This is an attempt at an unbiased review and direct comparison between two vehicles regarded as outstanding overland touring wagons. I have owned both. I have no predetermined preference and I have no interest in promoting one brand over another. This is how I have experienced both and please don't accuse me of being biased. If you think I am being biased - it proves YOU are the one being biased. And any insulting comments about me, or anyone else, and you will be banned from my channel for life. This show is Four-Wheel Drive, season-2, Episode-5. Download the full series on 4xoverland.com.
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Comments

    • William Stewart
      William Stewart

      Land Rover is as reliable as a politicians promise. Toyota is as reliable as your mothers promise.
      Simple really.

      about 3 days ago
    • GhostOfAMachine
      GhostOfAMachine

      If you wanna go to the desert, take a Land Rover. If you wanna come back, take a Land Cruiser. If you wanna go and come back again, get a Lada Niva

      about 6 days ago
    • daarpe17
      daarpe17

      Toyota is the best. Don't think twice.

      about 10 days ago
    • abo zed
      abo zed

      Toyota is good for some people

      about 18 days ago
    • Solo Overland
      Solo Overland

      Mr. White, thank you for your video(s), informative and enjoyable! Please be advised that there’s no sound in this video from 17:35 for 1 minute, then it comes back in (I know it’s an older video and probably not worth re-editing and reposting).

      about 24 days ago
    • The Wilder Fan Club
      The Wilder Fan Club

      The Toyota great till they break.

      about 24 days ago
    • BrewPub
      BrewPub

      Defenders are not dust-proof because panel gaps are terrible. Land Rover doesn't seem to have a concept of quality control and quality assurance.

      about 25 days ago
    • Peter Moore
      Peter Moore

      Hi Andrew, just an FYI that the sound cuts out at 17:35.

      about 27 days ago
    • Mark Austin
      Mark Austin

      I've had 2 landrovers biggest bucket of crap on earth. Landcruiser anytime.

      about 1 month ago
    • MOTOR HAWK car n truck enthusiast
      MOTOR HAWK car n truck enthusiast

      I guess the best offroad vehicle is a nissan patrol 160 !

      about 1 month ago
    • MOTOR HAWK car n truck enthusiast
      MOTOR HAWK car n truck enthusiast

      Oh my god ! You are comparing to offroad Icons ! Both have almost the same capability provided diff locks ,traction controllers ! I actually have both the cars (or so called trucks ) ! The defender is a little more solid , a little more capable and more simple to fix and tune,whereas the land cruiser is more reliable and more powerful ! So both the vehicles are great workhorses ! If their is something crap,then it would be a HUMMER H1!

      about 1 month ago
    • Alexander Max
      Alexander Max

      Dry dusty dirt hill maybe ok for the Landrover Traction control. Try it in good deep snowy hill and you will quickly realize you need those diff-locks of the Toyota Landcruiser!

      about 1 month ago
    • scubbarookie
      scubbarookie

      Very well spoken and respected! Thank you! 👍

      about 1 month ago
    • Peter Hanson
      Peter Hanson

      If you engaged the centre diff lock on the down hill trial on the Defender you wouldn't have the run away you complained about which will always happen on any vehicle with open diffs

      about 1 month ago
    • 4xoverland
      4xoverland In reply to Peter Hanson

      I assure you, the centre diff was locked.

      about 1 month ago
    • Louie Browne
      Louie Browne

      I’d love to see a lc79 vs lc200 comparison 👍

      about 1 month ago
    • john mason
      john mason

      good video. nice to see an unbiased comparison. however a few inaccuracies in the Toyota LC History. The Prado model wasnt first introduced with the 95 series, it actually first came with the 79 series which was a lighter weight version of the 70 series with smaller engine. Apart from the last year or so before the 95 series came out the Prados (79's) used a 2.4 td engine which is notorious for over heating and having head problems on long drives, probably a very rare thing an unreliable toyota engine. The last few years it came with the 3ltr engine which was then used in the 95 series prado's you mentioned and that is a good engine. I've had two 79 series for work ( one engine over heated and died) and then i've still got two 95 series prados which i use for work and they have been awesome as i've been using them for many years now no worries. I also have a 80 series 4.2 td and that is AWESOME, the best i'd say. But i still think the 79 series prado had one of the most comfortable driving seats and i really enjoyed driving it. So i expect if i could get my hands on one, i'd love the 76 series with the 4.2 or V8 engines and all the lockers like i have on my 80 series. Other problem with the history was you didnt seem to indicate that the BJ / FJ difference is due to the engine duel type, nothing else.

