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Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2024: Australian pricing and specifications


Australia’s favourite large SUV has just received a new generation with a host of upgrades for 2024, as well as a price hike of up to $12,522

Toyota Australia has finally revealed the full price list and specifications for the new-generation Land Cruiser Prado large SUV, which is set to go on sale later this year.

The updated range consists of the mainstay GX, GXL and XV grades, along with the new off-road focused Altitude and flagship Kakau. Prices range from $72,500 to $99,990 before on-road costs.

It reflects a $6970 jump in the price of entry for the GX grade, which represents the smallest increase in the lineup, the largest is the $12,522 afforded to the Kakadu.

The new entry-level price point means the cheapest Prado is similar in price to the Ford Everest Sport V6 ($73,740), top-spec Isuzu MU-X LS-T ($69,400) and far above the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GSR ($64,840).

Order books are set to open in the third quarter of this year, with deliveries expected to follow soon after.

What’s new on the 2024 Land Cruiser Prado?

The Prado now sits upon Toyota’s TNGA-F platform, which underpins not just the larger 300 Series Land Cruiser but also the closely-related Lexus GX which is due to arrive in Australia later this year.

All grades of the Prado continue to be offered with the 1GD 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder in Australia, with unchanged outputs of 150kW and 500Nm. The engine is however mated to Toyota’s 48V assisted stop-start system referred to as ‘V-Active’.

Notably, a petrol-hybrid option is currently sold in the United States and hasn’t yet been confirmed for our market, but it’s expected to arrive in the coming years. 

The engine is now coupled with an eight-speed torque converter automatic transmission, instead of the old six-speed unit, and a full-time four-wheel-drive system with three different drive modes.

Toyota says the 4WD system has also been given a boost with revisions to the low-range gearing, centre differential, downhill assistance and additions such as ‘Crawl Control’ borrowed from the 300 Series. 

Crucially, the Prado is now rated to tow 3.5 tonnes which has become the modern standard in this segment, up from the 3000kg available on the old model.

Notably, there is no longer a seven-seat version of the GX on offer and the flat-tailgate and tailgate-mounted spare options of the old model have been phased out for the new model, which exclusively incorporates an underslung spare wheel and a split-opening tailgate.

Premium paint costs an extra $675 across all grades.

Prado specifications by grade:

GX: from $72,500

The GX comes standard with the following features:

  • Five seats
  • LED headlights and fog lights
  • Heated and powered mirrors
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • 110-litre fuel tank
  • Fabric seats
  • Six-way manual adjustment for driver
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Four USB C charging points
  • 360-degree camera
  • 7.0-inch digital gauge cluster
  • 10-speaker sound system
  • DAB digital radio
  • Toyota Connected Services
  • 220V/100W power outlet in the boot

Standard safety features include:

  • Forwards AEB
  • Lane keep assist
  • Low- and high-speed adaptive cruise control
  • Driver monitoring
  • Safe exit assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Front and rear parking sensors
2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado interior wide

GXL: from $79,990

Stepping up to seven seats, the GXL builts on the GX feature list with the following features:

  • Synthetic leather-accented seats
  • Eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel and shifter
  • Rear seat airconditioning
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Wireless smartphone charger
  • Two extra USB-C ports for the 3rd row
  • Roof rails
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Reversing AEB

VX: from $87,400

Building on the GXL’s feature list, the VX adds:

  • Adaptive variable suspension
  • Five-mode Drive Mode Select
  • Multi-Terrain Select traction control system
  • Multi-Terrain Monitor
  • Grille and chrome slats unique to VX and Kakadu
  • 20-inch dark metallic alloy alloy wheels
  • Bi-LED headlights with adaptive high-beam
  • Body-coloured bumpers and mouldings
  • Premium leather-accented upholstery
  • Seat-position memory for the driver
  • Four-way power adjustable passenger seat
  • Power-adjustable steering wheel
  • Refrigerated console box
  • 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster
  • 14-speaker JBL sound system.

Altitude: from $92,700

Pitched as a high-end off-road focused grade, the Altitude reverts back to a five-seat configuration and adds the following features:

  • Lockable rear differential
  • Unique 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Toyo Open Country all-terrain tyres
  • Sunroof
  • Black exterior trim
  • Digital rearview mirror
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Head-up display
  • Two exclusive two-tone colours (+$1675)

Notably, the Altitude does not fit the hydraulically-powered KDSS like the previous generation, or E-KDSS which is found on the closely-related Lexus GX and larger 300 Series Land Cruiser, it instead uses a system called Stabiliser Disconnect Mechanism (SDM) that unlocks the front swap bar and is said to offer better articulation overall. Read more in our separate article. 

Pictured: the top-spec Kakadu

Kakadu: from $99,990

Building on the feature list of the VX, the Kakadu grade costs almost $100,000 and adds the following features:

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Illuminated side steps
  • Heated and ventilated rear outboard seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Head-up display
  • Digital rearview mirror
  • Torque-sensing rear limited-slip differential

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2024: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • GX: $72,500 (+$6970)
  • GXL: $79,990 (+$10,460)
  • VX: $87,400  (+$10,552)
  • Altitude: $92,700 (new grade)
  • Kakadu: $99,990 (+$12,522)