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…
If you’ve always wondered which of the current crop of SUVs is best off-road, Autocar did a head-to-head comparison between the Jeep Wrangler, Land Rover Discovery, Mercedes G-Wagon, Toyota Land Cruiser, Dacia Duster and a modified Isuzu D-Max. So get ready for some off-road goodness.
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…
The original Toyota Land Cruiser you know as a rugged adventure icon is called the FJ40, or “Shorty Forty” because of its relatively short wheelbase. Since then there have been many Cruiser variants over the years, but the 40’s big brother the FJ45 is one of the coolest and least-appreciated. This restored and…
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.
If you’re not familiar with the off-road vehicles Australians consider “iconic,” here’s your chance to see how well four of the all-time greatest hold up against the outback. And if you do know these trucks, you know they’ll be fun to watch.
The world is filled with all sorts of capable and interesting cars, all ferrying us humans from A to B and back again. WRONG. There is only one car. It is the 1990s Toyota Land Cruiser FJ80.
The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has placed an order for militarized Toyota Land Cruisers, Hiluxes and Ford Rangers to use as low-profile but battle-survivable field vehicles. That’s provided the prototypes pass muster in military evaluations, of course.
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.
Owners of 2014-2016 Lexus vehicles and 2016 Toyota Land Cruisers were experiencing a nationwide blackout on their nav systems yesterday. Fortunately, dealers have a fix in the form of a hard reset. Errant traffic and weather data that the head units didn’t know how to process was the cause of the issue.
Australia is a beautiful, vast country with hardly anybody living it. That’s why some 70 percent of the landmass has no cell coverage. But there are still enough people around to try and come up with a creative strategy for backcountry communication.
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.
Adam Savage, of Mythbusters fame, told a story in his weekly podcast about how he used a siren retrofitted to his 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser to avoid an accident on Interstate 280 after his steering linkage shattered going over 50 miles per hour.
Icon 4x4 builds Frankenstein vehicles—off-road trucks that meld modern mechanicals with vintage bodywork to create jaw-dropping machines. As founder Jonathan Ward showed off two of his creations to us, it became clear: These aren’t just hot-rods; they’re architecture, fashion, and industrial design rolled into…
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.