2009 Toyota Land Cruiser Styling

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Styling

Reviewers generally think that the 2009 Toyota Land Cruiser offers a good-looking exterior, but some complain about a cluttered instrument panel design.

In the 2009 Toyota Land Cruiser, a desire for function over style and a physical presence that evokes competence are still solidly in the aesthetic repertoire. Motor Trend assures us that "outside, it's unmistakably 'Land Cruiser.'" "There are no heroic Nissan Murano-like experiments with the styling here," says Car and Driver, just a clean modernization of the concept. Compared to its bulging-fendered competitors, Kelley Blue Book remarks of the Land Cruiser, "when you're confident of your ability, you don't have to pretend."

The 2009 Toyota Land Cruiser isn't too spectacular inside, but it looks good from the curb.

Inside the 2009 Land Cruiser, however, a clutter of 21st-century technology makes itself known perhaps too well. Kelley Blue Book laments that "the instrument panel, dash and console are awash with switches, gauges and displays; it will take owners some time to figure out what they all do." Edmunds reports that "Toyota has updated the cabin with a fresh design and enhanced features."

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