2000 Land Cruiser New Car Test Drive
Toyota Land Cruiser combines excellent off-road capability, luxurious appointments, refinement and quality.
Extensively redesigned for 1998, the Land Cruiser is propelled by the same 4.7-liter V8 engine that drives the Lexus LX 470. This twin-cam V8 replaced the Land Cruiser's old inline-6. The V8 and extensive chassis revisions makes the current Land Cruiser a much stronger performer both on the street and in tough terrain than the pre-1998 models.
For 2000, Toyota added electronic brake force distribution, active traction control and vehicle skid control as standard equipment. These sophisticated active safety measures make the Land Cruiser easier to control in emergency maneuvers; traction control also enhances its off-road capability.
Only one well-outfitted model is available, which retails for $51,728.
It comes with just about everything, including leather seating surfaces and a premium CD stereo. Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake distribution, four-wheel drive, Active TRAC traction control and a vehicle skid control system are also standard. A few popular items, such as a third-row seat, running boards and a receiver tow hitch add to the bottom line, however.