Comparison - Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr 2017 - vs - BMW X3 xDrive 35i 2015

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Also called:

Toyota Roraima,Lexus LX570

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Make: 
Average Price: 
84,775
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
41,380
Updated: 
28 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2015
Total Seating: 
8
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
24.60gals
17.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Blue Onyx Pearl
#395569
Brandywine Mica
#522420
Classic Silver Metallic
#D6DADB
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#58585A
Midnight Black Metallic
#000000
Color: 
Alpine White
#F4F4F7
Black Sapphire Metallic
#454344
Carbon Black Metallic
#3B4255
Deep Sea Blue Metallic
#44527F
Glacier Silver Metallic
#DDE0E5
Jet Black
#000000
Melbourne Red Metallic
#8E3031
Mineral Silver Metallic
#C6C2C1
Mineral White Metallic
#E4E4E4
Space Gray Metallic
#9898A0
Sparkling Brown Metallic
#453C37

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Land Cruiser received one of its most comprehensive updates for 2016 since the current model was introduced in 2008. The Land Cruiser received a new grille with LED running lights, a new eight-speed automatic transmission, a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) and an updated dashboard and center stack incorporating the latest generation of Toyota’s Entune multimedia interface.

The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser is a full-size premium three-row SUV offered with standard four-wheel-drive, with seating for up to eight passengers.

The Land Cruiser offers a single engine and powertrain, Toyota’s familiar 5.7-liter V-8 with 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Although some would question the Land Cruiser’s place in Toyota’s lineup, especially with the lower-priced and larger Sequoia SUV, for some, there is no substitute for the original. As it has been for the last several decades, the Land Cruiser is the ultimate expression of Toyota’s off-road capability, with a generous helping of leather-lined luxury. Unlike the Sequoia, which offers three trim levels, the Land Cruiser offers minimal options, and comes basically one way: Fully equipped. Its starting price of more than $84,000 ensures rarity.

Pros
Vault-like solidity
Premium features
Legendary and deserved reputation for off-road capability

Cons
Numb on-road manners
Thirsty fuel consumption
Shocking price tag

By: 
motortrend.com

The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser has impressive off-road abilities and pleasant on-road manners. The third-row seats and cargo space are unimpressive, but overall this big SUV remains a top choice.

The Toyota Land Cruiser carries over unchanged for 2017.

The Toyota Land Cruiser is an automotive icon — its reputation for all-terrain capability and durability goes back 60 years. More recently, luxury has also figured into the Land Cruiser equation. The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser continues the tradition, combining strong performance, excellent manners on- and off-road, and high levels of comfort.

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

Pros
The Land Cruiser's off-road prowess doesn't come at the expense of ride comfort
Three-row, eight-passenger accommodations are standard
Towing capacity is higher than average.

Cons
The Land Cruiser is as expensive as other luxury-branded SUVs
Third-row seats are confining and take up precious cargo space when stowed.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser ranks 3 out of 8 Luxury Large SUVs. High-end luxury and superb off-road capability come together in the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser. This 3-row SUV is refined on the highway, roomy enough to hold a crew of eight, and very reliable, though poor fuel economy and some cargo area quirks detract from its practicality.

The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Large SUVs category. Currently the Toyota Land Cruiser has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 51 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

High-end luxury and superb off-road capability come together in the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser. This 3-row SUV is refined on the highway, roomy enough to hold a crew of eight, and very reliable, though poor fuel economy and some cargo area quirks detract from its practicality.

"The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser continues the tradition, combining strong performance, excellent manners on- and off-road, and high levels of comfort. Of course, this generation of the Land Cruiser dates back about a decade, and its age is showing. In particular, this sport-utility vehicle lacks some of the more modern features that are now expected of any vehicle that costs more than $80,000. For example, there's no available power liftgate, the third-row jump seats compromise both comfort and cargo capacity, and the V8 engine has a ravenous appetite for fuel. It seems likely, though, that we'll soon see an all-new Land Cruiser. Thankfully, the strengths of the 2017 Land Cruiser outweigh its weaknesses by a healthy margin, earning it a solid Edmunds 'A' rating." -- Edmunds

"While many luxury SUVs are morphing into soft-riding behemoths with sharply raked rooflines and limited off-road ability, the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV remains true to its 60-year-old roots. The Land Cruiser's body-on-frame construction, powerful V8 engine and 8,500-pound tow rating make it one of the more capable full-size SUVs, and its single, well-equipped model formula helps it undercut comparably equipped luxury models like the Mercedes-Benz GLS and Land Rover Range Rover. In fact, so admired is the Land Cruiser that many consider it a luxury SUV on par with Lexus and Infiniti." -- Kelley Blue Book

Pros
Formidable off-road abilities
Long list of standard features
Elegant, comfortable interior

Cons
Poor fuel economy
Cargo space isn't as user-friendly as some rivals

By: 
cars.usnews.com

A legend in its own time, the Toyota Land Cruiser is as much a throwback to the past as it is a showcase for Toyota's engineering prowess.

