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.