The fuel efficiency of all the Toyota Land Cruiser models

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The fuel efficiency of all the Toyota Land Cruiser models

Overview

The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is a derivative of the Land Cruiser, but the term Prado is not used in the North American market. The Land Cruiser itself is a 4WD cross-country vehicle. It has a very short history since the first Land Cruiser 70 didn’t appear on the market until April 1990. The original Land Cruiser, which only had one purpose – off-road use, was redesigned for city use. The SUV version of this vehicle made handling, ride comfort and fuel efficiency more in line with passenger cars than the original Land Cruiser. Toyota is still focused on those features in their 150 Series even though the body and engine are slightly smaller than the original Land Cruiser.

The Toyota Land Cruiser has evolved into a vehicle that represents the SUV market worldwide with global name recognition and admiration. Anyone who wants a full-fledged SUV without the feel of a full-sized SUV will enjoy driving the Land Cruiser LC Series. If you’re wondering how the fuel efficiency of the Land Cruiser stacks up against the passenger cars, then we’ve put together a fuel-efficiency outline to help you determine which Land Cruiser is right for you.

Fuel efficiency summary of Land Cruiser Prado 150 series

Land Cruiser Prado

The Land Cruiser 150 Series comes equipped with your choice of two engine types that are equally powerful, quiet and fuel-efficient. This is the only series where you’ll find a 5-door body style.

Inline 4 2.8L 1GD-FTV type diesel engine

Fuel consumption rate (JC08 mode): 28 MPG (TX/TSL package) / 26 MPG (TZ-G)

Straight 4 2.7L 2TR-FE gasoline engine

Fuel consumption rate (JC08 mode):21 MPG / (20 MPG when vehicle weight is 4,651 pounds or more.)

V6 4.0L 1GR-FE gasoline engine

Fuel consumption rate (JC08 mode):19 MPG

The fuel efficiency summary of Land Cruiser Prado 120 series

Land Cruiser Prado

The Land Cruiser 120 Series has become more popular in the Japanese market than the previous 90 Series thanks to its better ride and style. The 120 Series has a more urban appearance than previous models and it’s equipped with more premium features. It does have fewer color options than before.

Inline 4 3.0L 1KD-FTV diesel engine

Fuel consumption rate (10.15 mode): 25 MPG (5DOOR 3.0D TX Limited)

Fuel consumption rate (10:15 mode): 25 MPG (3DOOR 3.0D RX)

Straight 4 2.7L 2TR-FE gasoline engine

Fuel consumption rate (10.15 mode): 21 MPG (5DOOR 2.7 TX Limited)

Fuel consumption rate (10.15 mode): 21 MPG (3DOOR 2.7 RX)

V6 4.0L 1GR-FE gasoline engine

Fuel consumption rate (10.15 mode): 19 MPG (5DOOR 4.0 TX Limited)

Fuel efficiency summary of Land Cruiser Prado 90 series

Land Cruiser Prado

In May of 1996, the Land Cruiser 90 replaced the Land Cruiser 70 as a lightweight SUV. The 70 had the same body style as the 70 Van, so it was not as well received in the 4WD market as people were switching over to passenger cars and other SUVs during that time, thanks to the dominance of the Mitsubishi Pajero (marketed in the U.S. marketplace as the Montero). With this in mind, the Land Cruiser 90 was created to get their share of the marketplace back from the Pajero.

Inline 4 3.0L 1KD-FTV diesel engine

Fuel consumption rate (10.15 mode): 23 MPG (5DOOR 3.0D TZ)

Fuel consumption rate (10.15 mode): 24 MPG (3DOOR 3.0D RZ)

Straight 4 2.7L 3RZ-FE gasoline engine

Fuel consumption rate (10.15 mode): 19 MPG (5DOOR 2.7 TX)

Fuel consumption rate (10.15 mode): 19 MPG (US) (5DOOR 2.7 RX)

V6 3.4L 5VZ-FE gasoline engine

Fuel consumption rate (10.15 mode): 20 MPG (5DOOR 3.4 TZ)

Fuel consumption rate (10.15 mode): 20 MPG (3DOOR 3.4 RZ)

Fuel efficiency summary of Land Cruiser Prado 70 series

Land Cruiser Prado

The first lightweight Land Cruiser 70 was developed for general users and was based on the Land Cruiser 70 van, which was a full-sized cross-country 4WD. While the Land Cruiser 70 Van is registered as a commercial vehicle, the lightweight 70 is registered as a passenger vehicle, which enhances its smaller size and better fuel efficiency. It has a retro appearance that is very attractive to buyers, and it’s still a popular model.

Inline 6 4.1L 1HZ diesel engine

Fuel consumption rate (average actual fuel consumption by FLEX users): 14 MPG (4DOOR ZX)

Fuel consumption rate (average actual fuel consumption by FLEX users): 14 MPG (2DOOR ZX)

Straight 4 2.4L 2L-T type diesel engine

Fuel consumption rate (average actual fuel consumption by FLEX users): 13 MPG (2DOOR LX5)

In-line 4 3.4L 3B diesel engine

Fuel consumption rate (average actual fuel consumption by FLEX users): 15 MPG (2DOOR STD)

The Land Cruiser combines cross-country performance with economy

Land Cruiser Prado

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As you can see, we’ve outlined the efficiency of the different models of Land Cruiser for your convenience. You can see the fuel efficiency for the JC08 mode and 10.15 mode of the 150 Series, 120 Series and 90 Series, but this may differ from your actual performance. Even so, the lighter and smaller Land Cruiser is much more economical than the full-scale Land Cruiser SUV. With the 90, 120 and 150 Series you get the benefits of driving a larger SUV over the roughest roads without the costs.