Auto brawl 101: Ford Expedition vs Toyota Land Cruiser

Updated Sep 05, 2020

Here’s everything you should know about the Toyota Land Cruiser and the Ford Expedition in a nutshell.

1. Ford Expedition vs Toyota Land Cruiser: Introduction

We’re pitting the Expedition and the Land Cruise in an all-out “Auto brawl 101: Ford Expedition vs Toyota Land Cruiser” to know who will prevail in a no-holds barred comparison of these two SUVs.

The SUVs are kings of the road and no there’s no dispute about it. For this auto brawl; the top money options are the ones in the spotlight to see if they deserve to be the top SUV options for a top-money draw.

Both are by-words of what a luxurious top-class SUV is, and other SUV classes are way out of their league. These two examples are what top of the line is; with everything is thrown into that makes them a class above the others. Let’s start of the Expedition vs Land Cruiser by to see which is truly the best between the east versus the west!

ford expedition vs toyota land cruiser

These two examples are what top of the line is; with everything is thrown into that makes them a class above the others

  • Ford Expedition: This is what raw and pure power is in an All-American made SUV that is a monster. For many years the Expedition has been the standard of the American SUV that Asian car makers have tried to emulate, yet it has the distinction to whoever has owned this car. In the Philippines, this is the symbol of affluence that few cars ever achieved, even the Land Cruiser cannot top this perception.
  • Toyota LC: The latest incarnation of the legendary Land Cruiser of the seventies, which is what Japanese craftsmanship has made into a perfect 4WD. When put alongside other Asian SUV s the Land Cruiser is notch above other Asian options.

Before getting started, you can learn more about these two giant SUVs in our in-depth reviews:

2. Ford Expedition vs Toyota Land Cruiser: Dimensions

Size matters and SUV s are made to be big and when occupying loads of space on the road or in a parking space. Size does matter in the “Auto brawl 101: Ford Expedition vs Toyota Land Cruiser”. The length, width, and height make them the biggest and tallest vehicles on the road that dwarfs a compact too.

  • Ford Expedition: This is one huge car that outstrips the Land Cruise; in most dimensions that translates into more room inside the cabin! The Expedition is big, and their size makes it easy to fit more people or cargo into the back. So, you’ve got a huge car with room to spare like a big pick up too!
  • Toyota Land Cruiser: A smidge smaller; but still a big SUV by all accounts that makes other vehicles on the road seen small. This car is also a symbol of affluence and money, but its presence is felt on the road! This Japanese option has more than enough room inside to fit big luggage and people comfortably. The height makes it very visible for the driver to see everything, and others to see it’s imposing presence.
Expedition vs Land Cruiser: Dimensions
  Ford Expedition 2018  Toyota Land Cruiser 2018
Length 5,621 mm 4,950 mm
Width 2,332 mm 1,970 mm
Height 1,989 mm 1,905 mm


ford expedition 2018 philippines

This is one huge car that outstrips the Land Cruise

toyota land cruiser 2018 philippines

A smidge smaller; but still a big SUV by all accounts

3. Toyota Land Cruiser vs Ford Expedition: Performance

Both have powerful engines at 3.5 and 4.5-liter ratings, but the Expedition uses turbocharging to make up the difference. Another thing is that the Land Cruiser will eat up more gas than the Expedition. 

  • Ford Expedition: Compared to the LC it loses out in displacement and torque, but it supplies 365 horsepower to tow a max weight of 9200 pounds! Despite the huge torque of the LC with its sequential transmission that may not be configured like the Expedition. Huge tires at 22-inches are installed compared to 18-inches of the other options, gives it a towering stature. The suspension of the Expedition is the best of its class and soaks in bumps like a sponge.
  • Toyota Land Cruiser: If it seems one sided but it’s not because the LC holds its own on all specs despite some smaller numbers. All the specs point to a top class option with huge numbers compared to its competition, except the American cars have been built around power, not efficiency. The suspension of the LC has been of the best in any Asian car and to this day is one of the best! Also worth of note is that the Toyota Land Cruiser is among best diesel SUVs in the Philippines.