      about 1 month ago
    • DerBenzin
      DerBenzin

      Traction is.. doing fine.. When we are NOT talking of a professional tough offroader. Because traction is never strong enough to prevent wheels slipping, in fact, it only works when they start slipping, this is how the ECU detects when to use the brakes, and it's so much better most of the time to never allow the tires to slip, also the grip strength of the brake pads is not always good enough to distribute all the torque needed, and you may still be stuck with one wheel spinning, this especially feels bad while doing rock-climbing. Also the traction eats up brake pads like a warthog eating strawberries, add some water, mud and sand there and we have a huge problem for any serious offroad trip, not only the brakepads lose the grip but also melt like snow. Keep that in mind, I for one would pick a truck even without any axle lockers over the one with traction, for any kind of serious offroad expedition. Spoken from experience...

      about 1 month ago
    • DerBenzin
      DerBenzin

      Guys, why compare free diffs to traction? If one has its full arsenal engaged(traction) so must the other one(both the locks from the beginning)! It's like compare a soldier with a machinegun to the one with a sword in combat and put some rule to never use guns but allow swords. Ground clearance depends on the tires mostly, and the leaf springs could get springs-over-axle conversion, it's a really popular modification, which makes a total beast out of 70s. Do that, add 35"+ tires, and the land cruiser will outperform the def on any kind of offroad, and most importantly, toyota will drive back home alive and kicking, the reliability and toughness of course is not even a close match in the toyota's favor. Sorry guys who own defs, it's just facts nothing more, but they speak of even ground conditions, YOU can make all the difference, if you love and care for your truck or opposite of that. Even a toyota can become a complete piece of junk, when owned by clueless, abusive, greedy/stingy people who treat it like a trash - so it becomes one with time. YOUR defender CAN be reliable too, and some other guy's land cruiser could be a piece of trash. If you love your truck and it brings you joy, you both are awesome, afterall all these cars are fun-cars nowadays. Peace.

      about 1 month ago
    • dadach
      dadach

      You are too kind on the landrover. It has a weak body that falls apart in a few years of off road. High speed in corners and your chance of rolling is higher because it is too tall and unstable.
      However it can leave the cruiser in real mud. It has greater economy on diesel. Landrover spares are reasonably priced unlike cruiser.

      about 1 month ago
    • chow tt
      chow tt

      Toyota is the most reliable

      about 1 month ago
    • Gengonglike Arbukle
      Gengonglike Arbukle

      Japanese and the British, made 2 of the most popular consumer offroad brands in the world, then there is the American Jeep

      about 2 months ago
    • Sapta Hendra
      Sapta Hendra

      Yes... land cruiser 76 has better reliability...BUT still.. it’s not as cool as land rover defender :-)

      about 2 months ago
    • Arsalan Yousafzai
      Arsalan Yousafzai

      I don't know why people have issues with the reliability of defender mine has no issue with its 1uz engine 🤔

      about 2 months ago
    • harry walker
      harry walker

      toyotas have,now,,good fit & finish.but over priced,under powered.coil springs on the 80 series,?..ford had them in 1965..land rover.never upgraded the drive train,so they fail regular.too many problems.toyota,too small,too many variants with non interchangeable parts per model..ill stik with the u.s gang,thanks.dana /spicer...even the toyota v8 diesel.has too much tech,not enough guts for its size,tech,turbo,s..why dont they sell the tacoma,here in aus. a decent truck.

      about 3 months ago
    • Ninsiima Jonathan
      Ninsiima Jonathan

      thanx for this. id love a link to the soundtrack.

      about 3 months ago
    • TheBigBad Wolf
      TheBigBad Wolf

      Land Rover...an ergonomic failure in all respects especially if the Solihull designers?! have updated?! this train wreck....

      about 3 months ago
    • k Muinde
      k Muinde

      I wonder how westcoast customs would customise the landcruiser interior

      about 3 months ago
    • Rudy Proh
      Rudy Proh

      I work in KGHM underground, we have Defender's and Land Cruisers and i think that Land sucks... This shit is rust after 2 years and... And shity ford engine... It must be replaced after 20000 km, when our old toyota have 150000 km on the same engine and still work. Land Cruiser is a tank and it don't scared a salt mud and rocks in our mine. But Defender is good... In the village :)

      about 3 months ago
    • Biker Bytes
      Biker Bytes

      Excellent review. Currently running a modded JK Wrangler but looking to moving to a 70 series wagon. Thanks for the awesome review mate 👍

      about 4 months ago
    • Okkie van der Westhuysen
      Okkie van der Westhuysen

      Thank you very much, very informative and good comparison.

      about 4 months ago