cruise the northern & eastern suburbs.

        Different markets

        • Jesse

          Nah the ranges are great off road. But reliability, and pulling up at an outback pub expecting the locals to talk to you may present problems.

          • CruiserKing

             Oh dear. The locals won’t “speak” to me! How tragic.

          • Tomas79

            You cant even fit decent LT tyres under the Range over, which means u wont get too far in the bush…

  • Daniel

    Why does it have to look like that? It’s so ugly! And that interior looks like it’s from two generations before. So so awful and I really wish people wouldn’t continually buy products from Toyota that have not been improved upon much over the last model. I know this is slightly bigger, but all the same, give me a Discovery 4!

    • Daniel

      Say what you like about LR reliability, but at least they’re trying! Toyota are just going off the back of customer loyalty and are only just starting to pick up their game with other models. The next LC will need to make a huge leap forward in build quality and design.

    • Doctor

      Have a look at the side profile of a RAV4, Kluger, Prado and 200 – all styled by Ed Zachary. The all look almost ed-zachary the same.

    • horsie

      why change. they already out sell everything in class.

  • Richeiduck67

    over  priced behemoth and unreliable lots of problems with oil consumption and leaks

  • Chris

    Give me a Range Rover any day with its more advanced engine, 8 speed transmission, better suspension, better ride quality, not to mention far better looks than this ugly and obsolete carbuncle with the technology from yesteryear!

    • Disappointed

      I have an L322 from new. I’ll never ever purchase from the Land Rover stable again. It’ll be a big hit in depreciation but will get out before the extended warranty runs out.

  • MisterZed

    Toyota LandCruiser Canadian sales last month: 10.

    • ABCDEFG

      The Land Cruiser is officially not sold in Canada. If the legendary Ford F-150 is $18,000 in Canada, it would be hard for other competitors.

  • Joe

    Why only compare to the RR Vogue (there is NO comparison!!), the Cruisers only real competition is the Disco 4, and again there is no comparison. The Disco looks better (subjective), is miles better on-road, is better off-road, is MORE reliable (oil consumption, broken axles,etc), way more comfortable, more features, tows as good if not better, and is CHEAPER…….so why the Landcruiser sells is beyond me…….the reliability chestnut was there years ago but not any more. 

    • TG

      Total garbage. 200 Series (and 70 Series) had oil consumption issues back in ’07/’08, but was sorted very quickly and is no longer an issue. Broken axles? Bollocks, they don’t break axles.

      As for your comment re: Land Rover more reliable than a LandCruiser, I wish I could post the Fry Meme here “Not sure if trolling or just stupid”.

      • symo

        They break CVs to be more accurate, check youtube a for a great sampling of entertainment. Most of the broken CVs are because of chipped TDV8s that make 800+nm when they shouldn’t be.

      • Bryan

        It isn’t quite sorted yet; my parents have a diesel 200 series that has burnt oil (amongst other problems) since they bought it new a couple of years ago.  The latest installment is that Toyota are waiting for a new turbo to come over from Japan (4 – 6 weeks!) to replace one that is somehow allowing oil to leak through in to the exhaust.  At least all these problems have been covered by the warranty – so far…

    • Mister M

      The RR and Disco might be nice and comfortable cars the problem with them is there is no resale.  They cost alot and after they finish their warranty they keep costing alot in repairs, and it is difficult to find some one who wants to and can repair them out side of a capital city on the east coast.

    • LC

      “is MORE reliable (oil consumption, broken axles,etc)”
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
      No, it’s not.

      thetruthaboutcars-dot-com/2013/02/land-rover-and-jd-power/

  • jekyl & hyde

    ANYONE thinking of buying ANYTHING from toyota with the 4.5 diesel will do well to ring up ANY toyota service department first,and ask this question….how much oil will my new v8 diesel use between services???

