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Toyota LandCruiser Prado Review
Toyota LandCruiser Prado Review
Toyota LandCruiser Prado Review

The Toyota LandCruiser Prado is Australia’s best selling large SUV, but do the numbers prove it’s the best large SUV as well?

The LandCruiser Prado has been exceptionally successful for Toyota Australia. 17 years since it first launched and now in its fourth-generation, Australians have bought more than 200,000 of the Japanese-made large SUV.

A more impressive statistic is that if you counted sales of Toyota’s entire “Cruiser” range for 2012, which consists of LandCruiser Prado, LandCruiser 200 and 70 Series and FJ Cruiser, as an entirely separate business to Toyota’s other cars, it would’ve come 10th on the list of best-selling manufacturers.

To remind ourselves about what all the fuss is about, we embarked on a drive to New South Wales’ Blue Mountains outside of Sydney, with a bit of off-roading thrown in for good measure. The idea was to familiarise ourselves with the Prado while also celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of the first Europeans to cross the region.

Our test car was the five-door Toyota LandCruiser Prado Kakadu diesel, which has a retail price of $91,490, $1000 more than its petrol equivalent. The Kakadu sits at the very top of a somewhat complex Prado range, which starts at $55,990 for the base model GX but is also available as a three-door, starting at $56,090. There are two variants of the three-door and four variants of the five-door. For those who want an even bigger SUV with more off-roading capability, the LandCruiser 200 Series is the way to go.

Toyota LandCruiser Prado Review
Toyota LandCruiser Prado Review
Toyota LandCruiser Prado Review
Toyota LandCruiser Prado Review

The LandCruiser Prado range is available with a 3.0-litre turbo diesel across the range and a 4.0-litre petrol V6 on the five-door GXL, VX and Kakadu. Our Kakadu review car was equipped with the turbo diesel motor, which has 127kW of power and 410Nm of torque. Officially it uses 8.5 litres of diesel per 100km, which, given its massive 150L fuel tank, means it can do about 1750km on one tank. On that same token, it will cost about $225 to fill up at current diesel prices.

During our three days behind the wheel we drove roughly 500km and averaged about 10.5L/100km. That consisted of some off-roading and plenty of Sydney traffic, making it a pretty reasonable figure for a vehicle that weighs 2435kg.

The Toyota LandCruiser Prado is classified as a large SUV and technically competes with the more city-friendly SUVs like the Ford Territory, Holden Captiva 7 and Toyota’s own Kluger. In reality, the main competitor is the Mitsubishi Pajero both in terms of price and genuine SUV capability.

The seven-seater Prado is one of the larger SUVs most commonly seen in suburbia. It has tremendous appeal to families not just because it’s an ‘unbreakable’ Toyota but because it’s actually an SUV in the traditional sense of the word. It’s not a road car turned into an SUV, such as the Ford Falcon-based Territory.

The upside of that is Prado’s very rugged and can-do attitude. It’s eager and willing, feels exceptionally well put together and has the capability to go where none of its car-based competitors dare – even with 2500kg of cargo in tow. Apart from the even bigger and more off-road-focused Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series, the Prado would make an incomparable vehicle of choice in the unlikely event of a zombie apocalypse.

Toyota LandCruiser Prado Review
Toyota LandCruiser Prado Review
Toyota LandCruiser Prado Review
Toyota LandCruiser Prado Review

The downside is refinement. Where the likes of the Ford Territory and Toyota Kluger drive and behave like a car, the Prado behaves more like an old-school four-wheel-drive. The steering is vague and there’s a reasonable amount of body roll around corners. The diesel engine tends to make its share of noise, and although the five-speed automatic gearbox is well matched, it doesn’t have the same car-like feeling of a modern automobile.

Sit inside and the interior doesn’t look nearly as big as it should for a vehicle that measures nearly five metres in length. The front seats are comfortable and supportive but the second row seats could do with more legroom. The third row is ideal for children or best left folded flat for cargo. There’s plenty of headroom.

