2011 Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
vs. 2011 Toyota
Land Cruiser

2011 Toyota Land Cruiser

9.5

starting from

$69,730

Reasons to buy the Toyota Land Cruiser

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Quite powerful
381 HP @ 5,600 RPM
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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More airbags
7
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Moon roof
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2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

9.3

starting from

$52,415

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

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Average cargo space
108.9 ft3
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Quite expensive
$52,415
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Average highway fuel efficiency
21 mpg
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Average range on the highway
546 miles
Cost 10.0 vs 8.0
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Winner: Tahoe LTZ
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  • The best price we've seen is $17,315 cheaper (more than 20% less), $52,415 vs $69,730
  • Gets around 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 15 mpg vs 13 mpg
Safety Features 8.2 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • The Land Cruiser has 2 more airbags (including Knee, Rear Side), 7 vs 5
Luxury Features 8.9 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Land Cruiser 's standard sun roof
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Winner: Tahoe LTZ
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  • Passengers in front seats enjoy more than 10% more room, 64.1 ft3 vs 58.0 ft3
  • Room for more than 30% more stuff, 108.9 ft3 vs 81.7 ft3
  • The Tahoe LTZ's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Land Cruiser
Performance 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • Four-wheel drive provides better traction off-road and in poor weather, four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive
  • The Land Cruiser 's power-to-weight ratio is more than 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 15.1 lb/hp vs 17.6 lb/hp
  • Around 20% more powerful, 381 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 320 HP @ 5,400 RPM
Entertainment System 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Land Cruiser 's satellite radio
  • The Land Cruiser has 4 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 14 vs 10
Road Tests - vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.3 vs 9.5

Cost

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota
Land Cruiser
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MSRP $52,415 vs $69,730 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 13 mpg The Tahoe LTZ has OK city mileage, while the Land Cruiser is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Average basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Average lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota
Land Cruiser
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 7 The Land Cruiser has a good number of airbags, but the Tahoe LTZ is just OK (missing Knee, Rear Side)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs SafetyConnect

Luxury Features

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota
Land Cruiser
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the Land Cruiser 's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Practicality

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota
Land Cruiser
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Passengers 8 vs 8 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 108.9 ft3 vs 81.7 ft3 The Tahoe LTZ has OK cargo room, while the Land Cruiser has very little
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front seats 64.1 ft3 vs 58.0 ft3 The Tahoe LTZ has roomy front seats and the Land Cruiser is OK
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Base payload capacity 1774 lb vs 1510 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Standard vs Optional The Tahoe LTZ's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Land Cruiser
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Cupholders 8 vs 12 The Land Cruiser has an absurd number of cupholders, 10 extra in front
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Performance

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota
Land Cruiser
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Horsepower 320 HP @ 5,400 RPM vs 381 HP @ 5,600 RPM The Land Cruiser is fairly powerful, but the Tahoe LTZ is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 17.6 lb/hp vs 15.1 lb/hp The Land Cruiser is a sporty car, while the Tahoe LTZ is just average
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive The Land Cruiser will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Tahoe LTZ
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.0 ft vs 38.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Entertainment System

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
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Number of speakers 10 vs 14 The Land Cruiser has an extraordinary amount of speakers, and the Tahoe LTZ is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Tahoe LTZ's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Land Cruiser does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the Land Cruiser 's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Yes Both have subwoofers for a richer bass sound
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Road Tests

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota
Land Cruiser
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0-60 mph 8.4 seconds vs 7.3 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 144 ft vs 140 ft The Land Cruiser 's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Tahoe LTZ is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.6 s @ 86 mph vs 15.7 s @ 92 mph The Land Cruiser 's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Tahoe LTZ's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Toyota
Land Cruiser
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 2011 Ford Explorer Limited Tahoe LT vs Explorer Limited
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 2011 Toyota 4Runner Trail Tahoe LT vs 4Runner Trail
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 2012 GMC Acadia Denali Tahoe LT vs Acadia Denali
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser 2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum Land Cruiser vs Sequoia Platinum
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser 2011 Toyota Highlander SE Land Cruiser vs Highlander SE
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser 2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium Land Cruiser vs GX 460 Premium
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser 2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged Land Cruiser vs Range Rover Sport Supercharged
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Land Cruiser vs Grand Cherokee Limited

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