The 300 series has lots of models. This is a Snapshot Of Toyota Landcruiser 2022 Review.
I know at one point or the other you may have asked yourself what does GX, GXL, ZX, VX, GR sport, and Sahara.
Because of its reputation for dependability and off-road capability. The Toyota LandCruiser is one of the most well-known and most popular 4WDs.
The LandCruiser was initially introduced in 1960 as a rather basic off-road vehicle. In 1967, the LandCruiser was separated into two distinct lines. One of which was more practical and no-nonsense, and the other of which was more luxury and passenger-oriented. They’re now known as the 70 Series and 300 Series, respectively. And both are still committed to the same values as they were half a century ago. The 70 Series comes in single and twin cab chassis, as well as wagons and the bigger Troop Carrier wagon. The 300 Series is a huge wagon-style SUV that transitions from a basic off-roader to a premium Range Rover competitor.
Current prices range from $80,873 for the Landcruiser LC200 GX (4X4) to $138,790 for the Landcruiser LC300 Sahara ZX (4X4).
1. Landcruiser LC 300 GX 2022 REVIEW:
The GX is still the most affordable trim level in the new LandCruiser LC300 lineup. But it costs $9,117 more at $89,990. (MSRP). Upgrading to the GXL will set you back an additional $11,800. The GX is distinguished by its 17-inch steel wheels. Which return to six studs after two generations of five studs, and a large black snorkel. It no longer has the barn door tailgate. But instead of carpet, it has rubber on the floor and in the boot.
A leather steering wheel, plush black fabric interior, and active cruise control are among the highlights. But the majority of the critical safety features are missing. Blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic warnings, and parking sensors are all notable absences.
The GX’s multimedia screen is on the tiny side at 9.0 inches, and it now has CarPlay and Android Auto. It is still wired as there is no wifi like other current models. In the instrument panel, the driver has a basic 4.2-inch display.
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The GX, like other LC300 trim levels, is equipped with the new 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 diesel with 227kW/700Nm. And an official fuel consumption rating of 8.9L/100km.
2. Landcruiser LC 300 GXL 2022 REVIEW:
The GXL remains the second-tier trim level in the new LandCruiser LC300 range, but it is now $9217 more expensive at $101,790 (MSRP). You could choose the GX for $11,800 less, and moving up to the VX will cost you an extra $12,200.
The GXL loses the snorkel from the GX. But gains crucial features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, and alloy side steps. It’s also the most affordable seven-seater, with carpeting, a wireless phone charger, Multi-Terrain Select. Which adjusts the drivetrain to the terrain you’re travelling on, and critical safety features like front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic warnings.
The GXL’s multimedia screen, like the GX, remains on the tiny side at 9.0 inches. But it now comes with CarPlay and Android Auto, albeit it is still tethered rather than wireless, as is becoming more common on new models. In the instrument panel, the driver is given a simple 4.2-inch display.
Like all LC300 trim levels, the GXL is fitted with the new 227kW/700Nm 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 diesel, with an official fuel consumption figure of 8.9L/100km.
3. Toyota Land Cruiser LC 300 VX 2022 REVIEW:
The VX remains the third-tier trim level in the new LandCruiser LC300 range, but it is now $10,720 more expensive at $113,990 (MSRP). You could choose the GXL for $12,200 less, and moving up to the Sahara will cost you an extra $17,200.
With the 200 Series, the VX had become the most popular trim level, and you can now identify it by its shinier wheels, silver grille, and more styled DRL headlights.
On the inside, it replaces the cloth seat trim with black or beige synthetic leather, and adds features such as a larger 12.3-inch multimedia screen and 10-speaker audio with a CD/DVD player (in 2021!!! ), a large 7-inch display ahead of the driver, four-zone climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, a sunroof, and four-camera surround view. Surprisingly, this is the lowest model with automatic wipers and reverse auto braking to prevent collisions with stationary objects.
Like all LC300 trim levels, the VX is fitted with the new 227kW/700Nm 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 diesel, with an official fuel consumption figure of 8.9L/100km.
4. Land Cruiser Sahara LC 300 Series 2022 review:
The Sahara remains the fourth-tier trim level in the new LandCruiser LC300 range, but it is now $6,917 more expensive at $131,190 (MSRP). You could pick the VX for $17,200 less, Alternatively move up to the GR Sport for an additional $6,600, or the slightly closer Sahara ZX for a further $7,600.
Choose a Sahara over a VX if you want chrome mirrors, and it’s weird that you have to spend more than $130,000 to obtain leather seat upholstery with the Sahara, as well as a head-up display and a motorized tailgate. However, this leather is available in black or beige.
Other luxurious features include second row entertainment displays and 14-speaker JBL audio, motorized folding for the third row seats, a cool box in the center console, a heated steering wheel, and heated and ventilated seats in the second row.
Like all LC300 trim levels, the Sahara is fitted with the new 227kW/700Nm 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 diesel, with an official fuel consumption figure of 8.9L/100km.
5. Land Cruiser GR Sport LC 300 Series 2022 review:
The GR Sport is a new adventure-oriented trim level in the new LandCruiser LC300 lineup, sitting practically alongside the more luxury-focused Sahara ZX at the very top. It is priced at $137,790. (MSRP).
You could opt for the Sahara at $6,600 less, or move up to the Sahara ZX for an extra $1000.
The GR Sport’s adventure mentality differs from the Sahara’s luxury in that it features black accents and the iconic TOYOTA uppercase emblem on the grille, a slew of GR badging, but also a slew of unpainted plastic to make it more robust while off-road.
It also has only five seats, which are upholstered in black or black and red leather, and lacks the Sahara’s back seat displays, making it suitable for travelling with a fridge and a set of drawers in the boot.
Front and rear diff locks add to this concept, and it’s the only model with the smart e-KDSS active swaybar system, which allows for additional suspension travel on tough terrain.
The GR Sport, is powered by the new 227kW/700Nm 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 diesel, with an official fuel consumption rating of 8.9L/100km. Just like other LC300 trim levels,
6. Land Cruiser Sahara ZX 300 Series 2022 review
The Sahara ZX is the new peak-luxury trim level at the top of the Toyota LandCruiser LC300 lineup. Priced at $138,790. (MSRP).
You may also go for the GR Sport, which is $1000 less expensive, or the similarly luxurious Sahara, which is $6,600 less expensive than the Sahara ZX.
It has a more flashy appearance than the GR Sport, with larger 20-inch wheels and leather choices in black, beige, or black and red. The Sahara ZX, like the GR Sport, has just five seats. Ironically, it appears to be the LandCruiser to buy if you spend a lot of time in town.
The Sahara ZX, like other LC300 trim levels, is powered by the new 227kW/700Nm 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 diesel, with an official fuel consumption rating of 8.9L/100km.