The Land Cruiser Prado is all-new this year, packed with fresh features.

Toyota has rolled out a new Land Cruiser Prado for worldwide markets with new looks and fresh technology.

Despite sharing a name with the Land Cruiser sold here in the U.S., the Prado is the mid-size member of the Land Cruiser lineup that is sold here as the Lexus GX. The updated version of the Prado made its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, showing off its more comfortable interior and features aimed at delivering a more refined experience.

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A fully redesigned dashboard, new eight-inch touchscreen, flush-surface air conditioning control panel and more have been updated on the inside of the Land Cruiser to make it feel premium. A new 4.2-inch display screen has also been sandwiched into the driver’s gauge cluster controlled via buttons on the steering wheel. White illumination for the instrument panel, center console, and switchgear on the door has also been introduced. Black, Brown/Black and Premium Beige are the three color choices for the interior.


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Of course, the Land Cruiser Prado hasn’t forgotten its off-road roots, and Toyota specifically redesigned the hood, front fenders, and bumpers to provide more visibility and better approach/departure angles. Ground clearance sits at 8.4-inches with a 31-degree approach, 25-degree departure, and 22-degree breakover angle.

Power for base models comes from a 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engine making 174 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic.

There will also be a 2.7-liter gasoline engine making 160 horsepower and a larger 4.0-liter unit making 245 hp.

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Toyota’s Safety Sense suite of features also comes standard on the new Land Cruiser Prado, bringing along pre-collision alert, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and automatic head beams.

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Jason September 13th, 2017 at 12:32 pm

Type your comment here…WOW, what a redesign! I wonder how much they paid Jeep to use its design? And still no CarPlay/android auto. I think Toyota has just given up

Griz September 13th, 2017 at 12:36 pm

245 horsepower tops??? For a 5,300 pound vehicle? That’s a 21.6 to one weight to power ratio. That thing will have the acceleration of a 1987 Yugo. Toyota is being run by idiots.

Skoosh September 13th, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Looks like the love child of an xterra and jeep

Alan Whitney September 13th, 2017 at 2:06 pm

Nobody gets it. “Luxury” and “Four-wheel-drive” don’t go together.

Which is why I replaced my beloved FJ Cruiser, after I rolled it, with a Jeep Wangler Unlimited “Rubicon.”

Larry Campbell September 13th, 2017 at 2:34 pm

Quote: “Power for base models comes from a 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engine making 174 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic. There will also be a 2.7-liter gasoline engine making 160 horsepower and a larger 4.0-liter unit making 245 hp.”
Mileage numbers would have been nice…and helpful.

Tilak gurusinghe September 13th, 2017 at 3:41 pm

This thing looks like a chrysler product than a Toyota. How many long time Toyota truck owners would like a jeep look alike as a new car to ride around and pay top dollar when you know that the jeep products are on the downward trend ?.your comment here…

Tilak gurusinghe Name September 13th, 2017 at 3:46 pm

This is the kind of product youm come up with when you dont talk to real users of the end product. Have been using Tototas since the 1960’s and still have 2 1967 land cruisers a left hand drive and a right hand drive. This thing looks lile a chryser product and is no comparison to the iconic land cruisers that we are used like the good old FJ 40’s

NamBill Bucke (required) September 13th, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Does it come with the same Cheap Crap Stereo thats in my Tundra?Type your comment here…

donfitness September 13th, 2017 at 6:07 pm

All those stupid so called luxury items are just things that break. Please get rid of them and just build a rugged basic adventure vehicle.

Chris September 14th, 2017 at 6:53 pm

Bill Bucke – Of course it does. One of the reasons Toyotas do not make my short list anymore.

Dan M September 15th, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Toyota just doesn’t get it. The style and simplicity of the FJ is the people who bought it wanted. Sure it had a few dislikes but, overall it was a great all around vehicle. The uncluttered dash with only the essential gauges made it a winner. Options were few but, spot on. If I wanted the “yuppie” stuff, make it optional not mandatory. What’s next, a automatic butt wiper? It was great on the highway as well as the backwoods. You had a winner and threw it away for a “look-a alike” someone else’s toy.

LARGEONE Name (required) September 26th, 2017 at 5:42 pm

Don’t worry folks, you’ll never see one of these here in the USA. The article says for the “Worldwide market” which I don’t believe includes the good ol’ USofA :) While I agree the styling of the grill is very Chrysler-like, I actually like what they have done to the vehicle. I drive the GX Lexus version and absolutely love it. It wheels like a 4-runner, but drives like a Lexus to the trail. I have an 80 series land cruiser for the tougher stuff, but this Prado Mall Cruiser is pretty nice. I only wish the US could get to the point of allowing the diesel engine version of this in the US.

Toyota is quickly getting left behind with the stereo package…and they kill themselves by putting a crappy stereo head unit mixed with the AC/Heat controls, so you can’t even upgrade the head unit if you want to. They are so behind…that in 2008 they were still putting cassette players in their vehicles :(

Better catch up, toyota, and make a true solid front axle replacement FJ…to compete with the Rubicon and Ruby Unlimited. Toyota could steal half that market if they made a true off road convertible like the old FJ40/45 with modern axles/suspensions. Wake up please, Toyota!!!

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