    might save you alot of heartache later on…

  • LC’s are REAL 4WD’s

    How can you all question Toyota Reliability ….? Why are there still so many 40, 60, 70, 80, 100 series vehicles still going around this rugged country with 100′s of thousands of KM under their belts.
    These Euro Trash pretenders couldn’t ever dream of having such a strong proven durability record as the LC’s. I remember a time when the RR was rated as the car most likely to break down if they didn’t rust away to a brown stain on the driveway first. Resale on the LR’s have always rediculous and continue that abismal record today. Anyone (serious 4wd’er) that chooses  the LR/RR (or any other brand) over one of these for towing a large load into the remotest, harshest environments that this country has to offer seriously IMO has the devils marbles for brains…or are simply posers that only want to look flash for 5 minutes…

    • http://www.bryanbyrtrenault.com.au/ Modern Man

      i guess that is why the australian defence forces who test all vehicles before putting them into service to destruction choose what vehicles and from who????

      Not TOYOTA, but euro trash apparently.

      I a sorry but toyota themselves have finally admitted they have stuffed up and the new gm is starting to change the products as they come out. this unfortunatly was already in the system before he could stop it.

      • Guest

        Oh and Defence dept are the epitome of astute purchasing decisions right…? (eg: Collins class subs, jsf fighter jets ) Argument FAIL right there dude… Why would they change such a successful vehicle? Toyota are only ever constantly improving their products, That’s why they sell twice as many cars in this country as their nearest competitor…

        • Guest

          The Defence force had Toyotas but they proved easy to break so got ride of them for the Land Rovers. Now being replaced by the Mercedes which are also proving unreliable at the moment. Asked Rayme guys in convoy “why the Land Rovers and no G-Wagons” .

          • horatio

            They would never get the option – those Rayme guys were just talking trash to some n00b who was harrasssing them at the service station Trust me, soldiers are creaming themselves over the G Wagen.

    • Golfschwein


       I remember a time when the RR was rated as the car most likely to break down if they didn’t rust away to a brown stain on the driveway first.”

      This was worth the cut and paste. Rusting away to a brown stain on the driveway, eh? Must try that on some aluminium bodywork next time I see some.

    • Sakdjfhlajdhfladfladf

      Yes, but that’s a stereotype that has been built up around Toyota, due to their past. These days, I would say they’re not as reliable as they used to be. With one of the biggest recalls to add to its name as well as more recalls recently and also, the auto industries increasingly advanced new technologies I wouldn’t say for certain that Toyota and Honda cars are still the cars they once were. They probably still are reliable to a certain extent though, and recent surveys have shown they are still in the top 10 in reliability, but it should also be noted that other car makers have caught up as well in terms of reliability. Toyota and Honda may not as good as they used to be. Times are changing and it would only be right for us to question such things. Oh and Range Rovers are like the kings of off-road and still are, even the Evoque is good for off-road, even though it’s mainly a city car.     

    • CruiserKing

       Agree. But, LC series 80 and 100 rule rural Australia. The 200 series has been kicked by a lot of current owners – oil consumption issues, very noisy rattles, etc – many of whom are previous owners of the 80 and 100 series and they swear by them with their lives in the outback world.

  • O123

    Good to know if I spend 90k I get the same radio unit as a 20k yaris.

    • Guest

      If your comparing this car with a yaris your missing the point..anyway Car tested is a Gxl, comes with satnav … Der

      • O123

        I’m saying that that radio unit is identical to a  20k yaris. http://www.toyota.com.au/static/images/16cdc-yaris-ng-yrx-5-door-dash-air-con-749×422.jpg
        Pretty lazy on toyotas part.

        • ABCDEFG

          The radio unit the Land Cruiser GXL has satnav / bluetooth / USB input / iPod input / reverse camera. It’s got everything except DAB radio. The unit in the top of the range Yaris does not have reverse camera. It doesn’t matter what it’s similar to as long as it has everything.

          • O123

            The point is it looks identical to the yaris unit. Its typical toyota complacency not putting a flush unit in.

          • H1

            I would rather have the standard DIN size car radio over one that is molded all over the car dashboard. Just in case you may want to change it in the future to get new technologies like DAB radioo

          • horsie

            OMG. You guys have no idea.
            Do  any of you live or work in the outback ? I am guessing no.
            Right, Well then why would someone care that the radio is the same as the Yaris. These cars are designed for use a long way from any radio station.
            Do you really think when you are 300 km’s from the nearest town on a muddy track you are going to care? You want something that you can trust to get you home or to your next destination.

