The first Toyota Land Cruiser made its debut 1954 in and now in 2011 more than fifty years later it is still available for purchase. There has to be a reason a car this old has continued to be a bestseller to this day. The reason is that it is imbued with the experience that comes with time, the modern advancements of today and an incomparable style.
With purchasing the Toyota Land Cruiser comes great style and great responsibility. The first ever SUV that Toyota manufactured the Land Cruiser has weathered the test of time to remain one of the brand’s most expensive and most sophisticated offerings costing $68,920.
Currently Toyota offers offers four different SUVs’ and the Land Cruiser is the most expensive. Why? That’s because the Land Cruiser 2011 is an effective combination of a car that drives equally well on off-roads and on urban roads. This is a quality difficult to combine in an all out sport utility vehicle.
Its engine is a 5.7 litre V8 with a horsepower of an astounding 381 and the ability to tow an incredible weight of 8500 pounds. When the world car manufacturers are trying to make even SUVs’ compact, lightweight and more sleek the Land Cruiser remains an all out tough, huge eight passenger-seating vehicle. In fact the 2011 offering is even wider and longer than its predecessor. The car is equipped with Toyota’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System making it effective for driving in the city as well as in off-road terrains.
It even comes equipped with the new crawl control system that makes driving it an even greater pleasure as instead of struggling and thumping through difficult terrain it becomes possible to meander through it smoothly. This system is put into place to automatically control the brakes and engines to travel at a low speed whilst travelling through areas that are filled with obstacles such as mountainous regions, mud and sand.
When it comes to trim levels the 2011 Land Cruiser has just one. It has a four wheel drive system that has active traction control, 18-inch alloy wheels, hill start assist control, front and rear mudguards in addition to the crawl control and Kinetic Dynamic Suspensions system.
Like all other Toyota vehicles the car is equipped with gadgets and gizmos to please all enthusiasts and its has 14 speakers with subwoofers, Ipod connectivity and Bluetooth technology in the car and of course a flawless voice-activated touch navigation system.
When it comes to safety the Land Cruiser comes fitted with Toyota’s safety connect telematics systems that tells the people who respond in emergencies if the airbags have been deployed or if a harsh accident has been detected. It even has airbags all throughout the car. It has front and second row, full-length side curtain airbags and front knee airbags.
The only cons that this car has is that it is too steeply priced and a very heavy car but those can be overlooked if you want a strong, safe car that delivers everything that it promises.