2008 Toyota Land Cruiser vs. Its Competition

2008 Toyota Land Cruiser
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

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?

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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser builds on a world-class reputation for hardy off-road performance and greatly improves its on-road performance, but don’t expect a plush ride or posh interior.
9.0
The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover remains the ultimate luxury sport-utility vehicle, a well-heeled performer for those well-heeled enough to own one.
8.0
The 2008 Lexus LX 570 comes loaded with worthwhile technology, but it's not as distinctive as a Range Rover or an Escalade.
MSRP From  
$64,100$77,175$74,700
Gas Mileage  
13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class  
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name  
4-Door 4WD (SE)4WD 4-Door HSE4WD 4-Door
Drivetrain  
Four Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
858
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
Sport Utility4 Door4 Door SUV
Transmission  
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic