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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 79 Series offroad review

Range and pricing

There are four styles of LC70:

  • Wagon – LC76
  • Troop carrier –  LC78
  • Single cab chassis – LC79
  • Dualcab – LC79

All are fundamentally the same vehicle, but different bodies and wheelbases. The LC76 has a wheelbase of 2730mm, the LC78 Troopy is 2980mm and the utes are 3180mm.

There are three trim levels – Workmate, GX and GXL. The dualcab is available in Workmate and GXL only. For the LC79 here’s the breakdown of what key features available in which trim level:

LC79 Workmate $64,990

  • Cruise control
  • 16×6″ steel wheels
  • 225/95/16 tyres
  • Tilt/reach steering
  • Vinyl seats
  • Bluetooth

LC79 GXL $68,990

  • Variable intermittent wipers
  • Power windows
  • Remote and central locking
  • Front fog lamps
  • Rear seat pockets
  • Cloth seats
  • Folding rear seat
  • 16×7″ alloy wheels
  • 265/70/17 tyres
  • Front and rear cross-axle locking differentials

Options

  • Aircon $2761 (for all)
  • Front and rear cross-axle differential locks $2735 (not standard on single cab GX or double-cab Workmate)

It’s pretty clear that for recreational offroaders the GXL is going to be the vehicle to buy. For an extra $4000 you get twin lockers, central locking, alloys and a few extra niceties. You must remember to budget another $2761 for the aircon, and if you are buying a dualcab or single cab then you’ll need more again for the body or tray.

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Robert Pepper

Robert Pepper