2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Review South Brunswick

"Luxury" and "off-road" are not often seen in the same sentence, but with the 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser, available at Dayton Toyota in South Brunswick, NJ, the two seem to go effortlessly hand in hand. Toyota has long been more than a contender in the four-wheel drive class, but as some prefer to enjoy the outdoors a bit more comfortably, there is the Land Cruiser. Noted for its rugged good looks as well as its athleticism, the 2014 Land Cruiser might be as at home in the city as it is with mud in its grille.


Engine and Powertrain

The massive 5.7-liter V8 engine produces 381 horsepower at 401 pound-feet of torque that hauls the 5,700-pound frame, passengers, and up to 8,500 pounds in tow. It is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and full-time, four-wheel drive with a Torsen limited slip locking differential that automatically transfers energy to the wheels with grip. 

The fuel efficiency is fairly predictable at an estimated 13 city miles to the gallon and 18 miles per gallon on the highway. While these numbers are fairly consistent for the class, the Land Cruiser's power-train, suspension, and tuning keep the engine noise to a minimum and the road noise almost negligible. It is consistently noted as one of the smoothest-driving luxury SUVs on the market.


It would be negligent not to mention the Kinetic Driving Suspension System on the Land Cruiser. This system works whether you are driving around South Brunswick, NJ or your travels take you off the paved road. For off-road, the system uses the suspension travel to keep all of the tires on the ground, and on the pavement the system works to stop body roll by use of large anti-roll bars. 

Trim and Standard Equipment

As an entrant in the luxury SUV class, the standard features on the 2014 Land Cruiser make driving around South Brunswick, NJ a joy whether you're commuting or driving kids to soccer practice. 

Standard features are as follows: four-zone climate control; air conditioning; multi-terrain anti-lock disc brakes for stopping smoothly on and off the road; full-time, four-wheel drive; stability and traction control; a sonar proximity warning system to alert drivers to hidden objects or obstacles; and adaptive cruise control that pings radar off of the car in front of it to monitor speed and distance and alert the driver when both have decreased drastically. 

The only choices left up to buyers are interior and exterior colors as all components and features come standard on the 2014 Land Cruiser.

Interior and Exterior 

The inside of the Land Cruiser is perfect for moving people in and around South Brunswick, NJ as its luxurious seating makes any trip comfortable. The roomy cabin offers plenty of headroom even to taller passengers, and the fully adjustable automatic front seats make it easy for the driver to position everything exactly. 

The front panel and all of the instruments are easy to access, easy to use, and intuitive to operate, which leaves the driver to focus on the road. The only complaint has been the folding third row of seats, which fold into the sides rather than the floor and decrease the overall storage capacity. 

This off-road beast is cloaked in a sleek design on the outside, with ground clearance, front and rear overhangs, and side role bars making it ready to hit the dusty trail.

Dayton Toyota in South Brunswick, NJ carries Toyota's full line. 


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Directions South Brunswick, NJ 08810

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