Even that the Toyota Land Cruiser became a tough competitor in the full-size market, some markets will see a new 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. It is a mid-size SUV that enters its fifth-generation. It is yet unknown if this model will go on sale in the U.S. and if it arrives, it will compete with the similar Lexus LX.
The current model is present for seven years now and the revamp is the only logical outcome. The upcoming Land Cruiser Prado will get plenty of refinement from the outside. Moreover, this SUV will be safer than ever before and the interior will get numerous modern features. If you are looking for an SUV that offers unique styling, luxurious interior, and great off-road capabilities, look no further.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado exterior looks stunning
The cosmetic updates that Toyota brought to its new Land Cruiser Prado model are stunning. The front end will get a new grille, lower fascia, and headlights. The grille and fascia are sitting higher and the headlights are moved further inside. The hood comes with a center crease that provides a better view of the road ahead. Front fenders are taller and edgier. Moreover, a 360-degree camera system is available, along with the Multi-Terrain monitor that supports and under-floor view.
The front end is not the only section that will receive significant updates as the rear end also hold plenty of new styling cues and features. Taillights are all-new and the liftgate is revised. Taillights are more vertical which adds a visual height to the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. Wide chrome swath is gone and there is a new piece above the license plate.
The side profile of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will mostly remain the same, however, new wheels are on the offer. Toyota offers wheels in the range from 17 to 19-inch alloys. The overall dimensions are the same as on the previous model and the ground clearance is ample. Overall, the exterior design looks refreshing, modern and more aggressive.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado interior changes
The interior of the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will also get plenty of changes that should provide a more upscale feeling. The dash is all-new and the controls and buttons are nicely laid out. The dash actually offers three categories of those controls, engine, driving, and comfort. In that way, the driver can much easier reach and use controls without any need to take his eyes off the road.
The gauge cluster is also new, just like the infotainment screen and HVAC vents. Four-wheel drive controls are also available, next to the 4.2-inch TFT display. The display provides important vehicle information and there are four analog gauges that are showing information such as speed or fuel level.
On top of that, new 8.0-inch infotainment screen is placed above the center stack. It offers all of the latest features and it will use a Toyota’s Touch 2 software. When it comes to luxury, leather seats are available, just like the leather-wrapped steering wheel. A three-zone climate control is standard on all of the models.
The interior can accommodate up to seven passengers. Second and third rows are coming in the three-seat configuration. Third-row seats are folding flat so the cargo space is much bigger, 81.7 cubic feet to be precise.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado powertrain specs
The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will come with many engine options. Most importantly, different markets will get different types of engines. Perhaps, the most popular drivetrain is the 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel. This unit produces 177 HP and 310 lb-ft of torque and it offers a 6-speed manual and automatic transmission. Next engine in the lineup is a 2.7-liter petrol unit. This four-cylinder mill generates 161 HP and 181 lb-ft of torque.
A 4.0-liter V6 supports a four-wheel drive system and it bursts 271 HP and 281 lb-ft of twists. The most famous drivetrain is for sure a 5.7-liter V8 that is present for ages now. This banger cranks 381 HP and 401 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, the only gearbox choice is 8-speed automatic. Sadly, according to some speculations, this engine will only be offered in China.
On top of that, Land Cruiser models are sold in 190 countries, so it is hard to determine which market will get which engine. The four-wheel drive configuration will allow new Prado to hit the off-roading without any problems. This midsize SUV is a very capable off-roader, surely better than its well-known rivals.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado price and release date
The forthcoming 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will soon get its official pricing. The price of the Prado model in Australia will be around $56,000. The U.S. markets will offer a slightly lower price.
Top-ranking models could cost up to $80,000 which is a lot of money, but don’t forget how many equipment and safety amenities this mid-size SUV is offering. The latest 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado model will go on sale at the beginning of 2019, probably around February.