The Land Cruiser is headed back to North America after a three-year hiatus, once again framed as a “durable off-roader” SUV offered at a more accessible price point. The new 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser is equipped as standard with a hybrid turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a list of off-road-oriented equipment. At present, GM offers no direct rival to the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser.
In terms of exterior dimensions, the 2024 Toyota Land Cruise is 4.4 inches narrower and 1.2 inches shorter than the previous 200 Series model, while the design mixes elements of previous Land Cruiser models with a modern touch. Toyota will offer enthusiasts the First Edition grade, which will be limited to 5,000 units in North America and is equipped with round heritage-style LED headlights, new two-tone paint colors, a roof rack, rock rails, and an exclusive cabin design.
Speaking of the cabin, the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser offers an available 12.3-inch touchscreen equipped with the latest Toyota Audio Multimedia system, as well as the Multi Terrain Monitor. The Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 system is equipped as standard across the range.
The 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser offers a single engine option, namely Toyota’s turbocharged 2.4L I4 I-Force Max hybrid, rated at 326 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. Highlights include a 48-horsepower electric motor integrated with the eight-speed automatic transmission and juiced by a 1.87-kWh NiMH battery. Full-time four-wheel drive is standard, as is a center locking differential and electronically controlled two-speed transfer case, vehicle stability control, an automatic limited-slip differential, and an electronic locking rear differential. A tow hitch is also standard, while max towing is rated at 6,000 pounds.
Built on top of the TNGA-F global truck platform with a ladder frame design, the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser is more rigid than the 200 Series. The suspension setup includes double wishbones in front with twin-tube shocks, plus a multi-link rear with coil springs. There’s also electric power steering, while all models run 17-inch disc brakes at all four corners. A new front stabilizer bar disconnect system is offered as well. Approach angle is rated at 31.0 degrees, max departure is 22.0 degrees, and breakover angle is 25.0 degrees, while ground clearance is 8.7 inches.
The 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser will start in the mid-$50,000 range. More exact pricing information will be released closer to the on-sale date. Look for the new Land Cruiser to arrive in U.S. dealers in the spring of the 2024 calendar year.