Land Cruiser vs Expedition: Engine & Performance

   Ford Expedition 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser 2018
Engine Turbocharged EcoBoost 3.5L V6 4.5L
Displacement 3,500 cc 4,461 cc
Horsepower 365 232
Torque Nm 420 615
Transmission 6-Speed AT 6-Speed AT Sequential

Right: Double Wishbone

Left: Multi-Link

Right: Independent Double Wishbone with Coil Spring

Left: 4-Link with Coil Springs and Lateral Rod

Brakes Vented Disc 17" Ventilated Discs
Drive train 4WD AWD
Tize size 22 inches 18 inches
Passengers 8 8
Towing limit 9,200 pounds n/a
Fuel Gasoline Diesel


toyota land cruiser engineford expedition engine

Both have powerful engines at 3.5 and 4.5-liter ratings, but the Expedition (left) uses turbocharging to make up the difference


4. Toyota Land Cruiser vs Ford Expedition: Safety Features

An SUV is the best option with modern features and a uni-body construction, which is safer than a body on chassis (pick-ups). Both of these two models are in the list of best SUVs in the Philippines in 2018 and safety is a major factor in this Ford Expedition vs Toyota Land Cruiser head-to-head that defines how well an option does. An SUV has added features that help keep it stable. Inside the cabin, more than enough safety features are in place to protect occupants from harm. Other cars would go squish; but the reinforced chassis will leave it a wreck, unlike a smaller car.

  • Ford Expedition: All the safety features needed is here and has everything including a durable uni-body shell that houses all these features. But it lacks a knee and curtain airbag, unlike the LC that has it. A Blind Spot Monitor is only optional not like in the LC. Otherwise, this SUV is built like a tank and will keep those inside safer than most cars
  • Toyota Land Cruiser: This does as well as the Expedition in safety rating, but the legendary safety of the Expedition is still acknowledged over the LC. Some of its features not in the Expedition are HAST, TACC, multi-terrain ABS with EBD that is like ESB and traction control which has the same function. Each make has an in-house version of the tech but a different name to it.
Land Cruiser vs Expedition: Safety Features
 Ford Expedition 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser 2018
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Front Tow Hooks
  • Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor (Optional)
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Rear Parking Aid
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Alarm
  • Driver's Airbag   
  • Front Passenger's Airbag              
  • Side Airbag         
  • Knee Airbag       
  • Curtain Airbag   
  • Multi-Terrain ABS with EBD
  • Security Alarm   
  • Immobilizer        
  • Hill-Start Assist Control  
  • Turn Assist with Crawl Control    
  • Blind Spot Detection System        
  • Rear Parking Sensors      

ford expedition vs toyota land cruiser safety features

Safety is a major factor in this Ford Expedition vs Toyota Land Cruiser head-to-head

5. Ford Expedition vs Toyota Land Cruiser: Interior and Comfort

What’s the “Auto brawl 101: Ford Expedition vs Toyota Land Cruiser” without these top money options that are for the moneyed-set with a huge price tag. If modern extras are wanted this has everything for driver and passenger comfort. Forget about the budget because this is the apex of automotive luxury.

