2015 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado | new car review

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 by
2015 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 3.5 stars
  • Very Good
AEDAED 131,500 - 181,500
  • 4.5/5 Avg. User Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • 6 Reviews

  • 2015 Land Cruiser Prado
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  • Last modified: July 7, 2015
  • Interior
    Editor: 50%
    User: 89%
  • Exterior
    Editor: 60%
    User: 89%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
    User: 89%
  • Features
    Editor: 65%
    User: 84%
  • Performance
    Editor: 75%
    User: 88%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 65%
    User: 81%

Review Summary:

The is the junior version of the popular Land Cruiser. But it is more a fashion accessory than an tool.

Pros

Good range of models offering a choice of engines and various options.

Cons

Instead of the top of the line model, you're better off settling for a Land Cruiser.

Looks

The 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV is a fry cry from its predecessor. The old version of the Prado was a rugged off-roader. In its current guise, the Prado is more of a luxury, mid-range cruiser. The Prado’s front looks soft and friendly. The headlamps are chunky, and extend a third of the way along the bonnet. There are some subtle body mouldings around the front and rear wheel arches. Around the back there is little that makes the car stand out, and generally it looks quite plain. However, the option of having chrome trim around things like the spare wheel makes it look more like an expensive handbag.

2015 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado front

Feels

Inside the car you are surrounded by the familiar switches that you will have seen on most Toyota’s over the last decade. The layout is simple, and the dashboard is encased in the usual plastic. The fascia in the middle of the dash is quite smart, however. The interior options make all the difference, and in black and grey it feels far better than it does in beige.

2014 Toyota Prado interior

Engineering

Although the Prado might look like an easy-going school-runner, the technology that sits under the bonnet exists to help you when you take the car off-road. The car comes with Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control. On higher-range models the Prado also comes with a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, which in layman’s terms means that the suspension is controlled by hydraulic cylinders to give you a smooth off-road experience.

2015 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado side

What’s on offer?

The 2015 Toyota Prado comes with either a 2.7 or 4.0 litre power plant, which produces 160bhp and 270bhp respectively. The very basic 2.7 litre model begins at AED 131,500, with the top of the range model crowning the list at AED 181,500. A third row of seats is available which will increase capacity to seven people, and all the usual tricks and options are on offer, too.

2015 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado interior

Summing it…

The Prado is a junior Land Cruiser, and this is reflected in the price throughout the lower range models. But for a top of the line model, which costs AED 181,500, you’re better off spending just a smidgen more and driving out with a Land Cruiser. If you are serious about your off-roading then the Land Cruiser is a better bet. Expect to see the Prado parked outside nail salons rather than in the desert, bashing sand dunes.

2015 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2.7L2015 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 4.0L
Engine/ Cylinders2.7 litre / 4 cyl4.0 litre / V6
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
160 hp @ 5,200 RPM270 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
246 Nm @ 3,800 RPM381 Nm @ 4,400 RPM
Tranmission4 speed automatic5 speed auto
DriveFour Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h13.5 secs9.0 secs
Top speed170 km/h200 km/h
PriceAED 131,500 - 161,500AED 147,500 - 181,500

34 Responses to 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado | new car review

  1. KP Singh Reply

    May 9, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Hi

    I want Prado (White color) 2.7L with wheel on back side.

    Let me know if you have offer.

  2. Calvon Reply

    August 16, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Because of you my father addicted to cars
    But thank you

    • WAQAS Reply

      February 18, 2017 at 8:16 pm

      Fuel Consumption difference between prado 2.7 and 4.0????

  3. esan matthew Reply

    August 2, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Please keep me in touch with reality jeep i badly need one, pls send one to me quickly and cover the expense

    where are my friends in dubai, abu dhabi etc where oil rich money flows.

    be kind enough to let me achieve this longterm dream, im close to 50 and the money for this dream car seems so far from reach. please help, i will ever be grateful for your kindness to esan_m@hotmail.com

    thank sirs and madames

  4. Pierrot Reply

    February 23, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Dollars price please

  5. Amaan Reply

    February 20, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    i want toyota prado i want varrent v.x.l i want white color i go interor white said amaan i engine was disel ok we lanched thanks

  6. Elijah Immanuel Reply

    February 5, 2016 at 3:15 am

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    • Rated 5 stars

    Great car, great value, great worth. I have been having the dream of ownning one of these great dynamics on wheels, called Toyota Prado Landcruiser, Txl 2015 edition. I am yet to get the money to purchase one. Yet, my vision is on course. I am strongly looking forward to owning one, within this 2016. Faith speaks, here. Action plan, follows. To God be the glory.

  7. Adhil Reply

    December 1, 2015 at 12:02 am

    I buy toyota prado 2015 mid option. Ihave a option connected services.what is the app for using that

  8. joseph Reply

    November 16, 2015 at 11:28 am

    i am planning to buy a 2.7 lit prado mid,would like to know the performance and fuel consumption in comparison to 4lit .

  9. A. A. Abbasi Reply

    October 30, 2015 at 7:17 am

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    Hi Zaran,

    I m in a fix between Prado 2.7L GXR midline 2016 costing around AED 143K versus Pajero 3.5L Midline 2016 costing around AED 110k.

    We are a family of 2 and off-roading is not the actual requirement. Car will be used mainly on city roads and maximum on dubai abu dhabi Alain route. I m currently driving ford escape and a bigger car is the purpose.

