2016 Toyota Land Cruiser vs. Its Competition

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The 2016 Land Cruiser is a capable off-roader with a stratospheric price tag that places it in the league with some heavy hitting luxury rivals.

The Land Rover Range Rover offers unmatched recognition and equally good off-roading prowess.

The Mercedes-Benz GL isn't quite the off-roader, but it's a comfortable, stylish option with an available diesel engine.

Two rivals come from the Toyota/Lexus family.

The Toyota Sequoia offers more practicality at a lower price, but it's not as good off-road.

It can tow, though, so it's worth considering if you're just in need of a family hauler.

The Lexus LX might make more sense in this segment, as the Land Cruiser's near-twin with more cachet.

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Quick Specs
Better equipped and more expensive than ever, the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser is an off-road beast that offers some on-road comfort for its likely suburban lifestyle.
Few vehicles can equal the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover's levels of performance and luxury on pavement; even fewer can keep up with it off-road.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is an ancient off-roader with modern mechanicals, a luxurious interior, and astronomical pricing. It makes almost no sense, which is why people seem to gravitate toward it.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class wraps up to seven people in luxury, and offers a pleasant ride with either diesel fuel economy or willing gasoline power.
The 2015 Toyota Sequoia has room for the entire family and can tow a boat with ease, but its a challenge to maneuver for daily driving, and it's thirsty, too.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 14 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded V-8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6Regular Unleaded V-8
EPA Class    
Style Name    
4-Door 4WD (GS)4WD 4-Door4MATIC 4-Door G 5504MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTECRWD 5.7L SR5 (SE)
Four Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility4MATICSport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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