Though some have argued the Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series is the softest in the model’s history, the fact is that the largest Toyota remains one of the most unstoppable vehicles on the road. They don’t come much bigger than the LandCruiser, nor more capable in any given driving environment. Considering how harsh and inhospitable much of the Australian landscape is, it’s not hard to understand why these machines continue to sell in huge numbers. If there’s a country where the LandCruiser is relevant, it’s ours.
While plenty of Australians in rural areas benefit from a vehicle like the LandCruiser, does it have relevance for the majority of SUV buyers whose commute isn’t long and treacherous? We borrowed a high-end LandCruiser Sahara to find out, spending a mix of time in both town and country. While the big Toyota makes motoring in the most difficult terrain very simple, does its sheer size and heft make it impossible for town duty? We found it massive but liveable, but overall, a deeply isolating and relaxing driving experience. You’re left with a resounding peace of mind, knowing you can take this thing anywhere, in comfort.
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