2016 Toyota Land Cruiser

The Land Cruiser SUV is one of the oldest models from Toyota’s line-up. Its production started back in 1951, more than 60 years ago, and this eight-passenger vehicle managed to gain the trust of many people around the world. However the changes do not happen often for the historic SUV. 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser comes with modest alterations, mainly oriented to features. Exterior of the Land Cruiser stays the same, and we can expect significant changes with new generation which could happen for 2017 or 2018 model year.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser front

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser exterior and interior

The Land Cruiser’s exterior will stay the same for 2016 model year. News we may see on the upcoming model could include only new colors, but nothing more than that. The reason for this is the fact that Toyota makes long-lasting generations for this SUV, and its look is somewhat classic, and it ages properly, so there is no need for frequent refreshments.

Even though the Land Cruiser isn’t all fancy and worked-up, this SUV is one of the best performers on every surface, and one of the best-equipped vehicles on the market. 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser comes available in only one trim, so potential buyers could choose only the paint. Japanese manufacturer decided to offer only standard features, but didn’t cut back at all. Some of the standards include four-zone auto A/C, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wood trimmed steering wheel, leather seats, power adjustable front seats, driver memory settings as well as heated front and second-row seats (front are also ventilated), 14-speaker JBL sound system, Bluetooth connectivity(phone and audio), DVD entertainment system and bunch of other great tech features.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser interior

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser performance

The main quality and main purpose of 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is its performance. It comes with a 5.7-liter V8 engine, capable to deliver up to 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. It is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and full-time all-wheel drive. Looking at these specs, one might think that the Land Cruiser is just a regular SUV, but Toyota make sure to add performance boosts in order to make it one of (if not the) best all-terrain vehicles in the world.

Locking center differential, Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System Multi-Terrain Select, Multi-terrain Monitor, Multi-terrain 4-wheel Anti-lock Brake System, a five-speed crawl control and few assist systems are all packed for the best posible ride of the Land Cruiser on any surface. Towing capacity of the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is rated at 8,200 pounds, and average acceleration time slightly under 7 seconds. Its fuel economy rates of 2015 model (13/18/15 mpg city/hwy/combined) stay the same for the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser too.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser side

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser price and release

When it comes to Toyota it is hard to anticipate the release dates of its models. Since thing change rapidly in this market, manufacturers adjust and launch their vehicles based on various parameters. Based on some of them, and some reliable sources, we can expect 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser to be available during the second half of this year, more likely during the last few months. Price should stay in the same range as before, meaning that 2016 Land Cruiser SUV should be available at a price of $80,000.

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