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2021 Toyota Prado price and specs

The Toyota Prado now offers more standard safety equipment in GX and GXL models, while there have been other specification tweaks across the range.

Scott Collie
Scott Collie
Deputy Editor

After giving the Prado a power boost in 2020, Toyota has now given its top-selling large SUV some extra equipment.

UPDATE, 7/7/2021Toyota has announced the Prado will receive additional updates for 2021. We’ve included this information below.

GX and GXL models’ suite of safety features now include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, while the GX also gets some aesthetic enhancements in the form of a chrome grille and puddle lights.

At the other end of the range, the VX and Kakadu get new 19-inch alloy wheel designs.

Updated models will arrive in showrooms from mid-July 2021.

There have been price increases across the board, with GX and GXL models up by $990 and VX and Kakadu models receiving a peculiar $777 increase.

These updates follow a 2020 update that included a more powerful 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine with 150kW of power and 500Nm of torque, plus a larger 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.


  • 2021 Toyota Prado GX: $60,830 (+$990)
  • 2021 Toyota Prado GXL: $67,530 (+$990)
  • 2021 Toyota Prado VX: $77,157 (+$777)
  • 2021 Toyota Prado Kakadu: $87,807 (+$777)

All prices exclude on-road costs.


The 2021 Toyota Prado is powered by the same 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine used in the HiLux and Fortuner, producing 150kW of power and 500Nm of torque.

The extra 20kW and 50Nm over the previous iteration comes courtesy of a new ball-bearing turbocharger, better cooling, and changes to the cylinder block and head.

It’s mated with a six-speed automatic transmission and switchable four-wheel drive.

Fuel Economy

The 2021 Toyota Prado uses a claimed 7.9L/100km, and the Prado has a 150L fuel capacity as standard across two fuel tanks: an 87L main tank, and a 63L sub tank.

The flat tailgate version (without the boot-mounted spare tyre) only has the 87L main tank.


The 2021 Toyota Prado measures 4995mm long, 1890mm tall and 1885mm wide, with a 2790mm wheelbase.

Models with the optional flat tailgate are shorter at 4825mm.

The Prado’s kerb weight starts at 2230kg for the base five-seater and jumps to 2455kg for range-topping seven-seat versions.

Servicing and Warranty

The 2021 Toyota Prado requires maintenance every six months or 10,000km – whichever comes first.

Each of the first six services (or each scheduled service in the first three years of maintenance) will cost $260.

As with the wider Toyota line-up, it’s backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.


The 2021 Toyota Prado has an ANCAP rating of five stars.

All models come standard with the following safety equipment:

  • Autonomous emergency braking with daytime and nighttime pedestrian detection and daytime cyclist detection
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic high-beam

Standard Equipment

The Prado GX features the following standard features:

  • 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Satellite navigation
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated mirrors with power folding
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Air-conditioning
  • 4.2-inch multi-information display
  • Trailer sway control
  • Seven airbags
  • Reversing camera
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Hill-descent control
  • Air-conditioned centre console
  • Cargo blind
  • Puddle lights

Third-row seating is an additional $2550 on the base Prado GX.

Moving up to the Prado GXL adds:

  • Bi-LED headlights
  • Third row of seating
  • Privacy glass
  • Leatherette steering wheel
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rear differential lock
  • Alarm
  • Side steps
  • Roof rails

An option package with leather-trimmed seats (ventilated, heated, and powered front, heated in the rear) costs $3470 on the GXL.

Step into the Prado VX and you gain:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Full-sized spare wheel
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Front parking sensors
  • Surround-view camera
  • Refrigerated cool box
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • 14-speaker JBL sound system

The range-topping Prado Kakadu also offers:

  • Tilt and slide moon roof
  • Faux wood steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Drive mode selector
  • Four-link rear suspension with air springs
  • Five-speed crawl control
  • Adaptive variable suspension
  • Multi-terrain select
  • Rear-seat entertainment system

A flat tailgate, which sees the spare mounted under the vehicle, is a no-cost option on GXL, VX and Kakadu models.

Premium paint is a $675 option.

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Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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