The 2009 Toyota Land Cruiser is powered by a new 5.7L V8, making 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. The aluminum-block engine is similar to that used in the Tundra full-size pickup, with direct ignition, four valves per cylinder, variable valve timing and variable-length intakes; it now runs on regular unleaded gas and meets ULEV-II emissions. It delivers power through a 6-speed automatic transmission with a flexible-lockup torque converter for smoothness. All Land Cruisers have full-time 4-wheel drive, including a low range, limited slip rear differential, and a locking Torsen center differential.A body-on-frame layout assures more long-term durability for the Land Cruiser than other unibody sport utility vehicles. In front, the suspension has a high-mount double-wishbone setup that's better for off-roading while not sacrificing on-road performance. In back there's a 4-link coil-spring arrangement with a stabilizer bar.The Land Cruiser's interior has three rows of seating, for up to eight. For ease of entry to the third row, the second row on the passenger side has a one-touch tumble feature, and the second row adjusts about four inches fore and aft.The Land Cruiser has ten air bags--the most in any Toyota vehicle--and all eight seating positions have 3-point seatbelts.