- "The Landstalker is a full-size luxury SUV driven by people you assume must be drug dealers or trophy wives, because that's easier than dealing with the very real possibility that they might just be more attractive and successful than you are."
- ―Southernsanandreassuperautos.com description.
- In GTA III, the Landstalker resembles a slightly altered first generation Land Rover Freelander , the 1998 Opel/Vauxhall Frontera, or the 1998 Nissan Terrano.
- In Liberty City Stories, the Landstalker is based on a Lincoln Navigator. Some models may also come with roof-mounted luggage rack, and boxes in the rear compartment.
- In GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories, the Landstalker resembles a 1984-1990 Jeep Wagoneer Limited with the headlights and front bumper from the 1983-1990 Chevrolet S-10.
- In GTA San Andreas, the Landstalker generally resembles the GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories rendition but with a few changes which make its design more similar to a Chevrolet S10 Blazer or Ford Explorer. It no longer carries a rear-mounted spare tire; instead, a tire is visible inside the rear compartment. The engine sound suggests a 4.7L V8 or a large displacement V6.
The GTA V rendition of the Landstalker bears close resemblance to the Third generation Ford Expedition, due to its overall shape (and because Dundreary is based on Mercury). The grille and front fascia however is most likely modeled after that of the first generation Lincoln Navigator.The headlights resemble those of the 2006–present Range Rover or Lincoln Navigator and the taillights appear to share similar traits of those on the 2006 Ford Explorer/Range Rover Sport. It also bears a resemblance to the 2008 Ford Flex, however, this is most likely coincidental, as the Ford Flex was released at almost exactly the same time as Grand Theft Auto IV.
A special black variant of the Landstalker can be seen driving around North Holland by North Holland Hustlers and Firefly Projects by M.O.B.. This variant features chrome side scuff bars, no luggage rails, and rear seat entertainment like used in the Lincoln Navigator as an option.
The Landstalker also appears in trailers 1 and 2 and Franklin's trailer for GTA V but has since had a face-lift (shown in Franklin's trailer). The face-lifted model sports different rims and tires, a slimmer front bumper and improved performance. The roof racks are no longer standard as in GTA IV, but can be added at Los Santos Customs. It also features a front license plate.
Similar to the Cavalcade, the SUV features many luxury customization options in Los Santos Customs, Including side steps (which also add TVs fitted into the headrests), roof-racks and bumper modifications.
The Landstalker was originally introduced with a light weight (1380 kg), a short wheelbase, high ground clearance, full-time 4WD, poor grip, stiff suspension, a high center of gravity and unstable weight distribution. As a result, it is highly susceptible to rollovers while simply turning or traversing off-road especially on traintracks, if the player doesn't drive carefully or make use of the handbrake. These attributes made the vehicle vastly inferior as an off-road vehicle when compared to the Patriot, Rancher, Sandking and Huntley. Although its handling is poor, the Landstalker has all-round moderate-to-good acceleration and top speed due to its weight.
The Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories rendition is noticeably more stable—its redesigned body features a lowered ground clearance (resulting in a slight redistribution of weight to the bottom) and a longer, heavier body (1880 kg), reducing the likelihood of rollovers. This is decidedly not the case with the version used in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories which has some of the poorest handling and highest likelihood of rollovers of any car in the GTA III universe, especially when attempting VCS' Robbery missions.
The GTA IV rendition of the Landstalker is quite heavy, resulting in poor acceleration and a top speed of 145km/h (75mph), and compared to other SUVs; braking is also adversely affected by the weight. The engine is a large displacement V8, paired to a 5 speed gearbox in a 50% Front, 50% Rear 4WD layout. The suspension is moderately firm, but still far too soft to corner at speed effectively. The body flops about in the turns, often causing the rear end to kick out and fishtail rather than simply overturn as in previous games. On the road, the Landstalker is nowhere near as competent as its closest competitors (the Cavalcade and Huntley Sport), but off-road the Landstalker begins to show its usefulness. The engine has enough torque to allow scaling of medium-grade hills, and the suspension evens out most of the natural bumps; unfortunately, the long rear overhang means the Landstalker can beach itself on rocks. Overall, its off-road performance is inferior to that of the Cavalcade, however it fares better than the Huntley Sport.
The Landstalker has a unique ABS system as standard equipment. The ABS will only work if braking in a straight line. If braking while turning, the wheels will lock, but will unlock after it straightens out.
Deformation in frontal accidents is very good, having able to retain both headlights after hitting a low car. Rear accidents though cause quite a bit of visible damage. The engine itself is sturdy in accidents, allowing the Landstalker to take multiple direct hits at full speed before failing. Overall, this vehicle is better suited for short drives and off-road expeditions than high-speed pursuits.
In GTA V, the Landstalker has a diesel engine which produces the same sound as the Cavalcade's. The Landstalker has a lower-end performance line in GTA V, compared to its previous appearances, and since the larger variety of newly introduced vehicles, it now becomes one of the slowest SUVs in the game.
