2011 Toyota Land Cruiser

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Key Specs

of the 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Decent towing capacity
  • Good highway acceleration
  • Long list of safety features
  • Doesn't need premium gas
  • Off-road features
  • Low-key styling

The Bad

  • Price
  • Cabin materials
  • Rear-seat folding
  • Cargo volume
  • Gas mileage
  • Ground clearance
  • Some luxury features unavailable

Notable Features of the 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser

  • Standard 5.7-liter V-8
  • Standard full-time 4WD
  • Seats eight
  • 10 standard airbags
  • Many luxury features

2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Land Cruiser is an eight-seat full-size SUV. It's larger than Toyota's Highlander and 4Runner midsize SUVs and smaller than the full-size Sequoia, and the Land Cruiser is more expensive than all three. At this size and price, competitors include the Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Mercedes-Benz M-Class and GL-Class, and the Porsche Cayenne S.

New for 2011
A new standard feature is a brake override system that takes precedence over the accelerator if both pedals are pressed at the same time. An active front seat-belt pretensioning system that previously was optional is now standard; the front seat belts retract when the brakes are applied suddenly or when tire slippage is detected.

Exterior
Of Toyota's current SUVs, the Land Cruiser looks most like the Highlander. One major difference is that the Land Cruiser is a truck-based, body-on-frame model, which puts it in the same category as Toyota's FJ Cruiser, 4Runner and Sequoia. Exterior features include:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Fog lamps
  • Front and rear frame-mounted tow hooks

Interior
Although it has eight seats divided among three rows, the Land Cruiser has a shortcoming that's common to truck-based SUVs: Its interior space isn't as great as you'd expect from its outside girth. The headroom and legroom measurements are less than the midsize Highlander's. Only in width does it exceed the Highlander — most notably in the third row.

Safety Connect, a subscription telematics ser...

Vehicle Overview

The Land Cruiser is an eight-seat full-size SUV. It's larger than Toyota's Highlander and 4Runner midsize SUVs and smaller than the full-size Sequoia, and the Land Cruiser is more expensive than all three. At this size and price, competitors include the Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Mercedes-Benz M-Class and GL-Class, and the Porsche Cayenne S.

New for 2011
A new standard feature is a brake override system that takes precedence over the accelerator if both pedals are pressed at the same time. An active front seat-belt pretensioning system that previously was optional is now standard; the front seat belts retract when the brakes are applied suddenly or when tire slippage is detected.

Exterior
Of Toyota's current SUVs, the Land Cruiser looks most like the Highlander. One major difference is that the Land Cruiser is a truck-based, body-on-frame model, which puts it in the same category as Toyota's FJ Cruiser, 4Runner and Sequoia. Exterior features include:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Fog lamps
  • Front and rear frame-mounted tow hooks

Interior
Although it has eight seats divided among three rows, the Land Cruiser has a shortcoming that's common to truck-based SUVs: Its interior space isn't as great as you'd expect from its outside girth. The headroom and legroom measurements are less than the midsize Highlander's. Only in width does it exceed the Highlander — most notably in the third row.

Safety Connect, a subscription telematics service, is standard, and the optional navigation system includes XM Nav Traffic data service, which also requires a subscription. Interior features include:

  • Power tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Power moonroof
  • Push-button start
  • Power seats
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Standard Bluetooth, MP3 jack, USB port
  • Available navigation system with DVD player
  • Available backup camera

Under the Hood
The Land Cruiser is intended to be off-road-capable. The rear suspension is multilink, but the rear axle is solid, which has off-road advantages but can be a detriment to ride and handling on pavement. The Land Cruiser has a Low gear in its transfer case, along with an adaptive suspension and a feature called Crawl Control that manages the throttle while the driver steers over obstacles. Mechanical features include:

  • 5.7-liter V-8 makes 381 horsepower and 401 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Full-time four-wheel drive
  • 8,200-pound towing capacity

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • Seat-mounted side-impact airbags for first and second rows
  • Side curtain airbags for all three rows
  • Electronic stability system
  • Active front head restraints

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Latest Reviews

(5.0)

great car and now i have another new one

by ron from LIBERTY on May 29, 2018

just got a new 2018 and this one is as good as the new one, only not some of the new features.i get a new one every 6 to 8 years. always the same color and basically the same features . Read full review

(5.0)

the Land Cruiser Evolves

by Arich from New York, NY on October 3, 2011

After owning two Land Cruisers, a 98 and a 99 ( We still have the 99) I was trying to find an 06 or 07 Land Cruiser. I simply could not believe what prices the low mileage example were fetching. ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser currently has 4 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / 25,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Toyota

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, Carfax vehicle history report, travel protection and toll-free assistance line

  • Limited Warranty

    1 year / 12,000 miles

    Comprehensive: 12 months/12,000 miles from date of purchase. Powertrain: 7 years/100,000 miles from original in-service date ($50 deductible) Note: In AL, FL, GA, NC and SC, 7-year/100,000 mile limited warranty coverage begins Jan. 1 of the vehicle's model year and zero (0) odometer miles and expires at the earlier of seven years or 100,000 odometer miles. Hybrid: 8-year/100,000 mile warranty on Factory HV Battery for Toyota Hybrid Vehicles.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 85,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 160 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Land Cruiser received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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