The side-hinged boot door requires a little too much space to open in tight car parks and you need to leave a reasonable amount of room at the back if boot access is required. Some prefer the top-hinged system as it requires less room to open but the Prado’s door does allow easier access to the boot when rear space isn’t an issue.

We had our 19-month-old son come along for the drive, his ISOFIX baby seat clipped in (with a little bit of force), and the rear screen DVD entertainment system was a huge bonus. The up-high position of the Prado and the sunroof also made the long drives easier as it allowed for better field of vision for the little guy, something definitely worth considering if you have kids.

Speaking of features, for that extra $35,500 over the base model GX, the Prado Kakadu comes with a whole bunch of interesting goodies. Apart from the basics, such as smart entry and start (leave key in pocket), the Kakadu gets radar cruise control (that allows you to follow the car in front at a set distance), parking sensors, reversing camera, satellite navigation, a 17-speaker JBL audio system, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, 18-inch alloys, 3-zone climate control, leather-accented interior and a pre-collision detection system that automatically brakes when a crash is imminent.

Toyota LandCruiser Prado Review
Toyota LandCruiser Prado Review
Toyota LandCruiser Prado Review
Toyota LandCruiser Prado Review

When the going gets rough, the Prado’s many off-roading systems come into play. Be it the downhill assistance control, or CRAWL, which is borrowed from the LandCruiser 200 series. CRAWL control technology manages the way power is directed to each wheel individually, helping to maintain maximum grip on steep or slippery surfaces. It’s sort of like cruise control for the outback.

We did some relatively basic off-roading in the Prado and, unsurprisingly, the Toyota never seemed fazed. Many buyers are unlikely to ever take their Prado off-road, but the capability is reassuringly there.

On the safety side the Toyota LandCruiser Prado includes seven airbags, vehicle stability control, and a five-star ANCAP crash rating.

On the warranty side, the Toyota Prado range has a three-year/100,000km warranty. Where it beats the competition is the 15,000km service intervals and Toyota’s guarantee of a maximum $210 cost per service for the first six services.

If you’re after a well-built, traditional SUV with genuine off-road capability instead of a more road-focused SUV, the Toyota Prado is a strong choice.


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  • MisterZed

    Prado might be decent if it had the new 4.6L direct injection V8 petrol engine it. The 4.0L V6 is a slug. Oh, and it’s a mid-size SUV, not a large SUV. The Landcruiser 200 is large.

    • http://www.caradvice.com.au/ Alborz Fallah

      The LandCruiser 200 is “upper large” the Prado is large.

      • MisterZed

        I know what VFACTS classify it as. They also classify an Aurion as large even though it’s the same size as the Camry in the segment below it.

        • Matt

          Have you looked at an Aurion? It’s a bigger car in both length and width.

          • MisterZed

            Yeah right. It’s 2cm longer than a Camry, and the exact same width. In other words, it’s pretty much the exact same size.

          • TG

            Yes, by means of plastic surgery. The Aurion and Camry use the same body shell.

    • marc

      …add the 3litre diesel to the list. Its way too small for 2400kgs. Stop start throttle response around town is terrible.

    • F1orce

      The 5.7L V8 is used in Lexus LX

      And the 4.6L V8 has been around since 2005, it’s not new at all..

    • pro346

      4.0lt v6 is definetly not sluggish would show most mid size front drivers the door

      • F1orce

        Yeah the FJ Cruiser which has the 4.0L V6 is about as fast as the SIDI SV6 in a straight line.

        It’s much quicker than all the mid-sizers

        • Phil

          About as fast must be a pretty loose term for you – I’ve driven the FJ and it was decently quick for a fourbie, but noticeably slower than my 9n Polo GTI which itself is noticeably slower than a SIDI SV6. BMW’s M Power app on my phone put them about a half second apart for 0-100. My 2c worth.

          • F1orce

            I know the FJ does the 0-100 in the 7′s

            The newer model has Dual VVT-I

            You’ve probably driven the older ones.

