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2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser was new.


Interior: 7.9

The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser features a high-quality interior with upscale materials. The seats are comfortable and there's enough room to fit eight people, though the third row is best left for kids. The infotainment system is easy to use and accompanied by lots of useful tech, including smartphone integration, hands-free voice commands, and wireless charging. Cargo room is about average, though a couple of design quirks mean the space isn't as user-friendly as some.

  • "Inside, there's the ambiance of old-world opulence: the seats and door panels are trimmed in soft leather, real-wood adorns the dash and steering wheel and fit-and-finish is impeccable." -- Left Lane News
  • The 2017 Land Cruiser features an interior that is nicer than the average Toyota, with top-quality materials and lots of high-tech items. The overall impression is short of luxury-vehicle standards, but if that's what you're looking for, the similar Lexus LX 570 should satisfy." -- Edmunds
  • "At least the interior is awash in luxury touches, like soft leather and Toyota's Entune audio system." -- Kelley Blue Book


The Land Cruiser has seating for eight on standard leather seats, with a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, and a leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel.

The front seats in the Land Cruiser are comfortable and supportive and offer excellent forward visibility. Passenger room is adequate in the second row, and the seats slide to increase legroom. The third row offers little space and is only appropriate for smaller passengers.

There are two complete LATCH car-seat connectors on the Land Cruiser’s second-row outboard seats and a top tether anchor on the middle seat. The lower anchors are easy to find under leather flaps, and the tether anchors on the back of the seats are distinct from other hardware. Three car seats can easily fit in the second row.

  • "From behind the wheel, you'll enjoy plenty of power, a comfortable ride, exquisite seats and quiet running, thanks to the Land Cruiser's luxury levels of sound-deadening." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • Front seats have ample cushioning and support for all-day comfort. Second-row passengers enjoy heated seats that can slide fore and aft to increase legroom. The third-row seats fold out from the sides of the cabin, and the expected lack of legroom makes them suitable for smaller passengers only." -- Edmunds
  • "The Land Cruiser's front seats are plush and expansive, and they're mounted high to promote outward visibility." -- Autotrader (2016)

Interior Features

Standard features in the 2017 Land Cruiser include four-zone automatic climate control, a 14-speaker JBL premium audio system, navigation, a 9-inch touch-screen infotainment system, the Entune app suite, satellite radio, HD Radio, a multi-view camera, a USB port, Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming, a rear-seat dual-screen DVD entertainment system, wireless phone charging, proximity key entry, push-button start, a moonroof, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a 120-volt three-prong power outlet, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. There are no notable options because all major features come standard.

The Land Cruiser's infotainment system is easy to use and features a 9-inch touch screen with a crisp display. However, the system sometimes lags in processing commands. Physical controls are easy to reach and marked clearly.

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  • "When it comes to technology, the Land Cruiser is surprisingly user-friendly. Bright, clear gauges and simplified controls make performing basic functions a snap. The updated Entune app-based infotainment system features a new, larger 9-inch center-mounted touchscreen with Siri Eyes Free technology that allows users to access their iPhone's features with the touch of a steering-wheel-mounted button. The new dual-screen video entertainment system is a plus, as is the multi-view camera system that's useful both on and off-road. Finally, the new Qi wireless charging system allows owners of compatible cell phones to top off their batteries without futzing with charging cables." -- Edmunds (2016)
  • "Large gauges are clearly marked and easy to see. The turn-signal and wiper levers move with smooth precision, as do other switches. All audio, climate, and navigation controls are mounted high on the dashboard within easy reach. The navigation/touchscreen system's functions are intuitive and simple to decipher, though some testers complained that the system was occasionally slow to respond to inputs. We applaud the redundant radio-tuning and volume buttons on the steering wheel." -- Consumer Guide (2014)


The Toyota Land Cruiser has 16.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind its third row, 43 cubic feet with the third row folded, and 81.7 cubic feet with the second- and third-row seats folded. That's a little above average when you're comparing it to other luxury 3-row SUVs. However, the Land Cruiser's third row doesn't fold flat into the floor. These jump seats split into two sections that fold to the sides of the cargo compartment, reducing its usability. The Land Cruiser features a split liftgate with an upper window and a lower tailgate, both of which are opened manually.

  • "However, the Land Cruiser's not the best cargo-hauler, thanks to 3rd-row seats that fold up against the sides of the cargo area, reducing how much you can carry inside.” -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Overall cargo capacity is smaller than you'll find in other SUVs. … Behind the second-row seats, you'll find just 43 cubic feet of space because the third-row seats flip to the side rather than stow beneath the floor. Once the second- and third-row seats are stowed, 82 cubic feet of cargo volume is available." -- Edmunds
  • The cargo hold is a sore spot, due mainly to Land Cruiser's 'old school' design layout. It isn't as easy to go from 8-passenger seating to maximum cargo space as it is in most SUVs. Oddly, Toyota retained the Land Cruiser's inconvenient side-stowing split 3rd-row seat, the halves of which can't be easily removed and are quite heavy. If left in place, each half can be stowed against its respective side wall, but that requires removing the headrest, folding the seat, and then swinging it up against the wall. That leaves only a narrow cargo area in the middle, and the folded seats block visibility to the rear corners. Second-row seats fold easily. Interior storage is quite good, with large, two-tiered glove and console boxes, a pair of covered console cupholders, and large map pockets with cupholders." -- Consumer Guide (2014)

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