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SAFETY | 8 out of 10
The Land Cruiser hasn't recently been tested by the agencies that evaluate vehicle safety, but its sheer size and long list of active and passive safety features make it a solid bet in our books.
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 seat belts if a collision is imminent.
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.
Crash-test scores for the very low-sales-volume Cruiser are absent--but being huge typically has its advantages.