Toyota Prado Features Overview

Features overview

The Toyota Prado comes with a range of car features and clever design elements that equip it for many conceivable off road situations while ensuring that it is a completely practical and comfortable car about town.

It's an immensely powerful car, whether you elect for the 4.0L Dual VVT-i  V6 engine or the 3.0L Turbo Diesel engine.

Each model offers masses of space for driver, passengers and luggage with highly flexible seating configurations enabling you to create extra cargo space when you need it.

Prado has an incredible array of safety features to help keep you safe, these include seven SRS airbags  , AB-i (Active braking with intelligence)  , Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)  and Traction Control (TRC)  among others.

All automatic models come with Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)  and Kakadu models feature CRAWL Control [B10]  to help give you more control in off road situations. Yet it offers all mod cons, fantastic audio and virtually every kind of driver and passenger comfort you can think of.

So as well as taking the off-road in its stride, the Prado is a practical and extremely comfortable on-roader too.

Car performance

The V6 petrol Prado boasts a 6-cylinder Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)  engine that pumps out 202kW of power and 381Nm of torque. Yet, while the car's performance is awesome, for all the hard work going on under the bonnet, it's surprisingly quiet and economical too [G1]  .

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Prado is designed with strength and sophisticated good looks in mind. The exterior is stylish and highly aerodynamic while the aggressive front grille plus a keen headlamp design, all help to reinforce the rugged functionality of the car at the same time as emphasising its sleek muscularity.

Inside, Prado is just as stylish and just as functional. The centre stack is organised to give you excellent overview and control of off-road functions. In Kakadu and VX models, the premium finish and trim adds a touch of luxury.

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Car ownership

The many benefits of owning a Prado include easy finance, exceptional 4WD technology, proven reliability and the drive of your life.

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Car technology

We have spent more than 50 years researching, testing and building 4WDs. By constantly improving our technologies and introducing smart innovations at every opportunity, we have created a generation of awesomely powerful off-roaders that can deal with the most challenging terrain.

With flexible seat configurations, a comfortable seat design and superb in-car entertainment, Prado's technology also helps ensure you have the ideal driving environment wherever you go.

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Car safety

Safety is a priority with all Toyota vehicles and Prado is no exception. To help cushion the effects of an impact in the event of a collision, Toyota's exclusive and extremely strong Safe-T-Cell  construction incorporates crumple zones front and rear. And the vehicle comes with 7 SRS airbags  (including a driver's knee airbag and full length curtain shield airbags) as standard.

Perhaps more importantly, we have also included advanced technologies and systems to help reduce the likelihood of accidents from happening in the first place. These include reversing cameras [B4]  across the range and an innovative Blind Spot Monitor[B4]  in Kakadu models

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Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)

Variable Valve Timing with intelligence

Toyota engine system that provides continual variations of the intake valve timing to provide optimal valve timing for the full range of driving conditions. It improves driveability, performance and fuel efficiency, and reduces emissions. Dual VVT-i provides even greater improvement, by independently varying exhaust valve timing as well as intake timing. Image shown for illustration purposes only.

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) is composed of multiple systems within a vehicle such as airbags and seatbelt pretensioners, which help restrain the occupants in the event of a collision in turn helping to minimise the chance of injury. Image shown for illustration purposes only.

Active Braking with intelligence (AB-i)

Active Braking with intelligence (AB-i) is a system designed to help stop quickly and safely in an emergency. The AB-i system uses continuous feedback from sensors in the wheels to ensure that brakeforce is applied as effectively as possible whatever the driving conditions.

Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

System that ensures control in cornering situations the way ABS does under braking and TRC does under acceleration. The VSC system utilises electronic sensors in conjunction with the ABS and TRC hardware to help control any potential understeer or oversteer situations. Understeer is when the vehicle loses front-wheel traction and wants to push forward nose first. Oversteer is when the rear wheels lose traction and the tail begins to slide.

Traction Control (TRC)

Traction Control

System designed to maximise safety when accelerating on slippery road surfaces or when the available grip differs from one side of the vehicle to the other (such as when two wheels are on a gravel or grass verge). Operated by controlling the throttle and/or applying the brakes to any wheel that is slipping. Image shown for illustration purposes only.

Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

Hillstart Assist Control

Automatic function that prevents the vehicle rolling downhill when starting off. It is particularly helpful on low-traction surfaces and when driving off road. Image shown for illustration purposes only.

Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

Hillstart Assist Control
Hill start assist system prevents the car from rolling backward when taking off from a standing start up a steep incline. Image shown for illustration purposes only. Image shown for illustration purposes only.

Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)

Variable Valve Timing with intelligence

Toyota engine system that provides continual variations of the intake valve timing to provide optimal valve timing for the full range of driving conditions. It improves driveability, performance and fuel efficiency, and reduces emissions. Dual VVT-i provides even greater improvement, by independently varying exhaust valve timing as well as intake timing. Image shown for illustration purposes only.

Safe-T-Cell

Safe-T-Cell Structure

Toyota's body design with crumple zones front and rear, and a high-integrity cabin section. The crumple zones are designed to progressively absorb impact energy. The cabin is designed to provide survival space for the occupants, including head and foot space. Image shown for illustration purposes only.

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) is composed of multiple systems within a vehicle such as airbags and seatbelt pretensioners, which help restrain the occupants in the event of a collision in turn helping to minimise the chance of injury. Image shown for illustration purposes only.

Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)[B4]

blind spot monitor

Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)[B4] uses radar to monitor the car's blind spots. It indicates if there is another vehicle hidden by a blind spot and creates a warning indication in the appropriate side mirror. Image shown for illustration purposes only.

[B4] Reversing Camera, Park Assist, Sonar Parking and Blind Spot Monitor are designed as driver assist devices only and should not be used as substitutes for skilled driving and/or safe parking practices. The area into which the vehicle is to be driven must be visually monitored by the driver.

[B10] Crawl Control is a driver assist technology and should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices. The area into which the vehicle is to be driven must be visually monitored by the driver.
[G1] Fuel consumption and emissions will vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle conditions and options/accessories. Source of fuel consumption data: ADR 81/02 combined cycle.
[B4] Reversing Camera, Park Assist, Sonar Parking, Driver Fatigue Monitor,Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Alert, Reverse Cross Traffic Alert are a driver assist device only and should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices. The area into which the vehicle is driven must be visually monitored by the driver.
[T1] Maximum payable for standard scheduled logbook servicing (normal operating conditions) until first of 3 years or 60,000kms, whichever occurs first (up to the first 6 services). Excludes Government & Rental vehicles. Contact your Toyota Dealer or go to toyota.com.au/advantage for other exclusions, eligibility and full details.
[B10] Crawl Control is a driver assist technology and should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices. The area into which the vehicle is to be driven must be visually monitored by the driver.
[G1] Fuel consumption and emissions will vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle conditions and options/accessories. Source of fuel consumption data: ADR 81/02 combined cycle.
[B4] Reversing Camera, Park Assist, Sonar Parking, Driver Fatigue Monitor,Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Alert, Reverse Cross Traffic Alert are a driver assist device only and should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices. The area into which the vehicle is driven must be visually monitored by the driver.