Toyota Prado For Sale
Our selection of Toyota Prado cars for sale has been in production since 1984 and is a full-size SUV with either 3 doors or 5 door configuration hatch-back body style. Close relative to the Toyota Land Cruiser, it is the slightly smaller version of the Land Cruiser, initially based on the J150 platform and in some countries available as the Lexus GX. Currently, in its Fourth Generation, the Prado is a familiar feature on South African roads and a favourite with consumers. At first, the Toyota Prado for sale was developed as a light-duty multi-terrain vehicle with a short wheelbase and two doors plus a hatch at the back. In South Africa, the late 1990s and early 2000's model are more familiar.
The latest generation, J150 (2009 – presently manufactured) continuous the brand promise of reliability and robustness. The 2018 model is the second facelift of this particular generation with few upgrades. The Japanese manufacturer seems to field test their technology thoroughly rather than falling in the trap of releasing a tech savvy vehicle that tends to disappoint. It seems that the consumers agree with this method of development since Prado's popularity has not deviated over the years.
Over the years, the external design has evolved very much in the same style as the Toyota Land cruiser wagon style, starting with an angular and boxy shape and now more rounded and relevant to styles on the road, yet not designed as a fashion statement but rather a subtle, understated design because the reliability of the vehicle speaks for itself. Small changes have been made, including a subtler grille designed, a re-shaped rear bumper, and darker cladding around rear lights.
Interior design for the younger generation is still user friendly and hardy. Extra’s that have been added included seat temperature adjustment (front and second-row), while the third row can now by adjusted electrically. Head and legroom is ample and ensures a comfortable drive. With the spare wheel mountain on the rear of the vehicle, no cargo space is sacrificed. Other niceties added include satellite navigation, multi-terrain camera, and blind-spot monitors, reverse camera, and LED headlamps. It is no wonder that our used Toyota Prado cars for sale is a popular family car option, slightly smaller and more economical than its big brother the Land Cruiser, but as reliable.
Our selection of used Toyota Prado cars for sale has not been developed to be a nippy city slicker, acceleration is fair for over-taking and the trusted D-4D engine churns out enough power for any terrain. Steering is fair but the Prado is susceptible to cross-winds as most vehicles of its built and class. Off-road capability is more than fair as could be expected. The younger generation Prado’s fuel consumption is around 10litre per 100km if driven with a conservative attitude.