Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
|Engine Description||2982cc, D4-D|
|Maximum Power||170 Bhp @ 3400 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||410 Nm @ 1600 rpm|
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
|Kerb Weight||2990.00 kg|
|Minimum Ground Clearance||220.00 mm|
|Turning Radius||5.80 metres|
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
|Brakes||Front Ventilated, Rear Disk|
|Suspension||Double Wishbone, Air Suspension|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||87.00 litres|
WHEELS & TYRES
|Tyre Size||265/60 R18|
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
|Rain Sensing Wipers|
|Rear Washer & Wiper|
|Remote Boot Release|
|Remote Fuel Filler|
|Steering Adjustment (Rake)|
|Steering Adjustment (Reach)|
|Steering Mounted Controls|
|Air Conditioner||Climate Control|
|Rear AC Vents|
|Outside Rear-view Mirrors||Both Side Manual|
ACTIVE & PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
|Rear Seat Belts||5|
BRAKING & TRACTION
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)|
|Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)|
|Electronic Stability Program (ESP)|
LOCKS & SECURITY
|Darkness Sensing Headlamps|
|ORVM Turn Indicators|
|Front Fog Lights|
|Music System||Yes, Dash Integrated|
SEATS & UPHOLSTERY
|Folding Rear Seats|
|Driver Seat Adjustment||Electric|
|Rear Centre Armrest||With Cup Holder|
|Value For Money Rating|
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Review
In India, Prado came in existence in the year 2004. It was the third generation of this car which was launched by Toyota. Since then it has been doing really well here. With the rising competition from others like Audi, BMW and Mercedes, Toyota has launched the fourth generation of this car. Let’s try to know about the changes made to this new car.
The grown up Toyota LC Prado looks much aggressive and bold than before. Gigantic wheel arches and ten-spoke 18 inch alloy wheels are simply irresistible. New Prado stands tall with its roof rails and side floor boards. The face carries the similar chromed front grille with new angular headlights with a huge bonnet. Revised front bumper sports a rectangular air dam with round shaped fog lights which are very similar to that of Fortuner. Rear of the car is more stylish featuring new clear lens tail lights which are relatively smaller than before. The in-built spoiler looks very trendy with its compact split boot gate which sports a big chrome bar just above the number plate.
Black color interiors are used in Land Cruiser Prado with black colored seats. You won’t find the interiors as luxury as you expect at this price. The texture and the plastic quality are on the hard side. However everything looks perfectly placed inside. It’s a very roomy car and offers maximum comfort inside. The car has a seating capacity of 6 people. Its tall height gives you generous headroom and its high seating makes other car look like toys on road when you are seating inside it. Legroom and shoulder room is perfect for all passengers.
Comfort and Convenience
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is a very comfortable car offering optimum comfort and convenience. Seats of this car are very comfy similar to other Toyotas. The car is stuffed with many features like adjustable steering and driver seat with three- zone climate control and rear AC vents. It has power windows and electrically adjustable outside mirrors with in-built turn indicators. There are many other vital features like cruise control, big refrigerator at its front, electrically foldable rear seats and parking sensors with reverse camera, keyless entry and go.
Dashboard and Storage
Dashboard is mostly black in color with silver accent on it. Toyota Land Cruiser Prado has a stylish central console; AC vents and an air cooled glove box. There are cup holders for front and rear passengers, door pockets on all doors with back pocket on front seats. Prado has a roomy boot for luggage which can be increased by folding the rear rows of seats.
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado comes loaded with a powerful audio system with 9 speakers. This six CD changer plays radio, MP3 and has USB and AUX-in ports. Prado also has Bluetooth connectivity and steering mounted controls.
Engine and Gearbox
Toyota has blessed Prado with its 3.0L D-4D engine. This is the same engine used in Fortuner with different specifications. This powerful engine generates a maximum power output of 170 bhp at 3400 rpm with utmost torque production of 410 Nm at 1600 rpm. This engine is mated with a five-speed automatic gearbox.
Acceleration and Performance
In comparison to Fortuner, Prado generates more torque and it was very much needed because of its heavy weight. The car feels very nimble and responsive and it doesn’t let you feel its actual size. This engine responds with a little press of throttle. The power delivery is very linear and you don’t have to suffer any kind of turbo lag. This car picks up really well at low speeds and similar to Fortuner it pleases you while driving in city traffic. Refinement level has never been an issue with Toyota cars. It will take you almost 10 seconds to reach 0-100 km/hour and soon you will find yourself crossing a top speed of 180 km/hr. These figures speak for the car itself and its very impressive if we compare it with its competitors. Its five speed automatic gearbox gives you no room for complain. It’s very enthusiastic when it’s off road and with all-wheel drive system it is one of the best SUVs. It has downhill and hill start assist control with adaptive traction control system to give you a stress free off road experience.
Looking at its heavy size and powerful engine, Prado may give you a mileage of around 7-8km/ltr in city conditions while on highways expect it to return you a mileage of around 9-10km/ltr.
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado comes with seven SRS airbags, vehicle stability control and solid body frame which provide you protection at the time of collision.
Suspension and Braking
The suspension system of this car makes it a good 4x4 vehicle. Its air suspension adjusts itself and it amuses you with its suspension quality on all terrains. Prado has ventilated disc brakes at its front with discs at the back. Moreover it features ABS with EBD and Brake assist.
Ride and Handling
The overall ride and handling quality of this vehicle on all terrains is very satisfactory. In city conditions it’s steering with a minimum turning radius of 5.8m also responses really well. With its massive ground clearance of 220mm and broad tyres, its ready to go everywhere and it offers you a very cheerful ride thanks to its superb suspension which eats almost every bump on road with ease.
Toyota gives a warranty of 3 years/100000 kilometres on Prado.
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will surely impress you with its visual appearance, powerful and refined engine and it’s on and off road performance. We don’t find any problem in this car except for its pricing which we think will bother many. It leaves most of its actual competitors behind in terms of pricing and it may not work in the favour of this car. Otherwise with Toyota’s exceptional warranty, we find this car a complete value for money car as it has its own league which has a considerable fan following.