Toyota LandCruiser Sahara 4WD 2023 Review

Toyota LandCruiser 300 Sahara – A couple of weeks ago we drove a Toyota LandCruiser Sahara to Byron Bay for a wedding.

Toyota LandCruiser Sahara 300 with groom 2The LandCruiser is, as we all know, a big 4WD that loves to travel long distances in Australia. The Sahara was once the pinnacle model but now sits under the GR Sport and Sahara ZX.

Nonetheless its well-equipped and comfortable. It also comes with seven seats which proved a bonus at the wedding. It comfortably transported the groom, his three groomsman and a driver to the wedding. They all arrived in pristine condition.

The Sahara comes with heated and ventilated front seats as well as the outer middle row seats. The third row seats are power operated as is the tailgate. For the driver there is a bright Head up display. Infotainment includes twin rear head rest screens, which seems dated these days.

Overall it’s a comfortable and relatively spacious family 4WD Wagon.

Otherwise, the Sahara has the same 3.3L Twin Turbo V6 diesel engine that has power of 227kW at 4000rpm and torque of 700Nm available from 1600-2600rpm. This drives a permanent 4WD system through a smooth 10 speed automatic transmission.

Toyota LandCruiser Sahara is priced from $133,881 plus the usual costs.

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2021 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series Sahara.

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What is good?

  • Ability to travel longs distance in comfort
  • 4WD and Towing
  • Smooth V6 Diesel

What is not so good?

  • Not much room when using all seats
  • Expensive
  • Short service times

2021 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series Sahara.

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Toyota LandCruiser 300

Model   

Landcruiser Sahara

Model Price$135,501 MLP*
Engine3.3L V6 Turbo Diesel Euro 5
Drivetrain10 Sp Sports AT Dual range 4WD
Battery Capacity / typeN/A
Power227kW @ 4,000rpm
Torque700Nm @ 1,600 – 2,600rpm
Range (WLTP) / ADR1236KM
Economy on test10.5L/100K
Economy / efficiency8.9L/100km / 110L capacity
Fast Charge**/ Home5 mins refuel at petrol station
Safety5 Star ANCAP (tested Oct 2021)
CO2 Emissions235 g/km
0-100kmh/Top SpeedTBA / 210km/h
Servicing12mth / 10,000km fixed price
Warranty5yr/ Unlimited km
Roadside Assist5Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

** Using a 350kW fast charger from 10-80%

2021 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series Sahara.

Overall Rating    

88/100 SAHARA

Behind the Wheel8
Comfort9
Equipment9
Performance9
Ride and Handling9
Practicality8
Fit for Purpose9
4WD/Towing Capability*10  (4WD 5/5 Towing 5/5 )
Technology/connectivity9
Value for Money8

*Towing and AWD capability is measured against similar vehicles in the same class.

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Dimensions

 Sahara

Overall Length4980mm
Wheelbase2850mm
Width1980mm
Height1950mm
Wheels18×7.5 Alloy
Tyres265/65 R18
Max ground clearanceUp to 245mm
Wading Depth800mm
Approach32 degrees
RampoverTBA degrees
Departure angle25 degrees
Turning Circle KTK11.8m
Boot Capacity Min175L
Boot capacity Max1967L
Kerb Weight2630kg
Payload (kg)650kg
GVM (kg)3280kg
GCM6780kg
Towing Capacity3500kg
Tow Ball rating350kg

2021 Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series Sahara.

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Summary

The LandCruiser is, as we all know, a big 4WD that loves to travel long distances in Australia. The Sahara was once the pinnacle model but now sits under the GR Sport and Sahara ZX.

Overall it’s a comfortable and relatively spacious family 4WD Wagon.

Toyota LandCruiser Sahara is priced from $133,881 plus the usual costs.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.