The Toyota Land Cruiser for 2010 offers the new Safety Connect™ telematics system that can dispatch emergency responders in the event of certain severe collisions. The system also provides a number of other vital services, including stolen vehicle tracking.
Globally famous for its ability to traverse the most difficult terrain, the 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser also now offers XM NavTraffic® to better deal with traffic congestion. XM NavTraffic is part of the 2010 Land Cruiser’s newly added satellite radio feature that includes a 90-day trial subscription to XM® Satellite Radio. The audio system is now also Bluetooth® compatible and features an auxiliary audio jack and USB port for connecting portable digital music players. Gray rear hatch privacy glass is newly standard.
The Land Cruiser is powered by a new-generation 5.7-liter DOHC V8 engine. The engine uses electronic fuel injection, direct ignition, four valves per cylinder, and a variable-length intake tract to produce 381 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 401 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm. Ninety percent of peak torque is available at just 2,200 rpm. The Land Cruiser uses regular 87-octane gasoline and is ULEV-II certified.
The V8's advanced Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) system controls valve timing and overlap on both the intake and exhaust valves, which helps to optimize power, fuel efficiency and emissions. The Acoustic Control Induction System (ACIS) switches the length of the intake tract in two stages, based on RPM and throttle angle, to improve torque across the engine speed range. Stainless steel exhaust manifolds flow into a full stainless steel exhaust system. A water-cooled oil cooler helps control oil temperature while towing.
The Land Cruiser’s six-speed automatic transmission is designed to handle high torque while performing with luxurious smoothness. Fourth gear is direct drive, and both fifth and sixth gears are overdrive gears. The transmission's control unit estimates road conditions to select the appropriate gear ratio for the vehicle's speed and driving conditions. A sequential shift mode allows the driver to select gears manually.