Just as the Datsun 810/ Maxima of a few years earlier borrowed much of the chassis of the Z-Car, the Cressida contained a great deal of Supra DNA.
This was a sophisticated rear-wheel-drive luxury wagon, with all the technological gadgetry that mid-1980s Japan had to offer (though this car doesn't have the optional digital dash).
The engine is the same 5M-GE DOHC straight-six that went into the 1986 Supra, good for 156 horsepower.
Dual rear wipers! The Olds Custom Cruiser I drove in about 1986 didn't have any rear wiper.
I'm pretty sure I have never seen a junkyard Cressida with fewer than 200,000 miles. 1992 was the last year you could buy a new Cressida in the United States, so there was a brief overlap between the LS400 and the Cressida.
In the United States, advertising for this generation of Cressida emphasized the car's price tag.
Japanese-market ads for the Cressida-sibling Chaser were a little more schmaltzy.