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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 79 Series offroad review

Safety

Only the single cab 79 is a 5-star rated vehicle. There’s no ANCAP rating for any others, but as the single cab prior to the 2016 safety upgrades rated 3 stars in 2010 through to 2015 it’s fair to assume the non-single cabs would be around the same in 2017. The non-single cabs miss out on several safety features such as extra airbags, steering link relocation, more rigid frame and height-adjustable seating. However, all models now have pre-tensioning seatbelts and seatbelt warnings.

The rear centre seatbelt in the dualcab is only a lap belt not a two-point shoulder belt. There are no child restraints but there are aftermarket solutions.

The electronic safety solutions for the MY2016 models are stability control and advanced ABS – electronic brake distribution and electronic brake assist. There is no reversing camera, and the vehicle needs one.

Don’t buy an LC79 dualcab if safety is a concern.


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Robert Pepper

Robert Pepper