2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Just when it seems the automotive industry has misplaced its approach with ridiculous horsepower or a crossover for every countryman, a easy automobile emerges. For over 50 years, this car has been the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 200.
Typically derided by enthusiasts as appliances, the no-frills commuter automotive gets the overwhelming majority of customers the place they want to go within the manner they wish to get there, safely and at a worth. The 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 does it even better.
Exhibit A that the automotive business has gotten slightly nuts: the average transaction value for a new car is more than $37,000, in keeping with Kelley Blue Ebook. Simple accountable the automakers in this era of no accountability but we are the ones paying these giant costs for large automobiles loaded with stuff we don’t use all that a lot.
For just below $23,000, the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 places each dollar to functional use.
Though it rides on a new platform, the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 blends in unremarkably like a ballcap at a baseball sport. On nearer inspection, the Hybrid gets blue accents around the badging, 15-inch wheels with low resistance tires, and it looks extra composed than the youthful outgoing model that tried too hard to be different. The Fu Manchu entrance fascia is extra streamlined and less indignant, and the entire look is smoother entrance to again. But still, the one time the four-door compact turns heads is when it makes that whir-whir-whir lunar touchdown gear sound when creeping at low speeds or in reverse in EV mode.
The first-ever 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 in the US is constructed on Toyota’s two decades of success with hybrid powertrains. It makes use of the identical Hybrid Synergy Drive as the present Prius, with two motors and an efficient 1.Eight-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Complete output with the fixed ratio transmission is 121 horsepower to the entrance wheels. The system uses exhaust warmth to heat engine coolant and get the engine heated faster. The cabin heats quicker, too, which may very well be important for cold-weather customers cautious of the chilly vary loss in a plug-in hybrid or electrical car.
In Sport mode it doesn’t drag as much as the Prius. Expecting nothing, it has a surprising bit of pop. Extra importantly, it is rated at 53 mpg metropolis, 52 mpg mixed, similar as hybrid versions of the Honda Perception, Toyota Camry and even the Prius. For conventional hybrids with out a plug, the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 trails only the Hyundai Ioniq’s 58 mpg.
Around town, with the electronically controlled brake set within the drive mode, the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 averaged more than 57 mpg in our week round town. Setting EV mode helps conserve power below low throttle as much as about 20 mph, and then again at cruising speeds of about 40 mph, so long as there is enough charge in the battery.
The battery is situated underneath the rear seat, so you don’t lose much cargo room. 60/40 rear seats fold flat for an even load ground. Rear seat room is ample sufficient to suit two teens, and general it felt roomy enough for a family of four.
The one trim within the Hybrid comes normal with Toyota Security Sense 2.0, with automatic emergency braking, lane centering, adaptive cruise management that works each at freeway cruising speeds and in commuter visitors from 24 mph all the way down to a cease. It also comes with the eight-inch contact screen with Apple CarPlay, and a seven-inch cluster show to remain aggressive.
Priced at solely $3,000 more than the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 and $1,200 lower than a similarly outfitted Honda Perception (EX trim), the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 is the perfectly sensible, remarkably reasonable around-town automobile.
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