14 December 2017 · Buyer Advice

Why We Love the 2018 Toyota LandCruiser Prado (And You Should, Too!) | Phil Gilbert Toyota

We've seen our share of SUVs at Phil Gilbert Toyota, but few can beat the rugged elegance of the 2018 Toyota LandCruiser Prado. Available in four dynamic trim levels, the Toyota LandCruiser Prado is a powerful turbo-diesel SUV with a choice of auto and manual transmission, that seats up to seven and brings together style, performance, and safety. While you could just take our word for why this offering from Toyota Australia is so amazing, we're guessing you'll want some facts to back the claim up. So, let's take a closer look at all that the 2018 Toyota LandCruiser Prado has to offer.

Performance to Spare

When you look under the bonnet of the 2018 Toyota LandCruiser Prado, you'll find a standard 2.8-litre four-cylinder in-line, 16-valve, DOHC turbo diesel engine that produces 130 kW of horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 450 Nm of torque at 1,600 rpm. If you choose the standard drivetrain you get full-time 4x4 drive and a responsive six-speed automatic transmission, which can help, avoid the servo thanks to 9.7 L/100km urban and 7.0 L/100km extra urban in fuel consumption. To make sure you get the best ride possible, the LandCruiser Prado can be equipped with the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, Adaptive Variable Suspension System, Crawl Control, and Multi-Terrain Select System. If you're like us, and you like to use your SUV to transport your boat, then you'll love the fact that the 2018 Toyota LandCruiser Prado delivers enhanced braked towing capacity of up to 3,000 kg.

Staying Safe Despite Sydney Drivers

Having a powerful SUV is great, there's no denying that fact. But it also needs to be safe enough to travel with your family around Greater Sydney. Thankfully, the 2018 Toyota LandCruiser Prado offers safety throughout. The "Safe T-Cell" body was created to absorb impact from the front, rear, and sides, and that's just a start. If you demand the latest hi-tech safety features, the available Back Guide Monitor, parking sensors, Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert will thrill you. This last one is great because it uses radar to warn you if someone is coming when you're backing out of a parking space and maneuvering which will make city driving — and living — so much easier.

Hey, It Looks Good Inside and Outside Too!

Not to sound too vain, but the 2018 Toyota LandCruiser Prado is a fine-looking SUV. No matter which of the nine exterior colours you choose, your neighbours will be jealous. If they're lucky enough to get to take a ride, they'll experience a lot of impressive standard and available comfort and hi-tech features including:

  • Electroluminescent combimeter with colour Multi-Information Display
  • Refrigerated cool box
  • Heated and ventilated front row seats plus heated second row seats in the Kakadu and VX trims
  • Available moon roof
  • Satellite navigation1 with SUNA traffic channel
  • Premium woodgrain-look steering wheel with audio, Multi Information display, and telephone controls
  • Premium JBL 14-speaker audio system

Moreover, if that wasn't enough, on some trims you can even add a Blu-ray rear seat entertainment system with three wireless headsets. If you have kids, we don't have to tell you what a lifesaver that can be on a long trip to see Grandma and Poppy.

Getting Your 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

We're pretty sure that once you get behind the wheel of this SUV, you'll see why we love the 2018 Toyota LandCruiser Prado. Thankfully, taking one for a test-drive is easy! All you need to do is contact Phil Gilbert Toyota in Lidcombe or Croydon and we'll schedule a test for you.