10Toyota Prado

Toyota Prado

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Build Quality
4.4 (70)
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4.0 (70)
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4.3 (67)
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4.0 (69)
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4.3 (64)
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3.7 (64)
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4.0 (63)
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4.4 (66)
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3.8 (68)
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4.1 (67)
Interior Design
4.0 (67)
Boot Size
4.2 (66)
Comfort
4.3 (67)
Features
3.9 (67)
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Reviews

Toyota Prado291 reviews
John in Geelong
John in GeelongVICSouthwest, VIC4 posts
  J150 GXL 4 Cylinder, 2.8 Litre Automatic
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GraceF
GraceF5 posts
  J150 Kakadu 4 Cylinder, 2.8 Litre

Great family car

We purchased this vehicle as an upgrade to our previous vehicle.
We use it for family, sports and off road daily.
Car gets serviced every 6 months which is ok. Previous vehicle was yearly.
Turning circle is great considering the size of the vehicle.
7 seater spacious in back and front. Show details
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Marty
Marty2 posts
  J150 GX 4 Cylinder, 3 Litre Automatic

Excellent vehicle

Bought it with 50,000k's on the clock. Been my work vehicle as a Stock and Station agent. Driven over rural properties, long distances etc. regular service through dealer. Only minor issues. Never faulted. Now at 220,000kms. Excellent vehicle. Show details
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Land Cruiser Lover
Land Cruiser Lover18 posts
  J150 GXL 4 Cylinder, 3 Litre Automatic

Great Prado

I only have Mazda CX-9 and my dad owns a Tesla but a friend has a Prado. I ride in it. It rides a lot firmer than the land cruisers which makes it a little less fun to ride. The smaller than land cruiser size is perfect for carrying large items and shopping but fuel consumption isn't any better than land cruiser Show details
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hayleymadelineoconnor
hayleymadelineoconnorNSWSydney, NSW2 posts
  J150 GX 4 Cylinder, 2.8 Litre Automatic

Really good

Great handling, comfortable, reasonable pricing, lots of room, I love it
Mick
MickTASSouth-East, TAS
  J150 GXL 4 Cylinder, 3 Litre Automatic
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arg27744
arg27744NSWIllawarra, NSW20 posts
  J150 GXL 4 Cylinder, 2.8 Litre Automatic
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Rotuli
RotuliTASHobart, TAS4 posts
  J90

A great 4Wd

I have had my Toyota Prado 90 Series diesel for 13 years now and it has been such a reliable car with only now after 400,000 km am I starting to have to replace a few things. Show details
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Grumpy24
Grumpy24NEWCASTLE2 posts
  J120
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Jeppy
JeppyNSWSydney, NSW
  J150 GXL 4 Cylinder, 2.8 Litre Automatic

Great adventure car. Love it

Bought the Prado GXL 2022 and so far it has been perfect. Comfortable ride, great fuel economy and looks amazing. Recently drove from Sydney to Queensland only using half a tank. Managed to fit all the luggage in the boot with 4 passengers and with some room left. The drive up was comfortable and it drove like a dream. The manoeuvrability was surprising good. Managed to squeeze into tight parking spots with nil issues. The interior feels a little outdated but that’s not a big issue. The paintwork and the exterior of the car is made to a high quality. To bad someone already reversed into my car while parked! Over all I’m extremely happy with the car. Will eventually take it off road which is the main reason I got the car. Show details
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Naveen
NaveenVictoria6 posts
  J150 GXL 4 Cylinder, 2.8 Litre Automatic
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LEMON
LEMONWAPerth, WA
  J150 GXL 4 Cylinder, 2.8 Litre Automatic

LEMON

I purchased a 2022 GLX Prado @ 1500klms went into limp mode, the dealership reset by disconnecting battery, then limp mode again 6000klms, in the workshop for an eccellerator pedal replacement, 7400klm limp again new computer, 7500klms limp mode again in the workshop again for full wiring harnesses install, traded in @ 7600klms who knows if the problem is fixed i hope the next owner has better luck Show details
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Jen
JenQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD5 posts
  J150 GXL 4 Cylinder, 3 Litre Automatic
aglarkens
aglarkensQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
  J120

Great 4wd

2005 VX 4L PETROL AUTO. Done 240k kms with 100+k kms towing 2450kg van on good main roads at abt 100kph. GCM is 5300kg at the weighbridge. Vehicle fitted with auto trans lockup switch resulting in 5th gear towing with locked torque converter. Consistently averaging 20l per 100 measured at the pump. Varies between 17 and 25 depending on wind. Best non towing consumption has been 11l per100 cruising at 100kph. Got 1600kms from 180l tanks on one occassion. Has front and rear diff locks and full electronics all of which can be switched independently. Been 100% reliable. Only complaint vinyl cracked on dash. Show details
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Crowdy
Crowdy30 posts
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Love it !

