After much waiting, the new Land Cruiser specs have finally been announced. The front end displays a new face, with an updated bumper design, more modern-looking LED headlights, and a more prominent front grille that similar to the look of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma pickup. There’s also a new “Land Cruiser” logo and a reshaped hood, along with different 18-inch wheels, new taillights and an updated bumper out back. The interior is also slightly changed, with a new steering wheel, revised controls, and a new 9-inch infotainment screen.
Under the Hood of the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser
Under the hood, the biggest change is the addition of an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 8-speed replaces the old 6-speed transmission, though the 5.7-liter V-8 engine is otherwise unchanged. The MPG rating stays the same as the outgoing Land Cruiser, with estimates of 13/18 mpg* city/highway. The Land Cruiser keeps its standard four-wheel drive system with a locking center-differential, a 2-speed transfer case with low range, and a Multi-terrain Select system for various surfaces.
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Tech Features
New tech features are also in store for the updated 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser, including a new Entune infotainment system with Siri eyes-free capability. There is a new suite of active safety features comprising blind-spot warning, pre-collision braking, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control. All of this equipment is standard, as the 2016 Land Cruiser is still offered only in one trim level with no available options.
Expect pricing to stay relatively similar to the 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser’s $81,250 starting price when the updated model goes on sale later this year.
Don’t miss your chance to test drive one for yourself later this year- come to Toyota of Killeen and see what the fuss is all about.
**2015 EPA-estimated city/highway. Actual Mileage will vary.