  • John

    90k, obviously a luxury car deserving of the luxury car tax, else price gouge.

  • gt86.com.au

    Overpriced for the Aussie Market.. WAY OVERPRICED!

  • symo

    When you consider most buyers are business directors or managers, in which a company registeres the car, the GST is refunded straight away (saves $9000), you don’t pay income or company tax (saves adding $30000 to the price that you or I would pay on top), and all running costs are not taxed and paid by the company.

    Turns a $90K car into the equivalent of a $50K car for the mums and dads. Believe me, I am one of them!

    This car is aimed at the Business managers who get out and about a bit. It’s great. 

    • Gp

      When you consider the GST refund is limited to the LCT threshold value, you “save” around $5800 when you purchase the car.  When you sell it for $50,000, you give back around $4500.

      So if you were the manager of a business that I had interests in, you’d be sacked instantly for knowing jack sh$t.

      Even worse, you spruik your ignorance of simple tax facts publicly.

  • MisterZed

    Toyota LandCruiser in the USA last month achieved it’s highest sales result since 2009: 294 units were sold.

  • Doctor

    Don’t get carried away with all that space if you want to tow a caravan over 3-tonne.
    With 300+ kg on the tow ball, a second battery and a fridge you’ll be at GVM with just one passenger. A 70 series tray-back is a better option for outback caravanning if the van is over 3-tonne.

  • Captain Nemo

    So we buy more Land Cruisers than anyone,  Yet we pay more for them than almost anyone.

    So much for that tired old line importers have been using for years,  “Our small market volume means we don’t get the discount O/S market get for buying in bulk” 
    Here is one car we buy more than the rest of the world so why do we pay more? can’t all be GST & LCT.   

  • D987

    I’d hate to drive one of these beasts around the city.

    • Garrywhopper

      Man up there champ

      • CruiserKing

         No, not “champ”, but rather “chimp”.

  • Sakdjfhlajdhfladfladf

    I dislike the fact that reliability is a factor in these reviews. I think that criteria should be abolished. In my opinion, you’re reviewing a car for what it is when you’re given it, the facts, not assumptions. No matter whether Toyota or Volkswagen. I think if you’re really going to put reliability up there, then do a long term test and then report whether or not it is reliable. Everything should be questioned and should be tested. I think that’s a part of your job description as journalists as well.

  • ABCDEFG

    I said so, Land Cruiser = WIN. I am starting to save money now.  Can Toyota take $3,000 off if I don’t want the KDSS with the 4.6 V8 petrol GXL? IMO with the KDSS and other active suspension systems, there are more things to go wrong, and when they do, it costs a couple of grands to fix up the complex active suspension. I’d rather have the simple anti roll bar (just a metal tube).

  • Rdfds

    Good Review Caradvice

  • MINI_CS

    Old design. Looks like a Camry on the inside. Can’t tow its max weight and carry anything else. Brought by people who simply wear Toyota blinkers and ignore obviously better and cheaper 4WD’s 

    • Guest

      What are you on about man… This car CAN tow 3500kg whilst carrying 8 people with luggage, 2 tanks full and even a load on the roof. It’s the reason that the Sahara is only 7 seats when you have dual tanks fitted so as not to exceed the total GVM… All Toyota’s can carry full load whilst towing max weight, that’s the reason they only have 2500 kg on hilux, because they can do that with 5 on board and 800 kg in the back. It’s the other brands that have fine print on their tow weights.. Check your facts next time…

      • MINI_CS

        Actually you are wrong go check your weights again and don’t forget to factor in the ball weight of the caravan. This issue with big 4WD’s is well known and understood and ignored by many. Besides that this thing is way overrated.   

      • CruiserKing

         Agree. It tows like a truck, and goes through the jungle like German Tank.

    • Gazz

      What planet are you from?  You would have to be a Nissan driver i have owned 7 lancruisers from the FJ45 to a new sahara turbo and nothing comes within a bulls roar of them my Sahara will tow my son’s race car and spares fully loaded and nothing will pass me on the highway let alone your Nissan, Do some home work next time will you!!!!  

