Toyota Land Cruiser vs Land Rover Range Rover Comparison

Toyota is one of the biggest automakers around the world. The superbly made 3rd-row Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series and Range Rover Sports are the best-selling cars of theirs in the Tanzanian market. These are also the premium, executive automobiles in the SUV group. Not only the Land Cruiser 200 series brand but the Range Rover Sports took the market by storm. Both the brands have some advanced and amazing features. Be it the handling, power, comfortability, performance, or appearance. And one cannot simply disregard the exterior looking and safety features when comparing Land Cruiser J200 Series 2014 model vs Range Rover Sports.


(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of April 2021.) 

 Toyota Land CruiserRange Rover
Capacity/Doors4 doors/7 seater4 doors/7 seater
Torque430 N.m @1200-3600443 – 625 N.m
Top Speed200kph200kph
0-100 km/h7.7 sec – 8.9 sec5.0 sec – 7.1 sec
Max Power220HP at 3600190 PS – 510 PS
Engine4.5L – 4.7L 2.7L – 5.0L
Fuel Tank Capacity138 Litres (93L main tank and 45L sub tank)86 Litres
Key FeaturesABS, Curtain Airbags, EBD, KDSS, Knee Airbags, Lane

Assist, SRS Airbags, DVD player, Navigation, Keyless

Entry, Dual Zone Climate Control, Cooler Box
ABS, Adaptive Cruise Control(ACC), Automatic

High Beam, Blind Spot Monitoring, Closing Vehicle

Sensing, Corner Brake Control(CBC), Dynamic

stability control(DSC), EBD, Frontal Collision

Warning
GearboxManual & Automatic Automatic
Fuel Consumption7.1 km/L – 9.7 km/L8 km/L – 11 km/L
Length x Width x Height4.95×1.98×1.91 m4.85×1.98×1.78 m
BE FORWARD PRICEUSD 8,080 – 96,100USD 5,380 – 159,620

 

Exterior and Interior Comparison

 

Toyota Land Cruiser

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The Toyota Land Cruiser is a Japanese multi-generational SUV that has been in production for decades and has had the largest impact on the popularity of 4x4s as we know them today.

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In Tanzania, the Land Cruiser is wildly famous and is seen as the last but one SUV that is favored more for respect than its mud-plugging capabilities. Its closest competitor is the Nissan Patrol which is respectable in its own right and followed closely by the Land Rover Discovery.

(a) Cabin Storage

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The Toyota Land Cruiser is a large car with the capacity to happily carry 8 people in a 3-row outline. The seats are made of respectable quality leather that is comfortable and soft to seat on. In the first row, the legroom is exceptional and the seats are electrically adjustable.

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Similarly, on the second row, the seating space is countless. On the third row, the space is modest, not as good as the Land Rover Discovery, but close. The fact that it can seat 8 people is an enormous advantage only matched by the Nissan Patrol Y62.

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Everything in the Toyota Land Cruiser V8 is well laid out and meticulous. From the first row to the third row, there are sufficient storage sections. These are useful for storing items such as beverages, smartphones, handbags, etc. For the 1st row, there are 4 bottle holders, dashboard storage, door panel storage, a cooler box, and a glovebox. For the second row, the storage is on the door side pockets and the front seat jacket pockets. For the third row, there are storage booths on either side.

(b) Cargo Space

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In the 5 seater outline, the cargo space is big and can carry luggage for a large family with space to spare. The 3rd-row seats simply fold up at the pull of a lever. In the 8 seater outline, with the 3rd-row seats down the Land Cruiser still manages some decent cargo space. In the 2 seater outline with the 2nd and 3rd-row seats folded, the cargo space is enormous matching that of a full-sized van.

 

Range Rover

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The Range Rover Sport or RRS as it is sometimes mentioned is a performance attentive version of the Range Rover. It’s nimbler and smaller with great emphasis placed on-road and handling on performance while still retaining the old-style mud-plugging capabilities of the Land Rover stable. The second-generation Range Rover Sport that was introduced in 2013 upped on performance by engaging powerful engines, a 39 percent lighter body than the previous model, and a Dynamic Response suspension that flagged its position as one of the best performing SUVs.

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(a) Cabin Storage

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There are several storage booths in the cabin that are useful for storing items such as smartphones, goggles, beverages, handbags, etc. In the first row, there is door panel storage, 4 cup-holders, the center box, and a glovebox. For the second row, there are 4 cup-holders, door pockets, and front-seat jacket pockets. For the third row, there are 2 cup-holders.

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(b) Cargo Space

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In the 7 seater arrangement, the boot is almost nonexistent. In the 5 seater arrangement, the boot is decent enough and can carry luggage for a family of 5. When more space is required, the second-row seats can be folded in a split outline to free up a sizable amount of cargo space.

 

Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption

 

Toyota Land Cruiser

(a) Engine & Performance

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Under the bonnet, the Land Cruiser 2014 is powered by 2 engine options: a V8 4.7L petrol engine and a V8 Twin Turbo Diesel 4.5L engine. The Petrol engine produces 234 kW at 4800 rpm while the Diesel engine produces 200 kW at 3400 rpm. This is nowhere near the Range Rover make that throws out 375 kW at the top of the lineup but the Land Cruiser is still a very powerful and strong 4×4.

(b) Fuel Consumption

Toyota Land Cruiser’s fuel consumption is around 7.1 km/L to 9.7 km/L.

 

Range Rover

(a) Engine & Performance

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Under the bonnet, the RRS or Range Rover Sports powered by 6 engine options: a 2.7L V6, 3.0L V6, 3.6L V8 diesel engine, and 4.2L Supercharged Jaguar AJ-V8, 4.4L Jaguar AJ-V8, 5.0L Jaguar-V8, and 5.0L Supercharged Jaguar AJ-V8 all of these are petrol engines. They are mated with 6 speed ZF- automatic, 6-speed ZF HP28 automatic, or 8 speed automatic. The Petrol engine of a 4.4L V8 produces 221 kW while the Diesel engine of 3.0L V6 produces 190 kW.

(b) Fuel Consumption

Range Rover Sports’ fuel consumption is approximately 10 km/L to 16.6 km/L for the Range Rover Sports powered by 2.7L V6 – 3.6L V8 diesel engine and for the Petrol engines fuel consumption range from 8 km/L – 11 km/L.

 

Final Verdict

From this comparison, we all agree that the Toyota Land Cruiser and the Range Rover Sports are both executive and premium SUV vehicles with adequate and advanced features. As we saw, these two cars have huge interior space for driver and passenger comfort, they offer adequate safety features for that safe ride and they are both great at highway cruising. If you are looking to import one of these two, we assure you that it will be money well spent. But if you need a car that is a more powerful 4×4 between these two, then you’ll have to go for the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series as the Range Rover Sports seems to be an executive car with more features with quick acceleration. Visit our store BE FORWARD now.

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

2 thoughts on “Toyota Land Cruiser vs Land Rover Range Rover Comparison

  1. Patricia Wright

    I love the vehicles and just in time were looking for a vehicle

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    1. WBN_Charisse

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