2009 Toyota Land Cruiser

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What Changed for 2009:
  • Factory privacy glass on side and rear quarter windows added as standard equipment
The Land Cruiser wears the oldest nameplate in the Toyota family, having been part of the automaker's lineup since it started selling cars in the United States in 1957. A 2008 redesign, which represented the seventh generation of this iconic SUV, featured a new engine and transmission, stiffer frame, added safety features, and new luxury amenities. The new Land Cruiser was also longer, wider and taller than the previous version. The 2009 edition is virtually unchanged from last year. Known internally as the 200 Series, the Land Cruiser's body-on-frame construction, 2-speed transfer case, full-time 4WD, skid plates, and a new suspension system make it suitable for off-road use.

Model Lineup
One version of the Toyota Land Cruiser is available. It features leather-lined seating for 7 passengers (the front seats are heated and power-adjustable), running boards, fog lights, 14-speaker JBL stereo with a 6-disc CD/DVD changer, tilt/slide power glass sunroof, Smart Key keyless entry, and 12 cupholders. Eighteen-inch wheels and tires are standard. Options include a touch-screen DVD navigation system and an upgrade package with a wood-and-leather steering wheel, rear-seat entertainment, back-up camera, second-row heated seats, and more.

The 5.7-liter V-8 engine, found on all Land Cruiser models, was new for 2008. Technologies include direct fuel injection, 4 valves per cylinder and variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i). Horsepower is measured at 381, up from the 2007 model's 265 hp, and peak torque is listed as 401 lb.-ft., up from 310 lb.-ft. of torque for the 2007 model. The 6-speed automatic transmission in the 2009 Toyota Land Cruiser relies on Artificial Shift Control, which, the manufacturer says, estimates road conditions and projects a driver's intention to apply the right gear ratio based on road conditions and speed. The Land Cruiser's transfer case has a push-button switch for activation, and a rotary dial to select high or low range. Front, center and rear differentials assure proper off-road maneuvering. Maximum trailer weight is 8500 pounds; the Land Cruiser's gross combined weight rating is 15,775 pounds.

As with other Toyota SUVs, the 2009 Land Cruiser includes the automaker's Star Safety System with dual front air bags, front- and second-row seat-mounted side air bags, three rows of side curtain air bags with roll-sensing capability, and two front knee air bags. Anti-lock brakes include electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) and brake assist, which balance front and rear brakes and apply extra force in a panic stop, respectively. Vehicle stability control (VSC) comes with a cut-off switch; Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) balances engine power and braking during acceleration.

As of this writing, the 2009 Toyota Land Cruiser has not been tested by either the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The electro-mechanical CRAWL control system on the 2009 Toyota Land Cruiser monitors engine speed and output as well as braking to move the vehicle forward in one of three low-speed settings. It includes Downhill Assist Control (DAC), which holds the Land Cruiser at a target speed during descents. Ultimately, the CRAWL system allows a driver to concentrate on steering in dicey off-road travels. Also new, the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) uses a pair of hydraulic control cylinders that provide a stiff on-road ride as well as a supple off-road drive, the automaker says. Front and rear anti-roll bars are also monitored by the system.


