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    Toyota Prado Review, For Sale, Specs, Interior & Models in Australia

    The Toyota Prado, officially known as the Toyota LandCruiser Prado, joined Toyota’s Australian line-up in 1996, replacing the HiLux-based 4Runner.

    Originally designed to tap into the mid-sized SUV market – which was still known as the 4WD market back then – the Prado found huge success, but probably not where Toyota was expecting. Thanks to enough seats – and enough room – for eight passengers, the Prado was just at home on the school run as halfway up a mountain, covered in dust. Although now limited to seven-seats, it’s still just as capable in the suburbs and the scrub.

    Current prices range from $59,840 for the Landcruiser Prado GX to $87,807 for the Landcruiser Prado Kakadu Flat Tailgate.

    Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Models Price and Specs

    The price range for the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $59,840 and going to $87,807 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

    Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
    2022 SUV 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $59,840 $87,807
    2021 SUV 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $59,840 $87,807
    2020 SUV 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $46,200 $94,050
    2019 SUV 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $43,800 $83,380
    2018 SUV 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $39,700 $77,990
    See All Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Pricing and Specs

    Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Accessories

    Standard features on this seven-seater Prado GXL include 9.0-inch touchscreen multimedia unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, smart entry and start, active cruise control, three-zone climate control, bi-LED headlights, LED daytime running lights and foglights, side steps, roof rails, 17-inch alloy wheels and rear parking sensors. 

    It also has a comprehensive suite of driver-assist tech – Toyota Safety Sense – with AEB with pedestrian detection (day and night) and cyclist detection (day only), high-speed active cruise control, lane departure alert (with steering assistance via braking), and road sign assist.

    Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Accessories

    Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Towing Capacity

    The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado has maximum towing capacity of 3000kg for the latest model available.

    Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
    2021 SUV 3000kg 3000kg
    2020 SUV 2500kg 3000kg
    2019 SUV 2500kg 3000kg
    2018 SUV 2500kg 3000kg
    2017 SUV 2500kg 3000kg
    See All Towing Capacity for Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

    Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Q&As

    Check out real-world situations relating to the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

    • Can you adjust the driver's seat height in a 2006 Prado GXL?

      The short answer seems to be no. Back then, Toyota required you to spend up big and buy the VX version of the Prado in order to get a height-adjustable driver’s seat. It seems a bit odd that this feature was not included on lesser Prados, but at least you could adjust the height of the steering column as some form of compensation.

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    • Has Toyota rectified the diesel DPF issues for their 2021 vehicles?

      When Toyota launched the facelifted HiLux late last year, much was made of the fact that consumer concerns had been noted and that the DPF problems experienced by many owners had been addressed. The problem is that until these new versions of the HiLux have done their share of kilometres, we won’t be in a position to know for sure whether Toyota has, indeed, cured the problem.

      Meantime, it remains that unless your driving habits include a 30-minute drive at highway speeds every two or three weeks, a modern turbo-diesel with a DPF may not be the best choice. It is worth noting, though, that HiLuxes (and Prados and Fortuners) built after June 2018 have been fitted with a manual regeneration function for the DPF which means the driver can manually force a DPF burn-off without waiting for the car to do so itself. Toyota has also announced that the worst affected versions of the HiLux will now be covered by an extended, 10-year warranty on any DPF issues going forward. More information can be found here.

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    • Can you adjust the rear suspension height in a 2006 Toyota Pardo?

      In Australia, this model Prado was available in GX, GXL, VX and Grande trim levels. There was a TX model for some markets globally, but if your car is a private import from elsewhere, then it’s an absolute crap-shoot trying to decipher its options and standard fitments.

      With that in mind, if it is either a GX, GXL or VX, then it won’t have a button to control the rear ride height, because the only Australian-delivered 120-Series Prado to have this feature was the Grande. The reason your vehicle sits too high probably has more to do with a previous owner fitting heavier rear springs to account for fully-loaded touring or towing a decent sized trailer.

