What a fantastic beast. Tows like you would not believe. Leaves everything else in the rear vision. Mirror.
Have the current 200 series GXL. Expensive but worth every cent. Tows our 2.8 ton van with ease. Have not had any problems or warranty claims in 4 years and over 60,000 kilometres. It is a dream to drive and perfect in comfort and performance. We hummed and harred about the cost but they hold their resale value better than anything else in the market.
Purchased in November 2015 at Bega Valley Motors.
Best landcruiser ever
Ive owned a 40, 45, 55, 60, 75, 80, 100 and now a 200 series. Every model was legendary and every model was better than the one before it. They arent cheap but they outlast the rest. Great tow car, awesome offroad.
Purchased in June 2015 at Motorama Toyota for $82,000.00.
I would like to aim the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 VDJ200R VX8 Cylinder
I use my car very often almost 2-300 kms a day. Everyday, every time i get my car serviced when its due, there are no issues with the car its amazing.
Purchased in August 2017 for $12,000.00.
comfortable highway cruiser and excellent tow vehicle BUT
comfortable highway cruiser and excellent tow vehicle. have to pay way too much for way too little. basic inclusions - no seat heaters, accessory plug in rear ,lumber support adjustment, stereo controls steering wheel and poor standard insulation. high depreciation
I would rather go off road in my old 75 troopy
Purchased in May 2015 for $44,000.00.
The leather seats are falling apart and the service from Toyota and Toyota Sutherland has been atrocious
These photos tell it all the car is only 4 years old and Toyota has just walked away I will never buy another Toyota or one from Toyota Sutherland they are happy to take your money not have no interest in fixing there products
Purchased for $115,000.00.
Excellent 200 Sahara 2018
Have done 24 ks in 12mths with not one ounce of worry other than still showing 12.1 lts per 100ks and not 9.5 as Toyota states which all makes of cars claim
Extremely high quality - best car I have owned.
Use the 200 for commuting, family transport & towing a 3700KG boat. (I had a second stage mfg increase the BTC to 4T). The vehicle is more solid than anything else I have seen designed & built today. Comfortable for long trips, large car that is easy to handle. I will have a very hard time letting go of this one when the time comes.
Purchased in April 2017.
You really pay for what you get with these cars. Fairly expensive so you get the best possible ride with it. Very comfortable even with standard suspension. Great car straight of the factory floor.
Purchased in October 2017.
New Batteries - No navigation
We recently replaced our batteries in our Landcruiser, and now the factory fitted navigation system is not picking up GPS signal, and has gone to a default map of Canberra. Is there a anyway that we can fix this ourselves, or is this a trip to our local dealer?
Thanks in advance, Tania
Great vehicle great staff
I search for two years before I found a vehicle I wanted to buy, it had to have accessories, low is and be able to do what was required in a four wheel drive. Towing etc. I selected a GX 200 series landcruiser 2013. This vehicle is to tow my off road van for extended trips outback as well as a daily drive.
Happy So Far
We've had our LandCruiser 200 series since June, and don't think we'll ever turn back. Has a spacious interior, fits 3 car seats along the middle row nicely, drives well a perfect family car from school runs to off-roading. Has only been taken for one service (which was complimentary) the local dealer offers a complimentary detail along with the service. The dealer was extremely busy on the day our car was booked in - so could not complete the detail - although offered for us to bring the vehicle back at a later date for the detail.
- VDJ200R Sahara 8 Cylinder, 4.5 L Twin Turbo
- Verified purchase
King of the Road
Look I love my Landcruiser Sahara 200series as a car, BUT, as a caravan tow vehicle it leaves a lot to be desired. At this time there is a lot of talk regarding tow weights of vehicles and caravans, eg. Landcruiser kerb weight 2680kg (with 10lts of fuel) GVM 3350kg (Max weight fully loaded).
This is a 7 seater vehicle with a tow capacity of 3500kg and static ball weight of 350kg these are the facts.
Hello Toyota ....... 7 average persons at 75kg = 525kg, a full tank of fuel 135lts at .83kg /lt = 112.05kg, a genuine toyota alloy bull bar 85kg,...
- VDJ200R VX 8 Cylinder, 4.5 L Twin Turbo
- Verified purchase
The best family 4x4 vehicle
Toyota landcruiser 200 vx very comfortable vehicle my kids loves it in every trip. Quite cabin and torquey engine. The stock suspension is amazing. Drive it off road and it will just take it easy with the help of its traction control you don't need differential locker in my opinion.
This is a really comfortable 4wd to drive around. Lots of really good things about it. Some frustrations with the navigation unit being poor, as is toyota form it seems, and some of the alarms and bells can't be turned off, which is annoying. Good long distance tourer. Second major issue is the payload capacity. Toyota need to look at this and address it. Considering so many buy the car as a tourer, tow vehicle, the 650kg capacity is no-where near enough.
