Land Rover LR4 VS Land Cruiser


In the class of standard sport utility vehicles, manufacturers have targeted different types of niche buyers with different models. In the luxury market, buyers often compare the Land Rover LR4 and the Toyota Land Cruiser, both reliable and comfortable 4X4s.


A smaller V6 in the Land Rover versus a V8 in the Land Cruiser makes for better operating efficiency, which is revealed in the Land Rover EPA estimate of 10 mpg highway. The Land Rover boasts an eight-speed automatic transmission, while you’ll have to settle for a six-speed automatic in the Land Cruiser.


2014-Toyota-Land-Cruiser.jpgAll season tires, alloy wheels and a power sun moon roof are standard on both vehicles. Anti-lock disc brakes all around are included on both vehicles, and the Toyota has standard roof fails. The Land Rover boasts a smaller turning radius than the Land Cruiser.


Inside the cab of the Land Rover, you’ll find posh appointments and comfortable leather seating for seven, with an AM/FM/CD premium audio unit, tilt/scope, cruise and power outlets. Bluetooth connectivity and Climate Control AC is standard. The Toyota is similarly equipped, with one notable difference being the absence of the power outlets, an essential accessory in these days of so many personal devices constantly needing recharging or an exterior power source. In most instances, drivers will find the Land Rover roomier, with measurements for head, width and leg room extending 10 to 20% more than the Toyota. Cargo room is also more plentiful in the Land Rover. In the Land Rover LR4 vs Land Cruiser showdown, the LR4 clearly wins in the interior specs.


Land-Rover-LR4-vs-Land-Cruiser-InteriorDriver, passenger, front head curtain, read head curtain air bags with extra protection from side curtain airbags are all standard on both vehicles, as is traction and stability control. Child seat anchors and anti-theft technologies are also included.


With a base price of more than 35% less than the Toyota, in a choice of the Land Rover LR4 vs Land Cruiser, the decision is clear that the Land Rover is the superior buy. Add to the price consideration the value Land Rover brings with the addition of a number of creature comforts and technology, plus a superior warranty and roadside service program, and the Land Rover rules this competition.

Try and Buy

To test drive a Land Rover LR4 in the Philadelphia/Main Lne area, head for the area’s premier dealership, Land Rover West Chester. Land Rover of West Chester’s showroom is open until 8 PM Monday through Thursday, until 6 PM on Friday and 5 PM on Saturday, and is located at 1568 West Chester Pike in West Chester, PA. Family owned and operated, Pennsylvania’s first Land Rover dealer prides itself on giving you a VIP experience every visit before, during and after a sale. Download ebrochures below on the Land Rover model of your choice from the dealer’s website, and check out the lot inventory of new Land Rover vehicles in real time. Want to see more before stopping in? A series of videos will acquaint you with the LR4 in greater depth.

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