    Prado offers better reputation on equipment/technology , resale , after sales service and i like the shape but cost is almost 33k more than pajero and inside almost very basic gadgets / functions.

    Pajero offers more gadgets / functionality / comfort features inside the car and is costing AED 33K less than prado but heard about poor after sales service and i donot like the shape.

    Based on the above, in ur opinion what should be a better option?

  10. Arun Reply

    October 29, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Hi Zaran,

    I have just bought A Prado VXR 2016 model from Al Futtaim, overall its a very good car in terms of comfort and practicality. However, can you please check and confirm whether there is any change of suspension system as I read somewhere that Toyota has introduced new suspension called Kinetic.

    Regards,

    Arun

  11. Subramanian Reply

    October 16, 2015 at 10:21 am

    • Interior
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    • Rated 5 stars

    bought 2016 VX.R 4.0 for which i paid 200k it really has a manly and beastly look, interiors are really awesome and it is almost equivalent to Lexus high range model.
    SO OVERALL IT IS REALLY A PRIDE OWNING IT.

    • Lakiesha Reply

      July 19, 2016 at 11:43 pm

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  12. HMK Reply

    September 16, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Hi Zaran,

    Im looking at buying the 2016 prado VXR the top model. I’ll end up paying just around 200k including the insurance,service agreement and a few add ons. Ive paid the booking amount but thats refundable too. Im having a change in mind, considering the resale and whats being offered in the 2016, yes a good deal, but i stumbled upon the 2016 pajero and land cruiser basic. In a fix. Need a suggestion.

    Thanks

    HMK

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      September 21, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      Hi HMK,

      From the options you’ve narrowed down to, I’d stick with the Prado. The Pajero, as great a value proposition as it may be, lacks the technology and power found in the Prado. On the other hand, the Land Cruiser being a bare basic model, doesn’t quite cut it. Stick with the Prado, it’s comfortable on road, capable off-road, spacious and mighty practical.

      Regards,

      Zaran

      • A. A. Abbasi Reply

        October 29, 2015 at 9:36 pm

        Hi Zaran,

        I m in a fix between Prado 2.7L GXR midline 2016 costing around AED 143K versus Pajero 3.5L Midline costing around AED 110k.

        We are a family of 2 and off-roading is not the actual requirement. Car will be used mainly on city roads and maximum on dubai abu dhabi Alain route. I m currently driving ford escape and a bigger car is the purpose.

        Prado offers better reputation on equipment/technology , resale , after sales service and i like the shape but cost is almost 33k more than pajero and inside almost very basic gadgets / functions.

        Pajero offers more gadgets / functionality / comfort features inside the car and is costing AED 33K less than prado but heard about poor after sales service and i donot like the shape.

        Based on the above, in ur opinion what should be a better option?

    • Mohammed Ashfaq Reply

      October 17, 2015 at 11:53 am

      Looking for Toyota Prado model from 2014 – 2015, please call me on +971 50 6173730 (Dubai)
      Thanks

      • Mohammad Khattab Reply

        November 3, 2015 at 2:29 pm

        looking for 2012 , I am in KSA How much it will cost, TXL 6 cylinder full or have.

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        July 20, 2016 at 12:09 am

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  13. haiii Reply

    July 16, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    How much for ToyotaPrado 2015, with 7 seats, rear seat entertainment-blu Ray disc, rear view camera, executive class, leather seats and all othey key and standard features in Ghana cedis..

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      July 20, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Hi Haiii,

      Please get in touch with your local dealer in Ghana to find out prices of the Prado there.

      Regards,

      Zaran

  14. hussein Reply

    July 15, 2015 at 5:23 am

    how much toyota brado in egypt plz

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  15. Anas Khan Reply

    June 22, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    • Interior
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    • Performance
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    • Value for money
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    • Rated 4 stars

    Only the 4 l model is nice. The 2.7 litre model is kachra type and waste of money… overall 4 l model is awesome…

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      June 23, 2015 at 11:59 am

      Thanks for your feedback, Anas.

      Regards,

      Zaran

  16. MANOJ JOSEPH Reply

    May 24, 2015 at 12:17 am

    • Interior
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    • Rated 5 stars

    Everything is Good except mileage(around 7KM/L only).worth buying in terms of resale,power,space,looks and safety features,interior facilities,agency service…etc.

  17. MANOJ JOSEPH Reply

    May 24, 2015 at 12:03 am

    I have purchased a TOYOTA PRADO 2015 MODEL, GXR – 4.0 Ltr,
    It is a very good car except mileage……………

  18. Jeff Reply

    May 6, 2015 at 4:33 am

    How much is toyota landcruser prado in kenya shilling.

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      May 6, 2015 at 9:58 am

      Hi Jeff,

      If we convert the starting price of the Land Cruiser in the UAE into Kenyan Shillings, we get it at KES 4,815,650. However, you’re best off getting in touch with a local dealer in Kenya itself to find out how much it will set you back there.

      Regards,

      Zaran

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  19. manoj Reply

    May 5, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    • Interior
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    • Rated 4 stars

    Over all very good

  20. dr.apradhan Reply

    February 27, 2015 at 12:47 am

    how can i buy a new prado jeep with model 2015 online?
    please email me via dr.adityapradhanmedical@gmail.com
    as i need a new car now for my business .

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      July 19, 2016 at 11:28 pm

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  21. dr.apradhan Reply

    February 27, 2015 at 12:37 am

    hello who am i unto i want to buy a new prado jeep online 2015 m0del,
    i am dr.apradhan by name from india.

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