          • Phil

            Nope, not an old one. 8.3s according to M power app. Had 80kg of drawers in the back, so I’ll cut it some slack, but to get near an SV6 would take a lot of wishful thinking, Wheels got 6.9s in the auto sedan.

            The v6 Rav4 was quick, mid 7′s easily but you would expect that from something 350kg lighter than the FJ.

          • F1orce

            Haaaa 6.9 seconds is best the SV6 could do

            Which for 210kW and relatively low weight is not really saying much

          • pro346

            Wheels is always slow with times….I’ve personally seen a bog stock sv6 wagon do 0 to 100 in 6.4 seconds and low 14s on the quarter mile and that’s with 2 in the car

          • F1orce

            But the Aurion drivetrain/engine is better than SV6

            You should compare the IS350 to SV6, since both are DI and IS350 would dust the SV6, despite being heavier and having a smaller engine.

          • Cars

            The Aurion can beat the SV6.

          • F1orce

            Why is the commodore so slow?
            Even the base 190kW 3.0L should be much faster than what it currently does.
            GM should of kept producing the 3800 unit, it was better IMO, considering all the efforts made to transition to this current modern ‘high feature’ V6
            Performance is only one part of the puzzle, the other important aspect is the ‘acoustic performance’ and the GM/Holden V6 do extremely terrible in those regards. They sound horrible, like a cacophonous strut. Such harsh and thrashy harmonics.

          • Cars

            The IS350 is lighter –

            1645 kg
            Omega V6 Automatic (the lightest in the range) 1690 kg
            The IS350 is only 108ml less capacity.

          • F1orce

            The IS350 is much faster than what figures suggest.

            Try it out, man

          • Cars

            I know it’s damn quick. I’d love one but

            A. can’t afford it

            B. need 7 seats+ in my next vehicle

          • Cars

            Are you serious? Wheels are always highly optimistic with Holden times. Just check out their unreproduceable SS times. I know owners that were surprised they could never get near Wheels’ times. I’ve dusted off VE SV6′s in a base model rental Aurion. I’m completely suspicious of that quarter mile time. Maybe if it was down hill with a tail wind……..

      • marc

        too much weight to shift off the line. it loses badly in the first 50m like any heavy suv/4wd and can’t claw that distance back even its though it might hit 100ks sooner. heavy cars cant overcome laws of physics. most 2.5s will beat over 400m and a few 2.0s will beat it to 60, maybe not in time, butat the traffic lights yes.

    • jared

      Then there wouldn’t be any reason to buy the LandCruiser. Duh !

  • racrepus

    I’m sorry, but when you start harping on about “Toyota reliability” this and “unbreakable Toyota” that, it reads like a broschure. Don’t use their marketing slogans to sway the score or downplay any negatives. That BS might have been true in the 90′s, but not anymore.

    • Skybreak

      Speaking personally, Toyota’s have been great for my family. My 120 series Prado is now 5 years old and has never given me any problems at all. Earlier I had a Corolla for 7 years that never have me any problems. My brother had his Corolla for 5 years with no problems, and mum has had her Camry 11 years now with no problems (all bought as new cars).
      I’m sure some people do have problems with their Toyota, but I honestly don’t know anyone who has.
      Disclaimer – I have no connections to Toyota or anyone that sells them. I’m just a happy (and maybe lucky) customer.

    • http://www.caradvice.com.au/ Alborz Fallah

      I am not harping, I am just pointing out why people buy toyotas.

  • Sam

    how does this only get 3.5/5 and the Land Rover Defender gets 3?

    • Rocket

      A comparison with the Disco 4 would be interesting especially as the Land Rover is cheaper. The Jeep GC is also a good buy if you not need 7 seats.

      • blahblahblah

        if not in the market for 7 seats. Grand cherokee top is only 75K D/A.
        Seems to have a better CRD. 550nm. 177kW. 3.0L v6.

  • Matt

    Hi Caradvice, which path did you take down the Blue Mountains?

  • Don Quay

    “Never seemed phase”? Surely you mean fazed.

