Toyota has reintroduced the iconic Land Cruiser model, positioning it as a direct competitor to the Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco.
The 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser made its debut at the Land Cruiser Museum in Salt Lake City after a hiatus of a few years.
The new Land Cruiser is designed to be more in line with its traditional rugged and off-road-focused heritage, distancing itself from the luxury-oriented image of the Lexus GX.
Underpinning the Land Cruiser are components shared with the Toyota Tacoma and Lexus GX, including a double-wishbone front suspension and multilink rear suspension with coil springs.
The Land Cruiser comes standard with full-time four-wheel drive, a center locking differential, two-speed transfer case, electronic locking rear differential, and an automatic limited-slip differential.
The vehicle boasts a "chunky" and boxy design, drawing inspiration from classic Land Cruiser styling cues while distinguishing itself from other Toyota SUVs.
The Land Cruiser will be available in three trims: Land Cruiser 1958, Land Cruiser, and a limited-production First Edition with distinctive features.
The powertrain consists of a 2.4-liter turbo-four engine combined with an electric motor, delivering a total output of 326 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, making it more powerful than the engines offered by the Wrangler and Bronco.
The Land Cruiser is a two-row SUV, offering spacious seating for adults in the second row and featuring modern interior details and a range of technology features, including an 8.0-inch or 12.3-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser comes equipped with Toyota Safety Sense 3.0, which includes advanced driver-assistance features, making it a well-rounded and capable off-road SUV with a starting price in the mid-50s in the United States.