Toyota Land Cruiser LC5 Prado Vs Ford Explorer

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This is a comparison between the 150 series Landcruiser LC5 Prado and the all new 5th generation Ford Explorer to be released later in 2010/2011. Since the model will probably not available world wide this is just a specification comparison.

The latest Ford Explorer utilizes designers and materials from all their other brands and models. It does look good both inside and out.

Ford cars have been getting pretty good over the last decade and the Explorer being one of the most popular models looks destined to continue the trend. Considering the brands and technology that have been owned by Ford it is surprising that they haven't reached the branding heights that Toyota had achieved.

See the comparison of specifications below.

 


Ford Explorer   
VS
150 Toyota LandCruiser Prado

The exterior is clearly inspired by Land Rover and Ford Europe styling. It does look good

The interior appears to be inspired by Mazda and any other number of Japanese, European and Australian Ford models. It is very car like in appearance with up to date and quality too. 

The Ford Explorer's mechanicals including 4WD system seems to be a derivative of the ones used in Land Rover so should be good. The engines include the latest technology for minimizing fuel usage yet providing lots of power.

Since it hasn't been released locally we can't comment any further. Thus the only conclusion we can write is that the new Ford looks like a pretty decent car.

Looks good so far!


 


Last known pricing (RRP)

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

150 Series Toyota Prado
2010 $58,490 - 88,990 AUD

Ford Explorer
2011 FROM $28,190 USD

 

 

Landcruiser Prado Ford Explorer

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
V6
V6 Petrol
DOHC EFI TiVCT
3.5 Litre (XXXXcc)
Claimed 290HP @ 6500RPM Approx 216Kw
Claimed 255lb.ft @ 3800RPM Approx 345Nm

IL4
IL4 Cylinder Petrol
DOHC VVTi EFI
Turbo Direct injection
2.0 Litre (XXXXcc)
Claimed 237HP @ 5500RPM Approx 176Kw
Claimed 250lb.ft @ 1750-4000RPM Approx 338Nm
Weight  
2195 - 2435Kg
Towing capacity up to 2500kg
1840-2030Kg
Towing capacity up to 2200kg
Fuel capacity & consumption  
Up to 150 litres
IL6 Petrol 11.5 litres per 100km (Auto)
IL4 Diesel 8.5 litres per 100km (Auto)
85 litres
 
Other specifications  
5 speed Auto or 6 speed manual
Overall height/width 1845/1890
Overall length/wheelbase 4930/2790
ANCAP safety rating 4/5
6 speed Auto
Overall height/width 1788/2004
Overall length/wheelbase 5000/2860
NCAP safety rating X/5
Capability  
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 32
Departure 24-25
Breakover 22
Drive system AWD
Minimum ground clearance 220mm
Water Fording depth 700mm Max
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach ???
Departure ???
Minimum ground clearance 206mm
Drive system 2WD or 4WD
Performance  
Prado performance figures  
Pricing  
2009 $47,100 - 79,500 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 FROM $28,190 USD
*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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