An update last year brought the Land Cruiser more in tune with the times, both inside and out.
For an 8,600 lb vehicle, the Land Cruiser handles better than you may expect.

Its Lexus LX cousin is certainly swankier, but the Land Cruiser is exceptionally comfortable inside.

The Land Cruiser offers all of the expected safety tech, but it has not been crash tested.
The Land Cruiser lavishes with off road tech, even though buyers may not use it.

If you're looking for an eco-friendly vehicle, this isn't the one for you.

Pros
Remarkably good handling
Silky powertrain
Isolated, silent feel
Tremendous off road capability

Cons
Astronomically expensive
Lexus LX 570 is only slightly pricier
Not as luxurious as it should be inside

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
13.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
18.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
24
Cylinders: 
8
V
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
5.70L
3.00L
Torque: 
401ft-lbs
at 3 600rpm
300ft-lbs
at 1 300rpm
Horsepower: 
381hp
at 5 600rpm
300hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
39.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Cooled Storage Compartment
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
194.90in
183.40in
Width: 
77.90in
74.10in
Height: 
74.00in
66.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.90in
8.00in
Front Track: 
64.60in
62.80in
Rear Track: 
64.40in
63.40in
Wheel Base: 
112.20in
110.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.30
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
39.90in
Rear leg room: 
34.40in
36.80in
Front Hip Room: 
59.40in
56.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.00in
58.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
58.60in
54.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.10in
57.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
81.70cu.ft
63.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
8100lbs
3000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.10cu.ft
27.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
30.00degrees
25.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.00degrees
22.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
5765.00lbs
4230.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Low fuel level warning

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Remote keyless power door locks
Heated Mirrors
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Remote window operation
Power mirrors
4 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
10 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Split-folding rear seatback
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
8 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding with storage center armrest
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Remote keyless power door locks
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
MacPherson strut front suspension
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Multi-link rear suspension
Suspension Info: 
Front independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Cooled storage compartment
Simulated wood and simulated alloy trim on dash
Front and rear reading lights
Leather and simulated wood steering wheel
Heated steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Extended cabin heating/cooling
Front and rear reading lights
Rear and cargo floor mats
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Cargo area light
Leather steering wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
14 total speakers
USB connection
Diversity antenna
JBL premium brand stereo system
JBL premium brand speakers
Separate rear audio
605 watts stereo output
AM/FM stereo
Satellite radio satellite radio
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
1 subwoofer(s)
Audio and video remote control
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Radio data system
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Radio data system
12 total speakers
Diversity antenna
205 watts stereo output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Power opening rear quarter windows
Roof rack
Remote sunroof operation
Power glass sunroof
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 8.0 in
18 x 8.0
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Fullsize matching spare tire
Alloy spare wheel
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Pre-collision safety system
High pressure washers headlamps
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote anti-theft alarm system
High pressure washers headlamps
2 front headrests
3 rear headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Turn signal mirrors
Stability control
Electronic brakeforce distribution
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-collision safety system
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Emergency Service*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Assistance Kit
Parking Assistant
ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Post-collision safety system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Adaptive headlights

Options

Packages: 
Preferred Accessory Package
Four Season Floor Mat Package
Driver Assistance Plus
Cold Weather Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Lighting Package
Premium Package
XLine
Cold Weather Package
Driver Assistance Package
Technology Package
M Sport
Exterior Options: 
Special Paint
Paint Protection Film
Alloy Wheel Locks
Roof Rails In Satin Aluminum
19" M Double Spoke Wheels - Style 622M
20" M Double Spoke Wheels - Style 310M
19" Light Alloy Double-Spoke Wheels - Style 309
Interior Options: 
Cargo Net
All-Weather Floor Mats and Cargo Mat
Cargo Tote
Carpet Mats w/Cargo Mat
Carpet Mats
Wireless Headphones
Carpet Floor Mats and Cargo Mat
Connectivity Package (4 Piece)
Terra Semi-Aniline Perforated Leather Interior
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Navigation System
Concierge Services
Enhanced USB and Bluetooth Plus Smartphone Integration
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Heated Front Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, premium leather
#434343
Terra, premium leather
#34261F
Color: 
Beige, leatherette
#AEA18E
Black Nevada w/Gray Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#131313
Black Nevada, premium leather
#010101
Black, leatherette
#131313
Ivory White Nevada w/Red Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#D1D0CE
Mocha Nevada w/Orange Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#57524F
Oyster Nevada, premium leather
#B9B6AD
Saddle Brown Nevada, premium leather
#664F3F
Sand Beige Nevada, premium leather
#B9AC99