For decades, the Toyota Land Cruiser has been synonymous with all-conquering, all-terrain prowess and rugged dependability. Early models from the 1950s, known as the BJ-type Land Cruisers, were similar in appearance to U.S. Army Jeeps. They were powered by a small four-cylinder engine and were strictly utilitarian. Slightly less spartan were the six-cylinder-powered FJ20s. But it was the 1960 introduction of the now-iconic FJ40 that secured the Land Cruiser name in history.
Since then, the Toyota Land Cruiser has grown in size, adopted a four-door body style and become much more focused on broad consumer appeal with an increasing number of luxury-oriented features. As such, it is a fairly expensive SUV, new or used. In our reviews, we've expressed admiration for the Land Cruiser's on-road performance and composure as well as its sumptuous accommodations. The Land Cruiser earns praise for its impressive off-road ability, strong engine and durable nature. Whichever vintage you look at, you'll find the Land Cruiser maintains its core off-road principles and unassailable reputation for dependability.