Price as tested for this Prado Kakadu Horizon is $88,990. A standard Kakadu is priced from $84,590 plus on-road costs.
The Horizon is based on the standard Kakadu variant and it has seven seats (front seats are leather-accented, heated and ventilated), electrically adjustable steering column, a 130kW/450Nm 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine and six-speed automatic transmission, dual-range 4WD, as well as driver-assist systems, such as crawl control and multi-terrain select (both for off-roading), adaptive variable suspension, rear air suspension and Toyota’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS).
It also gets 18-inch alloy wheels, three-zone climate control air conditioning, panoramic-view monitor, Toyota Safety Sense (including Pre-Collision Safety System with Pedestrian Detection, High Speed Active Cruise Control, and more), JBL audio system, a rear-seat entertainment system (DVD player) with 9.0-inch screen and three wireless headphones, as well as two rear USB chargers. Don’t forget its powered third-row folding seats.
Then, to further distinguish it as the ‘Horizon’, it gets exclusive Horizon badging, front bumper spoiler, rear bumper step guard, rear bumper spats, chrome side mouldings with chrome accented exterior mirrors, illuminated front scuff plates and clear rear combination lamps.
So, there’s a lot of stuff in the Horizon. However, there is no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto – or, if there is, I couldn’t get it working.
A flat tailgate pack (which moves the full-size spare wheel from the rear door to the Prado’s underbody) is available for the Horizon. Our test vehicle had it. (Note: choosing this option reduces your fuel capacity from 150 litres to 87 litres, because you sacrifice the 63-litre sub tank so the spare tyre can be fitted underneath the vehicle.)