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Video: Toyota LandCruiser Sahara Diesel POV review

Planning an epic trip all the way around Australia? This is the vehicle you need to do it in. The 2015 Toyota LandCruiser Sahara turbo-diesel V8.

2015 Toyota LandCuiser Sahara diesel

We’re testing the current, pre-facelifted version before the new-look model arrives next month. And what better way to test it than by hitting up some very rugged terrain.

The LandCruiser Sahara is the most expensive and largest passenger vehicle Toyota sells in Australia. It’s also the most off-road-ready vehicle it sells, and arguably the most comfortable.

Should you buy one? If you have a large family, or you spend a lot of your time travelling to remote areas, or you’re simply an avid 4×4 enthusiast, yes, you need one of these in your life.

Critics say Toyota vehicles have no personality. This behemoth comes with a twin-turbo diesel V8 churning out 195kW and 650Nm, which is sent through a heavy-duty full-time four-wheel drive system. Off road, it is virtually unstoppable. On road, it’s like a rolling lounge room. If that’s not personality, what is? It’s like having a big cuddly bear as a pet.

Click play below for our quick point-of-view test drive, including some off-road stuff. We’ll be putting together a more in-depth review including our usual 0-100km/h video soon.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

  • Toby

    Was that the only bit of dirt you could find?