With a loyalty unparalleled by any other SUV, the new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado for 2017 promises nothing short of adventure (misadventure) for its aficionados. It has taken its six decades of global adventure into another level thanks to an unparalleled refinement, on-road comfort, and off-road prowess. Its release date, although unconfirmed should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.
It comes with an updated styling on both its exterior and interior, and folks at Toyota term its new sleekness ‘the ultimate expression of luxury and capability. This is unquestionable judging from its updated styling that’s certain to make an expression wherever it goes thanks to its bold new exterior details and legendary off-road prowess.
The new model makes a bold stance with its revised chrome side moldings, LED lighting, a revised front end, and the re-tweaked Land Cruiser logos. So whether you are acting James Bond on an uncharted terrain, or you’re simply in the company of your family members on a weekend getaway in the heart of the Maasai Mara national park in Africa, you can rest assured that you’ll always have a peace of mind.
Ultimately, the 2017 Land Cruiser Prado excels where few vehicles would rightly tread, and is also a force to reckon with in terms of towing capacity. Some of the cons that reduce its appeal include its cramped third-row seats, a premium-brand price, and modest cargo space. As such, some of its alternatives you can consider include the Land Rover LR4, Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon Denali, and the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.
2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Exterior Review & Interior Changes
The LED lighting offered for its foglights, headlights and taillights feature new LED elements for both the low and high beams, giving you an efficient, and bright low and high beams to illuminate your way at night or during mundane road conditions. The front fascia also features a powerful chrome grille that blends with the LED headlights to provide a sophisticated stance.
The revised front fenders and the new, sculpted hood hints at the power beneath its skin. Further aback, the Land Cruiser Prado looks are further complimented by the LED taillights and sophisticated design elements that speak volumes to what lurks in its interior.
Interior wise, there are lots of features that make it a standout in its segment thanks to features such as four-zone automatic climate control, a center console cooler box, ventilated and heated front seats, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, driver and passenger memory settings, a perforated leather upholstery, leather and wood trimmings, and a 50/50-split third row-seats.
Other features include Bluetooth phone and audio control, a nine-inch touchscreen interface, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, front and rear parking cameras, voice controls, a 14-speaker JBL sound system, smartphone app integration, Qi wireless phone charging, a navigation system, a CD player, a dual-screen rear-seat DVD entertainment system, and satellite radio.
There are no factory options offered, however, more details should be expected on its release date.
2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Engine Specs
Motivation for the new 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is offered exclusively by a 5.7L V8 engine that generates a whopping 381 hp and 401 pounds-ft. of torque. Technologies such as Acoustic Control Induction System and Dual independent Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence, credited for optimizing useable power throughout the rpm, are offered.
The engine comes matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission system that inclines for efficient power delivery, and adjusts both vehicle speed and shift logic depending on the throttle input in a variety of conditions.
It comes riding on an independent double-wishbone suspension with stabilizer bar up front, coil springs, semi floating axle in the rear, and a 4-link rear suspension.
Other technologies offered with the new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado include Multi-terrain monitor, Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, Torsen limited-slip differential, Multi-terrain Select, and Crawl Control.
2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado cargo capacity is rated at 81.7 cu. ft. of torque with the third-row seats folded down.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.2 in. (112.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 2.9 in. (194.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 5.9 in. (77.9 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 16,1 ft³
Curb weight: 5815 lbs.
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 6,5 sec
MPG: 13/18 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Blizzard Pearl, Blue Onyx Pearl, Brandywine Mica, Classic Silver Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic and Midnight Black
Towing Capacity: 8100 lbs
2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Price & Release Date
According to our sources, the newest Toyota Land Cruiser Prado price starts from an MSRP of $83,825. As for when it will go for sale, the same sources say it will probably hit dealerships sometime in the first half of 2017.