I’m not saying the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser is a terrible SUV — it’s actually not half bad. It does standard SUV things decently enough. It’ll go off-road, haul a family in comfort, fit gear for a weekend and, with a 8,500-lbs towing capacity, it can even bring a few toys along for when you get wherever you’re going.
To say nothing more about its own brand relatives, at $85,000 for a Land Cruiser, Toyota has priced itself out of the competition. Compounding the problem (though this works in your favor if you’re still itching for a J200 generation Land Cruiser) are Land Cruiser resale values. The problem is not at all that they’re low-quality vehicles; they’re not. But the second-hand market simply communicates more accurate prices — the Land Cruiser should cost around $30,000 under what it does now.