• Full-Capability Chassis and 8,200-lbs. Towing Capacity
• Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System and Off-Road Technology
• Available Safety Connect™ Telematics System
The Land Cruiser’s 5.7-liter DOHC V8 engine produces 381 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 401 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm. Ninety percent of peak torque is available at just 2,200 rpm, helping make the Land Cruiser an outstanding tow vehicle. The Land Cruiser uses regular-grade (87 AKI) gasoline and is ULEV-II certified.
The Land Cruiser’s body-on-frame construction provides ruggedness and durability in extreme driving conditions, plus impressive towing capability and ride isolation characteristics. The front of the frame features a three-stage crush structure, so frame damage to other areas of the vehicle is minimized in the case of frontal impact.
The Land Cruiser utilizes welded high-strength sheet steel, especially in the A-, B-, C- and D-pillars, and in the rocker area to increase rigidity and reduce weight. The B-pillars are designed to help absorb side impacts and transfer them into the rest of the body structure where they dissipate.
Land Cruiser debuted the Safety Connect™ telematics system for model year 2010, and this helpful feature carries over for 2011. Safety Connect can dispatch emergency responders in the event of certain severe collisions. The system also provides a number of other useful services, including stolen vehicle tracking.
With 28 total air vents, the four-zone climate control system is designed to bathe occupants in comfortable air — even during extreme heat — rather than simply projecting streams of cool air at them. For extreme cold situations, the Land Cruiser’s auxiliary positive temperature coefficient (PTC) heater warms air instantly by passing it over an electrically heated ceramic element. The system also includes a micro-dust and pollen filter, and seven-level blower control.
The Land Cruiser is luxuriously equipped but can be taken to an even higher level with options. These include: rear seat entertainment system, simulated wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, cool box, second-row seat heaters, rear spoiler, rain-sensing windshield wipers and headlamp cleaners.
The Land Cruiser is designed to convey an “Advanced and Rugged” theme with enlarged front and rear fenders. The thick, rectangular grille and headlamps maintain Land Cruiser’s steady and confident appearance, while the hood flows gracefully into the grille and beltlines.
Land Cruiser seats up to eight, with three-across seating in the second and third rows. The instrument panel features a set of bright Optitron gauges with clear turquoise illumination. Beneath these gauges, a multi-informational display shows gear selection, odometer, tripmeter, fuel consumption, individual tire pressures and cruising range.
Toyota’s 36-month/36,000 mile basic new-vehicle warranty applies to all components other than normal wear and maintenance items. Additional 60-month warranties cover the powertrain for 60,000 miles and corrosion with no mileage limitation. Toyota dealers have complete details on the limited warranty.