Off-Road Battle: Toyota Land Cruiser Vs Toyota Hilux - gallery

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  • Off-Road Battle: Toyota Land Cruiser Vs Toyota Hilux - gallery
  • Off-Road Battle: Toyota Land Cruiser Vs Toyota Hilux - gallery
  • Off-Road Battle: Toyota Land Cruiser Vs Toyota Hilux - gallery
    The short-wheelbase Toyota Land Cruiser takes on one of the most popular Japanese pick-up trucks, ever made
    Sadly, neither the short Land Cruiser nor the Toyota Hilux are sold in the US. Where as one is a base version of a rugged SUV, the other is a dependable workhorse. But which one is the better off-roader?
  • Off-Road Battle: Toyota Land Cruiser Vs Toyota Hilux - gallery
    The Toyota Land Cruiser commercial is quite nostalgic, but in a good way
    Being the commercial version, the back seat is deleted, so you now get plenty of storage space. It's nice to see Toyota still makes a base, short-wheelbase version of a full-size SUV
  • Off-Road Battle: Toyota Land Cruiser Vs Toyota Hilux - gallery
    The Toyota Hilux InvincibleX is definitely not a base model
    Toyota's trusty workhorse is well-spec'd and features the optional double cab. But just because it has a lot of the optional stuff, doesn't mean it's luxurious
  • Off-Road Battle: Toyota Land Cruiser Vs Toyota Hilux - gallery
    They both share the same engine, but Hilux has the torque advantage
    The 2.8-liter, inline-four, turbodiesel makes 204 hp and 309 lb/ft. Hilux gets additional 60 lb/ft. The Land Cruiser also has a 6-speed manual, while the Hilux, a 6-speed automatic
  • Off-Road Battle: Toyota Land Cruiser Vs Toyota Hilux - gallery
    Both vehicles engage in a series of tests
    The first one is a drag race to the top of the hill. Both vehicles feature center locking differentials, but he Hilux can also lock the rear. However, Land Cruiser ends up winning the first test
  • Off-Road Battle: Toyota Land Cruiser Vs Toyota Hilux - gallery
    The last one wins
    It's another drag race, but this time going downhill. The idea is to test the hil-decent control in both vehicles. The goal is to be slower and Hilux wins, because the base Land Cruiser lacks hill-decent control
  • Off-Road Battle: Toyota Land Cruiser Vs Toyota Hilux - gallery
    The Land Cruiser is clearly the nimbler of the two
    For the hairpin challenge, both cars simulate a rally stage, which has a tight hairpin, midway. The shorter Land Cruiser makes short work of the course, while the Hilux struggled and took almost 2.0 seconds longer
  • Off-Road Battle: Toyota Land Cruiser Vs Toyota Hilux - gallery
    The Toyota Hilux proved much better on slippery terrains
    The rear locking differential aided in the slippery bits while the longer wheelbase created more leverage for climbing up the slippery slope. While t he Land Cruiser also completed the course, it struggled a bit
  • Off-Road Battle: Toyota Land Cruiser Vs Toyota Hilux - gallery
    The turnover angle challenge was aced by both vehicles, but Hilux was more composed
    Despite the 42-degree turnover angle, the Land Cruiser's coild-spring suspension, combined with a short wheelbase, made it more nervous. The lower ground clearance also caused it to bottom out on a few occasions
  • Off-Road Battle: Toyota Land Cruiser Vs Toyota Hilux - gallery
    The Toyota Hilux aced the turnover angle challenge
    While there's no official data on the Hilux's turnover angle, it struggled a bit less with the challenge. It also didn't bottom out, despite the longer wheelbase
  • Off-Road Battle: Toyota Land Cruiser Vs Toyota Hilux - gallery
    Toyota Land Cruiser is a slightly better hillclimber
    In the last challenge, where both vehicles had to climb up a steep hill, the softer-sprung Land Cruiser performed slightly better than the Toyota Hilux
  • Off-Road Battle: Toyota Land Cruiser Vs Toyota Hilux - gallery
    Overall, both cars prove why they are dependable off-roaders
    The two Toyota ff-roaders are as different as they are similar. While each had different strengths and weaknesses, in the end, they got an equal amount of points
  • Off-Road Battle: Toyota Land Cruiser Vs Toyota Hilux - gallery
    Swipe up for the full story and test of these rugged Japanese off-roaders
    Which one would you take home? The rugged workhorse that is the Toyota Hilux or the slightly quirky, but oddly charming Land Cruiser short wheelbase?
  • Off-Road Battle: Toyota Land Cruiser Vs Toyota Hilux - gallery
  • Off-Road Battle: Toyota Land Cruiser Vs Toyota Hilux - gallery
  • Off-Road Battle: Toyota Land Cruiser Vs Toyota Hilux - gallery
  • Off-Road Battle: Toyota Land Cruiser Vs Toyota Hilux - gallery
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