Toyota Prado GXL Car Review

Toyota Prado GXL Car Review


Toyota Prado GXL Car Review

Toyota Prado GXL Car Review-Toyota has stuck its trusts on recovering the most obvious position in the moderate size four wheel drive fragment with an all-new Prado scope of rough terrain wagons. The second era Prado is still a five entryway, eight seat setup that uses a different case. This equation has been a fruitful one for Toyota, having been utilized on the first Prado that was propelled in 1996. 

While the fundamental design of the first Prado remains, the new models are physically bigger vehicles that gimmick more inner part space. Different changes incorporate a fundamentally all the more compelling V6 petrol motor alternative, new styling, a stiffer body, an increment in general refinement, more standard gear and an assemblage of new driver helps. 
There are three motor alternatives in the Prado line-up, four chamber petrol and turbo-diesel motors, and another all-composite V6 petrol motor. While the authority yield figures of the four barrel motors stay unaltered, Toyota guarantees that both motors have been moved up to enhance driveability and discharges. The new V6 petrol motor is a noteworthy entertainer and one of the highlights of the all-new Prado. 

The new motor is a 4.0 liter Quad Cam V6 that is outfitted with Toyota's VVT-i (variable valve timing). The motor creates 179 kw of force, thirty five every penny more than the superseded V6 Prado, and is cleaner (meeting the necessities of a low discharge vehicle or LEV in the United States). The new V6 motor can be mated to either a five rate manual gearbox or an electronically controlled four velocity programmed transmission. Both arrangements make utilization of a two pace exchange case and steady four wheel drive with a torque sensing focus differential. 

There are twelve new Prado models to look over, and three supplies determination levels, GX, GXL and Grande. Commencing the Prado line-up is the 2.7 liter petrol GX, which begins at $38,990, while the Grande (in either V6 petrol or turbo-diesel and programmed transmission) best the extent at $71,990. The vehicle assessed for this report, the mid-spec GXL, comes in at $52,360 for the manual and $54,960 for the programmed. 

Toyota has expanded the gear determination levels over the whole Prado extent to offer stunningly better esteem for cash. New peculiarities in the GX model (which replaces the cordial RV assignment) incorporate two-stage SRS airbags, power windows and mirrors, remote focal locking, CD player and 17 inch wheels. Extra gimmicks of the new GXL incorporate automated stopping devices (ABS) with electronic brake power dispersion and brake aid, in-dash six CD stereo, cooling, 17 inch amalgam wheels and a 180 liter fuel limit. All Grande models are currently furnished with satellite route, Vehicle Stability Control, Downhill Assist Control, front side drape airbags, security framework, outing machine and 180 liter fuel limit. 

Toyota Prado GXL Car Review
Toyota Prado GXL Car Review

The all-new assortment of the Prado was composed at Toyota's European plan studio. The body is longer general and sits on a protracted wheelbase. The new inside measurements have given the Prado more shoulder room, more extra space in the second column seats and lower hip-focuses for more prominent simplicity of passage and passageway. 

Matched to the body is another step outline skeleton that offers more noteworthy torsional unbending nature, expanded traveler wellbeing, and helps better taking care of and general refinement. Ground freedom has been bargained for rough terrain work, however just insignificantly. 

The new V6 Prado is a peaceful and refined vehicle that exemplifies Toyota's high form quality and highlights the impressive enhancements that have been fused in the new model. While the Prado is absolutely not a little vehicle, the new body is more air movement optimized and there is next to no wind clamor produced even at roadway speeds. 

The design of controls and instruments is cutting edge and useful, helping Prado's simplicity of driving. I discovered the GXL Prado to be an exceptionally unwinding and agreeable vehicle both on the bitumen and on unlocked surfaces. Doubtlessly, the updated and adjusted suspension helps the Prado's shockingly great taking care of (for a vehicle of its size and weight) and supple ride. Another variable proportion directing rack keeps up the respectable turning round of the past model Prado (in spite of the more extended wheelbase) and gives a pleasantly weighted feel. 

While the V6 Prado doesn't precisely jump off the imprint (weighing in at in excess of two tons), the motor is perfectly smooth and exceptionally responsive once in progress. The programmed transmission now has a gated move and conveyed consistent, decently timed apparatus changes. 

Synopsis 


Toyota Prado GXL Car Review

Toyota Prado GXL Car Review

The all-new Prado scope of fair size rough terrain wagons has experienced critical changes that will empower it to test the resistance for class matchless quality. The Prado remains a five entryway, eight seater with a different case, yet an all-new bigger body, updated gear levels and a magnificently smooth and effective new V6 petrol motor join to give an exceptionally agreeable and refined bundle. 

Quick Facts
Make
Toyota
Model
Prado GXL
Category
Medium SUV
Year
2003
Body type
5-door wagon
Price of vehicle tested
$71,990
Pluses
Powerful new V6 petrol engine
Standard equipment levels
Solid, dependable build
Ride quality and overall refinement
Minuses
Slightly less ground clearance than previous model
Price hike on all models except the entry level variant
Country of manufacture
Japan
Warranty
3 years/100,000km
Models Available
GX
GXL
Grande
Prices
$38,990 - GX 2.7 litre petrol
$52,360 - GXL manual
$54,960 - GXL auto
$71,990 - Grande, V6 petrol/turbo-diesel, auto
Specifications
Engine

Number of cylinders
6
Engine size
4.0 L
Induction
Multipoint fuel injection
Fuel
ULP
Claimed max power (kW)
179 kW @ 5200 rpm
Claimed max torque (Nm)
376 Nm @ 3800 rpm
Transmission

Type
Automatic
Wheels

Wheel type
Alloy
Wheel size
17 "
Tyres

Spare tyre type
Full size
Steering

Type
Power assisted rack and pinion
Dimensions

Mass
2110 kg
Length
4850 mm
Width (including mirrors)
2120 mm
Height
1865 mm
Seating capacity
8
Fuel capacity
180 litres
Towing

Max towed mass (trailer plus load)
2500 kg
NRMA Theft Rating

Points on scale 0 - 120 (high score is best)
66
Acceleration - Test results

50 - 80km/h
4.5 secs
60 - 100km/h
6.2 secs
0 - 80km/h
6.8 secs
0 - 100km/h
10.3 secs
Fuel Consumption

Best recorded during testing
11.3 L/100km
Worst recorded during testing
14.6 L/100km
Average on test
12.9 L/100km
Braking

Distance to stop (from 80km/h)
35.4 metres
Noise

Interior noise at constant 80km/h
66 dB(A)

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