Only just got it but am very happy with it.The paint is still very nice after 22 years and have had my mechanic check it out and found no problems with it. Has done 300,000 klms and runs sweet, plenty of power and the five speed manual gearbox works great. Less than ten thousand to buy it which is good for such a well looked after car. Show details ·  1
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Peggy C B.
Peggy C B. · Prado

What is Toyota doing about the 3lt 2009 to late 2014 that did and still are cracking pistons? ours failed at 195000k's May this year 2023, unheard of in a diesel, the exaptation is around 500000k's or more. NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE On one web site there are 7890 members who are in the cracked piston club,(when we joined it was 7512 May 2023, gone up300+) this is only one site, I know Toyota will NOT answer this post but I'm asking them for the truth, when I spoke to my local dealer, Illawarra Toyota, back in August , he told me they know of the problem, they had one under repair and the cost to the owner would be app $20000 ours cost $13000 (by a company in Brisbane $6800 and fitting in Cairns by another), like I said earlier I don't expect Toyota will answer this,
take care to you all
Cheers
Bill
please explain to me why Toyota failed to implement a recall on those Prado's 3lt engine built between 2009 / 2014 re the cracking piston these units had, Toyota released a service buttetin on three occasions advising dealers to be aware, just forgot to mention it to the owners!! (EG-0008T-0112) first was in 2011

unhappy
unhappy · Prado

What is Toyota doing about the 3lt 2009 to late 2014 that did and still are cracking pistons? ours failed at 195000k's May this year 2023, unheard of in a diesel, the exaptation is around 500000k's or more. NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE On one web site there are 7890 members who are in the cracked piston club,(when we joined it was 7512 May 2023, gone up300+) this is only one site, I know Toyota will NOT answer this post but I'm asking them for the truth, when I spoke to my local dealer, Illawarra Toyota, back in August , he told me they know of the problem, they had one under repair and the cost to the owner would be app $20000 ours cost $13000 (by a company in Brisbane $6800 and fitting in Cairns by another), like I said earlier I don't expect Toyota will answer this,
take care to you all
Cheers
Bill
Always available for a chat on this 0493446578

Burhan K.
Burhan K. · J120 (2002-2009)

i have a prado 2004 model and every time i start, its height control starts adjusting itself even through i am not changin or adjusting its height. Is it normal or is there something which needs a fix?

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CategoryLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVs
Starting Price $75,150$96,186$85,006$59,990
Warranty Distance Unlimited kmsUnlimited kmsUnlimited kmsUnlimited kms
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticManual
Drive TypeFour Wheel Drive (4WD)All Wheel Drive (AWD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)
Fuel TypeDieselDieselDieselDiesel
Wheels17" Alloy19" Alloy19" Alloy17" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption7.9 L/100km7.9 L/100km7.9 L/100km7.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 150 L150 L150 L150 L
Engine4 Cylinder 2.8L4 Cylinder 2.8L4 Cylinder 2.8L4 Cylinder 2.8L
Max Power150kW @ 3000-3400rpm150kW @ 3000-3400rpm150kW @ 3000-3400rpm130kW @ 3400rpm
Max Torque500Nm @ 1600-2800rpm500Nm @ 1600-2800rpm500Nm @ 1600-2800rpm420Nm @ 1400-2600rpm
Country of ManufactureJapanJapanJapanJapan
Phone ConnectivityAndroid Auto (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wired), Bluetooth and USBAndroid Auto (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wired), Bluetooth and USBAndroid Auto (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wired), Bluetooth and USB
Security FeaturesImmobilizerImmobilizerImmobilizer
RoofSunroof
Steering Wheel AdjustmentTelescoping (Electric)Telescoping (Electric)
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)3,000 kg3,000 kg3,000 kg2,500 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)750 kg750 kg750 kg750 kg
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)5 year(s)3 year(s)
Safety Features
CamerasRearRearRear
Cruise ControlAdaptive (ACC)Adaptive (ACC)Adaptive (ACC)
Parking SensorsRearFront and RearFront and Rear
Hazard PerceptionBlind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision WarningBlind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision WarningBlind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision Warning
Lane AssistanceLane Departure Warning (LDW)Lane Departure Warning (LDW)Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Speed Sign RecognitionYes, read onlyYes, read onlyYes, read only
Dimensions
Kerb Weight2,285 kg2,350 kg2,350 kg
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Built-In Navigation SystemYesYesYes
Digital Radio (DAB+)YesYes
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