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The 11 ways the Toyota LC79 is different to the mainstream utes

The Toyota LandCruiser LC79 is a ute, but a very different kind of ute to the ones setting the sales charts on fire.

MOST UTES on today’s market are independent-front end, leaf rear and follow much the same design criteria. That’s Hilux, Ranger, D-MAX, Triton and the rest, which we’ll call “mainstream utes”.

There are a few standouts though, such as the heavy-duty RAM Laramie (full offroad and tow test here), Mercedes G-Class and of course Toyota’s LC79.

Read on to find out why the LC79 is different to the “normal utes”:


Robert Pepper

Robert Pepper

Robert Pepper is a motoring journalist, offroad driver trainer and photographer interested in anything with wings, sails or wheels. He is the author of four books on offroading, and owns a modified Ford Ranger PX which he uses for offroad touring. His other car is a Toyota 86 which exists purely to drive in circles on racetracks, and that's when he isn't racing his Nissan Pulsar. Visit his website: www.l2sfbc.com or follow him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RobertPepperJourno/