Toyota Land Cruiser Interior
The 2007 Toyota Land Cruiser's interior is widely praised for comfort, workmanship and its many standard features. "[T]he Toyota Land Cruiser comes with a civilized interior," says Forbes. The adds "Inside, this is a big leap from the old [pre-1998] Cruiser."
Standard features include such luxuries as heated front seats and climate control. There are seats for up to eight passengers, but reviewers criticize the third row for being tight on space.
The 2007 Toyota Land Cruiser comes standard with three rows of seats and can accommodate up to eight, which according to Automobile Magazine makes it "well suited for the soccer car pool." The first two rows are roomy and comfortable. According to Kelley Blue Book, "[t]he Land Cruiser's front- and second-row seats provide more than enough comfort and legroom."
It's the third row (which Forbes calls "best reserved for children") that draws negative reviews: "The third-row seat is quite cramped," says Auto Mall USA. The general space in the interior is felt to be good, though NewCars.com believes that "[t]he ampler interior dimensions of the average luxury SUV make it considerably roomier for your passengers than the Toyota Land Cruiser."
"The Land Cruiser comes with just about everything," says Auto Mall USA. "All controls are logically placed, well marked and easy to use." Reviewers are enthusiastic about the plentiful standard features, which include a multi-information display on the dashboard, AM/FM/cassette/CD sound system, power-adjustable driver and front passenger heated leather-trimmed seats, automatic climate control and independent automatic rear climate control system, a rear-seat audio system with wired headphone capability, and nine cup holders.
Edmunds picks a small nit: "My only complaint regarding interior ergonomics is the location of the front and rear wiper controls. By combining them on the same stalk, Toyota has made figuring out how to clear the windshield during an unexpected cloudburst a bit too exciting."feels that "[t]he dash, which seems utilitarian and downright Spartan at first, reveals itself to be a keyboard of wonders." But
Stereo and Entertainment
Available options for the Land Cruiser include a JBL stereo with AM/FM cassette player, center-console-mounted in-dash six CD player with seven speakers and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system. Kelley Blue Book felt that "the addition of the optional rear-seat DVD entertainment system will forever change the selection of the front passenger's seat as the most desirable place for the kids to sit."
An optional navigation system is available for the Land Cruiser. The Miami Herald says that "Toyota's navigation system is impressive." Consumer Guide adds that the "[n]avigation system takes learning, however, and it complicates some audio adjustments and has fingerprint-prone touch screen." The navigation system includes a DVD player so that front-seat occupants can watch movies on the in-dash seven-inch screen while the car is in park.
Cargo space in the 2007 Toyota Land Cruiser is good as long as you're willing to live without the third row of seats. "When those same third-row seats are being used," says Motor Trend, "storage room behind them shrinks to a meager 20.8 cubic feet, so don't plan on carrying seven or eight people and luggage, too (at least, inside)."
And while 91 cubic feet become available when those seats are folded, Consumer Guide feels that this isn't quite up to snuff for the large SUV class: "[E]ven with those seats lifted and strapped against the sidewalls--a clumsy chore--there's still less room than in many newer rivals with easier-folding arrangements." On the other hand, reviewers enjoy the Land Cruiser's plentiful compartments. "Storage space abounds for odds and ends," writes the reviewer for Auto Mall USA. "Compartments include a big glove box, a cubby in the front console, and front and rear door pockets. An overhead console provides three storage boxes plus a compartment for sunglasses or a garage door opener. Separate compartments in back hold tools, a jack and a first aid kit."