2008 Toyota Prado | new car review

Posted on Sep 6, 2009 by



Suitably enhanced for the 2008 model year, the Prado is a scaled down version of the Land Cruiser. It is at its best in five-door specification; the shorter three-door version is a little lacking in ability on tracks and also pitches and rolls a little too much for comfort on black tops.

The 2008 Prado carries its legendary persona a step forward as it thrives to keep the character of this superb SUV intact. The front design maintains the tough look that the Prado is renowned for while the grille and front bumpers add to its solid presence.

The interior design is contemporary and offers a sensible mix of luxury and convenience. The famed Toyota standards of quality are very much in evidence in this machine. The cabin is spacious and roomy with expansive head, shoulder and leg room along with good cargo space.

The tried and tested 4.0-litre engine delivers excellent low-to-mid rpm torque, which is indispensable in a true off-roader. But the smaller 2.7-litre engine, whilst being frugal, is a bit of a let-down. It has to be coaxed and that does test one’s patience! Both engines can be specified with either a manual or automatic gearbox. The transmissions available include a five-speed manual and four-speed auto for the 2.7, while the 4.0-litre gets the automatic with five speeds. At the same time, the robust four cylinder 3.0-litre diesel engine has been revised to improve performance and economy.

This machine should be near the top of anyone’s list if the needs are of a multi-purpose nature along with super levels of reliability. Equally at home on black tops as well as off the beaten track, the Prado is truly a versatile machine for those who do not need the bigger Land Cruiser.

Technical Specifications
Engine   2.7-litre 4-Cyl4.0-litre V63.0-litre Diesel
Power   175 Bhp262 Bhp101 Bhp
Torque   255 Nm395 Nm201 Nm
Transmission   Manual/AutomaticManual/AutomaticManual
Price Range

Starts from UAE Dirhams  103,000 upto 166,000*

* Prices are indicative and may vary at the time of purchase. All prices are ex-Dubai showrooms. Please check with your local dealer for current prices and offers.

10 Responses to 2008 Toyota Prado | new car review


    May 19, 2016 at 2:20 pm


    • Timo Reply

      July 28, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      I have a Prado GX,Diesel tropicalized, 2008 registered 125000 km. Sell it for 13800 EUR

  2. Youngval Reply

    September 7, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Is it possible to know the price of 208 in USA dollars please

  3. Socheat Reply

    November 22, 2014 at 7:50 am


    Could you tell me that Toyota Prado 2008 have GPS or not?
    Thanks in advance.

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      November 23, 2014 at 10:04 am

      Hi Socheat,

      It would depend on if the vehicle is fully loaded or not. Also, there’s the possibility of having it fitted from an aftermarket seller.

      • sebageni ibald Reply

        November 17, 2016 at 7:33 pm

        we need price for this toyota prado model,2008
        please advise.

  4. alade abdullahi Reply

    January 2, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I want to make enquiry about 2008 toyota prado model,I mean d price and should american spec,am waiting for your response thanks and GOD bless you

  5. Bayram Reply

    October 22, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    how much Toyota Prado,2.7 cc automatic transmission white colour

    • Pankaj Dev

      Pankaj Reply

      October 23, 2011 at 9:26 am


      Please get in touch with your nearest Toyota dealer for price inquiries. Thanks.

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    May 11, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    4×4 for
    sale in Dubai are found at Offroad-Zone. They have a huge variety to choose
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