The Box Returns: 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Hybrid Debuts

Classic Toyota Land Cruisers have a singular, easily identifiable profile: Big, boxy, and burly. For 2024, after years of smoothing some of those classic sharp angles and skipping 2022 and 2023, the boxy stance is back with the new 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser.

The biggest news is the now stock hybrid powertrain, Toyota’s i-FORCE MAX 2.4-liter turbo inline-four mated to a 48-horsepower electric motor and battery pack that produces a combined 326 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. There is no V6 or V8 option and no electric-only range. Toyota says drivers with a light foot can get 23mpg from the new Land Cruiser, which is “a higher combined MPG rating than any previous iteration,” according to the company.

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Overlanding Specialty Vehicle
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Power flows through an eight-speed auto with a clutchless manual mode to a two-speed electronically shifted transfer case, a limited-slip center differential with manual locking capability, and a locking rear differential – all as standard equipment. Rear coil springs, a brake controller, and a Crawl mode are also included. The new Land Cruiser shares the TNGA-F global platform underpinnings with the Tundra, Sequoia, and Tacoma pickups.

Three trim levels will be offered, with the base “1958” trim paying homage to the first year of the Land Cruiser production and coming in at $57,445 before a $1,395 “Dealer Processing and Handling Fee” and likely inevitable dealer markup. Two more trims include the mid-spec “Land Cruiser” trim at $63,345 and the top-spec First Edition for $76,345. Both upper trims also include detachable sway bars.

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Overlanding Specialty Vehicle

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2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Overlanding Specialty Vehicle

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2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Overlanding Specialty Vehicle

Photo by Toyota

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Overlanding Specialty Vehicle

Photo by Toyota

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Overlanding Specialty Vehicle

Photo by Toyota

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Overlanding Specialty Vehicle

Photo by Toyota

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Overlanding Specialty Vehicle

Photo by Toyota

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Overlanding Specialty Vehicle

Photo by Toyota

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Overlanding Specialty Vehicle

Photo by Toyota

Inside, the base 1958 trim includes cloth heated seats, an 8-inch touchscreen, a 7-inch color instrument panel, and a 2,400-watt A/C power inverter as standard. Toyota did not specify the battery capacity of the hybrid system.

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The Land Cruiser mid-trim levels up to SofTex trimmed heated front seats, a big 12.3-inch center touchscreen, power liftgate, square LED headlights, 10-speaker audio system, Rigid LED fog lights, and the stabilizer bar disconnect system for slow-speed terrain-crawling. A Premium Package upgrade adds leather-trimmed seats, a 14-speaker JBL audio system upgrade, a head-up display, a moonroof, a cooled center console cubby, and a digital rearview mirror, among other tech and comforts.

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Overlanding Specialty Vehicle

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2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Overlanding Specialty Vehicle

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2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Overlanding Specialty Vehicle

Photo by Toyota

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Overlanding Specialty Vehicle

Photo by Toyota

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Overlanding Specialty Vehicle

Photo by Toyota

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Overlanding Specialty Vehicle

Photo by Toyota

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Overlanding Specialty Vehicle

Photo by Toyota

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Overlanding Specialty Vehicle

Photo by Toyota

2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Overlanding Specialty Vehicle

Photo by Toyota

The top-spec First Edition trim adds the Premium package as standard along with 18-inch wheels, front skid plate, roof rack, and rock rails. It also gets the throwback round headlights.

Toyota says color choices include Ice Cap, Wind Chill Pearl, Underground, Black, Meteor Shower, Trail Dust, and Heritage Blue. The two-tone Trail Dust and Heritage Blue color schemes also feature a “Grayscape” roof treatment.

Safety tech will include pre-collision braking with pedestrian detection, lane keeping, adaptive cruise, road sign assist, auto high beams, blind spot warning, and more. General options include 20-inch wheels, Rigid fog lights, a roof rack, and other bits.

The new Land Cruisers are expected to arrive at dealerships in the coming months.

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