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Toyota LAND CRUISER DIESEL SW 2.8 D-4D Utility 5dr 5 Seats

Toyota LAND CRUISER 2.8 D-4D Utility 5dr 5 Seats
Toyota LAND CRUISER 2.8 D-4D Utility 5dr 5 Seats
Toyota LAND CRUISER 2.8 D-4D Utility 5dr 5 Seats
Toyota LAND CRUISER 2.8 D-4D Utility 5dr 5 Seats
Toyota LAND CRUISER 2.8 D-4D Utility 5dr 5 Seats
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Toyota LAND CRUISER 2.8 D-4D Utility 5dr 5 Seats
Toyota LAND CRUISER 2.8 D-4D Utility 5dr 5 Seats
Toyota LAND CRUISER 2.8 D-4D Utility 5dr 5 Seats
Toyota LAND CRUISER 2.8 D-4D Utility 5dr 5 Seats
Toyota LAND CRUISER 2.8 D-4D Utility 5dr 5 Seats

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  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG38.20
  • 0-62mph12.1 secs
  • Top Speed108 mph
  • C02194 g/km
  • BHP177
  • Torque310 lbs/f
  • P11D37%


Many serious off-road vehicles are about as comfortable as going over Niagara in a barrel when used on the road, but Toyota's Land Cruiser is one champion mud-plugger that can hold its own on the tarmac. The latest model enhances this reputation with sleeker exterior styling, a more sophisticated, comfortable and higher quality interior, plus improvements to its dynamic performance and user-friendliness, both on and off-road.

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Toyota channels a little Lexus into the improved and altogether smarter version of its iconic Land Cruiser. Jonathan Crouch reports.


When it comes to reputation, there's little that can touch the Toyota Land Cruiser. It's the most indestructible of all big 4x4s and has spawned its own legend. Australian backwoodsmen tell you that if you need to get to where you're going, buy a Land Rover. If you need to get back again, choose a Land Cruiser. Here in the UK, however, there's often little requirement for a vehicle that can ford swollen rivers and wade up to its axles in mud. It's not that we're lightweights. We just require a little more versatility. The latest Land Cruiser responds to that call. Yes, it can still take you wherever you choose to go once the tarmac runs out, but now it's a much more pleasant place to be for the majority of the time it's being used as a car rather than a cross-country assault weapon. It's hard to mess with a legend that has over 60 years of heritage behind it. Has Toyota been successful?

Driving Experience

The 2.8-litre D-4D diesel engine is the only one we get in our market for Land Cruiser models and it boasts 175bhp and a lusty 420Nm of pulling power through the gears. There's a choice of a six-speed manual gearbox or smooth six-speed automatic transmission. There's an extra 30Nm of grunt available between 1,600 and 2,400rpm, so overtaking is easier than you might expect it to be in a large, heavy serious 4x4. 62mph from rest takes 12.0s - or 12.7s in the auto. That said, a performance SUV this is not. This doesn't mean to say the Land Cruiser need be hard work to drive. Suspension modifications made in recent years offer an improved balance of stability and ride quality. This applies both to the standard set-up and the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System featured on higher grade models. On the standard system, damper performance has been optimised, while the Kinetic setup benefits from an increase in thickness/diameter for several components, including the front anti-roll bar to create smoother vehicle behaviour with better front-to-rear weight transfer when cornering. This on-road refinement hasn't come at the expense of off-road ability though. That's sacrosanct and Toyota only green lights developments that can benefit both roles.

Design and Build

Though the Land Cruiser's styling is as rugged as ever, it has a smarter, more contemporary feel in this revised form. As before, there's an entry-level three-door short wheelbase variant, but most customers opt for the five-door seven-seat long wheelbase derivative. In both cases, the overall length has been increased with the revised design package - to over 4.8m in the case of the five-door variant. The bonnet, grille, headlamps, bumper and wings have all been re-styled, organised into single, powerful graphic and set higher for better off-road functionality. The grille's apertures have been made as large as possible for optimum engine cooling, while the headlamp main beams are positioned inboard to avoid damage when driving off-road. In profile, the peak of the front bumper has been raised, while fresh elements at the rear include a redesigned lamp cluster with an LED stop light and a restyled bumper. Inside, the smarter dashboard incorporates classier instrument binnacle. The centre console's revised too and its top has been set lower for a sleeker appearance and better front-on visibility when driving off-road. The redesigned instrument binnacle has a four-gauge layout with precision Optitron meters that flank a 4.2-inch TFT colour multi-information display. There's also smarter white illumination for the instrument panel, centre console and door-mounted switches. This cabin lighting scheme uses LEDs for the front footwells, headlining, glove box and door panels. Space for those in the second row is quite plentiful and access to the rearmost third row seats is straightforward thanks to a generous 46-degree angle for the middle bench. You can fit properly-sized adults in the very back too; these pews aren't just for kids.

