2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Safety and Reliability

Toyota Land Cruiser Reliability Rating

2021 Land Cruiser Safety

Neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS has had a Land Cruiser around for their usual crash reviews. This shouldn't put prospective customers off, however. The Land Cruiser comes with many traditional and advanced safety systems.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2021 Land Cruiser Key Safety Features

The Land Cruiser has been kept updated through the years in terms of its safety specification. It has ten airbags (including curtain airbags for all rows), traction and stability control, a hill-start assist, and a rearview camera. The Toyota Safety Sense-P safety suite consists of a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, auto high beams, radar-guided cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and lane departure alert. Images of the vehicle's surroundings are projected onto the central screen via the handy surround-view camera system.

Toyota Land Cruiser TrimsBaseHeritage Edition
Back-Up CameraSN/A
Cross-Traffic AlertSN/A
Rear Parking AidSN/A
Blind Spot MonitorSN/A
Lane Departure WarningSN/A
Lane Keeping AssistN/AN/A
Night VisionN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSN/A
Brake AssistSN/A
Stability ControlSN/A
Traction ControlSN/A

2021 Land Cruiser Reliability

With the Land Cruiser being on sale for so long, using more or less the same engine and platform, it's little surprise that only three recalls were issued in recent years. In 2018, it was for a sensor wire that could break and deactivate the airbags and a fuel pump that could fail. The 2019 recalls concerned a load capacity label becoming unreadable over time and the same two recalls that afflicted the 2018 model. No recalls have yet been issued for the 2020 or 2021 Land Cruisers. Notably, there have also been very few complaints. In 2018, two people complained. The highest number of complaints ever received was way back in the year 2000, and the number was 24. To put that in perspective, it's not odd for a manufacturer to receive triple-digit complaints. If you've ever wondered why Toyota continues to sell obviously outdated vehicles, that's your answer.

The Land Cruiser is covered by a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Toyota also sweetens the deal by including a maintenance plan for two years or 25,000 miles. For the first five years, you are covered for corrosion perforation.


  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    2 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Maintenance:
    2 Years \ 25,000 Miles
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