When you’re choosing the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Diesel over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as properly skip right to the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Diesel. You get a a lot better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Diesel happens to be considered one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Diesel gives ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this type of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction while you want it most.
The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Diesel, however, also has some flaws generally related to this sort of vehicle. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Diesel’s trip and driving expertise start to fall in step with extra fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might advocate checking out the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Diesel’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher maximum towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale car.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at extra value. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Diesel are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Diesel also gives power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Diesel fresh by adding a budget-conscious Standard Edition Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Diesel, which pushes the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Diesel into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as well, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.