Seattle is home to a lot of awesome people and places, but there’s only one time a year where you can REALLY let your inner-geek out! Yup, we’re talking about Emerald City Comic Con.
The massive event brings superfans together for a truly unique experience unlike anything else out there. Thousands of people swarmed downtown Seattle, dressed in incredibly intricate costumes and elaborate makeup, to gather for four days of shopping, panels and general fanfare at the Washington State Convention Center.
But not any car could get these superfans to Emerald City Comic Con – with their costumes intact. No way. For that, we needed a galactic ride – Darth Vader-approved. And that’s exactly what we got with the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser.
In fact, we were able to fit Vader, his Storm Troopers and part of the Imperial Fleet into this sweet ride as we cruised downtown to the big event.
For over 60 years, the Toyota Land Cruiser has been the cream of the adventure crop, blending a sophisticated off-road prowess with undeniable on-the-road comfort. Families and friends alike will both appreciate and adore this vehicle, whether you’re taking them on a long road trip or a simple excursion around the city.
A stylish interior
This state-of-the-art version of a timeless icon knows no boundaries. Not only can the vehicle seat a whopping eight passengers, but it does so in style. Heated, leather-trimmed seats, a sleek dashboard with a high-resolution touch display and a center console that doubles as a cooler are just a few of the many modern and lavish features located within this vehicle.
Bold external details
On the outside, the 2017 Land Cruiser looks just as jaw-dropping as within. Bold details like a chrome grill and side moldings, LED headlights, and a sculpted hood gives this particular model an elegance that is unparalleled on the car market. And that’s without even mentioning what lies under the hood.
The vehicle’s power is arguably its most fascinating component. The 2017 Land Cruiser’s V8 engine develops 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-feet of torque while still giving riders a quiet, peaceful transit. The engine pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission, but also allows the driver to switch to manual control when needed. In addition, this vehicle can tow an astronomical 8,100 pounds, which is even more than some of the most powerful trucks around can pull.
Unmatched off-road capabilities
If you plan on taking this monster off-road, you’ll be happy to hear that the 2017 version of this classic comes with increased traction and visibility via the Land Cruiser’s multi-terrain monitor, rigid frame, skid plates, Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) and limited-slip and Crawl Control (CRAWL) with Off-Road Turn Assist. In short, this baby was made to do more than just crawl.
Safety above all else
Of course, there are families out there who won’t be purchasing for these exciting reasons, but rather simply for the safety features, and that is one particular area Toyota prides itself on above all others. The 2017 Land Cruiser comes equipped with ten airbags, blind-spot monitor capabilities, and other sensor alerts that put drivers in the safest possible positions when sitting behind the wheel.
Whether you’re off to meet the various personalities of both Hollywood and the entertainment industry at Emerald City Comic Con or simply looking to purchase a new vehicle, The 2017 Land Cruiser is sure to please. Available in a range of classic colors, from blue onyx pearl to magnetic gray metallic, the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser starts at $84,775 with an estimated 13 miles per gallon in the city and 18 miles per gallon on the highway.