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    The first new Toyota LandCruiser Prado in 15 years is finally on the way, with mild-hybrid assistance, tough new styling, and higher prices.

    It’s due here later in 2024.

    The outgoing Prado (dubbed the 150 Series) has existed largely unchanged since 2009, though it has received multiple small updates during its life like a more powerful turbo-diesel engine in 2020 and extra safety gear in 2021.

    It did, however, lose petrol power in Australia back in 2018.

    Its time is up though, and in its place comes the 250 Series Prado – bigger, boxier, and packed with new tech that brings it well and truly into the modern age.

    All that comes at a premium of upwards of $12,500 more, though.

    Here’s how the two Toyota off-roaders stack up on the spec sheet.


    Prado pricing for 2025 starts at $72,500 before on-roads – a $9670 increase compared to the outgoing 150 Series.

    The off-road ready Altitude is a returning variant for 2025 (having been absent since 2017), and is priced between the VX and the Kakadu.

    Model2024 $RRP2025 $RRPPrice increase
    Toyota LandCruiser Prado GX$62,830$72,500$9670
    Toyota LandCruiser Prado GXL$69,530$79,990$10,460
    Toyota LandCruiser Prado VX$76,848$87,400$10,552
    Toyota LandCruiser Prado AltitudeN/A$92,700NEW
    Toyota LandCruiser Prado Kakadu$87,468$99,990$12,522

    All prices are before on-road costs.

    Drivetrains and Efficiency

    The two Prados look like they share the same engine on paper, but there are two key additions for 2025.

    The 250 Series gains a 48V mild-hybrid system, which doesn’t boost power but is instead designed to remove strain from ancillary functions by adding a motor generator and a 48V battery.

    Both cars have full-time four-wheel drive with selectable low-range gearing, but while the outgoing Prado featured a six-speed automatic transmission, the new generation features an eight-speed auto.

    Toyota says the new Prado has a combined 110L fuel capacity. The previous generation has an 87L main tank, while models with the tailgate-mounted spare also include an additional 63L tank for a total capacity of 150L.

    2024 Prado 150 Series2025 Prado 250 Series
    Engine2.8L turbo-diesel 4cyl2.8L turbo-diesel 4cyl + 48V mild-hybrid system
    Transmission6-speed automatic8-speed automatic
    Driven wheels4WD with low-range4WD with low-range
    Fuel economy (claim)7.9L/100km (ADR)TBD
    Fuel tank capacity150L (combined)
    87L (main)
    63L (sub)
    110L (combined)
    Maximum towing capacity3000kg (braked)3500kg (braked)


    Though the two Prados are similar in body length, the 250 Series is wider, taller, heavier, and has a longer wheelbase.

    It will continue to offer both five- and seven-seat configurations.

    Toyota claims the new Prado has “408 litres of luggage space even during a 6:4 split second-row seat”, according to its global press release, though boot capacity in other seating configurations is yet to be revealed.

    2024 Prado 150 Series2025 Prado 250 Series
    Length4825mm – 4995mm4925mm – 4990mm
    Width1885mm1980mm (2115mm incl. mirrors)
    Height1840mm – 1890mm1925mm – 1984mm
    Ground clearance215mm210.5mm – 220.6mm
    Boot capacity120L (3rd row up)
    620L (3rd row folded)
    1833L (2nd and 3rd row folded)
    Tare mass2240kg – 2350kg2435kg – 2535kg
    Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM)2990kg3100kg – 3200kg

    Servicing and warranty

    As with all Toyota models in Australia, the 2025 LandCruiser Prado will be backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    Owners of the 250 Series can have their engine and drivetrain covered under warranty for seven years, provided it’s serviced on time at a Toyota dealer.

    Toyota will also offer capped-price servicing for the first 10 visits (five years or 100,000km) at six-month or 10,000km intervals, whichever comes first.

    Service pricing for the 250 Series has not yet been confirmed, however the first six services for the 150 Series are capped at $260 each.


    The incoming Prado is yet to receive an ANCAP safety rating.

