Toyota LandCruiser Prado (SWB) Vs Jeep Wrangler

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Here's a comparison of the latest SWB 2 door Jeep Wrangler (JK Series) and the SWB 2 door Land Cruiser Prado. I've put up this page because the Jeep Wrangler probably the most popular 3 door 4WD sold in the country. Over 1600 sold in 2010 so far. There is also a larger 4 door Wrangler (Unlimited) available if you want more space.

The Jeep Wrangler has been on the market for decades and they seem to update it every decade or so too.  The Wrangler is a retro design inspired off-road biased 4WD. It is a car you'd consider if you spend a lot of time off road and certainly not dressed in a suit.

 

 


 


150 Series 3 door Toyota Prado
VS
Jeep Wrangler

The exterior design theme have not changed for decades and despite that it still looks modern. It look like a proper 4WD although everything underneath it has been modernized. We like the look but not some of the build quality.

The interior of the wrangler reflects its exterior and is a very basic and uses hard wearing materials. We think it feels a tad cheap but presumably it will last the distance. We do not have any comment about its reliability. It really does represent the American motor industry until the GFC.

The mechanicals used for the Wrangler are based on technology decades old. Pushrod petrol engines and diesels. Surprisingly though it is quite a fast car on or off the road.

There are lots of things to like about the Jeep - such as the ability customize, detachable body panels, its off road ability and the convertible experience without the metrosexual tag. Unless you don't mind of course. Likewise there are lots of things to dislike. The Wrangler is not a refined car. It is noisy and rough riding - like what 4WDs used be a few decades ago.

However it is a very cool car if you live in the city but it is quite a large. Anywhere else where long distance travel is required you have to be able to handle the lower levels of refinement.

The best thing about the Jeep Wrangler is price. It starts for around $31,000 AUD and deals with accessories and on road can be haggled for obvious reasons. I have seen some in the papers for under $30,000 - new. The Wrangler is something different and a genuine off road car that can cope with the city.

Despite similar packaging the two cars are completely different.

 

 


Last known pricing (RRP)

NOT including on roads, discounts etc...
AUGUST 2010

120 SeriesToyota Prado
2009 $47,100 - 79,500 AUD

200 Series Toyota Landcruiser
2009 $73,990 - 110,990 AUD

 

Landcruiser Prado 3 door (150 Series) Jeep Wrangler

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

V6
V6 Petrol
Pushrod with EFI
3.8 Litre (3778cc)
Claimed 146Kw @ 5000RPM
Claimed 315Nm @ 4000RPM

IL4
IL4 Pushrod Diesel
Turbo charged inter-cooled
2.8 Litre (2777cc)
Claimed 130Kw @ 3800RPM
Claimed 460Nm @ 2000-2600RPM

 

 

Weight  
2095 - 2145Kg
Towing capacity up to 3000kg
1760Kg
Towing capacity up to 1600kg
Fuel capacity & consumption  
Up to 87 litres
IL4 Diesel 8.3 Lts per 100km AVG (Auto)
79 litres
IV6 Petrol 11.6 litres per 100km
IL4 Diesel 8.2 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
6 speed manual or 5 speed Auto
Overall height/Overall width 1865/1740
Overall length/Wheelbase 4223/2420
Track (front/rear) 1572/1572
4WD system: Manual selection
ANCAP ?/5
Capability  
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 32
Departure 26
Breakover 25
Minimum ground clearance 220mm
Water Fording depth 700mm Max
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach
Departure 
Minimum ground clearance mm
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!
 
2008 $31,590 - 42,590 AUD (2 door)
*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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