Before today, we weren’t exactly sure if the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser was going to make it to 2021. Well, at least in the United States. Thankfully, Toyota is announcing some good news for fans of this age-old rock crawler. The Toyota Land Cruiser will live on for at least one more model year, and the Heritage Edition isn’t going away, either.
The old-school body-on-frame SUV remains mostly unchanged, too. The only significant difference for 2021 is that the Heritage Edition now gets the option of a third row of seats and two new exterior colors: Classic Silver Metallic and Magnetic Gray Metallic join Midnight Black Metallic and Blizzard Pearl. All Heritage Edition cars come with a model-specific set of sweet-looking BBS-sourced 18-inch wheels.
The power plant for this mammoth SUV is the same 5.7-liter V-8 as before and it once again churns out 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. Likewise, the Land Cruiser’s hydraulically controlled sway bars (known as Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System in Toyota-speak), hill-descent control, multi-terrain select, and the lockable Torsen center differential are still all here—without any changes—to take you wherever, whenever.
The Land Cruiser also comes with lane-departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights, and blind-spot monitoring (among a few other goodies). Unfortunately, the Land Cruiser still lacks Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, but it does sport a 14-speaker JBL sound system and a wireless charging pad for your smartphone.
Prices for the Land Cruiser and the Heritage Edition go up by $100 for 2021. The standard Land Cruiser now rings in at $86,84o, while the Heritage Edition wears an $89,170 price tag. Expect to pay a little more to add a third-row to the latter trim.
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