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Toyota Land Cruiser 100 Series (1998-2007)

FJ200: Toyota Land Cruiser

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Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series (2007-2023)

The Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series, introduced in 2007 and sunset in 2023 to make room for the J300, represents the pinnacle of luxury, power, and off-road capabilities within the Land Cruiser lineup. As Toyota’s flagship SUV, the Land Cruiser 200 Series embodies everything that makes these SUVs so sought after.

Exterior and Design:

The Land Cruiser 200 Series boasts a commanding and sophisticated design, featuring bold lines and a modern front grille that signifies its premium status. Its robust and aerodynamic body exudes a sense of strength and luxury. The Land Cruiser 200 Series is available in both two-row and three-row configurations, offering spacious seating for up to eight passengers, making it an excellent choice for families or those who require ample passenger capacity.

Engine and Performance:

United States-bound Land Cruiser 200 Series were powered by the potent 5.7-liter 3UR-FE V8 gasoline engine, originally designed for the new Toyota Tundra and producing. providing impressive horsepower and torque. The engine delivers excellent acceleration and highway cruising capabilities while ensuring it remains capable of handling demanding off-road situations.

Some 200-series were also offered with:

Diesel:

  • 1VD-FTV 4.5-liter turbodiesel making between 217-232 HP at 3600 RPM.

     

Gas:

  • [2012-2021] 1UR-FE 4.6-liter V8 making 304 HP ( 227 kW) at 6900 RPM and 324 lb-ft (439 Nm) of torque at 3800 RPM

  • 2UZ-FE (VVT-I) 4.7 liter V8 making 271 HP (202 kW) of HP at 4800 RPM and 315 lb-ft (427 Nm) of torque at 3400 RPM

  • 1GR-FE 4.0 liter V6 making between 228-271 HP (170-202 kW) at 5200 RPM and between 266-296 lb-ft (361-400 Nm) of torque) at 4000 RPM (depending on octane and tune and VVT-I).

Regardless of the engine spec, the Land Cruiser 200 Series excels in towing, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.

Transmission and Drivetrain:

Land Cruiser 100 Series models were available with several transmission options:

  • A750 5-speed automatic transmission [2002+]
  • A343F 4-speed automatic from the 80 series
  • A440F 4-speed
  • H151 5-speed manual

This model featured a full-time 4-wheel-drive system, with the option to engage low-range gearing for challenging off-road conditions. The vehicle’s advanced off-road technologies, such as a center differential lock and active traction control, helped earn its reputation as one of the most capable offroad vehicles ever made.

Interior and Comfort:

Inside the Land Cruiser 200 Series, the cabin offers a sanctuary of luxury and refinement. High-quality materials, premium seating, and advanced amenities create an elegant and comfortable space for occupants. Depending on the model and trim, the Land Cruiser 200 was offered with a long list of options, including a premium audio system, navigation, crawl control, heated front and rear seats, a center console fridge and more.

Production Numbers and Availability:

As Toyota’s flagship SUV, the Land Cruiser 200 Series is produced in significant numbers and is available in various global markets. It caters to customers who seek the highest level of luxury and capability in an off-road vehicle.

Collector’s Value and Considerations:

For collectors and potential buyers, the Land Cruiser 200 Series represents the epitome of luxury and performance within the Land Cruiser family. As with any collectible vehicle, factors such as condition, service history, and mileage play a vital role in determining the value of Land Cruiser 200 Series models.

Restoration and Parts Availability:

Given that the Land Cruiser 200 Series is a relatively modern model and still in production, finding genuine parts and components is generally readily available through Toyota’s support and authorized dealerships.

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