    All 2025 Toyota LandCruiser Prado models come standard with the following:

    • Nine airbags (up from seven)
    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Lane trace assist (lane centering) (NEW)
    • Stability control with active traction control
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Front and rear parking sensors (NEW)
    • Trailer sway control
    • Trailer pre-wiring harness (NEW)
    • 360-degree camera (NEW)
    • Pre-collision system (NEW)
    • Driver monitoring camera (NEW)
    • Emergency driving stop system (NEW)

    Previously, not every Prado offered front and rear parking sensors and a surround-view camera.

    The 2025 GXL adds a rear parking support brake system designed to stop the car if a static object is detected, while the VX, Altitude, and Kakadu variants gain tyre-pressure monitoring.

    Standard features

    The 2025 Toyota LandCruiser Prado packs an array of new tech and equipment over the outgoing generation, while some advanced features have been brought down the range and are now included on cheaper variants.

    The base 2025 Toyota LandCruiser Prado GX includes:

    • Five seats
    • 18-inch dark grey alloy wheels (NEW)
    • LED headlights, daytime running lights, and fog lamps (NEW)
    • Folding body-coloured mirrors
    • Darkened front and rear bumpers, side sills, and wheel arches
    • Top-hinged manual tailgate with separate glass hatch (NEW)
    • Fabric upholstery
    • Rubber floor mats
    • Rain-sensing wipers (NEW)
    • Six-way manual driver’s seat adjustment
    • 7.0-inch multi-function instrument display (NEW)
    • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system (NEW)
    • 10-speaker sound system (NEW)
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto (NEW)
    • Four USB-C ports (NEW)
    • Satellite navigation
    • DAB+ digital radio (NEW)
    • Toyota Connected Services (NEW)
    • Dual-zone climate control with remote function (NEW)
    • Downhill assist control
    • Five-speed crawl control (NEW)
    • Three drive modes (NEW)

    The 2025 Prado GXL adds:

    • Seven-seat capacity
    • Roof rails
    • Privacy glass
    • Silver front and rear bumper trim
    • Power tailgate
    • Heated and ventilated front seats (NEW)
    • Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat (NEW)
    • Leather-accented seats (NEW)
    • Leather-accented steering wheel and gear knob
    • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror (NEW)
    • Wireless charging pad (NEW)
    • Rear climate control (NEW)
    • Two extra USB-C charging ports for third-row occupants (NEW)

    Leather-trimmed seats (ventilated and heated front and rear, and powered front) were only available in a $3470 optional package on the 2024 GXL.

    The 2025 Prado VX adds:

    • 20-inch dark metallic alloy wheels (NEW)
    • Bi-LED headlights with dynamic auto-levelling (NEW)
    • Adaptive high-beam (NEW)
    • Body-coloured front and rear bumpers
    • Leather-accented upholstery (NEW)
    • Power lumbar and memory function for driver’s seat (NEW)
    • Four-way power-adjustable passenger’s seat (NEW)
    • Power-adjustable steering wheel (NEW)
    • Carpet floor mats (NEW)
    • Refrigerated centre console
    • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster (NEW)
    • 14-speaker JBL sound system
    • Adaptive variable suspension (NEW)
    • Five drive modes (NEW)
    • Multi-Terrain Select traction control (NEW)
    • Multi-Terrain Monitor (NEW)

    The off-road-focused 2025 Prado Altitude is a new variant and builds on the VX, adding:

    • Five seats
    • 18-inch matte grey alloy wheels with all-terrain tyres
    • Locking rear differential
    • ‘Stabiliser disconnect mechanism’ (in place of adaptive variable suspension)
    • Black door handles and tailgate trim
    • Black wheel arch moulding
    • Sunroof
    • Two-tone colour options
    • Digital rear-view mirror
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Head-up display

    The flagship 2025 Prado Kakadu includes (over the VX):

    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Illuminated side steps (NEW)
    • Heated and ventilated rear seats
    • Heated steering wheel (NEW)
    • Adjustable driver’s seat thigh support
    • Digital rear-view mirror (NEW)
    • Head-up display (NEW)
    • Torque-sensing limited-slip rear differential

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    Max Davies is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Max studied journalism at La Trobe University and stepped into the automotive world after graduating in late 2023. He grew up in regional Victoria, and with a passion for everything motorsport is a fan of Fernando Alonso.