2023 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 VS Audi Q7 Comparison

2023 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 VS Audi Q7: Which is better?

The Toyota Land Cruiser 300 SUV, priced at Rs 2.17 crore (ex-showroom), is showcased at Auto Expo 2023 as a competitor to the Lexus LX and Range Rover. It is exclusively available with a diesel engine and has a long waiting period of up to three years in specific markets due to high demand. The new LC 300 retains the Land Cruiser’s unmistakable design with a large, chrome-rich grille and redesigned headlamps. On the other hand, the Audi Q7 is a luxurious family SUV with sporty characteristics, offering three rows of seats and agile handling. Its cabin features premium materials and a range of digital features, appealing to those who seek high-end and high-tech amenities. While the Q7 offers optional air suspension and rear-wheel steering, it falls slightly short of the Porsche Cayenne in terms of performance on winding roads.

Toyota Land Cruiser 300Audi Q7
Dimensions196.1 in x 78.0 in x 76.8 in199.3 in x 77.6 in x 68.5 in
Engine3.5L twin-turbo V63.0L turbocharged V6
Horsepower409 hp335 hp
Torque516 lb-ft369 lb-ft 
0-60 MPH6.7 sec5.0 sec
0-100 MPHNA13.5 sec
Top-Speed130 mph130 mph

Toyota Land Cruiser 300

Engine, Power & Performance

The new Land Cruiser 300 retains the iconic ladder-frame construction and introduces the advanced GA-F platform. It offers a choice of powerful engines, including a 409hp twin-turbo petrol V6 and a robust 305hp diesel unit. Both are paired with a 10-speed automatic gearbox. With impressive off-road capabilities, it features a 32-degree approach angle, up to 26.5-degree departure angle, and a ground clearance of 230mm. The LC300 comes with a more advanced Multi-Terrain Select system, Multi-Terrain Monitor with an underbody camera, and an updated control system for off-road driving.

Price & Features

The Toyota Land Cruiser 300 SUV made its debut at Auto Expo 2023 with a starting price of $81,181. Inside, the design has been refreshed, and the standout feature is the 12.3-inch touchscreen that now includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a high-quality 14-speaker JBL audio system. While the international variant offers a 7-seat configuration, the India-spec Land Cruiser 300 will be exclusively available as a 5-seater, as per information from dealers.

Audi Q7

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Engine, Performance & Acceleration

The standard configuration features a 261-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine complemented by a 12-volt hybrid system, ensuring satisfaction for most drivers. For those who crave exceptional power, the turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 is available with a 48-volt hybrid system, delivering an impressive 335 horsepower. During our evaluation of a 2020 Q7 equipped with the turbo V-6, we achieved a rapid acceleration time of 5.0 seconds to reach 60 mph, surpassing the performance of the mechanically similar two-row Q8 SUV. Surprisingly, despite its substantial size, the Q7 equipped with optional 21-inch wheels and performance tires feels remarkably agile and dynamic, reminiscent of an energetic sports wagon.

Price & Features

We believe that the 45’s turbo-four powertrain is more than satisfactory. And we would opt for the Premium Plus trim level to enhance the experience. Upgrading from the basic Premium to the Premium Plus offers a plethora of luxurious features, such as a high-quality surround-sound stereo system, a convenient wireless phone charging pad, sophisticated power-folding exterior mirrors with memory settings, elegant 20-inch wheels, captivating ambient interior lighting, and captivating illuminated doorsill inlays. The starting price of the Q7 is $60,395. The Q7 comes equipped with a user-friendly 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen and a smaller 8.6-inch display positioned below it, which facilitates climate control and vehicle adjustments.

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