Although there aren’t many in our inventory at any given time, the Land Cruiser is one of the most iconic vehicles on the lineup. It was first introduced all the way back in 1951 and has undergone several different changes and configurations in the decades since. Now, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser in Palatine IL is available, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the current iteration of the full-size, off-road SUV.
Throughout the generations of Land Cruiser models, there have been two major configurations setting the different models apart. On one side, you have off-road oriented models and on the other are models more focused on providing a comfortable ride. Currently, for the former there is the J70 model, which started in 1987, and for the latter the J200 which kicked off more recently in 2007.
The 2019 model year Land Cruiser is powered by a 5.7L V8 engine, which is one of the most important aspects of a vehicle like the Land Cruiser. Off-road and utility vehicles alike require a lot of power to deliver an enjoyable experience. For the former, you have to have enough power to tackle the different off-road adventures you want to go on. And for the latter, you have to have enough power to carry all of the people and cargo in your vehicle while still having an enjoyable experience on the road.
In addition to the engine there are plenty of other performance-related features found in the Land Cruiser. For instance, the Cruiser’s transmission is an 8-speed Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmission with Intelligence, while its drivetrain is a full-capability four-wheel drive featuring Advanced Chassis Control technology. All of these features and power ratings mean that the Land Cruiser can tow up to an impressive 8,100 pounds.
But the Land Cruiser is also a premium utility vehicle, so it’s packed with incredible content and technology. Features include everything from Blind Spot Monitor to CRAWL Control and everything in between. If you think you might be interested in one of your own, be sure to reach out to us right away!