When it hits dealerships sometime late next year the 2017 Toyota Prado will be a midsize SUV coming with slight changes and mostly the same fuel economy as the outgoing model, plus its towing capacity and off-road capabilities will remain the same as in the previous iteration.
It features four trim levels, seven exterior colors and three interior color schemes, while the four Prado trim levels include GX, GXL, VX and Kakadu. All trims feature a fully decked-out interior and an extensive list of options.
Exterior and Interior
The 2017 Toyota Prado shall receive a slicker and updated front fascia with a stylish grille featuring a corporate badge and framed with head lamps and LED daytime running lamps, along with fog lamps, and a prominent front bumper.
The standard features list 17-inches alloy wheels, seven airbags, halogen headlights, smart key start and access, backup camera, LCD touchscreen connected to a sound system with CD player, AM/FM radio, and MP3 player.
The optional 18-inch wheels will give you enough clearance to smooth over just about any number of potholes in the road, or take you and your family over any obstacles a cross-country ride can throw in your way. A side rail and roof rack will round off the rugged profile of the model.
Inside, along with three-row seats the vehicle will be chockfull with useful technology enhancements such as adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, a “multi-terrain monitor” off-road camera system (with selectable front, side or rear views), a navigation system, front and rear parking sensors, 8-inch touchscreen interface, voice controls.In addition, Toyota also made available Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Active Traction Control (A-TRC), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Assist Control (DAC) for improved handling and maneuverability.
The powertrain of the 2017 Toyota Prado will consist of a 3.0-liter Turbo Diesel engine, capable to deliver up to 170 horsepower and 302 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be paired with either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.Second engine available under the hood of 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is a 4.0-liter VVT-i Petrol V6 with an output of 270 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque and mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Toyota Prado Release Date and Price
We wouldn’t venture to predict the release date for anytime sooner than late 2016, and that’s optimistically speaking. The pricing for the 2017 Toyota Prado will likely begin from around $55,000 for the base level trim and will climb up to $90,000 for the most advanced trim.