      • MINI_CS

        The planet where Toyota’s are overrated and are brought by people to stupid and too lazy to look at better 4WD’s. It is well known in the Caravan towing world that this thing has issues with weights when a big van is attached. I will give you a point it may just only just be better than a Nissan Pootrol…   

        • Gazz

          I asked 2 of my mates who tow huge caravans 1 has a GXL turbo and the other a SAHARA turbo like mine about the “Well known caravan towing issues” and they said what a load of rubbish!

          • MINI_CS

            Sunshine google “LC 200 Series GVM issues” then eat crow looser.

        • CruiserKing

          Disagree here, and elsewhere with Mini_CS’s comments. Toyota Land Cruiser has 70% of the heavyweight SUV market in Australia. Why? Are these owners stupid? I doubt it. These are 4×4 die-hards, and they know what works in the outback, and the milage in many LC vehicles pass 300k+ in 5 years. They’ve obvously have done huge travels. And, yes, I’d like to learn more about a Nissan “Pootrol” one day, or were you trying to say “pooptrail”?

  • Bryan

    Anthony – This review seemed to gloss over the fact that a petrol V8 is also available; did you only test the diesel or is it simply so much better than the petrol that you didn’t feel it was worth including too much info about the petrol motor?  If you have it handy, I would be interested to read your thoughts about the petrol version’s performance, fuel consumption etc.

    Thanks.

    • ABCDEFG

      I would get the Land Cruiser petrol over the diesel. Reasons:
      - The new 4.6L (old one is 4.7L) V8 engine is from the top of the range current Lexus LS460
      - The petrol engine consumes 20%-30% more fuel than the diesel. But the other day in metro Melb at the same fuel outlet, petrol was 119.9cpl and diesel was 145.9cpl. Petrol was 22% cheaper than diesel. So the fuel cost between petrol and diesel are in fact almost the same if you get petrol on low days.
      - The petrol LC makes more power than the diesel LC
      - 8 high tech diesel fuel injectors cost $8,000 ($1,000 each). Probably another $1k to $2k to calibrate and “train” those injectors. With low quality diesel or water in the fuel tank, the high tech diesel injectors got to be replaced.
      - High tech and extremely high pressure diesel pump costs $3k – $4k each. Turbos $8k (twin turbos 2x $4,000 each)
      - Diesel services cost more
      - The initial purchase of the diesel LC is a lot more. The GXL petrol comes with KDSS as standard. The diesel don’t.
      - Noise level. The V8 petrol don’t have the diesel truck clatter, it’s much quieter and has a nice V8 burble. The neighbourhood don’t need to know when you go out or come home.

      • Reckless1

        You could add that when you cross deep water with a snorkel equipped V8 diesel cruiser (single or twin turbo variant)  you ger water into the valley, which then gets into the starter motor.  You don’t know this till it fails.

        To replace the sarter  (or clean and repair) you need to remove the entire injector rail system.  On a CRD engine these cannot be re-used due to the high pressures inside. 

        Very large $$$$$$ for that little gem, never covered by warranty.

        There’s very little chance that your injector pump would cost only $3-4K.  More likely $8-10k.

  • Jack

    Anthony, when you mention the full length malibu surfboard being carried, is the one in your pics a 9’6″ or bigger?  I’d be surprised if a proper longboard of around this length would be fitting behind the drivers’ seat and flush with the tailgate, usually to fit them inside a decent wagon car they’d require space from the front windscreen to the back. 
    This is also the reason dual cab utes are completely useless.  Yes you can put it on roof racks, but no, you can’t guarantee it won’t be flogged!
    Also agree with above, more info on how the petrol version drives/is would be appreciated.