Market and Model

If you want the best, you tend to have to pay for it and the Land Cruiser has never been conspicuously cheap. To try and make it look a little more affordable, Toyota has now introduced a new base 'Utility' trim grade, priced from around £33,000. If you need a bit of luxury though, you'll want the usual 'Active', 'Icon' or 'Invincible' grades, which start from about £39,000. Equipment levels have never been a Land Cruiser Achilles heel and the latest range doesn't want for standard kit. All variants come equipped with DAB digital radio and most owners want the 'Toyota Touch 2 with Go' set-up, which adds intuitive and comprehensive navigation functions to the vehicle's high-resolution, touchscreen-controlled multimedia system. Customers can also specify leather seats for the vehicle - which are standard with the flagship 'Invincible' grade. Safety provision has been much improved thanks to the inclusion of Toyota Safety Sense active technologies. These include a Pre-Collision System (PCS) with pedestrian detection function, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) and Automatic High Beam (AHB). Further driver support is provided a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and an upgraded tyre pressure warning system.

Cost of Ownership

You wouldn't exactly call the Land Cruiser efficient - but these days, it's a lot cleaner and more frugal than it used to be, mainly thanks to the switch from 3.0-litre to 2.8-litre D-4D diesel power a few years back. For both manual and auto models, the combined cycle fuel economy is rated at 39.2mpg and there's a CO2 figure of 190g/km, these returns for the five-door model. That's still a way off what you'd get from cheaper but less rugged rivals like Kia's Sorrento and Hyundai's Santa Fe, but it's about the same as you'd get from comparably tough competitors like Mitsubishi's Shogun and SsangYong's Rexton. An Eco Driving Indicator is there to help owners get somewhere close to the published figures. It'll be expensive to tax then - but at least residual values are and will stay very strong: expect around 52% of your original purchase price back after the usual three year standard ownership period. That's thanks to the relatively low numbers sold, this car's bullet-proof quality and its loyal following. Insurance groups are pitched at 31 for the three-door and five-door five-seat models. And group 34 for the rest of the range. As before, maintenance costs can be kept down thanks to a fixed price servicing plan. And there's a 5 year/100,000 mile warranty that you'll almost certainly never need.


Yes, this improved fourth generation six cylinder Land Cruiser has smartened up its act, but it still remains a proper 4x4 intended for a proper 4x4 lifestyle, not the smiley marketing one you see in the brochures of lesser SUV models. It'll never let you down and it'll very comfortably get you and up to six passengers wherever you want to go, be your destination Kensington or Kenya. Such has always been the appeal of this Toyota. This MK4 model though, has had its all-round on and off road superiority threatened by the excellence of rivals like Land Rover's Discovery. Which is why Toyota has responded in kind, producing a smarter vehicle that remains supremely capable and well suited to the many third world users who wouldn't be seen dead driving anything else. It's these days a slightly better bet for roadgoing use too, though if it's a tarmac SUV you want, then this isn't it. No, this remains a vehicle fit for purpose, a car that'll still be happily ploughing through mud ruts when you've long ago forgotten you ever owned the thing. As an ultimately capable long term ownership proposition, there isn't much that beats it.