    • http://www.caradvice.com.au/ Alborz Fallah

      thanks.

  • Rocket

    Toyota has become the default choice in Australia because they trust the brand. However there are better vehicles for the same or less money and are overlooked because they simply don’t have a Toyota badge. They are seen as a lesser risk than the other brands.

    • Pal

      Exactly.

    • Zaccy16

      i agree, toyotas are at best average, its a similar story with holdens, people think if its got a holden badge it must be built here and be fantastic even though we know they are sub par rebadged daewoo/chevy

  • Phil

    Prado is failing its target market with its comparatively low 2.5 tonne tow capacity, and high pricing. No wonder the grey nomads are buying the new breed of utes, spend less and gain half a tonne of towing headroom. Or spend similar dough for a Disco 4 or Grand Cherokee CRD, with a tonne more tow rating. At 2.5t, they have the Santa Fe as a competitor.

    Desperately needs a more modern diesel, improved tow rating and sharper pricing.

    • Cars

      They won’t change the pricing. The fact is they simply don’t need to – these things sell like hotcakes. I agree the diesel engine could be refined substantially. Towing could be increased and I’d like to see Toyota take the path that the new Disco has and shed a few hundred KGs. That would improve performance and reduce fuel consumption. Unfortunately with the amount of these things leaving the showrooms, don’t hold your breath for any updates anytime soon. The market has given Toyota a big nod with this latest offering. Funny as it’s now a 7 seater instead of 8 and IMHO doesn’t hold a candle to the previous model in looks. In fact I reakon it’s still ugly. I thought it would have grown on me but no.

    • Troll No. 56

      2.5T towing capacity in the Santa Fe is basically useless with a maximum towball weight limit of 100kg.

      • Phil

        try 150kg with the optional HD tow kit, which includes uprated rear springs- not what I’d be comfortable with, but not useless.

        • LC

          The 5 door Prado has a towball weight of 250kg, and the 3 door adds an extra 50kg on top of that.

          Your move, Santa Fe.

  • Jerrycan

    My personal view is that the Disco 4 is far superior to the Prado in virtually every aspect regarding driveability, performance and comfort,, however there are a few other factors that influence purchase considerations.
    Toyota perceived reliability and high retained values are very important in this price category as is the excellent National dealer network. Land Rover just cannot compete against these aspects

    • Cars

      Perceived? Spoken to any owners? Reliability is the Prado halmark. Speak to any Disco owner about reliability and it’s quite a contrasting story. It’s a shame because I love the Disco but I’m damned if I’d pay the Disco premium for their poor reliability.

    • Mzungu

      Have owned both. Loved the Disco when it worked, hated it when it didn’t. The Prado’s dull but keeps going. Both vehicles will get you out bush, but the Prado will get you back home again.

  • Dave445555

    The towing capacity is only 2.5 tonne so the engine will meet Toyota’s 500,000km target, good luck seeing a Hyundai Landrover or any other 4wd lasting until or past then. That’s also why the new Rav4 diesel has the ridiculous 550kg towing capacity. I will admit a Landrover is better in nearly all respects on road, but they still are at the very bottom end of JD Power’s reliability studies and quite a few dealerships are simply not even accepting used Discovery’s unless they are under warranty.

    • Phil

      The RAV4 diesel’s rating was only because durability testing wasn’t completed prior to launch. Toyota have a 500,000km durability target? Why only warranty it for 100,000 then?

      • Doctor

        In the UK there is a service bulletin on that engine – Toyota will pay for an engine rebuild up to 7 years and 80,000 miles. There is a special rebuild kit and if the block is worn its replaced with a new one. If it can’t handle cool climates how do you reckon it’ll go here? That’s why the towing limit is so low – to discourage towing with it.

        • SPw

          … That issue was fixed 4 years ago and it’s another show how T stands by their customers even after warranty is expired…

    • Joe

      …..would you like to take my 560k Disco 1 Tdi for spin……much more reliable than my Toyota driving 4WD buddies, they’re always replacing broken bits…….

