2011 Toyota Land Cruiser

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One of the longest-running SUV nameplates, the Toyota Land Cruiser has been on the market for more than 50 years. It's a rugged, luxury model that competes with high-end SUVs such as the Cadillac Escalade, Land Rover Range Rover, and Lexus LX 570. The Land Cruiser carries up to 8 people.

The 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser is available in one trim level, with options. Standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, sunroof, 4-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, 14-speaker JBL sound system that teams up with Bluetooth streaming audio, and the Safety Connect telematics system, among many other features. An Upgrade package of options includes a navigation system and a rear spoiler (both available as stand-alone options), plus a rear-seat entertainment system, rearview camera, and other enhancements. With all three rows of seats up, the Land Cruiser offers 16 cubic feet of cargo space, according to Toyota. With the second- and third-row seats stowed, total cargo space is 82 cubic feet. Properly equipped, the Land Cruiser can tow up to 8500 pounds.

The 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser's standard power plant is a 381-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 engine that produces 401 lb.-ft. of torque. It teams up with a 6-speed automatic transmission and full-time 4-wheel drive. According to the EPA, it delivers 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.

A prominent safety feature of the 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser is the \"Crawl Control\" system, which automatically adjusts the engine and brakes during low-speed driving on steep hills or rough ground. Standard safety features include anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control, traction control, active front head restraints, front and second-row side air bags, front knee air bags, side curtain air bags, and front and rear parking sensors. The 2011 model adds Toyota's proprietary Safety Connect emergency communications system, which notifies emergency responders in the event of severe rear impact or air bag deployment, or if an SOS button is pushed.

Starting MSRP for the 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser is $69,120.


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