2008 Toyota Land Cruiser Trims

As a descendant of the Model BJ that scaled some of the highest reaches of Mt. Fuji over 50 years ago, the Toyota Land Cruiser luxury SUV has a long and storied tradition that began in ... Read More

As a descendant of the Model BJ that scaled some of the highest reaches of Mt. Fuji over 50 years ago, the Toyota Land Cruiser luxury SUV has a long and storied tradition that began in 1958. The Land Cruiser has undergone a number of changes in the last 50 years, and 2008 proves no different. The biggest update comes under the hood, with a new 5.7-liter, 381-horsepower V8 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. When it comes to safety, the '08 Cruiser gets an eye-opening 10 standard airbags. Toyota also slightly altered the exterior design and added air conditioning with climate control, a versatile storage box, and a universal-jack port for all your important portable devices. Need a drink? The '08 Cruiser adds cupholders so you can multi-task. However, don't expect upward of 40 trims, as you might with some of GMC's trucks and SUVs; the Land Cruiser comes in one base trim.

As you'd expect from a big SUV, gas mileage comes out to a thirsty 13 mpg in the city and 18 on the highway. The '08 Cruiser has four doors, seats eight, and offers a standard sunroof, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, powered leather seats, a CD player, ABS brakes, stability control, and traction control. A navigation system is available as an option. And for those wondering whether the Land Cruiser can pull its weight, its maximum towing capacity is 8,500 pounds. Maximum cargo capacity reaches 82 cubic feet, so you should have enough room to store whatever you need for long trips.

Overall, drivers report that the Land Cruiser lives up to its storied name and reputation. No matter where you go, the sturdy frame holds up to just about any terrain and makes the ride smooth, just like those Quicksilver boats with the twin blades cutting through waves out in Australia. On the other hand, you might want a little more horsepower from a rugged SUV. In addition, gas mileage doesn't exactly top the charts, but you take that as part of the deal with a big vehicle. The 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser continues a strong tradition and should continue to impress drivers looking for adventure.

Powertrain: 5.7L 381 hp V8 Engine, 4X4, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission, MPG: 16
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: single · Rear air conditioning: automatic climate control · Rear air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Head airbags: front, rear and third row · Knee airbags: dual front · Side airbags: front and rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Auxiliary audio input: jack · CD-controller · Headphone jacks: rear · In-Dash CD: DVD-Audio, 6 disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand: JBL · Premium Brand Speakers: JBL · Radio: AM/FM · Rear audio: separate rear audio · Subwoofer: 1 · Total Number of Speakers: 14 · Watts: 605
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.4 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.6 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Reading lights: front and rear · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front, rear and third row · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console: with storage · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets - front and rear, front seatback · Universal remote transmitter
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated: multi-level heating · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 10
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 3.91 · Center differential: mechanical · Driven Wheels: four wheel drive · Locking differential: center · Transfer Case: manual hi-lo gear selection
Engine Push-button Start
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Mudguards: front and rear · Skid plate(s)
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: multi-adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3 · Number of third row headrests: 2
Instrumentation Compass · Electroluminescent instrumentation · External temperature display · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Memorized Settings Includes driver seat · Includes exterior mirrors · Includes steering wheel · Number of drivers: 3
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: reverse gear tilt, power folding, heated, power · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Heated: multi-level heating · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding · Folding: split folding · Rear heat: vents · Reclining · Type: 40-20-40 split bench
Roof Sunroof: one-touch, power glass
Safety Parking sensors: rear
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: captains chairs · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Rolling code security: rolling code remote and key
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: fullsize matching
Spare Wheel Rim type: alloy
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.7 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.1
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Arm Type: lower control arms · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid axle, solid live axle · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Third Row Seat Folding: manual · Type: removable split-bench
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Tow hooks: front and rear · Trailer wiring
Truck Features Auxilliary transmission fluid cooler
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · One-touch windows: 4 · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear quarter windows: power · Rear wiper: intermittent