2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Review

The 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser has a nifty price tag but it is a really good SUV with a tremendous appeal. We are talking about a 3 rows vehicle that can offer both off-road performance and luxury. The Land Cruiser has a really smooth ride while on pavement and is a beast when going through bushes. There are various standard features that are offered, we have seating for 8 people and a really robust towing capability. The only problems are the third row (kind of cramped), bad fuel economy, a high price tag and an improper positioning of the third row seats when they are folded as they take out of the cargo space.

You will not be really happy to learn that the Toyota Land Cruiser 2014 is unchanged from the 2013 model. The MSRP 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser is quite close to 80,000. That is quite a lot. The towing capacity is 8,500 pounds and there are many interesting advanced features like selectable terrain settings, crawl control and power disconnecting stabilizer bars.

Options Available

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There is just one trim available for the Toyota Land Cruiser 2014 and it is fully loaded. The standard features will include LED running lights, automatic xenon headlamps, power folding heated auto dimming mirrors, automatic wipers, 18 inch wheels, roof racks, running boards, rear spoiler, keyless entry/ignition and a sunroof.

The interior features offered by the Land Cruiser include 4 zone AC control, separate second row controls, leather upholstery, ventilated power front seats, heated seats, 50/50 third row seat split and one center console box.

You will appreciate the standard features as they include rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, navigation system, voice control, an eight inch touchscreen interface, audio connectivity, Bluetooth phone the Toyota Entune system and a rear seat entertainment system.

Performance And Powertrains

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The engine powering the 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser is a V8 5.7 liter with 381 hp and a torque of 401 pounds per foot. The transmission is automatic, 6 speeds, and you get full time 4 wheel drive as standard. The estimated fuel economy stands at 13-18 city-highway.

You will appreciate the inclusion of Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, Multi Terrain Select a 5 speed crawl control, off-road turn assist and hill-start assist.


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There are many standard Toyota Land Cruiser features added for safety purposes. This includes traction control, stability control, antilock brakes, second row and first row side airbags, full length curtain airbags and airbags for the knees. The frontal collision system will mitigate impacts. The Toyota Safety Connect system is added, offering emergency assistance and on-demand roadside assistance.


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We are faced with a great ride in the Toyota 2014 Land Cruiser. It goes through bumps in a really easy fashion while offering quite a lot of luxury. The cabin noise stands out as minimal. You will only hear the powertrain when you have full acceleration. While it is quite great that the engine is quiet, a little more thrust would be necessary. The off-road capabilities are great and we are faced with a tremendous SUV, in the event that you can actually afford it.