As a part of the Land Cruiser family, the Prado is an elite off-roader, which also delivers plenty of luxury as well. There aren’t many models around that delivers such great result in both aspects. The current generation of this mid-size SUV has been around since 2009. Therefore, many expect to see its redesign in the future.
Allegedly, the new model is under development, but still in an early stage. So, we probably won’t see it so soon. Therefore, the 2020 Toyota Prado is expected to come without more important changes, with familiar design and features.
- Exceptional off-road performances
- Wide engine offer
- Unparalleled reliability
- Lots of safety features
- Outdated interior design
- Cramped third row
Despite the age, this SUV still looks quite attractive. It’s not strange at all, especially if we consider that there have been a few updates during these ten years of production. The last time we saw novelties was three years ago.
Changes were mostly aesthetical, as the new model received a new look at the front. There are new headlights, as well as a couple of more changes, so the Prado now closely resembles the full-size Land Cruiser. Still, the overall shape remained largely the same. For the next year, we don’t expect to see any notable change, though things like new color options are quite possible.
The styling of this SUV might still look attractive, but the cabin definitely needs some refreshment. Unfortunately, we will have to wait for a complete redesign to see them. Until then, the 2020 Toyota Prado will continue with the same cabin, which features a little bit outdated cabin, which definitely doesn’t feature the same level of quality as some other mid-size luxury SUVs, such as Land Rover Discovery.
Another complaint goes to the overall comfort, as the second and third rows are tight for the class, especially if consider the model’s reputation.
When it comes to the engine lineup, it starts with a pretty basic 2.7-liter gasoline engine, which is good for about 160 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Of course, a large 4.0-liter V6 is a much better choice, especially if you don’t care too much about fuel economy. It delivers 278 horsepower 277 pound-feet of torque.
On some markets, like China, you can also find a newer and more refined 3.5-liter V6, which delivers 277 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. Finally, there is a well-known 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine, which is good for about 180 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque.
2020 Toyota Prado Release Date and Price
With no notable changes, the 2020 Toyota Prado shouldn’t arrive any earlier than usual. Expect to see it sometime late in the year, with the starting price of around $60,000.