The Land Cruiser has a long-established reputation around the world for respectable off-road performance in far-flung deserts, mountains, and forests, and its off-road ability is every bit as good as the previous model.
The closest rival to the 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser remains the Range Rover, which has similar off-road ability, along with Terrain Response, a system that allows the user to set the vehicle systems for the best performance on certain types of terrain.
The Range Rover arguably feels much more luxurious inside and more worth the price, if interior materials are the judge.
The Mercedes GL 550 is also a possibility if you plan to tow but not go off-roading as much; it has an especially useful third-row seat.
But finally, pricing is a stumper.
The sticker price of a loaded Land Cruiser tops $73,000, while the Lexus version of the Land Cruiser, the LX 570, starts at $73,800.
The running boards are perhaps a little more prominent, but with upgraded materials inside the Lexus, upscale options like heated and ventilated seats, and the better service at the Lexus dealership, why not?
|2008 Toyota Land Cruiser||2008 Land Rover Range Rover||2008 Lexus LX 570|
|$64,100Browse Used Listings||$77,175Browse Used Listings||$74,700Browse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8|
|4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|4-Door 4WD (SE)||4WD 4-Door HSE||4WD 4-Door|
|Four Wheel Drive||4-Wheel Drive||4-Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||4 Door||4 Door SUV|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic|