Comparison - Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr 2017 - vs - Volvo XC90 Hybrid T8 R-Design 2017

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Other Names:

Also called:

Toyota Roraima,Lexus LX570

Also called:

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Average Price: 
84,775
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
71,800
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
8
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
24.60gals
13.20gals
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: 
Bright Silver Metallic
#ABABB6
Bursting Blue Metallic
#315785
Ice White
#DEDEDE
Luminous Sand Metallic
#7B706F
Passion Red
#971715
Onyx Black Metallic
#010101
Savile Grey Metallic
#494850

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

The XC90 is a handsome, square-jawed Swede striving to offer more efficiency and safety than its rivals, while adding a dose of Scandinavian flair. Its 2.0-liter four-cylinder uses turbocharging and supercharging to create 316 hp and drives all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic. An 80-hp electric motor joins the party in plug-in hybrid models. There’s room for seven in the elegantly appointed interior, with deeply comfortable seats as well as Sensus, Volvo’s new infotainment system.

After extended product doldrums due to changing overlords, Volvo has emerged as strong as ever with the launch of the XC90 SUV for 2016, the impressive start of an all-new lineup developed under Chinese owner Geely. With an upright and bold countenance, the XC90 exudes confidence, and its nearly Range Rover–rivaling presence, along with a full complement of features and technology, comfortably earns its way further upmarket than previous XC90s

A gorgeously compelling new entry that is upending the luxury-SUV oligarchy.

Pros
The decadently detailed and gorgeous interior including open-pore walnut wood trim, which also adorns the sliding cupholder cover, in the elevated Inscription-trim T6 and test cars we evaluated

Cons
We’re not convinced that four-cylinder-only power is the way to go, not so much for performance reasons—although, by a narrow margin, the XC90 was the slowest in its last comparison-test appearance—but mostly because the engine sounds gravelly in its upper reaches, which is discordant with the luxury mission

By: 
caranddriver.com

Among three-row luxury SUVs, the 2017 Volvo XC90 has outstanding cargo capacity, style and safety features. The cabin is particularly elegant and offers many options for personalization. Its engine power and ride quality aren’t segment-leading, but this is still a midsize SUV that deserves consideration

The 2017 Volvo XC90 receives updates to its driver assistance system and more apps for its infotainment system, plus the addition of a range-topping new trim level.

lthough Volvo's latest four-cylinder engine has considerable power, the heavy weight of the XC90 makes it feel unimpressive. Its numbers are promising, but in real-world, day-to-day use, acceleration and refinement are lacking. Other rival crossovers feel notably snappier and more responsive when accelerating up to freeway speeds or passing a slow-moving vehicle. We haven't driven the XC90 with the base turbocharged engine, but we expect to find its 250 hp a bit meager for a vehicle of this size.

Pros
Elegant styling inside and out; spacious second- and third-row seating for a midsize SUV; many standard safety technology features; precise handling that inspires confidence; available plug-in hybrid model.

Cons
Overly busy ride quality for a vehicle in its class; comes up short on performance and real-world fuel economy; some of its standard touchscreen controls can be hard to use.

By: 
www.edmunds.com

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And while you would be correct, there is a good reason why our Crystal White 2017 Volvo XC90 T8 R-Design is not the Bursting Blue XC90 T6 of previous updates

Volvo noted that upwards of 70 per cent of XC90 buyers wanted this technology, so it makes sense to include it as baseline equipment

What is cool, is with the air package, you can raise the car for an off-road setting, but also lower the rear to make loading luggage easier

That excellent interior, those lovely materials and of course, the amazing stereo, make the XC90 a classy and so far, dependable option in the luxury SUV space.

Pros
Very clever driveline which works smoothly within its range
Punchy when charged
No loss of space or interior packaging due to hybrid platform

Cons
T8 is an expensive option and comes with compromised driving range
Fuel economy claims are impossible to meet
Cheeky option price increases

By: 
caradvice.com.au

As a technological, efficiency and style tour-de-force, the Volvo XC90 takes some beating as a premium 4x4

The Volvo XC90 is a luxury SUV that rivals models such as the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne and Range Rover Sport. Volvo has created a refreshing SUV by using Scandinavian design influences, and it feels like a premium product that delivers design-led looks and a raft of advanced safety kit.

The XC90 boasts a distinctive exterior and plenty of equipment, and delivers a far more upmarket package than its practical but ageing predecessor. Add the advanced fuel efficiency and safety technologies, and you have a class-leading SUV on your hands.

The XC90 is a great performer on the road, and with seven proper seats as standard plus a big boot, it's a strong candidate for family car buyers. Underpinning the Volvo XC90’s fresh-thinking approach is a bold strategy to offer only 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines, a compromise that will inspire some drivers, but may deter the those attracted to the lazy grunt of a traditional six or eight-cylinder SUV.

Pros
Quality interior, safety and luxury kit, comfy ride

Cons
Busy touchscreen, noisy petrol engine, hybrid efficiency

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Electric
Fuel Economy City USA: 
13.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
18.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
16
Cylinders: 
8
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
5.70L
2.00L
Torque: 
401ft-lbs
at 3 600rpm
472ft-lbs
at 2 200rpm
Horsepower: 
381hp
at 5 600rpm
400hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Cooled Storage Compartment
Manual rear seat easy entry
Keyless Ignition
Leather And Alloy Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
194.90in
194.90in
Width: 
77.90in
79.10in
Height: 
74.00in
69.90in
Ground Clearance: 
8.90in
10.50in
Front Track: 
64.60in
65.70in
Rear Track: 
64.40in
65.80in
Wheel Base: 
112.20in
117.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.30
38.90
Front Hip Room: 
59.40in
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
40.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.00in
57.70in
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
38.50
Rear Hip Room: 
58.60in
Rear leg room: 
34.40in
37.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.10in
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
81.70cu.ft
85.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
8100lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.10cu.ft
15.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
30.00degrees
23.80degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.00degrees
23.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
5765.00lbs
5059.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

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
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors

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
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8-way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8-way power passenger seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Premium Leather/Sueded Microfiber
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
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Reclining rear seats
Manual folding split-bench third row seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front independent suspension
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
rear independent suspenstion
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
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather and alloy steering wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
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
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
330 watts stereo output
10 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Power opening rear quarter windows
Roof rack
Privacy glass
Speed sensitive wipers
Power glass sunroof
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Speed sensitive wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 8.0 in
20 X 9.0 In
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Fullsize matching spare tire
Alloy spare wheel
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear 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
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
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
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Emergency braking preparation
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Post-collision safety system
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Preferred Accessory Package
Four Season Floor Mat Package
Vision Package
Climate Package
Convenience Package
Momentum Plus Package
Exterior Options: 
Special Paint
Paint Protection Film
Alloy Wheel Locks
22" X 9.0" 5-Double Spoke Alloy Wheels In Matte Black Diamond Cut
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
Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound System
Graphical Head Up Display
Integrated Center Booster Cushion 2nd Row

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, premium leather
#434343
Terra, premium leather
#34261F
Color: 
Amber/Charcoal, leather
#84634D
Blond/Charcoal, leather
#C1C0BE
Charcoal, leather
#464648