The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser is only offered in one ‘fully loaded’ model, leaving little room for options. All Land Cruisers include a 381-horsepower, 5.7L V8 engine, along with an 8-speed automatic transmission and full-time 4-wheel drive.
Towing and off-roading are primary missions of the Land Cruiser–as well as suburban family duty–and it shows in its powertrain; the engine produces 90 percent of its peak torque below 2,200 rpm, while there’s a special water-cooled oil cooler for heavy towing tasks. The Land Cruiser can tow up to 8,500 pounds when properly equipped. The engine is also designed to run fine on regular gasoline, and the fifth and sixth transmission gears are deep overdrive ratios aimed at maximizing highway fuel economy.