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2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Review: An All-New Legendary SUV

The all-new 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser brings new features and a blend of heritage and modernity. For the 2024 model year, the Land Cruiser enters a completely new generation, departing from the outgoing V8 model. As a new-generation SUV, the 2024 Land Cruiser offers a more accessible price point and a compact design. The new Land Cruiser has a 326-hp Hybrid powertrain that combines a 2.4-liter turbocharged inline-four engine and a 48-hp electric motor. The new Land Cruiser offers extra off-road capabilities, with features like the manually disconnecting stabilizer bar. This 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Review discusses the new SUV’s rugged design, off-road features, specifications, and more. 

The 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser highlights include the First Edition Trim, the 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and the 326-horsepower hybrid powertrain. Pricing of the 2024 Land Cruiser starts at $57,045 for the base model, up to $76,045 for the Cruiser special First Edition trim level. The 2024 Land Cruiser is a noteworthy entry in the SUV market. Here’s a detailed look at the new Land Cruiser. 

A Fresh Take on a Classic: Land Cruise Overview

Excited about the all-new 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser? We are too. This new 2024 model is a departure from the previous generation. As a new-generation SUV, the Land Cruiser offers a more affordable and compact SUV that still holds true to the Land Cruiser‘s storied off-road legacy. 

Built on the same platform that underpins the Tundra, Tacoma, Sequoia, and the new Lexus GX, the 2024 Land Cruiser offers rugged reliability with a touch of modern efficiency.

What’s New for The 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser?

The 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser is a completely new SUV this year, with all new features and specs. The Land Cruiser has undergone a complete transformation.

For the 2024 model year, the Land Cruiser features a smaller, more economical design that makes it ideal for both suburban environments and off-road adventures. 

Under the hood, the Land Cruiser is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder hybrid powertrain, which offers a combined 23 MPG fuel economy compared to the previous V8 model.

2024 Land Cruiser Lineup Trim Levels and Pricing

The new Land Cruiser is available in two main trims plus a special First Edition. Here’s a look at the 2024 Land Cruiser trim levels and features you get:

New Land Cruiser TrimsPricing (MSRP)
2024 Land Cruiser 1958 Base Trim$57,045
2024 Land Cruiser trim $63,045
2024 Land Cruiser First Edition Trim$76,045

2024 Land Cruiser 1958

Starting at $57,045, this base 2024 Land Cruiser model features a more stripped-down interior. Paying homage to its humble beginnings, the base model has retro styling with the iconic circular headlights. it’s designed for those who value rugged simplicity.

2024 Land Cruiser Trim

Starting at $63,045, this trim offers a more luxurious interior with modern amenities and additional off-road features.

2024 Land Cruiser First Edition Trim

Priced at $76,045, this limited version combines all the premium features of the top trim with unique styling cues.

Interior Design Land Cruiser 2024

The interior of the 2024 Land Cruiser varies significantly between trims. The base Land Cruiser 1958 trim features rock-hard plastics, which might feel underwhelming given its $57,045 price tag. 

In contrast, the higher trims offer padded SofTex simulated leather. 

Infotainment System And Technology

The 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser offers some of the best technology features you can ask for. Just like the materials, the interior technology differs by trim level. 

While the base Land Cruiser 1958 model has an 8-inch touchscreen,  the “Land Cruiser” and First Edition have a 12.3-inch infotainment screen and a fully digital instrument cluster. Despite the different screen sizes, all Land Cruiser infotainment systems have the same interface, with more features in upper models. Also, the infotainment system features an update for Apple CarPlay. This new update keeps the menu icons permanently on the screen.  

Size and Space

The new 2024 Land Cruiser is smaller than its predecessor, being 4.4 inches narrower and 1.2 inches shorter. 

The Cruise’s smaller dimensions make it good for city driving scenarios. However, despite its reduced dimensions, the 2024 Land Cruiser still offers huge cargo space thanks to its boxy shape. 

Because of the hybrid battery placement, the new Land Cruiser lacks a third-row seat. You can only have the SUV with a two-row seating arrangement.

Hybrid Powertrain

The best feature of the 2024 Land Cruiser is the hybrid powertrain. Yes. Just like many of Toyota’s latest Hilux, the Cruiser is now available with a Hybrid powertrain.

The 2024 Land Cruiser is powered by a 2.4-liter turbocharged inline-four engine paired with a 48-horsepower electric motor, delivering 326 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. 

The Land Cruiser’s hybrid setup pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a full-time four-wheel-drive system. 

Fuel Economy

The new hybrid setup in the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser delivers an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 22 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway, or 23 MPG combined. 

On the fuel economy, the hybrid Land Cruiser’s 23 mpg combined city/highway beats the Lexus GX, which has a gas-guzzling non-hybrid turbo V6.

Driving Impressions Of the Land Cruiser 2024 

On the highway, the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser’s hybrid powertrain delivers excellent throttle feedback, acceleration, and speed. Highway passing is easy, as is the steering wheel, which feels connected to the front wheels. For an SUV that weighs around 5,000 pounds, we found the engine to be strong for a performance-oriented hybrid. For the 2024, the Land Cruiser has a new manually disconnecting stabilizer bar that enhances wheel articulation. 

With the body-on-frame structure, road holding is commendable given the body-on-frame structure. Despite the high-profile all-season tires and the off-road-oriented suspension system, you will still feel some of the bumps on the road. Off-road, the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser shines with 8.7 inches of ground clearance and favorable approach, breakover, and departure angles. The driving experience is much similar to the Sequoia which is related to the Land Cruiser. 

Safety and Features

The 2024 Land Cruiser has a plethora of advanced safety features, including Toyota’s Safety Sense suite with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. 

Unlike the base trim, higher Land Cruiser 2024 trims offer additional off-road technologies. Yes. The new Land Cruiser is one of the best off-roaders of 2024, which makes sense given the name. 

Verdict of the Land Cruiser 2024 

The Toyota Land Cruiser 2024 brings a new era to the iconic SUV. The new generation brings a hybrid powertrain, which is not only more powerful (326 horsepower) but is also fuel-efficient (23 MPG combined) than the outgoing V8-powered model. The all-new Land Cruiser balances tradition with modernity. Its improved fuel economy, advanced technology, and off-road capabilities make it a compelling family SUV for both urban and rugged environments.

For more information on the features of the 2024 Land Cruiser or how it stacks up against its competitors, explore Flagship Drive’s reviews and buying guides.

Wilfred Nkhwazi
Wilfred Nkhwazihttps://flagshipdrive.com
🚗 About Wilfred Nkhwazi - Founder of Flagship Drive 🌍 Meet Wilfred Nkhwazi, an automotive writer, and explorer of the open road. 📚 With more than five years of experience in the world of automotive writing, he's the visionary behind Flagship Drive. As a seasoned writer, he brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to Flagship Drive, providing readers with the latest news, reviews, and trends in the automotive world. Wilfred has a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the technology and engineering behind cars, making him the go-to expert for all things automotive. When he isn't behind the wheel, you can find him exploring the latest automotive innovations or attending industry events. He is also the curator of CarReviewHQ.com, where he dissects the finest details of automobiles.
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