2011 Toyota Land Cruiser


$28,769 - $31,569

2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser was new.


Interior: 8.3

Reviewers love the interior comfort and long list of standard features that the Toyota Land Cruiser offers. The third row may be cramped, but that’s on par for this class. The best part? Many high-tech and luxury features come standard on the Land Cruiser, helping to justify its high base price. Some reviewers have even compared the interior in the Land Cruiser to a Lexus, Toyota’s upmarket brand.

  • "Lexus levels of refinement and luxury." -- Car and Driver
  • "The 2011 Land Cruiser's interior is as refined as a Toyota gets, with high-quality materials and excellent fit and finish." -- Edmunds.
  • "We have grown to appreciate the private, sheltered interior our Land Cruiser provides. Slam the door and enter a protected environment, isolated from the noise and haste of the outside world." -- Four Wheeler


The Land Cruiser can seat eight people in three rows. The front row comes standard with ten-way adjustable heated seats, and all three rows are leather wrapped. However, reviewers say the third row is only fit for children. The Lincoln Navigator is the only SUV in its class to get positive reviews for its third row, but it lacks the beefy off-road capability that the Land Cruiser offers. If seating is more important to you than off-road agility, check out the Navigator – especially since it starts out at $57,570, about $10,500 less than the Toyota.

  • "The cabin can accommodate eight passengers, though we'd recommend the third row only for kids because of the flat seat bottom and high floor. Access to the third row is eased via a one-touch tumble-forward second-row seat. Middle-row occupants fare better with more space, along with slide and recline adjustments." -- Edmunds
  • "Large, comfortable seats with lots of adjustments combine with a tilt and telescopic steering wheel and ample headroom and legroom for first-class accommodations. Visibility is OK except to the rear corners, particularly with the 3rd-row seats stowed. Standard rear-obstacle detection helps." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Its interior space isn't as great as you'd expect from its outside girth. The headroom and legroom measurements are less than the midsize Highlander's. Only in width does it exceed the Highlander -- most notably in the third row." -- Cars.com

Interior Features

Reviewers say that the Land Cruiser’s interior is almost as nice as you would find in an offering from Lexus, Toyota’s luxury brand. The Land Cruiser’s long list of standard features includes a six-disc CD changer, a  USB port with iPod connectivity, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming wireless technology, heated leather front seats, and push button start. These features may seem opulent for a base Toyota, but reviewers are glad that the Land Cruiser’s interior lives up to its $68,000 price tag. When competitively optioned, the Cadillac Escalade includes a few more standard features than the Land Cruiser and costs $2,170 less r, but it does not include all of the bells and whistles that make the Land Cruiser such a capable off-roader.

  • "Large gauges are clearly marked and easy to see. The turn-signal and wiper levers move with typical Toyota smoothness, as do other switches. All audio, climate, and navigation controls are mounted high on the dashboard within easy reach." -- Consumer Guide


Reviewers are disappointed with the modest cargo space available in the Toyota Land Cruiser. As with most SUVs with third-row seating, cargo space with the third row in use is small – 16.1 cubic feet in the Land Cruiser, almost the same as the 16.2 cubic feet of trunk space in the two-door Dodge Challenger. Some writers are baffled at the Land Cruiser’s method of folding the third row seats: rather than folding forward into the floor, the seats split and swing outward to fold against the wall. All told, with the third and second rows folded, the Land Cruiser offers 81.7 cubic feet. Compared to other full size luxury SUVs, this number is still low. For instance, the Cadillac Escalade has a whopping 108.9 cubic feet, and the Acura MDX and Mercedes-Benz GL both have about 83 cubes to stow your gear. In the off-road category, the Land Rover LR4 offers 90.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row.

Some reviewers comment on the abundance of interior storage solutions in the Land Cruiser, which include overhead and center consoles, twelve cup and bottle holders, and various storage pockets around the cabin.

  • "Interior storage is quite good, with large, two-tiered glove and console boxes, a pair of covered console cup holders, and large map pockets with cup holders." -- Consumer Guide
  • "With the rear seats in place, cargo space is 16 cubic feet or about the same as a midsize car's trunk. The third-row seats do not fold down, nor are they removable. Instead, they fold up against the sides of the cargo bay -- a rather awkward solution. Consequently, the Cruiser's maximum cargo capacity is modest at 82 cubic feet, which is a relatively small figure for a large SUV." -- Edmunds

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