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  • Name 4dr 4WD (Natl) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 64755.00 Engine 5.7L/346 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
  • Name 4dr 4WD (GS) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 64755.00 Engine 5.7L/346 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
  • Name 4dr 4WD (SE) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 64755.00 Engine 5.7L/346 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
  • Leather-trimmed heated front bucket seats -inc: 10-way pwr driver seat w/memory, 8-way pwr passenger seat, armrests, active adjustable headrests
  • Reclining leather-trimmed 40/20/40 split fold-down 2nd row sliding bench seat -inc: center armrest, adjustable headrests
  • Foldaway leather-trimmed 50/50 split fold-down 3rd row bench seat -inc: outboard headrests
  • Center console w/storage area
  • Pwr tilt & telescopic 4-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel w/memory -inc: audio controls, multi-function display controls
  • Instrument panel -inc: speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp, fuel level, oil pressure, voltmeter
  • Multi-information display -inc: digital odometer, digital tripmeter, shift position, cruising range, fuel consumption, average speed, back-up sonar, maintenance info
  • Warning lights -inc: airbags, seat belts, low-fuel, door-ajar, rear tailgate open
  • Pwr windows
  • Pwr door locks
  • Smart Key keyless entry system w/push button start, remote illuminated entry
  • Cruise control
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Anti-theft security system w/factory alarm
  • 1st & 2nd row auto climate control -inc: (4) independent temp zones, separate 2nd row control panel
  • Rear window defroster
  • (12) beverage holders
  • (3) pwr outlets -inc: center instrument cluster, console storage area, rear cargo area
  • Front & rear door storage pockets
  • Front seatback storage pockets
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Overhead console w/HomeLink universal garage door opener
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • 1st & 2nd row dual maplights
  • Front & rear door courtesy lights
  • Illuminated entry
  • Leather-wrapped shift lever w/painted insert
  • 18" x 8.0" 5-spoke high gloss aluminum wheels
  • P285/60R18 mud & snow BSW tires
  • Full-size spare tire w/aluminum spare
  • Pwr tilt & slide glass moonroof w/1-touch feature, sunshade, jam protection
  • Roof rack w/cross bars
  • Color coordinated front & rear bumpers
  • Side steps
  • HD front & rear mudguards
  • Aerodynamic multi-reflector halogen headlights w/auto on/off feature
  • Fog lights
  • Dual color-keyed pwr foldable heated auto-dimming pwr mirrors w/memory
  • Green-tinted windshield glass w/shaded top region
  • Gray privacy side glass
  • Variable intermittent washer-linked front windshield wipers, windshield deicer
  • Intermittent rear wiper
  • Color-keyed door handles
  • 5.7L DOHC EFI 32-valve V8 engine w/dual independent VVT-i
  • 6-speed automatic transmission -inc: electronically controlled intelligence (ECT-i), sequential shift mode, uphill/downhill logic
  • Direct ignition
  • CRAWL control w/Downhill Assist Control (DAC)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Full-time 4-wheel drive w/Torsen center differential w/locking feature
  • Front & rear frame-mounted tow hooks
  • Towing harness
  • Skid plates -inc: front suspension, fuel tank, transfer case
  • 7275# GVWR
  • Independent double-wishbone front suspension w/coil springs
  • 4-link rear suspension w/semi-floating axle, coil springs
  • Kinetic dynamic suspension system
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Tubular gas-pressure shock absorbers
  • Speed-sensing pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr (4) piston front/(2) piston rear ventilated disc brakes w/hydraulic brake booster
    • Multi-terrain 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist
    • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
    • Active traction control (A-TRAC)
    • Vehicle stability control (VSC)
    • Energy-absorbing soft upper trim
    • Side door impact beams
    • Daytime running lights
    • Driver & front passenger dual stage advanced airbags
    • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags
    • 2nd row outboard seat-mounted side airbags
    • 3-row roll-sensing side curtain airbags w/cutoff switch
    • Driver & front passenger knee airbags
    • Adjustable 1st & 2nd row outboard seat belt anchors
    • 3-point seat belts -inc: emergency locking retractor (ELR) driver seat belt, passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR) & emergency locking retractor (ELR) in all outboard seating positions & 2nd or 3rd row center seating positions
    • Front & 2nd row seat belt pretensioners & force limiters
    • Child restraint system (CRS) top tether anchors & ISOFIX lower anchors point
    • Child-protector rear hatch & door locks
    • Park assist back-up sonar
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • JBL AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer -inc: (14) speakers, MP3/WMA capability, FM diversity reception, aux audio input
    • Rear seat audio system w/wired headphone capability
    • In-glass antenna

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