Used Car: 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser Review
The 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser is a top-ranked large SUV that is equally capable on- and off- road. If you need a luxurious, capable large SUV that can carry your entire family and tow a heavy trailer, the Land Cruiser is a strong choice.
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When it was new, critics admired the eight-seat Land Cruiser’s high levels of refinement, as well as its ability to traverse both paved roads and mountainous terrain with ease. Reviewers also thought that the Land Cruiser’s build quality was very good, and the Land Cruiser’s strong reliability score backs this up. The Land Cruiser comes standard with a 5.7-liter, 381-horsepower V8 engine, which reviewers said is plenty powerful. Full-time four-wheel drive is standard, and an adjustable suspension system offers selectable modes for different types of terrain. Fuel economy, at 13/18 mpg city/highway, is about average for 2010 large SUVs. The 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser has a maximum towing capacity of 8,500 pounds, which is fairly good for the class, but cargo capacity, at 81.7 cubic feet behind the first row, is on the low side. By comparison, the similarly-sized 2010 Toyota Sequoia can carry up to 120.8 cubic feet.
Inside, reviewers were very pleased with the Land Cruiser’s high-quality materials and comfortable seats, though the third row was noted as being typically cramped. Standard equipment is plentiful, and includes leather-trimmed seats, four-zone climate control, Bluetooth, a 14-speaker JBL stereo, push-button start, front and rear parking sensors and a power sunroof. Major options included a DVD navigation system, backup camera and satellite radio. The 2010 Land Cruiser is quite similar to the 2008 model, so you may be able to save some money by opting for an older SUV.
Other Cars to Consider
If you like the Land Cruiser, but don’t need its off-road capabilities, consider the 2010 Cadillac Escalade. The Escalade has a slightly lower reliability rating, but when it was new, reviewers loved its powerful V8, composed handling and long list of standard features. Additionally, the Escalade offers more cargo space and gets slightly better fuel economy.
Another SUV to consider is the 2010 Land Rover Range Rover. With strong off-road capabilities and an extravagant interior, the Range Rover is a compelling vehicle. Still, if you need a vehicle to carry lots of people, keep in mind that the Range Rover only seats five. Its reliability score is among the lowest in the class, though it does offer opulent styling and more standard features.