We drive the Toyota LandCruiser Prado Kakadu 4WD for 2024

Is the Prado Kakadu 4WD any good

Prado Kakadu – Last week I drove the Toyota LandCruiser Prado Kakadu 4WD. This is the current top spec in the Prado range and has been around for a while.

Toyota LandCruiser Prado Kakadu 4WD front quarter The Prado is due to be replaced soon, but the current model is still definitely worth a drive. In fact, the current model has been removed from the Toyota website.

The Prado is a seven-seat dual range 4WD that is equally at home dropping the kids to school as it is on an outback holiday. That’s why they have been so popular.

The Kakadu comes with a heap of additional technology to assist off road driving as well as comfort , luxury, and safety features.

Toyota LandCruiser Prado Kakadu 4WD controls

Unfortunately, the smart phone connectivity is wired, and the central screen is small by today’s standards, but it’s a very comfortable place to sit and drive the vast distances in Australia.

Prado comes with the 2.8L Turbo diesel that has some 150kW of power and 500Nm of torque. This is matched to a 6 speed sports automatic transmission.

The Prado Kakadu is priced from around $87,500 plus the usual costs, but you may be able to get a runout price from your local dealer.

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Toyota LandCruiser Prado Kakadu 4WD front interior

Listeners can find more details on the Landcruiser Prado HERE  

Readers can also find a full review of the LandCruiser Prado Kakadu HERE


Toyota LandCruiser Prado Kakadu 4WD engine

What is good?

  • Easy to live with every day
  • 4WD and towing capability
  • Comfortable and reasonably spacious inside

What is not so good?

  • Central chiller bin loses storage space
  • No Head Up Display
  • Wired smart phone mirroring

Toyota LandCruiser 4WD profile

Instead of the LandCruiser Prado Kakadu buyers could also look at:

Mid to large 4WDs have become more popular in recent years. There is a crossover between them and larger AWD SUVs.

Buyers could look at the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Everest, Isuzu MU-X, Toyota Fortuner, Land Rover Defender and the SsangYong Rexton

Alternatively buyers could look at AWD SUVs like the Hyundai Palisade, Nissan Pathfinder, 

Toyota LandCruiser 4WD rear quarter

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