2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Review – Facelift for the Same Price


The Toyota Motor Corporation have recently introduced the restyled version of the 2017 Land Cruiser. It has a new body and has been changed inside and out, but not as much as the relative Lexus LX 570 of 2017 model year.

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser release date

The first version of the restyled 2017 Land Cruiser will be available in Japan, and prices will be around ¥4.73 million. Autumn should see the restyled Land Cruiser hitting the North American market.

Release date: already available in showrooms

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser MSRP

The manufacturer suggested retail price for the new 2017 model year Land Cruiser set a minimum to $84,325 for the Base trim level without options. Interestingly, 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser price hasn’t changed for the new model year. No packages available for US version of the SUV.

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser redesign

New videos and photos allow us to see the external changes. The front part is offered with the new beam optics based on the LED filling with metal beams. The false radiator grille becomes bigger and the horizontal crosspieces are larger. All this is enclosed in a wide frame. The fender is actually smaller, and the edges are equipped with LED fog lights.

There doesn’t seem to be any difference in side-views between this and the previous model.

Increased overall rear part is equipped with LED lights with original graphics. The ceiling dimensions emphasized new winged accents of chrome. The bumper is slightly modified, and added modified anti-fog lights.

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser dimensions

Some changes occurred in the dimensions. Now they look as follows:

  • length – the 4950 millimeters;
  • width – 1970 mm;
  • height – 1950 mm (Before 1920);
  • wheelbase – 2850 mm;
  • ground clearance is 225 mm.

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser interior

Inside the cabin, the steering wheel has changed, a new dashboard based on the color of the car and a 4.2” screen is fitted. Also the center console has become more modern, and its main purpose is to house the multimedia system with touch controls and the 9” touchscreen.

Full climate control systems are fitted, and there is an impressive array of buttons to fiddle with, each responsible for a specific function. A few simple clicks will help the driver to control this Japanese SUV while driving in all-wheel drive.

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2017 Land Cruiser equipment

It is the configuration options that distinguish the model between Japan or America; much of the equipment offered will be an option on the Japanese version, whereas the American one will have it fitted as standard.

The main thinking behind all of the equipment (not counting some minor changes), is safety; the official name being ‘Toyota Safety Sense’. It includes: auto braking system which responds to vehicles and pedestrians; a system of tracking and monitoring the blind zones; tracking system for road markings and cars, which move in the cross traffic behind; adaptive cruise control that reduces speed and slows down when necessary; adaptive headlights, which independently switch from low beam to high beam and vice versa; a control system for pressure in the wheels; a panoramic view system that allows to monitor what is happening on all four sides through the media display (even underneath the car).

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2017 Land Cruiser video review

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser engine and drivetrain

Available to customers is just one powerplant – the 5.7-liter gasoline V8.
With a maximum of 381 BHP and torque of 543 Nm, it comes coupled up to a totally new eight-speed automatic transmission. This pairing helps to raise mileage to 18 MPG on a highway, and around 15 MPG in the city.

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser towing capacity is claimed 8100 lbs, which is enough to tow an RV or boat.

For Japan and some other countries, there will be two engines to choose from.

  • Eight-cylinder petrol engine capacity of 4.6 liter now produces 318 HP and 460 Nm. Is paired with a six-speed automatic.
  • Diesel engine capacity of 4.5 liters with 8 cylinders equipped with new filters and the injectors, and was reprogrammed. As a result, power output now is 268 horsepower, and torque of 650 Nm.

2017 Toyota Land Сruiser pictures

2017 Toyota Land Cruiser
Engine type DOHC 32V V8, direct fuel injection
Displacement 5.7L
Power/torque 381 hp; 401 lb-ft
Transmission 8-speed automatic
Wheelbase 112.2 in
Length 194.9 in
Height 74 in
Passenger volume N/A
Cargo volume 16.1 – 81.7 cu.ft
0-60 6.7 sec
Top speed 130 mph
PRICE RANGE: $85,000 (est)
Competitors: Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, Land Rover Range Rover

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Editor's rating
4.7 overall
  • Safety4.7
  • Performance4.7
  • Design4.8
  • Features4.8
  • Fuel economy4.6

In 2017 Land Cruiser will get updated front fascia, like European version, and updated engine. So, it is only a minor changes.

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