If rumors are to be believed, the Toyota Land Cruiser may soon be discontinued in the U.S. market. That will come as a blow to enthusiasts who have watched the iconic 4x4 blossom over its 60-year history in America — from the FJ40 to the current J200 generation. But heritage can only take a vehicle so far, and with just over 3,000 Cruisers sold in the States each year, it doesn’t make much sense for Toyota to develop a new generation to meet U.S. safety standards.
For now, though, the Land Cruiser solders on. And despite existing in largely the same form since 2007, the truck remains uniquely suited to all-terrain adventurer needs. With a potent V8, a two-speed transfer case, a locking differential, robust towing capacity, and generous ground clearance, the 2020 Land Cruiser is one of the most — if not the most — capable full-size SUVs on sale.