2018 Toyota Land Cruiser

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2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Interior Review

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Interior: 7.9

Though it hasn’t been fully redesigned in a decade, the Toyota Land Cruiser has a nice interior with mostly high-quality materials throughout the cabin. However, many class rivals are more upscale. The Land Cruiser’s first two rows of seats are spacious, but the third row is a little cramped. Cargo space is good for the class, but it won’t blow you away. This 2018 Toyota has more standard features – including active safety features – than many competitors.

  • "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 (2017)
  • 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 (2017)
  • "At least the interior is awash in luxury touches, like soft leather and Toyota's Entune audio system." -- Kelley Blue Book (2017)

Seating

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.

Drivers will appreciate the excellent forward visibility the Land Cruiser provides. The front seats are comfortable and supportive, and the second row has a good amount of room. The second-row seats also slide, which adds legroom if needed. The third-row seats don’t have as much room as the first two rows, and they’re best left for children.

There are two complete sets of 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.

  • "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 (2017)
  • 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 (2017)
  • "The Land Cruiser's front seats are plush and expansive, and they're mounted high to promote outward visibility." -- Autotrader (2016)

Interior Features

The Land Cruiser’s standard features include quad-zone automatic climate control, a 14-speaker JBL premium audio system, navigation, a 9-inch touch-screen infotainment system, Siri Eyes Free, the Entune app suite, satellite radio, HD Radio, a USB port, Bluetooth, wireless phone charging, proximity key entry, push-button start, a moonroof, and a 120-volt household power outlet. A rear-seat dual-screen DVD entertainment system is available.

Standard driver assistance features include a multi-view camera, rain-sensing windshield wipers, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and automatic emergency braking.

The Land Cruiser comes standard with more features than most rivals, particularly when it comes to driver assistance technology. The Entune infotainment system features a large touch screen with sharp graphics, but it can be slow to respond to inputs. There are physical controls for some functions if you'd rather not use the touch screen.

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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)

Cargo

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. A power liftgate comes standard.

The Land Cruiser’s raw cargo space numbers are decent for a luxury large SUV. 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.

  • "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 (2017)
  • "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." -- Edmunds (2017)
  • 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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