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Exterior Features
Solid paint
Anti-jam protection on power windows
Automatic headlights
Body colour heated door mirrors
Body colour rear spoiler
Body coloured bumpers
Electric windows
Electrically retractable door mirrors
Follow me home headlights
Front and rear mud flaps
Front electric windows
Front intermittent wipers
Front spoiler
Headlamp levelling
Intermittent wipers
LED daytime running lights
LED front fog lights
LED rear lights
Power adjustable door mirrors
Rear fog lights
Rear window defogger
Rear window wiper
Roof rails
Shade band to windscreen
Trailer Sway Control
UV-filter on rear windows
Driver Convenience
Bluetooth telephone connectivity
Coloured TFT multi informational display
Cruise control
Digital speedometer
Dusk sensor
ECO-driving indicator
Push button start
Road sign assist - RSA
Tailgate/bootlid remote release from key
Trip computer
Variable flow control (VFC) power steering
4.2-Inch Colour TFT Screen
6 speakers
Auxiliary input socket
Steering wheel mounted audio/telephone controls
USB connection
Interior Features
12V socket in front and rear
3 adjustable rear headrests
4 spoke urethane steering wheel
40:20:40 split folding rear seat
Aluminium door scuff plates
Assist grips front pillar, centre pillar and overhead
Boot light
Cloth upholstery
Courtesy light delay
Driver and passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Driver seat lumbar adjustment
Front and rear bottle holders
Front and rear door pockets
Front cup holders
Front floor mats
Gear shift indicator
Height adjustable front head restraints
Illuminated entry system
Leather centre armrest
Lockable glovebox with illumination
Manual air conditioning
Manually height-adjustable sliding and reclining driver seat
Rear coat hooks
Seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters
Sunglasses holder
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
Tonneau cover
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Active Traction Control (TRC)
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Brake assist function
Drivers seatbelt reminder
Front passenger airbag detector
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Child safety door lock
Driver power door lock
Drivers Smart entry + Smart start
Glass breakage instrusion sensing
Intrusion sensor and alarm
Remote central door locking
Speed detecting automatic door lock
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
Silver centre console
17" steel wheels with silver wheel caps
Full size spare wheel
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.034
CO2 (g/km) 237
HC+NOx 0.04
Noise Level dB(A) 70.8
NOx 0.037
Particles 0.0035
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 237
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 252
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 237
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High 259
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max 274
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min 259
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High 203
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max 218
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min 203
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low 283
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max 299
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min 283
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium 222
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max 237
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min 222
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 2755
Compression Ratio 15.6:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 92
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 103.6
Engine Code 1GV-FTV
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 38.1
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 42.8
EC Urban (mpg) 31.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 9.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 9.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 9.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 9.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 10.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 9.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 7.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 8.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 7.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 10.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 11.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 10.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 8.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 8.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb 31
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 29.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 31
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 28.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 27.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 28.5
WLTP - MPG - High 36.7
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 34
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 36.7
WLTP - MPG - Low 26.2
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 24.8
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 26.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium 33.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 31.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 33.2
AdBlue Yes
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 2.8
Badge Power 177
Coin Description D-4D
Coin Series Utility
Generation Mark 4
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 35A
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
0 to 62 mph (secs) 12.1
Engine Power - BHP 177
Engine Power - KW 130
Engine Power - RPM 3400
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 310
Engine Torque - MKG 42.8
Engine Torque - NM 420
Engine Torque - RPM 1400
Top Speed 108
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
Alloys? No
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 245/70 R17
Tyre Size Rear 245/70 R17
Tyre Size Spare FULL SIZE
Wheel Type 17" STEEL
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1845
Length 4840
Wheelbase 2790
Width 1885
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 87
Gross Vehicle Weight 2990
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 640
Max. Loading Weight 810
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 3000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 2180
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.6


Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 6,000 miles p/a £435.06 p/m £18.60 p/m
36 months 6,000 miles p/a £385.98 p/m £16.43 p/m
48 months 6,000 miles p/a £347.35 p/m £27.62 p/m
24 months 6,000 miles p/a £522.07 p/m £22.32 p/m
36 months 6,000 miles p/a £463.17 p/m £19.72 p/m
48 months 6,000 miles p/a £416.82 p/m £33.15 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
Lease Type
Contract Length
Initial Rental
Annual Mileage
Include Maintenance

An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contracted mileage. The exact charge will be confirmed on the official quotation prior to your acceptance to proceed

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Exterior Features
Metallic paint £700.00
Pearlescent paint £925.00
Towing solutions - Detachable - 7 pin+13 pin £699.00
Towing solutions - Fixed - 7 pin+13 pin £599.00
Towing solutions - Flanged - 7 pin+13 pin £699.00
Essential Protection pack - Land Cruiser £149.00
Metallic - Avantgarde bronze £700.00
Metallic - Decuma Grey £700.00
Metallic - Galaxy black £700.00
Metallic - Phantom blue £700.00
Metallic - Tyrol silver £700.00
Metallic - Vermillion red £700.00
Pearl - White £925.00
Solid - Pure white FOC
Solid-Astral black FOC
Cloth - Kilani black FOC
* option prices shown are estimated