You are waiting for the new 2020 Land Cruiser? There are some things you should be aware of. There are pros and cons (well, we can say this for every car), but the LC is a jewel in Toyota’s lineup. The US version is far away from the vehicles with the same name in Europe, or Japan (Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is a vehicle from a different category). Also, it is so specific, so you will have to pay almost twice if you want the USA model.
But, this is not by chance, since the high price is bringing a lot of features and unique parts. So, let’s check 10 things we need to know about the upcoming 2020 Land Cruiser.
The 2020 Land Cruiser Will Be Expensive
Well, this is definitely a downside. A hefty price of $85,000 is definitely stumbling block for many fans. Design and features are definitely going to draw a lot of attention, but such cost will draw people away. The good thing about the price is that there are no many upgrades for the SUV, so it can’t raise too much. The upcoming 2020 Land Cruiser could get it closer to $90k.
Upcoming Model Is NEW
We already can read and hear many rumors about the 2020 Land Cruiser. First of all, the current generation is old, and the new one could be launched. If this happens, it is very likely that LC is moving to the new 300 Series. With the new generation, the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser would also get a different drivetrain. Some rumors are reporting about the Subaru’s Boxer units.
More about the new 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series and its engines specs rear HERE.
New Engine, More Power
So, why would Toyota change something that works great? We don’t know, but the new Boxer units by Subaru can definitely change things up in the engine room. More power and better gas mileage could be reasons behind the possible switch. Also, the new drivetrain could get a trial as an optional engine. All in all, this is not confirmed yet, so the LC will stick to the current 5.7-liter V8 unit.
2020 Land Cruiser is a Thirsty Rig
Combined, the 2020 Land Cruiser is going to return 15 or 16 mpg. We still don’t know the final numbers, but there won’t be big moves from the current rating. The SUV returns 13/18 mpg for city/highway. This is definitely a downside, but it is also a consequence of some other benefits.
The 2020 Land Cruiser will be unstoppable! It is now the great off-road SUV that will take you anywhere. Mud, snow, sand, rocks… no matter what is under the vehicle, its 4WD are making wonders. A 5.7-liter engine can produce 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. It uses a full-time 4WD, huge sway bars, solid rear axle and many other features that will improve the overall performance of the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser.
Overall Driving Impression is Stunning
The new LC will inherit a challenge. Its predecessor was a huge and heavy SUV that is a monster off the road. We mentioned this, right? But, it performs great on road as well. Although it uses a ladder frame construction, the handing is very good. Well, you won’t use the 2020 Land Cruiser for chases. Smooth transmission could have dropped in first and second gear. Besides that, it shifts easily.
High Level of Comfort
Another thing inherited from the predecessor is the comfort. The 2020 Land Cruiser will be another step in closing the gap between luxury and utility. While the SUV rolls over a tough terrain, passengers will feel the maximum comfort. Leather seats with heating and cooling are the things we can freely say “Thanks Toyota”. The third row is just for kids and short trips. You won’t like to see yourself back there. Middle row is as comfortable as the first one, but seats are not offering cooling and heating functions.
The 2020 Land Cruiser Could Redesign Old-School Cabin
We can call it aging, but the cabin of the current SUV is elegant. Well, it needs a revisit, but we doubt a complete redesign would make it better. An old-school dashboard and elements are throwing us back to 90s. On the other hand, modern features, such as touchscreen display, modernize the cabin. The 2020 Land Cruiser will launch the new generation and everything could be dropped for 300 Series. Whatsoever, we hope that Toyota will keep the design language. Please, don’t make Lexus LX 570 from LC.
New Generation Will Bring New Features
Well, we must stay positive and look on the bright side of the redesign. The 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series will bring the latest technology and safety systems. It will cost us, but we believe that the current LC is worth every penny. So it will be with the successor. The new Entune infotainment system and premium audio will launch the comfort to another level. Navigation will be standard, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto services. Of course, expect even more. From this stance, we can’t know how much will the technology evolve by 2020.
Outside The US the 2020 Land Cruiser is a Truck!
Yes, this is true. In Australia, we can find the Land Cruiser ute (as they call the pickup trucks there). Well, over there, Toyota is building a different type of LC. While the US model is luxury-oriented and trying to make the SUV as much functional as it is possible, the main purpose of the upcoming 70 Series of the Land Cruiser is a utility. Part of the lineup is an LC79 truck, and it has nothing to do with the US built 2020 Land Cruiser. But, with some tuning, the Japanese carmaker could make this happen.