Toyota may be more popular for its bigger and non-domestic car but it still stands as one of the most selling brands on the market. In 2016, to anticipate the upcoming of 2017, Toyota launched 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser to join the line up of the current year. Land Cruiser, as its name suggest, is a model every auto fans anticipate for its tough exterior and fierce engine to ride on difficult road. But what is Toyota give to this model? Here are some descriptions of the specification as well as the price of the car.
Engine and Specs
First, the engine of 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser is powered by 5.7-liter V8 engine that is capable of producing 381 horsepower and is expected to ride smoothly even in remote places. It is paired with 8-speed automatic transmission for smoother ride. Since this car is considered to be a bulky one, the fuel efficiency may not be the strong point of this car. It has the fuel efficiency of 13 mpg for city, 18 mpg for highway and combined 15 mpg for EPA score. It is also coupled with KDDS (Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System) to help accelerate the car despite its bulky size. However, the 8 automatic transmissions apparently are not as crisp compared to the 6 transmissions from last year model.
As for the exterior, it comes with a fierce but still a stylish design. It comes with square design and sleek texture but with a hint of sharpness in both of the car sides. It is mainly designed with chrome and plastic trim. It has the ultra thick sway bars that make this car looks bulkier. The Toyota logo nicely put in the center of the grill with headlights having sharper edge in one of the sides. The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser sleekness may come as a bit awkward for a car that is supposed to ride on remote area but it does give a more elegant look.
As for the interior, it does not have much improvement from the previous model. It has minimalist upholstery from leather material, DVD entertainment along with dual screens and other entertainment features like Toyota’s entune entertainment feature, a 9-inch touchscreen, and power moonroof. For the safety, it has rearview camera and 10 airbags. The cool feature of it is automatic braking that can detect pedestrian. The leg room is obviously spacier than sedan or hatchback. Overall, this is a good choice for a modern cruiser.
Price and Release Date
The features seem decent enough, however, some critics deplore the price of the car that is deemed too expensive. The car is no way a sport car or one with totally new design but the price of it starts from $78,000-80,000 which is considered too expensive for a car in its class. The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser is already released in the mid and end of 2016. There may be a 2018 version in this year but it has not confirmed yet since if this version flop, the new model may get suspended for later time.