Toyota Land Cruiser vs Toyota Highlander Comparison

toyota land cruiser vs toyota highlander comparison

When we talked about Toyota, we talked about the famous and leading car manufacturer in the world. Toyota is the best-selling and biggest vehicle manufacturer around the globe, it is known for manufacturing different kinds of vehicles for everyday use such as SUVs, sedans, hatchbacks, pick-up trucks, wagons, mini-van, and buses. In this article today we are going to compare the two most powerful SUVs from Toyota lineups such as the Toyota Land Cruiser vs Toyota Highlander.

We are going to look for performance, engine size, cabin, cargo space, interior, and exterior.

Both Land Cruiser and Highlander have advanced safety features. Be it the appearance, comfortability, power, handling, or performance. Cannot simply ignore the safety features when comparing the Toyota Land Cruiser vs Toyota Highlander.

N.B: Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricing as of July 2022.

 Toyota Land CruiserToyota Highlander
Capacity/Doors5 doors/8 seater

5 door/8 seater
Torque650 Nm239 Nm
Top Speed209 km/h189 km/h

0-100 km/h6.7 sec6.7 sec – 8.4 sec
Max Power409 hp155 hp - 295 hp
Engine3.3L – 3.4L 2.0L – 3.5L
Fuel Tank Capacity110L68L
Key FeaturesDual Front Airbags Package,

Airbag Knee Driver, Airbag

Knee Passenger, Anti-lock

Braking, Automatic Collision

Notification, Autonomous

Emergency Braking,

Automatic Emergency Call

(eCall), Aero Wipers - Front
Toyota Safety SenseTM 2.5+

(TSS 2.5+) – Pre-Collision

System with Low-Light

Pedestrian Detection, Lane

Departure Alert, Steering

Assist, Full-Speed Range

Dynamic Radar Cruise

Control, Lane Tracing Assist,

etc. Blind Spot Monitoring

with Rear-Cross Traffic Alert
Fuel Consumption5.53 km/l – 7.23 km/l8.93 km/l – 12.33 km/l

Length x Width x Height4.95×1.98×1.91 m4.88×1.92×1.78 m
BE FORWARD PRICEUSD 7,370 - USD 190,860USD 6,500 – USD 33,660

Interior & Exterior Comparison

Toyota Land Cruiser

Toyota wrote another history in the Land Cruiser 300 Series which is different from previous generations. The Land Cruiser J300 series is the latest generation in a series of J300. The Land Cruiser J300 series was built on the body-on-frame TNGA-F platform, the frame itself was reformed to reduce weight and increase rigidity. Compared to its predecessor the total weight of LC J300 was reduced by 200 kg. Other improvements include improved suspension structure, lowered center of gravity, and weight distribution.

Toyota has powered the J300 series with an adaptive variable suspension (AVS), a Multi-Terrain Monitor system that incorporates an underbody camera, a more advanced Multi-Terrain Select system with Deep Snow, auto modes, and an upgraded Electronic Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (E-KDSS).

(a) Cabin Storage

The new J300 series interior is a full package and far more high-tech while the old car looked like it was stuck in the early 1990s. The LC J300 dashboard design has been revised and received a completely new touchscreen infotainment system. The LC J300 series has a full taste of comfort and a spacious interior.

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From the first to the third row, there are enough storage facilities that are useful for storing items such as handbags, coins, smartphones, beverages, etc. And everything in the dashboard in the LC J300 is well laid out.

In the first row, you will find 2 bottle holders, door panel storage, a cooler box, a glove box, the center box, and dashboard storage. In the second row, you will find 2 cup holders on the center armrest, storage on the front seat jacket pockets, and door side pockets. In the third row, you will find two cup holders on either side.

(b) Cargo Space

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Behind the back seats, the LC J300 series has enough cargo space of 1131L, and when the back seat is folded the space increases to 2052L. It’s large; you might be lucky to get 460L in the very largest example if you’re used to a small SUV.

Exterior

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The LC J300 series has a good exterior appearance and comes fitted with fog lights, the front bumper, and the grille make the LC J300 series look modern.

Toyota Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander, also known as the Toyota Kluger, is a mid-size crossover SUV with 3-row seating manufactured by Toyota since 2000. The Highlander became one of the 1st car-based mid-size crossovers or mid-size SUVs. The Highlander is Toyota‘s best-selling SUV before being exceeded by the smaller RAV4 in 2006.

(a) Cabin Storage

The cabin is spacious and modern to the modern car-like Highlander, and the front cabin is well designed. Inside the Highlander, you will find several storage facilities that fit to store coins, documents, etc.

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In the first row, you will find the 2 cup holders, glove box, a center box, and door panel storage. In the second row, you will find the door panel storage, front seat pocket, and a 2 cup holder between the second-row seats and the third-row storage facilities found on both sides.

(b) Cargo Space

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The cargo space behind the 3rd-row fits an ordinary 4 carry-on suitcases; the Traverse fits 6.

Exterior

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The exterior appearance tries to resemble the latest Toyota RAV4 that’s aggressive-looking with proper headlights attached well with a front grille and bumper. The headlights are well placed and designed. The fog lights are standard for all variants.

Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption

Toyota Land Cruiser J300

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(a) Engine & Performance

The LC J300 series comes fitted with three engine options in V6 configuration only available both in petrol and diesel such engines are twin-turbo 3.4L V35A-FTS, 1GR-FE 4.0L petrol engine, and twin-turbo 3.3L F33A-FTV diesel engine. These engines transfer power to the wheel via a 6-speed automatic (GRJ300), or 10-speed AWR10L65 automatic for VJA300 and FJA300.

(b) Fuel Consumption

The LC J300 series VX (4×4) has a fuel consumption of around 5.53 km/l – 7.23 km/l depending on the fuel used and the engine fitted under the bonnet.

Toyota Highlander

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(a) Engine & Performance

The latest generation of Toyota Highlander comes fitted with several engines options such as a 2.4L T24A-FTS turbo I4 gasoline engine for 2022–present models, 3.5L 2GR-FKS V6 for 2020–2022 models, 2.5L A25A-FXS I4 for the hybrid version, and 2.5L A25B-FXS I4 for hybrid, China version.

The hybrid version combines an electric motor 2x Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors 5NM + that generates an additional 54 hp. These engines are supported by 8-speed UA80F “Direct Shift” ECTi automatic or eCVT with sequential shift mode for the hybrid version.

(b) Fuel Consumption

The fuel consumption of the Toyota Highlander claims to be 8.93 km/l – 12.33 km/l.

Final Verdict

If you are in love with a powerful engine, better opt for the Land Cruiser which generates more than 400 hp while the Highlander generates 295 hp. The Land Cruiser also offers high torque of 650 Nm compared to Highlander which produces 239 Nm.

But the Highlander offers good fuel consumption of 8.93 km/l to 12.33 km/l, which is very good compared to the Land Cruiser which offers 5.53 km/l – 7.23 km/l.

The Toyota Land Cruiser J300 series is from the top and has full capability on the off-roading road while the Highlander is good for off-roading but cannot beat the Land Cruiser in off-roading capability.

The Land Cruiser and Highlander are luxury vehicles but Land Cruiser is more luxurious than Highlander. If you want to own a Land Cruiser you need to have financial muscles while the price of a Highlander seems to be reasonable and affordable. If you need to have one of these vehicles please visit BE FORWARD.

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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