Land Cruiser vs Land Rover – which is the best 4×4?
The endless tongue in cheek, fist in the air debate between Land Rover and Land Cruiser fans has been going on for ages. When going through the gazillions of 4×4 forums and talking to clients making use of 4×4 hire, I realised that this debate will not soon reach a solid conclusion.
Watching the equally brilliant YouTube videos of what both vehicles are capable of, its no wonder that you get Land Rover ravers, Land Cruisers by heart and those that are sitting on the fence between these two kings of the off-road.
Land Cruiser & Land Rover: river crossing adventures
I wasn’t surprised to learn that unlike regular vehicles, 4×4′s and other off-road vehicles are designed so that they could get across water obstacles. But what threw me completely overboard was that Land Cruisers and Land Rovers could cross such deep rivers, even if it meant floating around for a bit, as illustrated below.
Toyota Land Cruiser river crossing video
Watch this short YouTube clip and see how one crazy Aussie drives a Toyota Land Cruiser right into a river… without a snorkel! The SUV floats like a boat, but will it actually reach the bank?
Have a look at these 4×4 river crossing tips if you want to attempt this stunt on you next 4×4 trip!
Land Rover Defender river crossing video
You got to love the Aussies… South Africans don’t have to stand back when it comes to off-road craziness. Watch as South African off-roaders take on the deep water in the Berg River Resort in Paarl, South Africa in a Land Rover.
Seems like both are winning 4×4′s for the off-road at the end of the day… Tell us on which side of the fence you’re on and prove why your kind of SUV is the best 4×4 there is!