Neither organization that crash-test cars has rated the Land Cruiser, likely due to its low sales volume. But despite a lack of NHTSA or IIHS ratings, its sheer mass and long list of safety technologies should keep passengers relatively safe in case of emergencies.
While there's plenty of window space in the Land Cruiser, visibility can be challenging in up-close parking situations because of its height next to other vehicles (not to mention kids and strollers and the like). Parking sensors are standard, and a rearview camera is included with the newly standard navigation system.
Among its standard safety features are some that were options just last year. They include ten airbags--among them second-row side airbags and front knee airbags--along with active headrests, stability control, tire pressure monitors, and anti-lock braking tuned for a variety of on- and off-road surfaces.
Toyota’s Pre-Collision System, new three years ago, is designed to detect other vehicles and obstacles and help optimize the restraining performance of the front passenger seatbelts if a collision is imminent.