2011 Toyota
Land Cruiser
vs. 2011 Toyota
Sequoia Platinum

2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum

9.8

starting from

$59,055

Reasons to buy the Toyota Sequoia Platinum

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Good cargo space
120.1 ft3
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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
9.9"
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Better suspension
Independent
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Spacious back seats
48.5 ft3
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser

9.6

starting from

$69,730

Reasons to buy the Toyota Land Cruiser

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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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More airbags
7
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Average number of passenger seats
8
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Comparable towing weight
1510 lb
Cost 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum Winner: Sequoia Platinum
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  • The best price we've seen is $10,675 cheaper (around 20% less), $59,055 vs $69,730
  • Gets around 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 14 mpg vs 13 mpg
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum Winner: Sequoia Platinum
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  • The Sequoia Platinum has 6 more cupholders, 18 vs 12
  • Room for around 50% more stuff, 120.1 ft3 vs 81.7 ft3
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 62.5 ft3 vs 58.0 ft3
Safety Features 9.2 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Winner: Land Cruiser
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  • The Land Cruiser has 1 more airbag (including Rear Side), 7 vs 6
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum Winner: Sequoia Platinum
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  • Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Land Cruiser
Performance 9.9 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Fairly powerful
  • Both provide sporty handling
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
Overall 9.8 vs 9.6

Cost

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Sequoia Platinum
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MSRP $59,055 vs $69,730 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 14 mpg vs 13 mpg The Sequoia Platinum 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

Practicality

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Sequoia Platinum
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Passengers 7 vs 8 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 120.1 ft3 vs 81.7 ft3 The Sequoia Platinum has lots of cargo room, but the Land Cruiser has very little
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front seats 62.5 ft3 vs 58.0 ft3 The Sequoia Platinum has roomy front seats and the Land Cruiser is OK
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Base payload capacity 1330 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 Sequoia Platinum's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Land Cruiser
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Cupholders 18 vs 12 Both have an absurd number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

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Sequoia Platinum
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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 6 vs 7 Both have good airbag coverage
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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 None vs SafetyConnect

Entertainment System

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Sequoia Platinum
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Number of speakers 14 vs 14 Audiophile's dream: lots of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Standard Both come standard with 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 Standard vs Optional Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Land Cruiser

Performance

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Sequoia Platinum
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Horsepower 381 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 381 HP @ 5,600 RPM Fairly powerful
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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 15.1 lb/hp vs 15.1 lb/hp Both provide sporty handling
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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 Sequoia Platinum
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.2 ft vs 38.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Luxury Features

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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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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

Crash Test Ratings

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Sequoia Platinum
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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Sequoia Platinum
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0-60 mph 7.1 seconds vs 7.3 seconds The Sequoia Platinum has a good 0-60 time, but the Land Cruiser is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 146 ft vs 140 ft The Land Cruiser 's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Sequoia Platinum is quite bad
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1/4 mile 15.6 s @ 92 mph vs 15.7 s @ 92 mph Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed 105 mph vs Unknown

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