Innovations for Off-Road Performance
A few of the innovations that await you in the all-new Land Cruiser Prado,
- Multi-terrain Select
For optimum driving according to off-road conditions, the Prado now offers you four different drive modes. Select a drive mode from the multi-information switch on the steering wheel and this revolutionary system allows you to obtain the optimum traction you need to handle slippery surfaces such as mud, sand and loose rock or non-slippery surfaces like rock.
So, even if you are not an experienced off-road driver, you can enjoy secure, sure-footed control when traveling over rough terrain.
- Multi-terrain ABS with EBD
Multi-terrain Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) works in synch with Multi-terrain Select, automatically regulating ABS operation to suit off-road driving conditions such as mud and sand. With normal ABS activated in on-road driving, Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) helps provide balanced braking regardless of the occupant or cargo load.
- Multi-terrain Monitor
Four cameras, mounted on the front, rear and sides of the vehicle, enable the multi-terrain Monitor to display six different views of the terrain outside. The system supports you by enabling you to see the surrounding conditions even when cresting a hill or driving on extremely uneven ground that makes it difficult to see the terrain directly.
- Steering Angle Display
The multi-information display also shows the vehicle’s wheel angle in real time, enabling visual confirmation of steering direction to help you stay on track and out of trouble.
- Crawl Control
Crawl Control provides optimal throttle and brake control, maintaining a constant low speed to support safe, sure driving on extremely rough terrain such as sand, dirt, rock, mud, steep upgrades or other surfaces that require fine accelerator control.
Five speeds are offered, with fully automatic throttle and brake control that frees you to concentrate on steering the vehicle.
A Robust and Superior Ride
- Electronically Controlled Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) which helps to keep all four wheels firmly on the ground when going off-road, giving you a safe, stable ride with excellent traction.
On-road, KDSS also helps to suppress body roll, giving you superior steering stability and a steady ride when cornering. In addition, vibration is also effectively absorbed through fine electronic control even when traveling over slightly uneven surfaces which in turn translates to a more comfortable ride.
- Variable Flow Control Power Steering
Allows optimal steering force to be achieved by varying the hydraulic power steering pump flow rate according to vehicle speed and steering input speed. This allows steering to be light and nimble at low speed for easy maneuverability and parking, and firm and responsive at high speed for enhanced control and stability.
- Electronically Modulated Rear Air Suspension plus AVS System
This system electronically modulates the rear suspension, maintaining a constant vehicle height irrespective of the number of occupants or amount of cargo. Height is adjustable by switch operation. Additionally, the AVS regulates the damping force of the shock absorbers according to driver input and road conditions. A choice of Comfort, Normal, and Sports modes is offered.
- Full-time 4WD System with Torsen Limited Slip Differential
An easy to use dial type transfer switch lets you shift smoothly between low range and high range drive. There are also differential switch locks that let you lock the center and rear differentials.
An Optimum Balance of power and Efficiency
- 4.0L V6 Gasoline Engine 1GR-FE
A newly introduced Dual VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing – intelligent) and a roller- rocker arm offer fully variable, unstepped control over intake and exhaust valve timing, with valve timing, high torque and output, excellent fuel efficiency and low exhaust emissions across the entire rpm range.
- 2.7L L4 Gasoline Engine 2TR-FE
Exhilarating driving performance with class-leading acceleration smoothness and reduced vibration for higher fuel efficiency.
- 3.0L L4 Diesel Engine 1KD-FTV
Prado is now available with a new common-rail turbo diesel engine that offers low emissions with class leading power and fuel efficiency.
- 3.0L L4 Diesel Engine 5L-E
Power that you can count on with plenty of torque for satisfying response with performance to spare.
Thoughtful and practical features
- Rain-sensing windshield wipers
Wiper speed is adjusted automatically according to the volume of rain
- Tonneau Cover
protects items in the cargo area from prying eyes outside.
- Accessory socket
provides 12V DC power for your traveling convenience.
- Driver seat memory switches
remembers the preferred seat position of two drivers.
- Automatic anti-glare rear view mirror
Improves visibility by reducing glare from the headlights of following cars.
The leading edge in safety
- SRS airbags
contribute to driver and passenger safety by helping to minimize impact force in the event of a collision
- Pedestrian protection
The impact absorbing structure of the hood, fenders and other components helps enhance safety performance in accidents
- Crash Safety
An energy absorbing body structure contributes to a higher level of crash safety performance by effectively absorbing impact energy from the front, rear or side.
- Active Headrests
In the event of a rear end collision, front seats with active headrests contribute to a reduction of neck impact by moving the headrest diagonally upwards to simultaneously cushion the head and neck.
- Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
When driving on slippery road surfaces, VSC enhances vehicle stability by controlling engine output and braking at each wheel, if the sensors detect an abrupt steering operation or lateral slipping of the vehicle.
- Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) and High-intensity Discharge Lamps (HID)
AFS effectively illuminates the road ahead by aiming the headlamps to the left or to the right in response to steering angle and vehicle speed. Along with auto leveling and the use of powerful HID lamps that offer excellent coverage, nighttime visibility is greatly improved.