Toyota LC79 Dual Cab GXL Ute 2024 Review

Is the new 4 cylinder LandCruiser Ute any good

Toyota LC79 dual cab GXL  – There has been a lot of talk lately about the death of the V8 LandCruiser Ute. Toyota introduced the 2.8L 4-cylinder motor to the iconic Ute late last year.

2024 Toyota LC79 GXL Dual Cab Ute front grill and lights 1 Now I am a big fan of the old V8 diesel engine, but unfortunately, I believe we will ever see it again.

That’s not as bad as you might expect because the new motor is as good or better than the old V8 in 99% of situations.

The LC79 dual cab GXL is still as robust and practical as ever.

2024 Toyota LC79 GXL Dual Cab Ute engine

It now has an automatic transmission along with additional driving aids that only improve the functionality.

The LC79 dual cab GXL Ute comes with power windows, USB connectivity for smart phones, fabric seats and the benefit of rear seats. Unfortunately, it still comes with the ridiculous manual external mirrors and no reverse camera.

However, it’s still the premier work Ute, being built like a tank. It has a payload of about 1300kg, will tow 3500kg with ease and is almost unstoppable off road.

The one big downside is the price. The LC79 Dual Cab GXL Ute is priced from $83,500 plus the usual costs and that’s just a bit ridiculous.

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2024 Toyota LC79 GXL Dual Cab Ute interior front 1

Readers can find more details about the LC79 GXL Ute  HERE


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More Toyota LC79 GXL thoughts 

What is good?

  • New 4 Cylinder engine with AT
  • 4wd and towing and payload capability
  • Rear seats

What is not so good?

  • Ridiculous price
  • Manual external mirror adjustment
  • No reverse camera

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Instead of the LC79 Dual Cab buyers could also Look At

Like its sibling the LC79 SCC, the dual cab is a bit of a loner in the market. But there are a few.

Buyers could look at the Jeep Gladiator, INEOS Grenadier Quartermaster, RAM 1500 Bighorn, Silverado 1500,

2024 Toyota LC79 GXL Dual Cab Ute rear tray

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