  • mort

    Jack,

    If your landcruiser wont take your mal go and get a kneeboard or even a goat boat, then you really will be a kook…

    • Jack

       I’ll surf most things mort, from a 5’11 potato chip to classic singles and twins, 9’6 and bigger noseriders to alaia to pod and fins to snowboards, thanks.  Never tried kneeboard but watching a guy surf one who knows what he’s doing reveals a beaut style and lots of barrel time.  As for goat boats, saw one go over the falls upside down once, that was amusing.  If you really hate other types of boards, you might want to vent on SUP’s too, and body boards, but really it doesn’t matter what a person chooses to ride, as long as they are having the most fun they are the best surfer out there.  Kook is such an ugly word used by ugly people.  Back to cars, the point is, unless you are a die hard shortboarder, you want a car that can safely stash your ENTIRE quiver at all times when you take part of it to the beach. 

  • Robin

    The reason more Landcruisers are bought in Australia rather than Landrover, has nothing to do with reliability, quality or whether or not either of them is a better car. It is simply this:
    There is a Toyota Dealer on every urban street corner in Australia in every outback town and country rest stop, and therefore is easy to buy one and also easy to get repairs and parts. Compare that to Landrover. Just do a dealer search on Toyota/Landrover website and you will see straight away why the Landrovers are less countenanced , depsite being a technologically superior, better powered, more off road capable, more on road capable, more up to date, and now equally as reliable vehicle.

  • Joecacc

    Traveled to Cape York in June 8500ks in 4 weeks.I didn’t see one Range Rover  only a group of 4 Land Rover’s possibly a club event.I am sure they have their attributes but out in the wilderness I would much prefer  a landcruiser any day of the week.

    • MisterZed

      Um, a Range Rover IS a Land Rover. Also, the Range Rover is extremely expensive which is probably why you didn’t see any. That’s like saying I went to Coober Pedy and didn’t see any Mercs so they must not be good cars.

  • Oldlikie

    I like both Landrover and Toyota. Cannot choose between a VDJ76R or a Defender.

    Defender has plenty of reliability problems initially. Toyota with good reliability, but seemed that if something should break it’s more costly. LR seemed to have better support if you find a good LR service agent. The old look inside and out do not worry me, you”ll get bored of the new gadgets in in a short time. For the VDJ76R you still get the horizontal temp levers of the seventies, that’s fun! For the defender you still have the look of the fifties that’s cool!

    I think one should compare cars of the same price brackets.

Toyota Landcruiser Specs

GXL : 4.5L DIESEL TURBO F/INJ - 6 SP AUTOMATIC - 4D WAGON
Car Details
Make
TOYOTA
Model
LANDCRUISER
Variant
GXL
Series
VDJ200R 09 UPGRADE
Year
2012
Body Type
4D WAGON
Seats
8
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
DIESEL TURBO F/INJ
Engine Size
4.5L
Cylinders
DIESEL TURBO V8
Max. Torque
650Nm @  1600rpm
Max. Power
195kW @  3400rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
72.2W/kg
Bore & Stroke
86x96mm
Compression Ratio
16.8
Valve Gear
DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
6 SP AUTOMATIC
Drive Type
4x4
Final Drive Ratio
3.909
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
DIESEL
Fuel Tank Capacity
138
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
10.3L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
2700
Gross Vehicle Weight
6800Kg
Height
1905mm
Length
4950mm
Width
1970mm
Ground Clearance
225mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:3500  Unbrake:750
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
11.8
Front Rim Size
8x17
Rear Rim Size
8x17
Front Tyres
285/65 R17
Rear Tyres
285/65 R17
Wheel Base
2850
Front Track
1640
Rear Track
1635
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Standard Features
Comfort
Auto Climate Control with Dual Temp Zones
Control & Handling
17 Inch Alloy Wheels, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Hill Holder, Traction Control System, Vehicle Stability Control
Driver
Cruise Control, Power Steering
Engine & Transmission
Limited Slip Differential
Entertainment
CD with 6 CD Stacker, Radio CD with 6 Speakers
Exterior
Power Mirrors, Rear Spoiler, Side Steps
Interior
Cloth Trim, Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags, Seatbelts - Pre-tensioners Front Seats, Side Front Air Bags
Security
Central Locking Remote Control, Engine Immobiliser
Optional Features
Control & Handling
Performance Suspension
Other
Service Interval
6 months /  10,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  100,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
9-L-10
Country of Origin
JAPAN