When it comes to practicality and comfort, you can’t beat a large SUV. But with so many to choose from, how do you know which is right for you?
This isn’t so surprising.
Toyota is often named the most reliable brandand Land Cruisers are notoriously tough, but the iconic SUVs won’t be available much longer.
What makes the Toyota Land Cruise so reliable?
According to an
iSeeCarsstudy, the Toyota Land Cruiser is more likely to exceed 200,000 miles than any other large SUV, and it scored a near-perfect 9.9/10 for reliability.
This is no fluke. The original Land Cruisers were launched in the ‘50s, and engineered to last for twenty-five years.
Toyota has had decades to perfect the design, and while newer Land Cruisers are available with cutting-edge tech, their ability to last is what sets them apart.
Testament to this, Toyota Land Cruisers are
popular in developing countrieswhere roads are often unpaved and durability is of paramount importance.
Bad news for Land Cruiser fans in the U.S.
Unfortunately for American drivers, despite the Land Cruiser’s unrivalled reliability, it is being discontinued in North America after 2021.
The brand-new J300 series is the Land Cruiser’s first major redesign in over 10 years. It is almost 450 lb lighter than its predecessor, with superior weight distribution and improved suspension.
However, due to disappointing U.S. sales for the J200 series, Toyota have decided not to offer the new model here.
Instead, the Japanese carmaker is directing Land Cruiser fans to its flagship North American SUV—the Toyota Sequoia—which was awarded second place in the iSeeCars reliability study.