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Toyota Prado Review, For Sale, Colours, Specs, Interior & Models

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 $60,830 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 $60,830 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 $60,830 $87,807
2021 SUV 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $51,500 $95,590
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
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Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Accessories

As befitting the top-shelf variant in any range, the Kakadu is loaded with standard features. Among the more notable are a premium woodgrain-look power-adjustable steering wheel with paddle shifters, leather-accented, heated and ventilated front seats, dual-range 4WD, as well as 4WDing-suitable driver-assist systems, such as crawl control and multi-terrain select (both for off-roading), adaptive variable suspension (with three modes: comfort, normal and sport), rear air suspension and Toyota’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS).

It has a 9.0-inch touchscreen multimedia unit with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and sat-nav, 19-inch ‘Prestige design’ alloy wheels (part of the most recent range refresh), three-zone climate control air conditioning, panoramic-view monitor, tilt-and-slide moonroof, Toyota Safety Sense (including Pre-Collision Safety System with Pedestrian Detection, High Speed Active Cruise Control, and more), JBL 14-speaker sound system, a rear-seat entertainment system (Blu-ray DVD player) with 9.0-inch screen and three wireless headsets, and button-operated third-row power-folding seats.

 

A flat tailgate pack (which moves the full-size spare wheel from the rear door to the Prado’s underbody) is available for the Kakadu. (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.)

 

Kakadu interior seat trim choices are ether beige leather accented or black leather accented.

 

Exterior paint choices include Graphite, Espresso Brown, Glacier White, Crystal Pearl, Silver Pearl, Peacock Black, Eclipse Black, Ebony, Wildfire and Dusty Bronze (on our test vehicle).

 

There are plenty of accessories available for the Prado, but there are also bundled packs which incorporate accessories in each pack to suit your lifestyle: the Adventure Pack includes an alloy bull bar (commercial), light bar (fitting kit sold separately), snorkel, roof rack with alloy roof tray (both sold separately), weather-shields (left and right sold separately); and the Weekend Getaways pack, which includes a nudge bar (black), light bar (fitting kit sold separately), bonnet protector (tinted), roof racks with bike carrier (both sold separately), tow bar, tow ball and trailer wiring harness.

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
2022 SUV 3000kg 3000kg
2021 SUV 3000kg 3000kg
2020 SUV 2500kg 3000kg
2019 SUV 2500kg 3000kg
2018 SUV 2500kg 3000kg
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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
2022 SUV 1845x1885x4995 mm 219 mm
2021 SUV 1845x1885x4995 mm 219 mm
2020 SUV 1845x1885x4995 mm 219 mm
2019 SUV 1845x1885x4995 mm 219 mm
2018 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 Colours

  • Glacier White
  • Ebony
  • Crystal Pearl
  • Silver Pearl
  • Graphite
  • Peacock Black
  • Eclipse Black
  • Wildfire
  • Espresso Brown
  • Dusty Bronze
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

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 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
2022 SUV 7.9L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
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
* Combined fuel consumption See All Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Pricing and Specs for 2022

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

With the third-row seats in use, cargo space in the Toyota Prado Kakadu is listed as 104 litres.

With those third-row seats stowed away, there’s a claimed 553 litres.

With the second and third rows stowed away, there’s a claimed 974 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 2022.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2022 SUV 265x65 R17 265x65 R17
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
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Wheel Sizes

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Speed

The Toyota Prado Kakadu is reportedly able to do the 0-100km/h sprint in a little over 10 seconds.