2008 Toyota Land Cruiser Review
This review was written when the 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser was new.
The Land Cruiser delivers strength, utility and all-terrain capability. Still, critics feel the third-row seat is best suited for children, makes acessing the cargo area difficult and detracts from the Land Cruiser's overall appeal.
The 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the best SUVs in its class thanks to its combination of on and off-road capability. Redesigned for 2008, the Land Cruiser now boasts a stronger powertrain, which includes a 381 horsepower V8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission. Taken as a whole, this year's Land Cruiser stands up well to the competition, even as consumers move away from full-size SUVs.
- "The '08 Land Cruiser somehow manages to combine peerless refinement with effortless highway prowess and extraordinary off-road potential," -- Car and Driver.
- "For discerning consumers who yearn for a refined on-road vehicle that can roll up its pants and wade into the muck at will, the Land Cruiser in many ways is more fulfilling of that promise than a Land Rover product." -- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
- "It will cost you a king's ransom to own one." --Detroit News
- "One of the world's ultimate all-terrainers, now infused with a whompingly powerful engine". -- Motor Trend