2024 Toyota “1958” Landcruiser exudes historic off-road capability

This interpretation of the historic Toyota Landcruiser nameplate, which has been a favorite for decades, is rugged and powerful with 326 horsepower from an I-Force MAX 2 liter 4cyl turbo-power train.  The engine and the 8-speed automatic transmission with continuous all-wheel drive help to make this an iconic vehicle. Drivers can choose from three drive modes. Overall, the vehicle averages 23 mpg that is good for a large off-road capable vehicle.

It exudes a muscularly attractive appearance with “Meteor Shower” paint, the vehicle casts a military appearance of strength and durability. I had many onlookers of the Landcruiser ask questions and admire the vehicle. This Toyota was assembled in Hamura, Tokyo, Japan, and has been since 1958.

Designed for rough outdoor roads, the vehicle has side rock rails and two steel skid plates, one protecting the transmission, both optional features. Designed for camping in rugged terrain with a crawl gear and optional roof rails to haul more outdoor gear.

Loaded with safety features and the standard Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 system and the Star -Pre-collision safety system that includes blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts, all-weather preparation with LED fog lights and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Somewhat surprising is lack of power seats, the old under seat latch/crank system to adjust front seats. Another surprise is no power lift for the heavy rear trunk.  Maybe they didn’t have those features back in 1958.  Toyota cutting costs, or tradition the base price of $55,950 with outdoor rugged features moving the suggested manufacturer’s retail price to $60,790.

 This is a vehicle that will never go out of style for outdoor enthusiasm by those wanting to venture deep into the great Colorado mountain terrain.