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QUALITY | 7 out of 10
Second-row seats slide fore and aft about 3 inches; they need to be forward if 3rd-row passengers are to have much legroom.
The second-row seats can tumble forward, slide fore and aft, and recline.
The first two rows are warm and welcoming; the third – while much better than some ill-thought-out offerings from other makers – is still no place to put your adult friends if you can help it.
The seats are thrones.
Car and Driver
The 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser's interior finishes might not dazzle you, given the price. However, the seats are incredible comfortable, even if the interior doesn't feel much nicer than its Toyota Highlander sibling, which costs half the price. Visibility is excellent from the front row, and the Land Cruiser offers a tight, quiet ride, void of road or wind noise–though you can hear the engine if you rev through the gears.
In the second row, Toyota fits a sliding mechanism that enables several inches of fore-and-aft motion for the bench seat, to add flexibility to go with plentiful head and leg room. It makes up for the relative lack of utility in the third row: like most of these way-back seats, the Land Cruiser's rearmost bench is an afterthought. It's worse than usual, since the seats can't stow in the floor (that's where the off-roading hardware resides). Instead they swing off to the sides, where they narrow the Cruiser's cargo area.
The Land Cruiser seats eight on the spec sheet, but in the real world we'd only put adults in four of those chairs.