10Toyota Prado

Toyota Prado

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10Toyota Prado
4.0

294 reviews

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Build Quality
4.4
Value for Money
4.0
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.3
Noise Level
4.0
Braking
4.3
Acceleration / Power
3.7
Gear Shifting
4.0
Suspension
4.4
Fuel Efficiency
3.8
Handling
4.1
Interior Design
4.0
Boot Size
4.1
Comfort
4.3
Features
3.9

Reviews

294 reviews
theo
theoSouth East Queensland, QLD7 posts
  J150 VX 4 Cylinder, 2.8 Litre

Toyota Prado Never Again

Toyota Prado VX 2018 goes into limp mode when towing a Caravan, the car is regular serviced by Toyota. ( what a waste of money) Our local Dealer doesn’t not know what the problem is. Toyota is well aware of the problems but will not fix it. DPF and other problems. That Engine is Toyota’s worst nightmare
The 2019 model has also the same problems. After driving Toyotas 4x4 for more than 20 years I believe there are better cars for that money.
Looks like we have sell the car to tow our Caravan again.
theo
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Russell B.
Russell B.South East Queensland, QLD
  J150 Kakadu 4 Cylinder, 3 Litre

The lemon that keeps giving

I own a 2010 Kakadu. Imagine driving a car that could blow its pistons at any time due to a known fault. Imagine being stuck on a narrow mountain road with an over heated transmission that was fully serviced just a week ago. Imagine your gearbox has a nasty clunck when dropping back down from 3rd to 2nd on a slow steep hill. And these are all known issues. It is also quite prone to rust on the underside.
I have owned several Pajero Exceeds over the last 18yrs and never had a major issue. This Prado 150 is incredibly disappointing and I do not recommend them. Show details
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Amar
AmarMetropolitan Adelaide, SA6 posts
  J150 VX 4 Cylinder, 2.8 Litre

Good reliable car

June 2023 VX - bought brand new. Replaced our 3.5L V6 Kluger with 2.8L 4cyl Prado so can feel the difference in pickup, it is bit slow but does speed up quite quickly once above 60kms.

Pros:
Amazing ride quality.
Decent sound system (JBL)
Long range fuel tank.
Ability to go practically anywhere.
Quality/reliable brand. Owned/Driven(years) few Toyotas so from personal experience.
Good aircon and heating system.
Fridge- love it when we go off-roading or long drives.
Decent fuel consumption - 10L/100km mostly city drive.

Cons:
No memory seating for $80k Car.
Slow pick up
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Wired android auto and apple carplay.
no boot space once 7 seats up.
Minimal storage at front. Show details

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John in Geelong
John in GeelongSouthwest, 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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hayleymadelineoconnorSydney, NSW2 posts
  J150 GX 4 Cylinder, 2.8 Litre Automatic

Really good

Great handling, comfortable, reasonable pricing, lots of room, I love it
Mick
MickSouth-East, TAS
  J150 GXL 4 Cylinder, 3 Litre Automatic
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arg27744Illawarra, NSW20 posts
  J150 GXL 4 Cylinder, 2.8 Litre Automatic
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Rotuli
RotuliHobart, 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
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Jeppy
JeppySydney, 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
LEMONPerth, 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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Questions & Answers

foskey1
foskey1 · J90 (1996-2002)

Working on my fathers car his Toyota is a uk 1997 land cruiser which I’ve been searching is the same as a prado j90. His issue is high rpm at idle 2 k or just under. I checked the throttle cable it is slack and could do with a tighten. Dad purchased a air intake hose coming from air box as old one had a split. Put new filter on and hose and no change to idle rpm. I’ve done alternator test to prove if the car charges at idle and it does not. When my father revs the engine to over 3k the volts increase reading from the main battery since his has two. At very high revs 4k I think I had seen a reading of 14volts but only 13volts as he increased revs from idle to 3k. He has put a brand new battery in 7 months ago but the car goes flat after some months of casual running. He stopped doing longer journey of late and it’s gone flat much quicker. Lot of YouTube videos point to throttle body cleaning and IAC unit sensor could be buggered or blocked. I would like to take it apart but I need some help with instructions. Pictures or videos of what to take out would be very helpful. Had a quick look and it seems that the manifold is set at a difficult angle which has caused me some headache. I need air box off then cables but do I need to take the manifold off just to access the throttle body unit? Any help would be great. His is a Diesel engine

Shayne d
Shayne d · J150 GXL 4 Cylinder, 3 Litre Automatic (2009-2015)

I’ve damaged the built in aerial in rear side window
Is this fixable ?

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

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CategoryLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVs
Starting Price $75,150$85,006$96,186$59,990
Warranty Distance Unlimited kmsUnlimited kmsUnlimited kmsUnlimited kms
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticManual
Drive TypeFour Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)All Wheel Drive (AWD)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
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)5 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)
Dimensions
Kerb Weight2,285 kg2,350 kg2,350 kg
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