Back in November, Matthew Schaefer found himself down on his luck, forced to sell his home—a Toyota Land Cruiser—after a breakup with his girlfriend, tough times finding a job, and bad weather left him feeling hopeless. But after we shared his heartbreaking Craigslist post, Jalopnik readers stepped up to give him a…
“I’ve got my life in a real mess and I need your help bad,” reads the intro of Matthew Schaefer’s Toyota Land Cruiser Craigslist post. His said his girlfriend of six years left him a few weeks ago, and now he’s stuck alone in the mountains of California without a job, a driver’s license or gas money. He needs someone…
Last year Toyota started making noise about setting a land speed record for SUVs in a Land Cruiser... a solid-axle elephant of a vehicle that weighs close to three tons. It only took a few minor tweaks, like dialing the engine up to 2,000 horsepower, but Toyota snatched a new speed record with a 230.2 mph pass.
By so many standards, the FJ40 Land Cruiser is the definitive 20th century 4x4. With an international pedigree like a Land Rover, the rugged simplicity of a Jeep and swagger like an old Bronco, the FJ is a greatest hits album of classic trucks. Fun to look at, sure, but driving one will take your appreciation to a…
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Land Rovers are lovely, Jeeps are cool and International Scouts are obviously sweet. But the Toyota Land Cruiser is, always and forever, the gold standard in off-road capability and rough-country survivability. Getting one to pass 220 MPH is pretty far out of its wheelhouse though.
Face it, the hipsters won. All things quaint and ironically archaic are now universally cool and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it. Case in point: this tin Toyota is the sexiest thing you’ve ever seen.
Australian off-roaders are an incorrigible sort. No boat? We’ll just take the Land Cruiser, no worries.
Jonathan Ward’s outfit ICON 4X4 takes ratty old Land Cruisers and completely retools them. We’re talking scratch-built frames, huge supercharged V8s, and painstaking attention to detail with stratospheric price-tags to match. We figured nobody could bare to beat up on a vehicle like that. We figured wrong.
The Toyota Land Cruiser is like a retired boxing champ: It used to be rough and tough, but now it’s just bathing in luxury. What do you need to know before you buy a Land Cruiser? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in our Buyer’s Guide.
Matthew Inman made this vintage Toyota Land Cruiser with a lot dedication, some superhuman sense of detail and 1,700 Lego bricks. It’s simply amazing. It’s got a tiny little transfer case! Leaf Springs! Look at that little bitty fan belt!
You might recognize the face of the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser from yesterday, when we saw the exact same front bumper bow on the Japanese model. In addition to the facelift, the American version also has a new transmission and a whole lotta off-road toys.
Lexus has manifested their desire to be “more edgy” way too literally and turned the LX into the spawn of Predator and a blender. Remember when they just made Camrys with nice interiors? That’s kind of the vibe on the JDM 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser facelift and it looks great.
The 2016 Lexus LX570 is getting a front-bumper tweezing to match the rest of the Lexus lineup. Yep, the fancified Toyota Land Cruiser will henceforth look like a cyborg insect too. But the well-deserved interior upgrade is downright sexy.
For most of Cape York, the remote peninsula north of Cairns that runs parallel to the Great Barrier Reef, the nearest major city isn’t even in Australia, it’s in Papua New Guinea. You know, where head-hunting was a thing up until a couple of decades ago. We just drove through it on the most challenging off-road trail…
The Land Cruiser 200 series gets a lot of hate: