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

    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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