The 2009 Toyota Land Cruiser offers plenty of features—some high-tech ones for getting through the tough stuff, as well as some modern interior luxuries.
In conjunction with a Torsen limited-slip locking center differential, a live axle in the rear, a stout frame with "fully boxed sections and no fewer than eight crossmembers," KDSS (adjust roll stiffness on the fly), and CRAWL (foot-free crawling over rough terrain), the Land Cruiser's off-road capabilities are prodigious. Key off-road features on the 2009 Toyota Land Cruiser include Hill Assist Control, Active-TRAC, and Downhill Assist Control. Some of these systems help keep the Land Cruiser on the road (VSC, EBD), while the others help it perform flawlessly off. "Gizmos and abbreviations abound," says Car and Driver, speaking of the Land Cruiser's standard HAC, VSC, EBD, A-TRAC, and DAC.
Standard equipment in the 2009 Toyota Land Cruiser includes 18-inch alloy wheels, power and heated front seats, leather upholstery, four-zone automatic climate control, a 14-speaker JBL audio system with a six-CD changer and auxiliary audio jack, a sunroof, auto-dimming mirrors, keyless ignition, and parking sensors. The Upgrade Package includes items like a rear-seat entertainment system with 9-inch screen, a nav system with Bluetooth and backup camera, heated second-row seats, and a center console refrigerated compartment. Though Edmunds points out "there is only one trim level," Car and Driver states, "every convenience item known to the driving public has been integrated."