2010 Toyota Land Cruiser vs. Its Competition

2010 Toyota Land Cruiser 4-door 4WD (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser is the real deal.

It has earned its reputation for durability and off-road prowess.

Accordingly, the Land Cruiser's closest rival is the even more storied Land Rover Range Rover, offering a similar package of off-road ability, on-road composure and a high feature set.

The Range Rover's luxury feel certainly outmatches the Land Cruiser's, and arguably offers a better value.

Mercedes-Benz's GL550 is another potential alternative, with more civilized handling and ride in town as a trade-off for slightly less off-road ability.

The GL550's third-row seating is a definite improvement over the Land Cruiser's jump seat arrangement.

Finally, there's Lexus's mechanically similar LX 570, which offers a more luxurious spec for a similar price to a fully equipped Land Cruiser, though it's not as well-suited to the off-road duty the Land Cruiser might see.

The Lexus dealership owner experience and the wide range of high-tech features might be worth the trade-off, however.

2010 Toyota Land Cruiser 4-door 4WD (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View2010 Toyota Land Cruiser
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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser has a stellar, well-deserved reputation for off-road performance. On-road, the Land Cruiser falls far short of fantastic.
8.8
The 2010 Land Rover Range Rover is a bit pricey, but it delivers a lot of value, too.
8.0
The 2010 Lexus LX 570 won't turn heads like a Range Rover or an Escalade, but it is a high-tech and worthy choice.
MSRP From  
$65,970$78,425$76,905
Gas Mileage  
13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class  
Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name  
4-Door 4WD (SE)4WD 4-Door HSE4WD 4-Door
Drivetrain  
Four Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
858
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
Sport Utility4 Door4 Door SUV
Transmission  
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser vs. 2010 Land Rover Range Rover2010 Toyota Land Cruiser vs. 2010 Lexus LX 570