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MSRP: $79,605 - $79,605
Invoice: $71,246 - $71,246
MPG: 13 City / 18 Hwy
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Toyota Land Cruiser Interior

The 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser earns reviewer praise for its opulent cabin, which features premium materials like real wood trim, as well as its great build quality. Some critics remark that the Land Cruiser's interior doesn't seem quite as lavish as that of a Range Rover or its mechanical twin, the Lexus LX, though others appreciate the Land Cruiser's quiet cabin.

  • "Dashboard materials are mostly upscale, though they don't quite have the premium feel that you get with the more expensive Range Rover." -- AutoTrader
  • "Inside, there's the ambiance of old-world opulence: the seats and door panels are trimmed in soft leather, real-wood adorns the dash and steering wheel and fit-and-finish is impeccable." -- Left Lane News
  • "With Land Cruiser, engine, wind, and road noise are all subdued." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
  • "The 2013 Land Cruiser's interior is as refined as a Toyota gets, with high-quality materials and excellent fit and finish. It doesn't quite match its Lexus twin, but certainly comes close." -- Edmunds (2013)

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Seating

The eight-seat Land Cruiser has standard leather upholstery, heated and ventilated power-adjustable front seats and heated second-row seats. Reviewers say the front seats are soft, comfortable and mounted high to provide a commanding view of the road. One critic mentions that rearward visibility is somewhat limited, especially when the third-row seats are folded. Test drivers report that the second-row seats are also comfortable and offer ample legroom, though most agree that the third-row seats are fairly cramped, though this is common among three-row SUVs.

  • "The Land Cruiser's front seats are plush and expansive, and they're mounted high to promote outward visibility." -- AutoTrader
  • "Otherwise, for the passengers, the Land Cruiser is luxuriously wonderful. The seats are supremely comfortable, the features are user-friendly and comprehensive, the layout/design is pleasing to the eye and the fit-and-finish is impeccable." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Large, comfortable seats with lots of adjustments combine with a tilt and telescopic steering wheel and good headroom and legroom for first-class accommodations. Visibility is OK except to the rear corners, particularly with the 3rd-row seats stowed. The standard rear-obstacle detection and rearview camera help. Ingress and egress are easy enough." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
  • "In the Land Cruiser, front- and second-row seats are exceptionally comfortable over long hauls, with plenty of room in every direction. The third row is tight and uncomfortable, like most third rows I encounter." -- Cars.com (2013)
  • "The cabin can accommodate eight passengers, though the third row really only suits kids because of the flat seat bottom and high floor. Access to the third row is eased via a one-touch tumble-forward second-row seat. Middle-row occupants fare better with more space, a rear-seat entertainment system and a heated seat that slides and reclines." -- Edmunds (2013)

Interior Features

The 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser’s standard equipment includes proximity key, push-button start, four-zone automatic climate control, a rear-seat entertainment system, navigation, a backup camera, adaptive cruise control, a 14-speaker JBL stereo system, satellite radio, HD Radio, a USB port and Bluetooth.

Auto journalists report that the Land Cruiser's center stack controls are intuitive and its gauges are clear, and they appreciate the abundance of power outlets throughout the cabin. Reviewers also agree that Toyota's navigation system is straightforward and user-friendly, though some mention that it can be slow to respond. Test drivers like the steering wheel-mounted buttons for stereo controls.

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  • "Large gauges are clearly marked and easy to see. The turn-signal and wiper levers move with smooth precision, as do other switches. All audio, climate, and navigation controls are mounted high on the dashboard within easy reach. The navigation/touchscreen system's functions are intuitive and simple to decipher, though some testers complained that the system was occasionally slow to respond to inputs. We applaud the redundant radio-tuning and volume buttons on the steering wheel." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
  • "The 4-zone climate control system's 28 outlets should help all passengers stay comfortable." -- Kelley Blue Book (2013)

Cargo

The Land Cruiser has 16.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, 43 cubic feet with the third row folded and a maximum cargo capacity of 81.7 cubic feet. These figures are somewhat low for the class, especially compared to long-wheelbase versions of the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator. Critics note that the Land Cruiser’s third-row seats fold to the sides of the vehicle, which is awkward and requires removal of the headrest. Still, others point out that the middle row folds easily, and that there is a good amount of small-item storage in the cabin.

  • "But there is one glitch: Instead of folding flat into the floor, the two halves of the 3rd-row seat flip up and attach to the sides of the vehicle - it's not only awkward to operate, it wastes cargo space." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Second-row seats fold easily. Interior storage is quite good, with large, two-tiered glove and console boxes, a pair of covered console cupholders, and large map pockets with cupholders." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
  • "With the rear seats in place, cargo space is 16 cubic feet. That's about the same capacity as a midsize car's trunk, but ultimately less useful since the Land Cruiser's space is vertical rather than horizontal. The third-row seats do not fold down, nor are they removable. Instead, they fold up against the sides of the cargo bay and still consume space." -- Edmunds (2013)
  • "Another problem is the Land Cruiser's scant cargo space for such a large vehicle." -- Cars.com (2013)
Review Last Updated: 5/14/14

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