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Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series vs Ineos Grenadier: spec battle!


We’ve put two of the most important new four-wheel drives against each other to see which comes out on top on spec

The Toyota Land Cruiser is as iconic as it gets here in Australia. Loved by thousands and cherished by fans right across the globe, the Land Cruiser name doesn’t just symbolise reliability, but also has the workhorse traits people can depend on. 

But if there was a newcomer that could seriously challenge the famous Land Cruiser nameplate, it’s the new Ineos Grenadier, fresh to the market and recently launched in Australia. 

Let’s take a look at both models on the spec sheet, see what they’re worth and find out which one you should be looking at. 

Toyota 70 Series Land Cruiser 2024 front 2
The new 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser 76 Series

Time to dive into another Chasing Cars spec battle! We’ll be putting the 76 Series base model Workmate wagon against the entry Ineos Grenadier station wagon. 

Australian pricing compared  

Beginning with the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series, pricing for the new four-cylinder 76 series Workmate wagon starts from $75,600 before on-road costs, however the higher grade turbo-diesel V8 GXL variant will cost buyers $83,900 before on-road costs. 

INEOS Grenadier - 5-seat with rear side blank - RHD - Fr3Q
The new Ineos Grenadier five-seat station wagon

For reference, the most expensive 70 Series for 2024, the 79 Series dual cab ute, costs $86,700 before on-road costs.  

According to the Australian Ineos website, the Grenadier SUV in its simplest five-door station wagon form is much more expensive than the Land Cruiser and is priced at $110,000 before on-road costs, with the most expensive variant costing $123,000 before on-road costs. 

Standard features compared 

Toyota 70 Series Land Cruiser GXL 2024 interior seats 2
A look inside the revamped interior of the Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series

The updated 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series wagon, also known as the 76 Series, brings some new features to the table, along with long-standing previous equipment, including:

  • LED headlights 
  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Front and rear mudflaps
  • Black front and rear bumpers 
  • Redesigned front fascia 
  • Chrome door handles 
  • Rear barn doors
  • Snorkel
  • Vinyl seats 
  • 60:40 split back seat 
  • 6.7-inch touchscreen with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Reversing camera (four-cylinder wagon only) 
  • 4.2-inch instrument cluster
  • Vinyl floor covering 
INEOS Grenadier - 5-seat - RHD - Interior front
Note the very BMW-looking gear shifter in the Ineos Grenadier

Meanwhile, the new Ineos Grenadier features the following equipment from the factory:

  • 17-inch steel wheels 
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto 
  • LED headlights, tail lights and daytime running lights 
  • Underbody protection
  • Water-resistant interior
  • Automatic climate control
  • Off-road navigation system
  • Recaro seats with nappa leather upholstery 
  • Off-road and wading drive modes
INEOS Grenadier - 5-seat with rear side blank - RHD - Side
Standard features on the Grenadier include Recaro seats and LED headlights

Both models seem to give the customer decent all-terrain purpose for their money, however these are by no means affordable, entry-level off-roaders. 

Powertrains of each four-wheel drive compared

The 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series has the option of two powertrains: a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder or 4.5-litre turbo-diesel V8 engine. 

Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series 2024 2.8-litre diesel
The 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine now found in the Land Cruiser 70 Series

The new-to-Land-Cruiser 2.8-litre engine is borrowed from the current Hilux and Prado and produces 150kW/500Nm. It’s mated to an six-speed automatic transmission for the first time in 70 Series history. Toyota’s 4.5-litre turbo-diesel V8 engine produces 151kW/430Nm

Ineos, meanwhile, sources its engines from BMW. The Grenadier utilises a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six engine that produces either 210kW/450Nm in petrol guise, or 183kW/550Nm in turbo-diesel guise. 

These straight-six engines are mated to a ZF eight-speed torque converter automatic transmission. 

Ineos Grenadier offroading 2022
The Ineos Grenadier uses BMW-sourced straight-six petrol and diesel engines

On raw numbers alone, the Grenadier seems to be the hotter package for those wanting more grunt off the beaten path. 

Off-road credentials compared 

Toyota has stuck to its roots with the 2024 70 Series Land Cruiser, retaining many of the original off-road features. 

Ineos Grenadier driving shot front 3/4 view
The Ineos Grenadier is built for off-roading adventures

The 70 Series range includes the following off-road abilities and features:

  • Part-time four-wheel drive system
  • Front and rear live axles 
  • Coil sprung front end, leaf sprung rear end
  • Centre locking differential
  • 305mm ground clearance 
  • 35 degree approach angle 
  • 25 degree departure angle
  • Front and rear locking differentials (either standard or optional)   
Ineos Grenadier off-roading five-door
The Ineos Grenadier has 264mm of ground clearance and a locking centre differential

Meanwhile, the Ineos Grenadier features the following four-wheel drive features as standard:

  • Permanent four-wheel drive system
  • Beam axles front and rear
  • Two-speed transfer case 
  • Centre locking differential
  • Front and rear skid plates 
  • Off-road and wading modes 
  • Front and rear differential locks (optional)
  • 36.2 degree approach angle 
  • 36.1 degree departure angle 
  • 264mm ground clearance

It’s hard to say based on the specifications alone, however the Grenadier could be the winner with its impressive approach and departure angles, permanent four-wheel drive and off-road modes. 

INEOS Grenadier Arctic Testing - Arjeplog - March 2021
The Grenadier off-roader during Arctic testing

How safe are these two four-wheel drives?

The Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series is safer than ever for 2024, though its current ANCAP five-star rating from 2016 is set to expire this month. 

For 2024, Toyota has updated the 70 Series safety equipment, which now includes:

  • Toyota safety assist including pre-collision system (AEB)
  • Lane departure alert
  • Road sign assist
  • Automatic high beam
Toyota 70 Series Land Cruiser 2024 rear
More safety has come to the Land Cruiser 70 Series range for 2024

The Ineos Grenadier comes standard with the following safety features:

  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Cruise control
  • Trailer stability assist
  • Rear view camera
  • Automatic hazard warning 

Our verdict

For 2024, both of these four-wheel drives offer very compelling off-road packages for the money. 

Ineos Grenadier 2022 descent
The Ineos Grenadier offers quite a lot for the money

While the Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series has the name and arguably the reliability to go with it, the Ineos Grenadier offers that little bit more on the spec sheet when it comes to the overall package. 

The Ineos is quite a bit more expensive than the Land Cruiser, but could arguably be the more capable off-roader of the two. 

Toyota 70 Series Land Cruiser 2024 front 3/4 farm 3
The Toyota Land Cruiser name is an iconic one here in Australia

But which would you choose?

You can watch Chasing Cars’ latest review of the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series on Youtube. Stay tuned for a future Ineos Grenadier review on our channel.