Toyota Land Cruiser 300 VS Dodge Durango Comparison

Toyota Land Cruiser 300 VS Dodge Durango: Which is better?

The Toyota Land Cruiser 300 SUV, which was unveiled at Auto Expo 2023, competes with the Lexus LX and Range Rover in terms of pricing at Rs 2.17 crore. It is equipped with a diesel engine and due to high demand, certain markets have a three-year waiting period for this vehicle. The new LC 300 retains the iconic Land Cruiser design, featuring a large grille and redesigned headlamps. On the other hand, the Dodge Durango is designed to meet the needs of a growing family and has a robustness reminiscent of big V8 muscle cars. It offers a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 (with a 3.6-liter V-6 as the standard option), impressive towing capabilities compared to its class, three rows of seating, and abundant creature comforts.

Toyota Land Cruiser 300Dodge Durango
Dimensions196.1 in x 78.0 in x 76.8 in201.2 in x 75.8 in x 71.9 in
Engine3.5L twin-turbo V65.7L Hemi V8
Horsepower409 hp360 hp
Torque516 lb-ft390 lb-ft
0-60 MPH6.7 sec6.2 sec
0-100 MPHNA16.3 sec
Top-Speed130 mph120 mph
Specs

Toyota Land Cruiser 300

Toyota Land Cruiser 300 VS Dodge Durango

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.

Dodge Durango

Toyota Land Cruiser 300 VS Dodge Durango

Engine, Power & Performance

The optional V-8 engine in the Durango offers a considerable increase in towing capacity. While the V-6 engine with its 295 horsepower and eight-speed automatic transmission provides a more fuel-efficient combination. During our tests, both the V-6 and V-8 engines, paired with the standard eight-speed automatic and optional all-wheel drive, showcased their capabilities. The V-6 Durango achieved a zero-to-60-mph run in 7.4 seconds, while the V-8 accomplished it in 6.2 seconds. The Dodge’s suspension strikes a delicate balance between sportiness and comfort, although the steering feels and braking performance serve as reminders that you’re behind the wheel of an SUV.

Price & Features

The mid-range GT model is the best value of the bunch, and we’d stick with the standard V-6 over the thirstier V-8 engine. After all, if you’re looking for a performance SUV, the Durango SRT or the limited-edition Durango SRT Hellcat are more likely to please. The Durango starts at $41,735. The Durango has one of the best infotainment systems on the market perched atop its sculpted dashboard. Base SXT and mid-range GT models come with an 8.4-inch display while a 10.1-inch screen is optional on the GT and standard on the Citadel and R/T.

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