LandCruiser Prado 3 Door (SWB) Vs Toyota FJ Cruiser

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Here's a comparison of the 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser versus the SWB or 3 door Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. I've put this up because Toyota has announced that a right hand drive version for the FJ Cruiser will be made for the rest of the world and it is due for release in March 2011. It was formerly a US only model.

Now that the FJ Cruiser has finally been released we have some first impressions for you to consider before buying and our own report when we get to try or even buy one!

The FJ Cruiser is priced lower than Prado starting price of $44,990 for the single range model which is probably one of the best real 4WD SUVs you can buy. Of course there are compromises - but well get to that when we get a drive one.

Compare the specifications of the FJ Cruiser to the Prado below!
 
 

 


150 Series Toyota Prado
VS
FJ Cruiser

The FJ Cruiser the rest of the rest of the world is getting is the presumably the same as the US model originally released in 2006. Since it uses the 120 series Landcruiser platform, engine and mechanicals this comparison would seem perfectly justified. However you must remember that the FJ is not a proper 4 door - it is like the Mazda RX-8 or the BT90 with additional 'suicide' doors.

The most interesting thing about the FJ Cruiser is the exterior and interior design which is a retro inspired 40 series and prior but updated for this decade.

The exterior is large but not translated to the interior. The FJ has less leg room in the rear than the 3 door Prado. The front view is not panoramic and overall is a tad claustrophobic. Open storage containers and a inconvenient glovebox doesn't help daily drivers.

In the end we'd still buy the 3 door Prado because it is easier to live with in the normal day. However we'd take the FJ knowing that it looks great on the road and just a capable off the road and wanted a little more interior space and a saving of over $10,000 big ones!

 

 

 
Last known pricing (RRP)
LandCruiser Prado
NOT including on roads, discounts etc...
DECEMBER 2009

Petrol
5 door Kakadu - $87,990
5 door VX - $74,490
5 door GXL - $63,490

Diesel
5 door Kakadu - $88,990
5 door VX - $75,490
5 door GXL - $64,490
5 door GX - $58,490

Diesel (Only)
3 door ZR - $65,990
3 door SX - $55,990

3 door SX - $55,990

See Read Motorblog for more!

Landcruiser Prado 3 door (150 Series) FJ Cruiser

Engines  
1GR-FE (modified)
V6 Petrol
Quad Cam with Dual VVTi EFI
4 Litre (3956cc)
Claimed 203Kw @ 5600RPM
Claimed 380Nm @ 4400RPM

1KD-FTV (modified)
IL4 DOHC Diesel
Turbo-charged - Intercooler
Direct Injection - Common Rail
3 Litre (2982cc)
Claimed 128Kw @ 3400RPM
Claimed 410Nm @ 1600-2800RPM

2TR-FE (modified)
IL4 DOHC Petrol
Direct Injection - Common Rail
3 Litre (2693cc)
Claimed 120Kw @ 5200RPM
Claimed 246Nm @ 3800RPM

1GR-FE
V6 Petrol
Quad Cam with VVTi EFI
4 Litre (3956cc)
Claimed 179Kw @ 5200RPM
Claimed 376Nm @ 3800RPM (Auto)

 

 

Weight  
2095 - 2145Kg
Towing capacity up to 3000kg
1840 - 1948Kg
Towing capacity up to 2200kg
Fuel capacity & consumption  
Up to 87 litres
IL4 Diesel 8.3 Lts per 100km AVG (Auto)
72 litres (assumed)
IL6 Petrol 13.1-13.6 litres per 100km
IL4 Diesel less than 9 litres per 100km
Other specifications  
5 speed Auto
Overall height/Overall width 1880/1885
Overall length/Wheelbase 4485/2455
Track (front/rear) 1585/1585
4WD system: AWD and selectable modes
ANCAP 4/5
5 speed Auto
or 5 speed manual
Overall height/Overall width 1828/1905
Overall length/Wheelbase 4670/2790
Track (front/rear) 1605/1615
4WD system: AWD and selectable modes
ANCAP 4/5
Capability  
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 32
Departure 26
Breakover 25
Minimum ground clearance 220mm
Water Fording depth 700mm Max
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 32
Departure 31
Minimum ground clearance 243mm
Performance Performance

Performance figures

 
Pricing  
2010 $55,990 - 65,990 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing, specifications, on-road costs, accessories and specials etc.. everything as usual is subject to change!
 
2011 $44,990 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing, specifications, on-road costs, accessories and specials etc.. everything as usual is subject to change!


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