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    • What's a good 4WD for the outback?

      You really have two ways to go here. The fact that you want to go off-road in the best/worst conditions this country has to offer means an SUV or cross-over just isn’t going to cut it. With that in mind, you’re looking at either a dual-cab ute or a conventional four-wheel-drive wagon.

      In the ute world, there’s plenty of choice within your budget, but you need to be careful that the vehicle in question hasn’t been worked to death by a tradie towing a bobcat Monday to Friday. The popularity of these vehicles, meanwhile, means that there’s lots of choice when it comes to aftermarket bits and pieces to complete your dream vehicle.

      The other route – a conventional wagon-style 4X4 – also places a lot of choice within your budget. The Toyota LandCruiser Prado would be a good choice, as would something like a Mitsubishi Pajero which has always represented good value for money both brand-new and second-hand. You could also look at Nissan Patrols which also give you plenty of car for the money and, if you shop carefully, you could find a really nice LandCruiser 80 Series, reckoned by some to be the absolute pinnacle of off-road wagons, even though they’re getting on a bit now. There’s great aftermarket and service support for all these options, so it will come down to your personal preferences.

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    Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Dimensions

    The dimensions of the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

    Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
    2021 SUV 1845x1885x4995 mm 219 mm
    2020 SUV 1845x1885x4995 mm 219 mm
    2019 SUV 1845x1885x4995 mm 219 mm
    2018 SUV 1845x1885x4995 mm 219 mm
    2017 SUV 1845x1885x4995 mm 219 mm
    The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Dimensions

    Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Fuel Consumption

    The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.9L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

    Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
    2021 SUV 7.9L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
    2020 SUV 7.9L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP MAN
    2019 SUV 7.9L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP MAN
    2018 SUV 7.9L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP MAN
    2017 SUV 7.9L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP MAN
    2017 SUV 11.6L/100km 4.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
    * Combined fuel consumption See All Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Pricing and Specs for 2021

    Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Interior

    From front to back the Prado’s cabin is quite an open, functional and family-friendly space. Though not a lot has changed, the interior does look a little better than it did before and the new bigger media screen – at nine inches, it’s now a full inch bigger than the previous version – is largely to thank for that. That screen is easy enough to operate and now has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and that functionality has quite a lot of appeal for many people, apparently.

    A good mix of durable hard plastics and leather accents (included in the premium interior pack option) There are plenty of storage spaces – including cupholders, door pockets, and a deep centre console bin – as well as a USB port to charge up your smartphone and other devices. 

    Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Seats

    Front seats, as well as being rather comfortable, are power-adjustable, heated and ventilated (again, as part of the premium interior pack).

    Second-row passengers get plenty of head, knee and leg room across the row. These seats are heated (a premium interior pack inclusion) and there is a fold-down centre arm-rest with two cup-holders, as well as climate control, directional air vents, grab handles above the doors, and pockets in the doors, incorporating a bottle holder. 

    The second-row seats are a 40:20:40 split-sliding configuration and have three top tether points and two ISOFIX points.

    The third row seats are squeezy – but that’s never unusual in a seven-seater – and this row is a 50:50 split-fold-flat configuration

    There are a cup-holder for each passenger and directional air vents.

    Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Seats

    Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Boot Space

    The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV has a boot space size of 553 Litres.
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    Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Wheel Size

    The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 265x65 R17 for SUV in 2021.

    Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
    2021 SUV 265x65 R17 265x65 R17
    2020 SUV 245x70 R17 17x6.5 inches 245x70 R17 17x6.5 inches
    2019 SUV 245x70 R17 17x6.5 inches 245x70 R17 17x6.5 inches
    2018 SUV 245x70 R17 17x6.5 inches 245x70 R17 17x6.5 inches
    2017 SUV 245x70 R17 17x6.5 inches 245x70 R17 17x6.5 inches
    The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Wheel Sizes

    Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Speed

    The 2021 Prado is claimed to have recorded a 0-100km/h time of 9.9 seconds, during testing in Europe.