With advancements in technology, even dirt-loving SUVs are now more comfortable to play with off-road courses. For example: the new Land Rover Range Rover. This begs the question of whether the improvements necessarily make these SUVs better off-roaders.
But can the venerable Toyota Land Cruiser beat the tech-riddled RR in the off-road battle? To answer this, Do it pits both on a pre-designed course, which consists of a series of challenges to test off-roading metrics. Notably, the Land Cruiser here is an older generation model, which was initially introduced in 2007.
Let’s talk about numbers first. There are several engine options for the Land Cruiser J200, but the one used in this duel is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 diesel that packs 272 horsepower (203 kW) and 479 pound-feet (650 Newton-meters). . – m) of torque. It is equipped with advantageous features for off-roading, such as a center-locking differential and a low-range gearbox.
Meanwhile, the new Land Rover Range Rover uses a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 gasoline engine that pumps out 530 hp (395 kW) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque. It is lighter than a Land Cruiser and of course, equipped with off-roading features too numerous to mention here.
These two hulking machines face six off-road challenges. Do ittest, which began with an uphill drag race. There was also a downhill match-up aimed at demonstrating the vehicles’ descent control, while a maneuverability course tested their turning radii. Meanwhile, a course called “Axel Twister” checked the SUVs’ suspension travel, chassis articulation, ground clearance, and approach/departure angles, while a side slope test showed how they fare when cornered. happens. A steep climb ended the series of tests.
Which of these six challenges is best? The video at the top of this page had a clear winner, but let us know what you think in the comments section below.