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The New Toyota Land Cruiser Starts At $57,345. Here’s How I’d Option Mine

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When the all-new Toyota Land Cruiser debuted in August, the world went crazy. This marque, which used to cost over $80,000 in the U.S., was now $30 grand cheaper! Hell, our headline was “The 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Is $30,000 Cheaper Than The Old One And Looks Awesome.” Well, now Toyota has given us exact pricing, as well as a full configurator so you can see exactly what you get for your money. Here’s how I’d equip my new Toyota Land Cruiser.

There are three trims for 2024: Land Cruiser 1958, Land Cruiser, and First edition, and not only are the three equipped differently, but they actually look quite different, as well.

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Here you can see the three trim levels, the pricing for each, and the important standard features:

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Which would I choose? Well, it’s a tough call, because obviously I’m a cheap bastard so I want the 1958 model, especially since it still gets the rear locker (which is all I need, really). Would I like the sway bar disconnect and Multi-Terrain Monitor (specifically for the forward-facing camera that especially helps when cresting hills)? Sure, but I bet I can just make a manual sway bar disconnect for when I do hard-core off-roading, and I guess just be careful when cresting hills like I’ve been doing for the last 32 years.

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The bigger issue is the color options. Black, gray, and white? How boring!

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Still, I’m not spending $63,000 (this includes the $1350 fee on top of the MSRP) on what I’m not yet convinced is that much more than a Toyota 4Runner in disguise (even $57,000 is going to take a little convincing), so I’m going with the base model, which like all Land Cruisers, gets a 326 horsepower, 465 lb-ft i-FORCE MAX hybrid turbo four-cylinder powertrain mated to an eight-speed auto hooked to a full-time four-wheel drive transfer case with a locking center and rear diff. And I guess I’ll get it in gray with the only interior color available — black:

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Actually, you know what? I can’t do it. That black interior is just so damn boring. I guess I’m spending $63 grand and getting a sway bar disconnect and a fancy camera system, plus better exterior colors and this nice interior:

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Damn this Modern Toyota FJ-Cruiser just got expensive. Will it be worth it? We’ll see in April when I get to drive the thing.

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Until then: Here, hop on in, the water’s warm — configure your 2024 Land Cruiser and tell me in the comments which options you chose!

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Robert Runyon
Robert Runyon
1 month ago

Eh,meh, no! Can’t get excited about this one. I’m kinda done with the “retro roader” concept. At 60k+ it will be a moolah maker for Toyota before the “Great Electric Car” switcheroo..

StillPlayswithCars
StillPlayswithCars
2 months ago

I had the Land Cruiser on my short list as a new family hauler but ultimately got impatient and went with the outgoing 4Runner. Based on the cost of these with the configurator up, I made the right choice. I love the hybrid drivetrain but the $20k delta is way too steep and would take the better part of a decade to make it worth it. Still I’m glad this exists and look forward to seeing them in the wild!

Chris Jackson
Chris Jackson
2 months ago

I’m ordering mine in a Sienna AWD XLE with the entertainment package, in either Blueprint or Cypress.
Let’s be real – I don’t offroad, and the AWD gets me around in the winter and mud season. Managing kids is 10x easier with sliding doors than it is with swinging doors.

Mike B
Mike B
2 months ago

Did not realize the color limitations. I was excited about the 1958 at first, but if one has to step up a level to 63K to get an actual color, I’m thinking the GX is the one to get. I priced out an Overtrail in that incredible green color for under 69K with the sunroof delete. That gets you more lux features and the TT 3.4 V6.

I also can’t wait to see the new 4R, because I’m mystified with Toyota’s pricing structure here.

Myk El
Myk El
2 months ago

Needs a mint green, like the FJ40 my folks had.

EricTheViking
EricTheViking
2 months ago

Toyota grossly underestimated the German demand: 1,000 units were sold in thirty minutes as soon as the order book was opened last December. So, it’s the perpetually long waiting list now…

Andrew Wyman
Andrew Wyman
2 months ago

Can I get at least a version with the iconic TRD Toyota yellow orange red?

Grey alien in a beige sedan
Grey alien in a beige sedan
2 months ago

465 biscuits of torque from a hybrid turbo 4, AND with Toyota’s legendary build quality? Shut up and take my money!

Mike B
Mike B
2 months ago

Refreshing take. Most of the Yota fanbois in the 4Runner groups are furious at the new drivetrain and are convinced that turbo motors self-destruct before 100K miles.

Meanwhile, I can’t wait to say GOOD RIDDANCE to the 4.0 V6. My 17-year-old Volvo is still happily chugging along at 233K miles and counting with the original turbo while making way more tq at 2K rpm than the 4.Slow.

Rob Freudenberg
Rob Freudenberg
2 months ago

I prefer the way the base looks, but I won’t buy a new car in a shade of grey, and the brown interior is much better. So pretty similar to my spec DT. Blue with Java interior + moon roof. I hope the option for the GX engine happens eventually, as the extra towing capacity would be helpful.

The Artist Formerly Known as the Uncouth Sloth
The Artist Formerly Known as the Uncouth Sloth
2 months ago

you honestly like the brown leather on black plasticine better than the all-black? That ‘upgraded’ interior is super-hideous!

ProfessorOfUselessFacts
ProfessorOfUselessFacts
2 months ago

Screw that Toyota!

This is what I would get if I had money to spend.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1978-land-rover-109-series-iii-4/

Taargus Taargus
Taargus Taargus
2 months ago

If I’m spending 60k for a large box on wheels, can I get a paint color and interior with some personality Toyota? Seriously, the boldest color on offer here is a form of BEIGE. Goddamn.

Spence
Spence
2 months ago

I’ll order mine in United Nations Peacekeeping Force trim.

The F--kshambolic Cretinoid Harvey Park
The F--kshambolic Cretinoid Harvey Park
2 months ago
Reply to  Spence

I’m reserving the black-on-black Ugandan dictator model with the Kevlar wrap.

Bassracerx
Bassracerx
2 months ago

I would option mine as a GMC Sierra 1500 AT4x with the duramax engine.

The Artist Formerly Known as the Uncouth Sloth
The Artist Formerly Known as the Uncouth Sloth
2 months ago
Reply to  Bassracerx

for that kind of money you can buy the LC 1958 AND a Corolla Cross

Taco Shackleford
Taco Shackleford
2 months ago

I will spec mine as a 2013 GX460 in Claret Mica.

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