2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Review: It’s here, the all- new 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser is here in three different models. We look at all the details with a Toyota internal.
Since its introduction in the U.S. market in 1958, the Land Cruiser evolved over the years from the legendary two-door models like the 40 Series with its fold-down front windshield, white roof, and rear jump seats to the last generation to be sold in the States and the capable yet fully loaded 200 Series, which combined Land Cruiser’s unbreakable strength with premium luxury features. Now, Land Cruiser stays true to its heritage, returning as a high-quality off-roader at a more accessible price point that will take a wider range of customers on numerous backcountry adventures across the globe.
When Land Cruiser arrived in the U.S. in the late ‘50s, Toyota sold only one unit in its first year. But then, when the 40 Series arrived, Land Cruiser became the best-selling Toyota in the U.S. for five years running. These early models featured solid front and rear axles on leaf springs, and the boxy look with a flat roof, short overhangs, and “TOYOTA” grilles became iconic. Soon after, though, customers wanted a bigger 4×4, and the Land Cruiser grew into larger station wagon models such as the 55 and 60 Series and ultimately lead to where the Land Cruiser left off in the U.S.: the 200 Series, a premium, full-size luxury off-road SUV.
Check out the all-new 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser, and the 1958 Heritage Edition; Toyota’s longest-running off-road nameplate returns to the North American market after a 3-year hiatus and stays true to its heritage as a durable off-roader. Powered by i-FORCE MAX turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder hybrid powertrain that produces 326 horsepower, 465 lb.-ft. of torque.
The First Edition grade is limited to 5,000 units for North America and comes equipped with round heritage LED headlamps, roof racks, rock rails, and exclusive interior design plus two-tone paint.
The price for the new Land Cruiser SUV is in the mid-$50,000 range.
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