Review: Toyota Land Cruiser (2003 – 2009)

Rating:

Big, roomy, tough and stacked full of kit. Very capable off-road and as a tow car. Seats up to eight people.

Feels very big, especially in urban environments. Lacks the refinement and road manners of a Discovery 3.

Toyota Land Cruiser (2003 – 2009): At A Glance

What does a Toyota Land Cruiser (2003 – 2009) cost?

List Price from £35,615
Buy new from £32,999
Contract hire from £390.14 per month

Real MPG average for a Toyota Land Cruiser (2003 – 2009)

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Average performance

90%

Real MPG

18–34 mpg

MPGs submitted

82

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What's the best used SUV 4x4 for reliability and performance?

I am looking to buy a reliable 4x4 as our Volvo XC90 keeps getting stuck in our field. I'm considering either a Land Cruiser or a Nissan Pathfinder - which do you recommend?
My money would go on the Land Cruiser. It's unstoppable off-road and will last forever. I wouldn't be concerned about high mileage provided it's been regularly serviced. The Pathfinder has a few issues particularly with corrosion: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/nissan/pathfinder-2005/good/
Answered by Andrew Brady
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