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"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."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Landstalker is a four-door SUV available in every Grand Theft Auto game since Grand Theft Auto III, excluding Grand Theft Auto Advance and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. It is manufactured by Dundreary in the HD Universe.

Design

3D Universe

The Landstalker has many different designs between Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, usually combined from a variety of sources.

HD Universe

The Grand Theft Auto IV rendition of the Landstalker bears close resemblance to the Third generation Ford Expedition, due to its overall shape. 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. The Landstalker is equipped with a GPS system with a male voice, but only if the player leaves the "selected cars" (default) option in the audio menu.

The Landstalker also appears in trailers 1 and 2 and Franklin's trailer for Grand Theft Auto 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 in GTA V, 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.

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Performance

3D Universe

The Landstalker was originally introduced with a light weight (1380kg), 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 3D Universe, especially when attempting VCS' Robbery missions.

HD Universe

The Grand Theft Auto IV rendition of the Landstalker is quite heavy, resulting in poor acceleration and decent top speed, 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.

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.

GTA IV Overview

Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Layout/Type/Decal Detail)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gears
(Number + Type)
Mass
(Kg / lb)

n/a

Top Speed (Handling.dat)
n/a
Top Speed (Tested)
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F4 V8 (Cover)

Drivetrain (Handling.dat)
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Drivetrain (Tested)
AWD

Gears (Handling.dat)
n/a
Gears (Tested)
5

n/a


In Grand Theft Auto 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

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Cubic Capacity/Layout/Type)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gearbox
Number + Type
Mass
(Kg / lb)

Defined/Claimed
(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.) (Claimed Top Speeds)

n/a 84 / 135 (Handling.dat)

n/a

AWD
40% FWD
60% RWD
(Handling.dat)

5 (Handling.dat)

2400 / 5291 (Handling.dat)

Observed/Tested
(i.e. recorded/tested using in-game data.) (Observed Top Speeds & Acceleration Times)

10.1 Seconds 85 / 137

F4 V8 (Cover)
Inline-4 Diesel (Sound)

AWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.


Modifications

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Type Upgrade Cost
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
Wheels Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Ahab $ 1000
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Off Road Wheel $ 1000
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500
  • The Transfender in Las Venturas charges 20% more for every modification except colors.

Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $1,250 $5,250
Armor Upgrade 40% $3,125 $8,750
Armor Upgrade 60% $5,000 $14,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $8,750 $24,500
Armor Upgrade 100% $12,500 $35,000
Brakes Street Brakes $5,000 $10,000
Sport Brakes $6,750 $13,500
Race Brakes $8,750 $17,500
Bumpers Custom Front Splitter $1,250 $2,500
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,250 $4,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $3,125 $6,250
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $4,500 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $8,375 $16,750
Exhaust Chrome Tip Exhaust $375 $750
Lights Xenon Lights $1,000 $5,000
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $7,250
Respray - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Roof Roof Rack $350 $700
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $5,800
Side Step Side Steps $1,500 $3,000
Suspension Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Street Transmission $7,375 $14,750
Sports Transmission $8,125 $16,250
Race Transmission $10,000 $20,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $6,250 $35,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

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Special Variants

  • 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.
  • An Epsilon Landstalker can be seen in the mission Unknowing the Truth, escorting the player's Tailgater to the drop-off point. The player can easily obtain it by betraying and killing the Epsilon members in the same mission. It only differs by its unique baby blue color, like any Epsilon vehicle.

Notable Owners

Locations

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: 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.

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

Rewards

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • After finding all thirty cars for Stevie, a Landstalker can be sold at his garage for $3,000.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

General

  • The name "Landstalker" could be a play on the name Land Rover, a similar real-life SUV brand, or a reference to the Grand Theft Auto 2 vehicle, the Land Roamer. Roving, roaming, and stalking are considered to have similar meanings.

3D Universe

HD Universe

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