2020 Toyota Land Cruiser vs. 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe

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Safety

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The Land Cruiser’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The Cayenne Coupe doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

For enhanced safety, the front and middle seat shoulder belts of the Toyota Land Cruiser are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Porsche Cayenne Coupe has only front height-adjustable seat belts.

The Land Cruiser has standard Active Headrests, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Headrests system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Cayenne Coupe doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Land Cruiser’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Cayenne Coupe doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Land Cruiser and the Cayenne Coupe have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front and rear side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, all-wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights and rearview cameras.

Warranty

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Toyota’s powertrain warranty covers the Land Cruiser 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than Porsche covers the Cayenne Coupe. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the Cayenne Coupe ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

Toyota pays for scheduled maintenance on the Land Cruiser for 1 year and 15000 miles longer than Porsche pays for maintenance for the Cayenne Coupe (2/25000 vs. 1/10,000).

There are almost 7 times as many Toyota dealers as there are Porsche dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Land Cruiser’s warranty.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Toyota vehicles are better in initial quality than Porsche vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Toyota 8th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 6 more problems per 100 vehicles, Porsche is ranked 15th, below the industry average.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Porsche vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Toyota second in reliability. Porsche is ranked 11th.

Engine

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The Land Cruiser’s 5.7 DOHC V8 produces 46 more horsepower (381 vs. 335) and 69 lbs.-ft. more torque (401 vs. 332) than the Cayenne Coupe’s standard 3.0 turbo V6.

Fuel Economy and Range

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To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Toyota Land Cruiser uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Cayenne Coupe requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Land Cruiser has 4.8 gallons more fuel capacity than the Cayenne Coupe E-Hybrid’s standard fuel tank (24.6 vs. 19.8 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Land Cruiser has almost a gallon more fuel capacity than the Cayenne Coupe’s standard fuel tank (24.6 vs. 23.7 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Land Cruiser’s standard brake rotors are larger than those on the Cayenne Coupe:

Land Cruiser

Cayenne Coupe

Front Rotors

14 inches

13.8 inches

Rear Rotors

13.6 inches

13 inches

In an emergency stopping situation, many drivers don’t press the brakes with enough force to stop the vehicle in the shortest distance. The Land Cruiser has a standard brake assist system to detect emergency braking situations (by how hard and how quickly the brake pedal is pressed) and then automatically apply maximum braking immediately in order to help prevent a collision. The Cayenne Coupe doesn’t offer a brake assist feature.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Land Cruiser has larger tires than the Cayenne Coupe (285/60R18 vs. 275/45R20).

The Land Cruiser has a standard full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the Cayenne Coupe, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare, which has mileage and speed limitations, or roadside assistance and a tow-truck.

Suspension and Handling

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The Land Cruiser’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (52.1% to 47.9%) than the Cayenne Coupe’s (55.9% to 44.1%). This gives the Land Cruiser more stable handling and braking.

For better maneuverability, the Land Cruiser’s turning circle is 1.1 feet tighter than the Cayenne Coupe’s (38.7 feet vs. 39.8 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Land Cruiser has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Cayenne Coupe (8.9 vs. 8.2 inches), allowing the Land Cruiser to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Passenger Space

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The Land Cruiser has standard seating for 8 passengers; the Cayenne Coupe can only carry up to 5.

Cargo Capacity

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The Land Cruiser’s cargo area provides more volume than the Cayenne Coupe.

Land Cruiser

Cayenne Coupe

Third Seat Folded

41.4 cubic feet

n/a

Third Seat Removed

n/a

22 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

82.8 cubic feet

54.3 cubic feet

The Land Cruiser’s rear cargo window opens separately from the rest of the tailgate door to allow quicker loading of small packages. The Cayenne Coupe’s rear cargo window doesn’t open.

Payload and Towing

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The Land Cruiser’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Cayenne Coupe’s (8100 vs. 7700 pounds).

The Land Cruiser has a higher standard payload capacity than the Cayenne Coupe (1320 vs. 1150 lbs.).

Ergonomics

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The Land Cruiser’s standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. An easy entry system costs extra on the Cayenne Coupe.

If the windows are left open on the Land Cruiser the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows at the outside door handle or from a distance using the keyless remote. (This window function must be activated by your Toyota service department.) The driver of the Cayenne Coupe can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Land Cruiser has a standard rear wiper. The Cayenne Coupe doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Land Cruiser has standard extendable sun visors. The Cayenne Coupe doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The Land Cruiser has a standard heated steering wheel to take the chill out of steering on extremely cold winter days before the vehicle heater warms up. A heated steering wheel costs extra on the Cayenne Coupe.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Toyota Land Cruiser has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The Cayenne Coupe doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

The Land Cruiser has a 115-volt a/c outlet in the cargo area, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The Cayenne Coupe doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

Recommendations

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Consumer Reports® recommends the Toyota Land Cruiser, based on reliability, safety and performance.

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