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

The Toyota LandCruiser LC79 is a ute, but different.

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 the editor of PM4x4, an 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. Visit his website: www.l2sfbc.com