Used Toyota Land Cruiser V8 (2008 - 2011) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 26 Aug 2009
3.5
Not to be mistaken with the regular Land Cruiser, the Land Cruiser V8 replaces the Amazon as Toyota’s top off-roader. A seven-seater with an imposing bulk, it compares with the very biggest in the class, the Range Rover, Mercedes GL and Audi Q7.

Toyota Land Cruiser V8 (08-11)
Well equipped as standard, unstoppable off-road, superb quality cabin, good body control in bends
Noisy engine, vague steering, feels heavy and cumbersome compared to other 4x4s, extra seats don't fold away

New price range:

£55,820 - £61,600

Used price range:

£20,022 - £29,095

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

Not to be mistaken with the regular Land Cruiser, the Land Cruiser V8 replaces the Amazon as Toyota’s top off-roader. A seven-seater with an imposing bulk, it compares with the very biggest in the class, the Range Rover, Mercedes GL and Audi Q7. As you'd expect from Toyota, it's incredibly well built and comes generously equipped as standard - all models getting satellite navigation, Bluetooth and leather upholstery as standard.

New prices are pretty steep for a Toyota, but competitive with similar luxury 4x4 vehicles. It's superb off road with the ability to tackle the toughest terrain, however, the Land Cruiser V8 isn't as good on road as alternatives and feels as heavy and lumbering as its size suggests.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

2 out of 5

Green credentials

1 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Serves the duel purpose of a work tool during the week and takes all the family out at the w/ends in comfort. Gets me to my work whatever the weather (and this winter it coped superbly). Tows 3.5t...  

5 out of 5

Omar Nazir ,   02 May 2010    ... read more

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