Primarily unchanged for 2009, the four-wheel drive Toyota Land Cruiser SUV is powered by a 5.7L V8 engine that cranks out 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. With luxurious seating for up to eight passengers, the Land Cruiser also offers superior off-road capability. A Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) stiffens or relaxes the front and rear anti-roll bars automatically as terrain changes to enhance off-road motoring. Other Toyota Land Cruiser standard features include leather upholstery, a four-zone climate control system, a 14-speaker audio system and parking sensors, while a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, a navigation system and wood trim are optional. EPA estimates for fuel economy are 13 mpg city/18 mpg hwy. Standard safety features include the Star Safety System with stability and traction control, ABS and brake assist, as well as crawl control and hill start assist control, front dual-stage airbags, front-seat side airbags, back-seat side curtain airbags, and many others.Read more Read less
Toyota has made no major changes from its 2008 Land Cruiser to its 2009 Land Cruiser.
Off-road capability; interior space and comfort; safety; towing capability; reputation for toughness.
The Toyota Land Cruiser has a long-established reputation for being a model that stands up to some of the world's toughest environments. With tons of power, quality suspension and great attention to noise and vibration, the 2009 model is pleasant and responsive on-road, while the Crawl Control system allows it to be even more capable off-road. The Land Cruiser's interior is roomy, comfortable and safe, and with a maximum towing capacity of 8,500 pounds it's also one of the best choices for those who regularly tow.