2024 Toyota Land Cruiser: Exploring Each Trim Level
The 2024 Land Cruiser comes in three trims, from a base model sporting cloth seats to the fancier limited-production First Edition.
The 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser's return to the United States sees the rugged SUV shift downmarket, bringing a more varied model lineup. While its predecessor started at nearly $90,000 and effectively came in one fully loaded trim, the new Land Cruiser will open in the mid-$50,000 range and be offered with three distinct models. The Land Cruiser 1958 represents the stripped-down base trim and sits below the standard model and a limited-production First Edition.
Toyota made sure to visually distinguish each model. The 1958 comes with round LED headlights, LED fog lamps, and rides on 18-inch wheels shod in 245/70 all-season tires. The next-level Land Cruiser sports a different face with rectangular LED headlights and Rigid LED fog lamps that can switch between white and amber light. The 18-inch wheels also wear larger 265/70 all-season rubber, but this trim offers 20-inch wheels with 265/60 tires too. The First Edition reverts to the round headlights and adds a roof rack, rock rails, and front skid plate. There's also mud flaps behind the wheels, a rear door guard, and a tailgate light. Seven paint colors will be available, including a new shade called Meteor Shower. The Trail Dust and Heritage Blue hues come as a two-tone look with the roof painted in Grayscape.
The cabins are also noticeably different. The 1958 model is equipped with manually adjustable cloth seats. They're heated, though, and so is the steering wheel. An 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system is standard, but the other models have a larger 12.3-inch unit. Toyota's faux leather covers the seats on the mid-tier Land Cruiser, which are heated, ventilated, and have power adjustments.
The mid-tier Land Cruiser offers a Premium package that swaps the synthetic leather for the real stuff and adds a 14-speaker JBL sound system. The package also includes a head-up display, a digital rearview mirror, and a sunroof. Most of these features appear on the First Edition too, which also receives a key wrapped in a unique stitched case.
The more expensive trim also packs more off-road goodies. The 1958 comes with a rear locking differential, Toyota's Crawl control—a low-speed cruise control for off-roading—and a 2400-watt AC inverter for powering accessories. The standard Land Cruiser model brings Multi-Terrain Select, which is Toyota's name for various terrain-specific drive modes that help the SUV find as much grip as possible in adverse conditions. The mid-tier model also features an electronic disconnecting front anti-roll bar and a Multi-Terrain Monitor that uses multiple camera views to help drivers avoid obstacles on the trail.
The Land Cruiser goes on sale next spring with these three trims, but we'll have to wait and see if Toyota adds an even more off-road-oriented models with TRD branding down the line. A range-topping TRD Pro model could get even more robust hardware and plenty of blacked-out accents. A Trailhunter version—a nameplate first seen on the new Tacoma and focused on overlanding adventures—could also be in the cards.
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'99 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster Is Our BaT PickThe 2024 Land Cruiser returns with three distinct trims—a base model called the 1958, a mid-tier trim called Land Cruiser, and a top-of-the-line First Edition.Each trim gets unique looks, with different headlight designs, different wheel and tire options, and off-road accessories like a front skid plate. While the base model's cabin has an 8.0-inch touchscreen, pricier Land Cruisers upgrade to a 12.3-inch unit.