GTA V Overview
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
(mph / kph)
(Capacity + Layout + Fuel)
AWD / FWD / RWD
Number + Type
(Kg / lb)
|n/a||135 / 217||
2400 / 5291
Mass cannot be observed.
GTA San Andreas
- The Landstalker can be modified at a TransFender garage.
|Color||Car Color 1 (64 different colors)||$ 150|
|Exhausts||Large Exhaust||$ 250|
|Medium Exhaust||$ 200|
|Twin Exhaust||$ 300|
|Upswept Exhaust||$ 400|
|Lights||Round Fog Lamp||$ 100|
|Square Fog Lamp||$ 50|
|Nitro||2x Nitrous||$ 200|
|5x Nitrous||$ 500|
|10x Nitrous||$ 1000|
|Off Road Wheel||$ 1000|
|Car Stereo||Bass Boost||$ 100|
- The Transfender in Las Venturas charges 20% more for every modification except colors.
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Add the modifications of GTA V
- The Epsilon Program has a unique baby blue Landstalker, as seen in the side mission Unknowing the Truth.
- Francis McReary owns a black Landstalker, as seen in the first cutscene of Blood Brothers.
- Lino Friddell
- Peter Dreyfuss owns a black Landstalker with a unique vanity plate that reads DR3YFU55, as seen on A Starlet in Vinewood after collecting all the Letter Scraps.
- Ralph Ostrowski
- Ray Bulgarin owns a Pearlescent black Landstalker, as seen in the mission Going Deep.
- Victor Vance owns a Landstalker by default if he runs a Robbery Business.
- Poppy Mitchell's security
- Commonly seen driving around Staunton Island.
- Outside the hut in the north-west corner of Belleville Park, Staunton Island. This is the start point for a checkpoints side-mission.
- Parked on one of the houses in Cedar Grove, Shoreside Vale.
GTA Vice City
- Parked at the dirt track in Downtown, Vice City (starts Test Track).
- In front of a mansion with a tennis court in the northwest part of Starfish Island (only during Naval Engagement).
- Commonly seen driving around Starfish Island and the richer areas.
GTA San Andreas
- In the parking lot in Foster Valley, San Fierro.
- Spawns regularly around The Strip, Las Venturas.
- Spawns around Santa Maria Beach, Los Santos.
- Spawns more commonly in Whitewood Estates.
GTA Liberty City Stories
- Parked at the car lot at Capital Autos in Harwood, Portland Island.
- Found commonly in Portland Island.
- Spawns regularly in Belleville Park, Staunton Island.
- A bulletproof version can be found at the Shoreside Vale safehouse in Cedar Grove, Shoreside Vale after completing all 12 levels of See The Sight Before Your Flight, which can be accessed in a tourist booth near Francis International Airport.
- In the Newport Multistory Car Park.
- In the parking lot of the Ferry Terminal in Rockford, Staunton Island.
GTA Vice City Stories
- Parked at an alleyway in Ocean Beach.
- Spawns by every robbery empire site the player owns. If all 30 empire sites are owned by Vic, it's bulletproof.
GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City
- Can be found in Firefly Projects, Broker; Northwood, North Holland, The Triangle or Star Junction, Algonquin and anywhere in Alderney.
- Can spawn at an Parking Lot next to the construction site in Purgatory, Algonquin.
- Sometimes will spawn while driving any SUV.
- A unique baby blue Landstalker appears in the final mission of the Epsilon Program.
- During the mission Parenting 101.
- One can be obtained in the mission A Starlet in Vinewood.
- Parked in the junkyard in Sandy Shores.
- Will rarely spawn in the parking lot of the Los Santos Golf Club.
- Can be bought for $58,000 on southernsanandreassuperautos.com since the Heists Update
- The name "Landstalker" could be a play on the name Land Rover, a similar real-life SUV brand, or a reference to the GTA 2 vehicle, the Land Roamer. Roving, roaming, and stalking are considered to have similar meanings.
- The default radio station GTA San Andreas for the Landstalker is SF-UR.
- In the American GTA III game manual, an advertisement for the Maibatsu Monstrosity shows a rebadged Landstalker.
- In GTA III, the Landstalker wheel hubcap has the Honda logo on it, like the Sentinel. This is a developer oversight.
- In GTA San Andreas the Landstalker is the fourth most resistant vehicle as seen in the stats.
- In Liberty City Stories the Landstalkers being driven around at random sometimes contain several boxes inside, with the ZIP label on them.
- In the HD Universe the Landstalker plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
- When in reverse in the Landstalker, the front badge glows due to a glitch.
- In Grand Theft Auto Online the Landstalker sells for $5,800 at Los Santos Customs.
- If you put side steps on a black Landstalker in GTA V, it will resemble the M.O.B. Landstalker in GTA IV.
- Also in GTA V, if you add roof rack in a Landstalker of any colour, it will resemble the GTA IV Landstalker with the exception of the different front bumper.