2014 Toyota Land Cruiser vs. Its Competition

2014 Toyota Land Cruiser
Davis Adams Davis Adams Contributor

The 2014 Land Cruiser is capable of venturing deep into the woods and over rocks in a way that few others can.

However, there are a few, and Land Cruiser's base price places it squarely in the luxury SUV market.

As an upmarket, yet only marginally more expensive alternative inside the Toyota brand, the Lexus LX is a mechanical near-twin to the Land Cruiser.

The Land Rover Range Rover can't carry as many passengers, but it comes with worldwide recognition for prestige and off-road prowess.

The Mercedes-Benz GL its a suburban solution with a great diesel option, and Benz's G-Class offers legitimate off-pavement capabilities with extra exclusivity.

There's also the Toyota Sequoia–less expensive and more practical–which can't climb over rocks quite as easily, but it can haul the family around town and tow a boat with the best of them.

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2014 Land Rover Range Rover Long-Wheelbase Autobiography Black, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show2014 Land Rover Range Rover
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2014 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (G550)2014 Mercedes-Benz G Class
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2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class (GL63 AMG)2014 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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2014 Toyota Sequoia2014 Toyota Sequoia
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Quick Specs
7.6
The 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser can still go off-road, but it's become increasingly expensive with time. So expensive, in fact, that it might be a hard sell.
9.2
The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover adds long-wheelbase comfort and Autobiography Black style to an already impressive all-purpose vehicle.
7.8
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz G-Class looks and feels more luxurious than ever, but it's still a hardcore rock-crawler under all that leather.
8.6
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL may be an expensive way to haul the family around, but it has excellent driving manners and some very sophisticated safety technology, too.
7.4
The 2014 Toyota Sequoia has room for eight and strong V-8 towing capacity, but it's pretty thirsty and difficult to maneuver to drive every day.
MSRP From    
$79,605$83,300$114,200$63,000$44,095
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 15 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Regular Unleaded V-8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6Regular Unleaded V-8
EPA Class    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name    
4-Door 4WD (GS)4WD 4-Door4MATIC 4-Door G 5504MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTECRWD 5.7L SR5 (SE)
Drivetrain    
Four Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
85578
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility4MATICSport Utility
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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