2015 Toyota Land Cruiser | new car review

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 by
2015 Toyota Land Cruiser
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AEDAED 186,000 - 315,000
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  • Last modified: July 7, 2015
  • Exterior
    Editor: 85%
  • Interior
    Editor: 75%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 90%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 75%

Review Summary:

The is a common sight all over the UAE. It is the Mr. Dependable of not just the Toyota range, but most SUV’s on the market today. Its modest styling and powerful engine range makes it the ideal car for both on and pursuits.

Pros

Good looking inside and out.

Cons

Too much plastic in the interior.

Looks

The Land Cruiser underwent several styling tweaks over the last few years, and each time the car looks that little bit better. On profile it looks big in all the right places, and the headlamps tessellate neatly with the grille. The back is complemented with a sleek spoiler that just gives it the right amount of sporting credential.

2015 Toyota Land Cruiser side

Feels

If I were to criticise one thing about the car, it would be that there is too much plastic in the interior. The passenger side of the dashboard is void of anything interesting other than a large slab of rounded plastic. It runs along the inside of the doors as well. The fascia where the multimedia system sits is arranged very smartly and the seats offer a great amount of support. Again, like others in Toyota’s portfolio, a lot of the buttons and switches are very dated.

2014 Toyota Land Cruiser interior

Engineering

The Land Cruiser comes with an advanced transmission which will optimise how the torque of the engine is transferred to the drive; the ideal tool for proper off-roading. The Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System is also on offer, which will enhance comfort when tackling rough terrain. A third row of seats can also be added in the back, resulting in capacity for eight people.

2015 Toyota Land Cruiser front

What’s on offer?

The 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser comes with three engine types: 4.0, 4.6, and 5.7 litres. The 4.0 model ranges between AED 186,000 and AED 233,000, whereas the 4.6 ranges between AED 224,000 and AED 290,000. The 5.7 litre V8 VXR model begins at a staggering AED 315,000, but with that you get 362bhp and a lot of goodies. The basic 4.0 litre model emits 271bhp and comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox. It will drag you from 0-100kp/h in 11 seconds, whereas the 5.7 will deal with it in 7.

2015 Toyota Land Cruiser top

Summing it…

The Land Cruiser is very much a standard issue car in the UAE, it is arguably a must-have tool should you have any off-road inclinations. It is still supremely popular amongst those of an off-road disposition, and will remain that way for a long time to come. Owning one will keep you in the crowd on the safe middle-ground. Ultimately the Land Cruiser has a strong, reliable history, and it reaffirms that it is a car up to any job, any size, any time.

2015 Toyota Land Cruiser rear

Specifications

 

Specifications2015 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L2015 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.6L2015 Toyota Land Cruiser 5.7L
Engine/ Cylinders4.0 litre / V64.6 litre / V85.7 litre / V8
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
271 hp @ 5,600 RPM304 hp @ 5,500 RPM362 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
384 Nm @ 4,400 RPM439 Nm @ 3,400 RPM530 Nm @ 3,200 RPM
Tranmission5 speed manual / 5 speed automatic6 speed automatic6 speed automatic
DriveFour Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h11.0 secs9.2 secs7.0 secs
Top speed200 km/h200 km/h220 km/h
PriceAED 186,000 - 233,000AED 224,000 - 290,000AED 244,000 - 315,000

4 Responses to 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser | new car review

  1. Well wisher Reply

    November 27, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Has the issue been sorted out by Toyota ?

  2. Rishi Parmar Reply

    September 8, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    I am looking to buy a 100 of these cars and ship them to Africa for a customer, I was wondering at what price you could supply per unit if I was to buy 100:

    Toyota Land Cruiser 2015 4.6 GXR V8
    All left hand drive

    Please contact me parmarrishi@hotmail.com

  3. ahmed Reply

    May 7, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    The manager
    Toyota cars , Saud Bahwan Group
    Al wattya branch, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

    Subject: Toyota Land cruiser VXR 2015 model, registration number 1741 AM
    After compliments:
    I have bought the above car two months ago. At the time of the purchase I was informed that the front and rear bumper spoiler lips

    Are a genuine Toyota parts which are added during the manufacturing process of the car by Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan.
    The car looked different than the one advertised by Toyota:

    It is obvious that the car was altered and things added after it was manufactured
    This is the dealer advertisement:

    After driving the car I noticed that these plastic lips affect the car performance and capabilities in terms of handling during high speed on the highway because of adverse effect on aero-dynamics which extend to affecting fuel economy, they also reduce the approach angle and departure angle which adversely affect the car off-road capabilities.
    I have discovered that these plastic parts are actually added on by the dealer and NOT by Toyota. They are sold and fitted by many car accessory shops in Oman and Far Eastern countries.

    On removing these parts, I have discovered that the dealer has drilled multiple holes into the body of the car, badly damaging the original body, to add cheap plastic that contain quantities of lead and other carcinogenic substances, misleading consumers by claiming it to be genuine Toyota parts. In doing so affected the car performance and capabilities.

    Considering the above I would like to demand replacement of the damaged front and rear bumpers with original, genuine Toyota bumpers as manufactured without the addition of the cheap plastic lips.
    I would also want an apology from the dealer for misleading information and the inconvenience caused due to the fitting of these non-genuine, cheap plastic parts.

    Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Habib Al-balushi

    Email dr.ahmadhabib@gmail.com

    • Pankaj Dev

      Pankaj Dev Reply

      May 7, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      We hear you and will try to connect with the dealer to see if they can resolve this with you.

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