The 4th Generation Toyota Prado was launched in 2009. The car received a facelift in 2014 where it received a series of cosmetic and engine upgrades as well as an increased amount of interior space compared to the 3rd Generation Toyota Prado. The Toyota Prado is a mid-size SUV based on Toyotas J150 Platform, it slides in below the larger more premium Toyota Land Cruiser in Toyotas SUV range. The 4th Generation Toyota Prado is available in 3 different variants VX, TX AND TZ.
The exterior of the 2009 Toyota Prado features a unique design language. The front end compromises of sharply upswept headlights integrated with daytime running lights (DRL), a large trapezium styled grille that houses five vertical chrome bars and a chrome accent. It features a smaller front bumper compared to the 3rd Generation Prado that comes equipped with standard circular fog lights. The rear end of the car features side swept stacked taillights mounted high up, a large chrome trim piece running across the middle of the tailgate and a large outward sticking rear bumper. The overall exterior of the 2009 Toyota Prado takes a slight departure regarding design language from the previous generation, but it is still instantly recognizable as a Toyota Prado.
The interior of the 2009 Toyota Prado features the classic 7-seater layout arranged among three rows. It compromises of plastic trim pieces accented by aluminum trim. The three rows of seats come covered in velour. Standard options on the car include climate control, power steering, cup holders, power lock doors, power windows, aluminum paneling, a multi-information display with satellite navigation, a 4-speaker stereo system with CD, AUX, USB and Bluetooth input, power seats and a tachometer. Options on the car include leather upholstery, wood trim, a rear-seat entertainment system and a moon roof. The overall interior of the 4th Generation Prado is very spacious, practical and luxurious.
The 4th Generation Toyota Prado is available with three engine options
3.0 Liter DOHC 16 Valve Inline-4 Diesel
2.7 Liter DOHC 16 Valve Dual VVT-I Inline-4
4.0 Liter DOHC 24 Valve Dual VVT-I V6
The 4th Generation Prado gives an average of 10 KM/L making for an estimated range of 760 KM from its 76 Liter fuel tank and 13 KM/L on the highway making for an estimated range of 988 KM.
Porsche Macan, BMW X3, Audi Q5, Range Rover Evoque.
3.0 Liter DOHC 16 Valve Inline-4 Diesel 172 HP @3400RPM
2.7 Liter DOHC 16 Valve Dual VVT-I Inline-4 163 HP @5000RPM
4.0 Liter DOHC 24 Valve Dual VVT-i V6 236 HP @5200RPM
Greater value for money compared to other SUV's on the market.
High safety rating and equipped with various high-tech driving aids.
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