Toyota Land Cruiser

BASE PRICE: $68,180
BODY TYPE: Full-size/Luxury SUV

WHAT'S NEW: The Land Cruiser is a low-volume luxury model, a combination that almost guarantees it doesn't receive changes all that often. That's the case here. The Land Cruiser was all-new for the 2008 model year, when it was restyled and given a 381-hp, 5.7L engine. The only change for 2011 is that the Land Cruiser gets Toyota's brake override system.

COOL FACT: On the market since September 1958, the Land Cruiser is the oldest Toyota nameplate in the U.S.

SUM UP: Rugged off-road luxury.
RATING: ****1/2

2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
Base Engine 5.7L/381-hp DOHC V-8
Optional Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, 4WD, 6A
0-60 MPH 6.5 sec
Tow/Payload 8500/1600 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 13/18 mpg
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 10