Toyota Land Cruiser Megathread (300, 250, Prado, etc)

NomadDan

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Official press release regarding the LC250.


Highlights:
-Starting MSRP of $55,950 USD (1958), $61,950 (Land Cruiser Edition), and $74,950 (First Edition).
-Combined 23mpg
-Premium Package available on Land Cruiser Edition
-Available 20” wheels
 
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22 city / 23 combined / 25 highway is pretty solid. With how heavy the LC is (presumably similar to GX550), hopefully the 4Runner can eek out a few more mpg. I get the highway rating in my current 4Runner most of the time, so 25+mpg while picking up 56hp and almost 200lb-ft of torque.
 

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22 city / 23 combined / 25 highway is pretty solid. With how heavy the LC is (presumably similar to GX550), hopefully the 4Runner can eke out a few more mpg. I get the highway rating in my current 4Runner most of the time, so 25+mpg while picking up 56hp and almost 200lb-ft of torque.
Indeed. My 3rd gen 4Runner gets 18-22mpg on the highway (depending on speed), and the potential for 25+ sounds good. TFL trucks said their non hybrid Tacoma is getting better than claimed mpg too, so it’ll be interesting to see if the same happens with the LC250.
 

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If you build the J250 to the similar feature level as GX550 Overtrail the price difference is small. And the First Edition is almost the same price as the Overtrail+.

The base J250 is the one to get, otherwise GX has the better value here.
 

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The first edition is clearly not a good value. I think the standard grade without the premium package is probably where I would land. I'd honestly go 1958, but that small screen is hard to stomach for $58k. I even like the cloth seats and the blank slate of the rest of the vehicle. If the screen were easily upgraded with aftermarket, I'd be OK with it on the 1958, but I don't have any desire to deal with the bugs that come with aftermarket systems or swapping out to a screen that aesthetically fits better.

Gun to my head having to spend my own money in order of preference:
LC standard, LC + premium, LC 1958, GX 550 Overtrail, GX 550 Overtrail+, LC FE, GX 550 premium, just shoot me for the rest.