      • LC

        Back in Goulburn, NSW, my family are avid Toyota fans. My parents have gone through 4 Landcrusiers, two 78 series, a 80 series and a 200 series, and have 6 months ago acquired a Prado 3 door. They do the job well and, apart from a cracked rim on the 80 series, without issues. Most families on our street will tell you the same story. But one of them are keen Defender fans, with 2 Defender SUVs and a Defender ute. God those things are uncomfortable to sit in, and they have a knack for getting themselves stuck in muddy terrain (especially the ute while it’s laden). My families’ 78 a series has been called in to free it on more than one occasion. The SUV’s also tend to burn oil. The local dealer didn’t have what was needed to fix them , so they spent two weeks in the lot behind the dealer for while they waited for the parts needed to repair them. And even after all that, they stand by them religiously, and just like you, they like to bag out the “Crummy J** Imports”, as they like to call them, that most people around there drive (never mind they used them without a second though while their Defenders were out of commission).

        See? I have stories like those too.

        Also, over 1/2 a million kays of off-road driving? I bet that thing rattles like all get-out.

  • TG

    Alborz, service intervals are 10,000km, not 15,000km.

    This current model Prado will be getting a long-overdue facelift in the upcoming months. Hopefully they’ll get rid of that poxy Pioneer factory stereo in the GXL at the same time.

    • Joof

      And change that dashboard for something stylish…. Oh wait, look in a RAV or Corolla – Highly unlikely. I can’t believe they had a modern, stylish flowing dashboard in the 120 series Prado and went back to 1970 to create the abortion in this car. Compared to a Disco 4, there’s no way this screams $95K Premium!!!

    • Birty_B

      Was about to point that out. Has always been 6 months or 10,000km unless they’re about to change it. Pajero is 15,000km or 12 months.

    • http://www.caradvice.com.au/ Alborz Fallah

      Thanks TG, The data I got here says 15,000km (which I admit I was very suspicious on) I will check with Toyota and update.

      • Cars

        Even if it was 15,000KM it doesn’t beat the Pajero which is 15,000KM intervals, althought the servicing costs are notably higher than Toyota’s.

      • Cars

        Oh and congratulations “Daddy”! When is #2 comming? :D

  • Golfschwein

    Hideous things, but they suit some.

    • Lydia

      I think ‘hideous’ might be a little over the top. Anyway, vehicles in this class aren’t really known or bought for their looks.

      • Cars

        IMHO The 120 Series was a damn fine looking truck.

        • Brayden Cresswell

          As well as the jeep grand cherokee

  • Tony Abbotts No1 Fan

    I always liked the 120 series Prado, which for me looks way better than the 150 series.

    On top of that the D4D diesel is bit of a dog when compared to many other 3 litre diesels and a simple google search will reveal some worrying issues with that engine.

    Compared to a D4, I think the Prado is not in the same picture & if 7 seats aren’t a priority, the CRD Grand Cherokee, really shows how over priced the Prado really is.

    • Cars

      What issues do you speak of? Yes it’s underspecced for a 3L but there are hundreds of these things running around that have done 500,000Km + on original engines with no work done to the donk. Now if we want to talk about unreliable 3L diesels the GU Patrol instantly comes to mind….

      • Tony Abbotts No1 Fan

        For starters there are ongoing issues with the injector seal failing, this has caused massive recall numbers in Europe & NZ, but ignored here.

        As I said google & you shall see.

        Actually I would argue you claim that the 3.0L Patrol engine is unreliable. In my humble opinion the issue is not the engine, but its application.

        That engine has been used in other applications without a problem

  • Crank

    So overpriced and overrated. People buy them to say they have one. Sheeple.

    • Polizia

      Are you serious? People buy Prados to say they have one? In what world do you live, where the Prado is the ‘it’ car to drive?

    • 3rdworldjunkie

      Why do you use iPhone then… iSheep

  • Rick

    The typical Toyota philosophy , overpriced , underpowered and under equipped as others have said “there are a lot of better cars for a lot less cash ” . However toyota don’t need it improve things . Most people that purchase toyotas do it blindly and without looking at other vehicles and as I’ve said before the only car that is a competitor in its respective category is the aurion .

