The Toyota Prado is a mid-sized SUV that is offered in 4 wheel drive. It is one of the smaller SUVs that they offer in this category of Land Cruiser. Production began in 1984 and the sells continue to be very strong today.
The first version was very simple and very heavy. The vehicle was often used for off road ventures. In 2002, the second generation was introduced of the Toyota Prado. The goal was to make it softer in terms of the look and the ride. Yet not to take away from the off road capabilities that it provided.
In 2009, the third generation was introduced, in an effort to appeal to the visual element more with consumers. The square box like design of it was replaced with a rounder and more stylist appearance.
Different engine options including a turbocharged engine are offered with the Toyota Prado. The amount of power and how the vehicle will be used are what consumers need to look at. The vehicle gets terrific ratings for safety features. It also gets decent reviews for overall fuel economy compared to similar mid-sized SUVs.
There are 4 body versions of the Toyota Prado offered. They range from very basic to the Grande with all the perks. The interior upgrades are also present in the higher level models. These different versions allow consumers to get just what they want and what fits their price range. This is part of the flexibility that Toyota likes to provide to customers.