The car is a great drive and tows well, the kids have grown up now so its the cook and I, you could argue its an overstated vehicle for two people which it is but is bought for towing and long trips into central and western Queensland etc
I am a little disappointed in the lack of features for the driver: reversing sensor, fuel management, retracting mirrors etc. all of this was standard with my previous Prado GXL
considering the significant cost its disappointing, I wish I had of bought the VX
never the less a great vehicle.
The dealer is excellent to deal with and would recommend talking to them before purchasing elsewhere.
Power and the glory
Had my 2013 Sahara since new, 100,000km of trouble free luxury and hauling tools for work. A great machine to cover large distances easily and comfortably. Economical diesel albeit a twin turbo V8 powerhouse. Love the chiller box and dvd for children in the rear. Plenty of room for the larger framed folk! Reliability is first class.
Good car except for a very annoying vibration from 1800 to 2100 rpm through steering wheel, feels li
Beautiful comfy & quiet car for touring & towing, plenty of grunt when towing our 3 ton caravan with reasonable economy (14 to 17 LP 100 kl ).
Interior is plane but functional, comfy seating for long distances , very quiet interior with very little road noise. GPS rather difficult to negotiate as is the radio especially when driving as the screen is too small as are the icons on the screen.
The steering tends to wander slightly so driver has to concentrate more to keep car on track.
This is my 3rd Landcruiser & reliability has been good ( I ...
Awsome driving experience, quiter than I thought, great steering, excellent on and off road, plenty of space inside, there is nothing to dislike about the interior, easy to clean, and very comfortable for the whole family, it fits everything we need for everyday life or when we go for trips and very affordable running costs, i wish I bought it earlier.
Great Tow Vehicle
Bought this car second hand with 30000 kms and have put a further 20000 kms on it mostly towing a 3 tonne van, I was pleasantly surprised at the ease of towing and also the fuel economy averaging approx. 18/19 liters per 100k while towing at about 95k and about 11/12 liters per 100k whilst not towing. Rego is not cheap as it it is quite a heavy vehicle and servicing is also more expensive and previous 4wds I've owned. The vehicle is very roomy inside and very comfortable when touring. The GX which is the base model does not have carpet but stil...l very little road noise. No carpet suits us when it comes to cleaning, one draw back is the snorkel which is actually a high air intake and is not water proof when it comes to deep water crossings and also having a large snorkel head it makes a slight noise on the highway as well as being ugly. Would have given it 5 stars but for the price when new.
New toyota 200 series under warranty with a painting claim defect denied
I bought a new Toyota 200 Series on the 4-8-15 under Warranty with a painting spot defect with a rusty colour appearing stronger and stronger on the back left passenger door.
After lodging several complaints to the Dealer and Toyota Australia, they denied finally any responsibilities despite the statements made by 2 Panel Repairers that the rusty defect was due partly duting the manufacturing process and transport of the car from Japan.
After 3 months of procastination and blaming games between the Dealer, Toyota Australia and myself,...I lodged a complanit with ACCC. It seems that Warranty in the Motor Car Industry is useless but customers are getting squeezed once more financilally to pay for the irresponsibilies of the Dealer or/and the Manufacturer. May 6th 2018 Update: Painting defects Toyota Landcruiser 200 model GXL build in 2016-17 has dropped considerably in standards considering that you pay over $85,000 for a new one. Painting defects due to thinless of the paint done by robots are really a serious problem if you reside in QLD and travel around the country when the car faces daily dust, rain, humidity, sun heat etc...When you wash the car afterwards the paint comes off showing the undercoat. You don't get any help from the Dealer or Toyota Guest Experience as they blame always the defects on the buyer or consumer. And, complaining to the ACCC is a waste of time as they do not appear the enforve consumer regulation in anyway.
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Questions & Answers
I have a 2011 gx, and got it remapped recently after buying it about 8 months ago, and the readout said that it only has 165kw after the remap and 140 before, I thought 200kw was standard
I have a 2008 model V8 diesel auto. It battles to reverse. It does not move when I hook a trailer to the nose towbar and try to reverse.
Even over a slight bump and definitely uphill. Even if I rev the motor a bit.
The gearbox oil was changed by Toyota but there is no improvement. Please advise?
Why are you hooking the trailer/van to the front end and then reversing? I have a 2015 Cruiser and when hooked to the rear tow ball have no trouble driving forward or reversing our 2.9 ton carvan. Every time we come home I reverse it back onto the driveway with no problem. I have never tried to hook the van on the front and reverse it. Maybe reverse is not meant to pull 3 ton.
Check the handbrake. Ive seen mechanic's over adjust them and it almost locks up the wheels in reverse. The other issue is the brake distribution, with heavy weight on the front the brakes will be doing some weird stuff. They arent designed to be used like this. Reversing with the van correctly hooked up to the rear will be very different
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