    • Cars

      Toyota, while not perfect by any measure, have a long history of reliable vehicles with leading resale values. When you buy a Toyota you are also paying for peace of mind and if you’ve ever had major car troubles you know how valuable that can be.

      • Rick

        Resale yes , reliability definately not

    • LC

      The Aurion? Really? Well it’s abysmal performance in the sales charts tell us a different story.

      Unlike the HiLux, the best selling pick-up in Australia, and of course, this, the best selling 4×4.

      • Rick

        Sales figures don’t tell the whole story . Compare vehicles the hilux is the least powerful of all commercials , uses the most fuel , has the least features, is expensive, is the roughest to ride in , doesnt handle , has the lowest tow rating etc etc etc . The prado is the same as the prado . As I said , if it wasn’t for the badge they wouldn’t be able sell them

        • LC

          Most of the HiLux’s issues would be solved when the new model comes in late this year/early next year. Pick-up buyers, who in many cases literally cannot afford a sub-standard vehicle, are buying it in droves. It appears they are fine with it, it’s not like Toyota has a monopoly on pick-ups (or medium 4x4s, for that matter), which over the last few years has become a highly competitive market segment. If they wanted to vote with their feet, they have PLENTY of other places to go.

          • Rick

            I hope they improve their engines, they are a long way behind their competitors . Living and working where I do I can assure you that the sales figures don’t tell the whole truth , a lot of the people around here buy them as I used to . for resale values only

        • jared

          Most of the people who buy them don’t have to use them. The key here is “total cost of ownership”.

  • Kd

    The interior is hideous in every single way and this thing is ridiculously overpriced!

    Also, should Caradvice really be advertising the fact they were using an ISOFIX child seat when they aren’t yet approved for sale/use in Australia?

    • Matt

      ISOFIX was approved 1/1/13 for Oz wasn’t it?

      • Kd

        Not yet. There was a story a few weeks ago saying Jag had delayed the XF Sportbrake as ISOFIX wasn’t yet approved and they couldn’t afford to re-engineer the car just for us.

  • Kd

    Why is it the idiots that drive these things are also the ones that seem to think it’s acceptable to drive everywhere with your fog lights on?

    • Cars

      You seem very angry about Prados and their drivers…

  • Al Tungupon

    “The downside is refinement. Where the likes of the Ford Territory and
    Toyota Kluger drive and behave like a car, the Prado behaves more like
    an old-school four-wheel-drive.”

    That’s because the Prado is a proper 4×4 whereas the Territory and Kluger are just jacked-up cars that can’t go off-road.

    The real problem is the engines. The diesel lacks two cylinders and considerable power while the petrol is a guzzler without providing proper performance. When is BMW going to power Toyota oilers? And the V8 found in the Lexus GX would probably consume the same as the 4-litre but obviously quicker.

  • DAVIDZ

    did the prado overheat the gearbox like in your last test?

  • LC

    The 3 door version of this is an interesting little number with real potential off road (short-wheelbase gives a great break-over angle), and actually gets better fuel economy and towing capacity than it’s 5 door brethren. Why wasn’t that reviewed too?

    But no matter if it’s a 3 or 5 door model, I say soccer mums looking for an SUV would be better of with a CX9. This car is at home in one place, and the inner city streets and school commute isn’t it!

  • 90 year old grey nomad

    I won’t drive it over 50 mph as it will wear out the engine. Where are my glasses, Doris ?

    • LC

      We use the metric system here, bud.

  • Zaccy16

    its beyond me why anyone would buy this over the simliar priced disco 4, people think its a toyota so it must be fantastic but actually has no where near the broad range of abilities that the disco has, the disco has the same sized diesel engine but has 60 kw more and a massive 200 nm of torque more but uses the same amount of fuel as the prado! the disco also drives great on road for a heavy 7 seater SUV and is refined while doing so.BUT is also great offroad. the disco also has a much more luxury interior that is more roomy than the prado but the discovery isn’t as colossal on the outside. etc…

    • LC

      The Prado is somewhat less fun to drive, but off-road (where it counts) The Disc will get you into the bush, but the Prado will get you in…and out.

