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Toyota Landcruiser Prado 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 $36,990 for the Land Cruiser Prado GX 7 SEAT (4x4) to $79,990 for the Land Cruiser Prado KAKADU (4x4).

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
2018 SUV 2500kg 3000kg
2017 SUV 2500kg 3000kg
2016 SUV 2500kg 2500kg
2015 SUV 2500kg 2500kg
2014 SUV 2500kg 2500kg
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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 $36,990 and going to $79,990 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
2018 SUV 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $36,990 $79,990
2017 SUV 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $36,965 $74,990
2016 SUV 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $29,999 $68,990
2015 SUV 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $28,989 $56,990
2014 SUV 3.0L, Diesel, 5 SP SEQ AUTO $22,990 $59,990
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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.

  • Should we replace our Holden Commodore with a Subaru Outback?

    A car with a little extra ground clearance is great for camping as it often allows you to get a little farther away from the masses in their caravans who tend to huddle around the shower block at bush campsites.

    The Subaru Outback is a good, solid choice and if you can find an independent workshop to service it, you’ll avoid the cost of dealership prices. And you’re right, the all-wheel-drive would be great for gravel roads. Another vehicle to look at would be a late-model Ford territory diesel which is big and clever inside and has the option of all-wheel-drive. The diesel engine is a plus on the bush where that fuel is more readily available (in really remote areas) and gives you more range for big holidays in the mulga.

    Don’t rule out things like the Mitsubishi Pajero, either, which won’t be as around-town friendly, but is a proven quantity and is absolutely tremendous off-road. The same goes for a Toyota Prado or Nissan Pathfinder prior to the current model (which is a bit less hard-core adventure).

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  • Toyota LandCruiser Prado: What's the difference between the 2018 and 2019 GXL models?

    The short answer when it comes to differences between the two is "not much". The Prado (or 150-Series in Toyota-speak) has now been on sale in much the same form for more than a decade now. As such, it’s been refreshed and facelift no less than three times, making the ones you’re talking about the Series 4 version.

    The thing is, the last major refresh was carried out in late 2017, and since the car continued to dominate its market segment, Toyotas hasn’t really seen the need since to carry out any further refinements or make other changes to the specification of the GXL version.

    So, again, the short answer is that there’s very little to choose a 2019 model over a 2018 car. Both were quite wisely updated in the 2017 re-hash, with the GXL gaining pre-collision warning and autonomous braking, active cruise-control, lane-departure warning, LED lighting and a rear differential lock on automatic versions.

    The best way to pick which is which is to look at the build-plate in the engine bay as that will give you the definitive answer. Don’t necessarily take the seller’s word for the car’s year of build as the date of first registration is not the same as the build date. Since the trade uses the actual build date when it come to valuing a car, you should too. In fact, that’s the other difference between a 2018 and a 2019 Prado; the price.

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  • Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2013: Radio problems

    This does seem to be a bit of a problem with Prados of this vintage, Steven. Sometimes the screen goes blank, other times the touch-screen won’t respond to input. Or, as in your case, the radio just doesn’t want to wake up when the ignition is turned on.

    There are specialists out there who deal with these specific problems and seem to get really good results. Clearly, since the problem is a known one, some people have taken the time to conjure up a fix. There’s sure to be a specialist repairer near you in Queensland.

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  • 2014 LandCruiser Prado: Wobble in steering wheel.

    I’m inclined to think your tyre store might be right, Anthony, and heavy vehicles like the Prado, especially if they’ve been used of-road can, in fact, damage their own rims to the point where the wheels aren’t perfectly round any longer. It would have been pretty obvious to the people fitting the tyres when the new tyres were balanced; the out-of-round rims would have made balancing them almost impossible. Don’t be fooled by the fact that the wobble happens at speed, because that’s simply a function of the harmonics in the wonky wheels building up to the point where you can feel it.

    However, to answer your second question, yes, there are some other things to check before rushing out and buying new rims. Is the vehicle lifted on its suspension? If so, there’s a very good chance the wheel alignment settings (particularly the castor angle) can be thrown out. This needs to be corrected to maintain the vehicle’s stability at speed, and a wheel-wobble can sometimes show up as a symptom.

    How are the suspension linkages and bushes generally? Worn bushes can easily cause a vehicle to wobble at speed, as can bent bits and pieces from off-road use. Another thing that can throw a wobble into the equation is an out-of-balance tail-shaft or worn CV joints and universal joints in the driveline (of which there is plenty in an all-wheel-drive Prado).

    But if it is your wheel rims at fault, there’s probably not much else you can do but replace them. Sometimes a steel rim can be re-rolled or trued, but alloy wheels (which is probably what you have) are often throwaways once they’re bent out of shape.

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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
2018 SUV 1845x1885x4995 mm 219 mm
2017 SUV 1845x1885x4995 mm 219 mm
2016 SUV 1845x1885x4930 mm 220 mm
2015 SUV 1845x1885x4930 mm 220 mm
2014 SUV 1845x1885x4930 mm 220 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
  • Eclpise Black
  • Wildfire
  • 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 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
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
2016 SUV 8.8L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2016 SUV 11.6L/100km 4.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2015 SUV 8.8L/100km 3.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2015 SUV 11.5L/100km 4.0L ULP 5 SP SEQ AUTO
2014 SUV 8.8L/100km 3.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2014 SUV 11.5L/100km 4.0L ULP 5 SP SEQ AUTO
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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 245x70 R17 for SUV in 2018 with a wheel size that spans from 17x6.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2018 SUV 245x70 R17 17x6.5 inches 245x70 R17 17x6.5 inches
2017 SUV 245x70 R17 17x6.5 inches 245x70 R17 17x6.5 inches
2016 SUV 245x70 R17 17x6.5 inches 245x70 R17 17x6.5 inches
2015 SUV 245x70 R17 17x6.5 inches 245x70 R17 17x6.5 inches
2014 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