We thought the Land Cruiser was gone forever—especially because Toyota told us so—but surprise! The off-road champion is back, baby. We expect it to share the basic platform and powertrain with the recently redesigned Lexus GX and wear a similar boxy look. A twin-turbo V-6 is likely but we could see the Land Cruiser get a hybrid setup this time as well. While the previous generation LC was a large-sized SUV, we think this time it will shrink down to a mid-size to do battle with other mainstream off-roaders like the Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler. The strategy also opens up the full-size SUV market for the Toyota Sequoia. We may still be a year or so away from hearing specifics and getting confirmation on what’s next for the next-generation Land Cruiser, but as we learn more, we’ll update this story with details.
What’s New for 2025?
While it’s possible we’ll see a new Land Cruiser before the 2025 model year, we think that’s unlikely. When it debuts—probably in 2024—we expect to see a rugged design and plenty of standard off-road equipment.
Price and Which One to Buy
The last time the Land Cruiser was on sale in the US market, it started at a hefty $87,030, but now we think it’s coming in a smaller package, which could mean a more affordable starting price. When we learn more, we’ll update this story with details.
As more information becomes available, we’ll update this story with more details about:
- Engine, Transmission and Performance
- Towing and Payload Capacity
- Range, Charging and Battery Life
- Real World Fuel Economy and MPG
- Interior, Comfort and Cargo
- Infotainment and Connectivity
- Safety Features and Driver Assistance
- Warranty and Maintenance Coverage