2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Overview
The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser is the most luxurious vehicle in the Toyota lineup, and it is designed to offer an alternative to overpriced premium brands. The price of the Land Cruiser is well worth it since you get everything you need as standard, from technology to safety to comfort to capabilities. There is a single trim level, but it is so well equipped that you will not find anything lacking on this full-size SUV.
As soon as you see the 2017 Land Cruiser, it will keep your attention with its bold first impression. The front end is highly stylish with its chrome side moldings and LED lighting along with the Land Cruiser logo. That LED lighting includes headlights with LED elements on the high and low beams so you always get efficient, bright light when necessary. The LED fog lights help you with visibility in inclement weather. The LED lighting continues in the rear with energy-efficient taillights that last longer and shine brighter, saving you money and keeping you safe. The chrome grille blends seamlessly with the headlights to create a highly sophisticated appearance. Meanwhile, the sculpted hood gives a hint of the Land Cruiser’s tough capabilities from the powerful engine while the front fenders are almost the SUV’s way of flexing its muscles.
Performance and Capabilities
The Land Cruiser comes with more than enough power to deliver the confidence you need in any situation thanks to its 5.7-liter V8 engine with 32 valves and a Double Overhead Cam style. This engine also has Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence plus an Acoustic Control Induction System, so you get 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet you can use without an issue. The 8-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission delivers power efficiently in a range of conditions and lets you select gears manually if you want. To help take advantage of all this power, the Land Cruiser has a rugged 10-member high-tensile steel ladder frame, independent double-wishbone suspension, and reinforced skid plates so you can use the power off-road.
Speaking of off-roading, the 2017 Land Cruiser has a Multi-Terrain Monitor that lets you check your surroundings for any issues using side, rear, and front camera views. The Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System maximizes traction on the most uneven of terrain, and the Torsen limited-slip center differential lets you manually choose a 50/50 power distribution between front and rear or let the system automatically send power to the axle or wheel with most traction. To make off-roading even easier, this Toyota SUV also has Multi-Terrain Select with the choice of Mud & Sand, Loose Rock, Mogul, Rock, and Rock & Dirt. It also has a Crawl Control system.
The interior of the Toyota Land Cruiser is just what you expect from a luxury model, filled with style and high-quality artisanship. Your hands will always be comfortable, even when holding the wheel for a long time thanks to the heated and leather-trimmed steering wheel. For added convenience, the most important controls are on the wheel, including Bluetooth and audio controls, as well as those for the Multi-Information Display. The front seats continue the theme set by the steering wheel, as they are wrapped in leather and heated. They take this a step further with multistage heating as well as ventilation. The second-row seats also have multistage heating so those passengers can easily warm up on a chilly day.
To help everyone find their perfect temperature, the Land Cruiser has four-zone automatic climate control, so two second-row passengers, the driver, and the front-seat passenger get to choose their ideal temperature. Everyone will feel the airflow thanks to 28 vents spread throughout the cabin in strategic locations. There is even a Positive Temperature Coefficient heater to instantly warm air on very cold days by passing it on top of a ceramic element that is electrically heated. On nice days, open up the moonroof and enjoy some fresh air. The dashboard in the 2017 Land Cruiser is designed perfectly to put you in command of everything with controls within your reach. It has a sleek design with intuitive controls and a large touchscreen with a high-resolution display.
The interior of the Land Cruiser is also incredibly useful with as much as 81.7 cubic feet for cargo when the rear seats are folded. The center console has a cooler box for drinks and snacks so you don’t have to pack an extra cooler. You can fit up to eight passengers. The second row splits 40/20/40 and slides, and the third-row seats fold flat or against the interior walls for a level loading floor.
When you take your 2017 Land Cruiser on a road trip or just want to keep your children or other rear-seat passengers entertained, the rear-seat DVD entertainment system comes in handy. There are dual 11.6-inch screens situated on the back of the front seats to minimize fighting over what to watch. Your passengers can watch movies or play video games with ease. Up front, you will stay entertained with the Entune Premium JBL Audio system with the App Suite and Integrated Navigation. Control and view everything on the 9-inch high-resolution touchscreen and listen to music on the JBL Synthesis sound system with 14 speakers that include an amplifier and subwoofer.
Music inputs include HD Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, regular AM/FM radio, a CD player, Bluetooth streaming audio, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB port featuring iPod control, and Siri Eyes Free. There is also Bluetooth for phone, iTunes tagging, and advanced voice recognition. The Entune App Suite offers more music options, such as Slacker Radio, iHeartRadio, and Pandora, in addition to other popular apps, like Destination Search, OpenTable, MovieTickets.com, Yelp, and Facebook Places. You also get a convenient 4.2-inch color Multi-Information Display between your Land Cruiser’s gauges that you can customize to show individual tire pressure, mpg, the inclinometer, turn-by-turn directions, text messages, and more.
To keep you safe, the Land Cruiser has basics, like the LATCH system, Star Safety System, 10 airbags, and active front head restraints, as well as more advanced safety and driver-assistive features. This model has the Toyota Safety Sense P system with the Pre-Collision System featuring Pedestrian Detection, Auto High Beams, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Alert. There is also Safety Connect telematics, Blind Spot Monitor, and the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert system.
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