  • Ronit

    That is really big!

  • Bryan

    I wonder why Toyota (and Mitsubishi for that matter) don’t offer the option of an upward opening or split side opening tail gate – surely it can’t be that had to engineer. My wife and I have been looking for a larger family vehicle for some time now and have read a lot of posts from people saying the same thing, that the big side opening door is just too difficult to use. I personally like the set up on the Disco 4 and if it it wasn’t for their reputation for poor reliability would probably have bought one buy now; the Prado is probably my second choice but it will mean compromising on a few things. Not sure yet which way I will go…

  • slay

    prado!!! super reliable!!!
    I guess everyone knows and probably that is the reason why u bought it. Sure it is a good car but please Toyota…….give us a prado that is more fun to drive. 127kw!!! and the same engine as in 120!!!
    I was trying to make up my mind between a prado or a discovery4. The driving and the feel of discovery4 is so much better but because I had a problem free prado 120 for 5 years, I was so reluctant to change to something else. Anyway at the end of the day I think I had enough of the underpower prado and went for a discovery4. So far so good, I haven’t had a problem for almost 2 yrs and done 71000km. Till now I think I had made the right decision. My family still enjoying the comfort of discovery 4 so do I as for the driving.

    • LC

      If you don’t plan to drive on anything more than sealed roads, then yes, you made the right choice with the Disc.

      If you want to do more than that, even once in a blue moon, then let me put it like this: A Disc will get you in the bush, but a Prado (or practically anything else in it’s segment) will get you in…and out.

  • 4wd_Nut

    Surprised they put Cabin Noise in the Prado as a Negative – i would have thought the Prado would have been one of the better ones for cabin noise compared with Pajero etc

  • Tommy c

    The service intervals are 10000 Kms not 15 000 km.

  • Disco

    Does the 120 series prado have the JBL sound system installed?

Toyota Landcruiser Specs

PRADO KAKADU : 3.0L DIESEL TURBO F/INJ - 5 SP SEQUENTIAL AUTO - 4D WAGON
Car Details
Make
TOYOTA
Model
LANDCRUISER
Variant
PRADO KAKADU
Series
KDJ150R 11 UPGRADE
Year
2013
Body Type
4D WAGON
Seats
7
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
DIESEL TURBO F/INJ
Engine Size
3.0L
Cylinders
DIESEL TURBO 4
Max. Torque
410Nm @  1600rpm
Max. Power
127kW @  3400rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
52.2W/kg
Bore & Stroke
96x103mm
Compression Ratio
17.9
Valve Gear
DUAL OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
5 SP SEQUENTIAL AUTO
Drive Type
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
3.727
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
DIESEL
Fuel Tank Capacity
150
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
8.5L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
2435
Gross Vehicle Weight
5490Kg
Height
1890mm
Length
4930mm
Width
1885mm
Ground Clearance
220mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:2500  Unbrake:750
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
11.6
Front Rim Size
7.5x18
Rear Rim Size
7.5x18
Front Tyres
265/60 R18
Rear Tyres
265/60 R18
Wheel Base
2790
Front Track
1585
Rear Track
1585
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Standard Features
Comfort
Air Con + Climate Control Multi Zone, Heated Front Seats
Control & Handling
Adaptive Damping Control, 18 Inch Alloy Wheels, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Hill Holder
Driver
Cruise Control, Leather Steering Wheel
Engine & Transmission
Diff Locks, Diff Lock Rear
Entertainment
CD with 6 CD Stacker
Exterior
Fog Lights - Front
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags
Security
Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft, Central Locking Remote Control, Engine Immobiliser
Optional Features
Exterior
Metallic Paint
Other
Service Interval
6 months /  10,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  100,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
11-Q-6
Country of Origin
JAPAN