  • Ford Expedition: Everything all-in in this option, no need to look any further and be pampered inside the cabin! Say goodbye to being cramped and discomfort because this has room to kick about and even have connectivity while on the road. Road trips will never be the same in the Expedition, even get an arctic chill from the AC. Connect loads of gadgets with the 110-volt outlet that is very convenient.
  • Toyota Land Cruiser: An ultimate in comfort and luxury with leather seats that’s a good touch to it! Better yet for long trips don’t forget to pack the cooler with drinks when a chilly refreshment is needed. Inside the cabin is everything needed for a comfortable drive. This is what auto luxury is, and it is truly the best option for deep pockets.
Toyota Land Cruiser vs Ford Expedition: Interior & Comfort
 Ford Expedition 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser 2018
  • Remote ignition
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 110-volt power outlet
  • 10-way power front passenger seat
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Driver memory settings
  • Power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Sync 3 interface with an 8-inch touchscreen
  • HD/satellite radio
  • Six-way power driver seat with manual recline
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Sliding and Reclining 40/20/40 split second row seat
  • One-touch 60/40-fold-flat seat
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror Ford’s Sync voice-control system
  • Bluetooth phone
  • Audio connectivity
  • Six-speaker sound system/CD player
  • Rear audio controls
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Start
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Cruise Control   
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Push Start Button            
  • AC System automatic 4-zone A/C with automatic rear cooler
  • Entertainment System with CD, DVD, MP3, AUX, USB
  • Bluetooth
  • 6-Speaker
  • Power windows               
  • Leather seats
  • Heated 40/20/40 split second row
  • 50/50 split third row
  • Active front headrests
  • Infotainment head unit
  • Built-in Navigation
  • HDMI input
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Power moon roof
  • Power steering
ford expedition 2018 interiorToyota Land Cruiser Interior

Ford Expedition vs Toyota Land Cruiser Interior

6. Ford Expedition vs Toyota Land Cruiser: Exterior

Using all kinds of aids to keep all the windows clear, including the side view and rear-view mirrors as visual guides. Most cars not in this class will not have these options but are scanty at best.

  • Ford Expedition: This is the one option with all the exterior features in an-all-in luxury option, no buts because it has everything.
  • Toyota Land Cruiser: All the exterior options are excellent because most SUV s will be the most equipped with everything. Although there are some essential design differences with the Expedition, they are on par.
Expedition vs Land Cruiser: Exterior
 Ford Expedition 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser 2018
  • Sun/Moon Roof (Optional)
  • Sun/Moonroof (Optional)
  • Running Boards
  • Power Retractable Running Boards (Optional)
  • Roof rack
  • Fog Lamps
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Folding Mirrors
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
  • Auto-Off Headlights
  • Power Liftgate
  • Headlamps Bi-LED with Dynamic Auto Leveling
  • Daytime Running Lamp with LED
  • Headlamp Integrated
  • LED Front Fog Lamps
  • Roof Rail
  • Outside Rear View Mirrors with Power Refract + Memory + Heater + Anti-Glare    
  • Front Wiper                      
  • Rain Sensor        
  • Rear Wiper                        
  • Rear Window Defogger with Timer
  • Back Door Garnish with, Chrome
  • LED Rear Combination Lamps                    
  • Rear Spoiler                      
  • LED High Mount Stop Lamp                        
  • Mudguards
  • Side Step
  • Outside Rear View Mirrors


ford expedition 2018 on the roadToyota Land Cruiser Exterior

Ford Expedition vs Toyota Land Cruiser Exterior

>>> Read more: Ford Expedition 2018 to arrive in the Philippines soon

7. Ford Expedition vs Toyota Land Cruiser: What’s the “ultimate SUV”?

Who’s the winner in this Ford Expedition vs Toyota Land Cruiser car brawl that has specs in the most relevant features that are practical in all aspects. The overall winner is the Ford Expedition because it has a good price with excellent features, and it can tow 9200 pounds too. The Toyota Land Cruiser is a good option other features like HAS, TACC which are derivative of ESC. Go over these tables and see it is for you.

Ford Expedition vs Toyota Land Cruiser: Final Results

Ford Expedition 2018

(XLT 202A package) 

Toyota Land Cruiser 2018

(200 4.5L AT)

Price SRP P3,615,000 P4,284,000 - 4,650,000
Performance Winner Lose
Dimensions Winner Lose
Safety Features Lose Winner
Interior & Comfort Draw Draw
Exterior Features Draw Draw

If you're hunting for best Toyota Land Cruiser and Ford Expedition models, hope that the two list below can be useful for your car search.

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Norjan Ismail Abbas

Norjan Ismail Abbas


Norjan enjoys writing about various topics, and car is among them. Don't ever ask him which his most favorite car is since he has none. He believes each car is beautiful in its own way.

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