Two of history’s four-wheeling giants meet again in the new world.
It’s not often we have the chance to test two of the most venerable off-road vehicles known to man, let alone at the same time and on some of the best trails our planet has to offer. But luckily for us, the stars aligned to put a 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition and Land Rover Defender in our driveway at the same time, and the Colorado wilderness was calling.
The current Land Cruiser, nicknamed the 200 Series, is on its way out the door, but not before heralding the return of the new Defender, which arrived for the 2020 model year. It’s the perfect time to hit the trail and see who’s king of the off-road domain.
Editor’s Note: Thanks to our friends at Out of Spec, we can bring you this rock crawlin’ comparison between two off-road heavy weights. Check out the Out of Spec channel on YouTube for more great content. For the full story and video, check out this article from Motor 1.