150 Series Toyota LC5 Prado Vs Lexus GX460

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Finally we have comparison of the new Prado with the equally new Lexus GX460. The safety recall of April 2010 has prompted to look at what the actual differences are - again out of pure interest.

Not that primary safety like wearing a seat beat or motorcycle helmet is optional in the US so analyze that yourself!

The Lexus GX460 is essentially the most fully equipped '150 series Land Cruiser' you can buy. All the usual Lexus additions are included along with the additional 'bling' that the top range Prado does not even have, along with new front and rear design.

Lexus GX460
150 Toyota LandCruiser Prado

The Lexus exterior has different front panels that make it look a little different but clearly anyone will be able to tell that they are both based on the same car. The front end seems to be styled on the existing Lexus RX series.

The Lexus interior has a different interior dashboard set up compared to Prado. The Lexus uses higher quality materials and trim panels. It is clearly better integrated and more luxurious.

The main mechanical difference is that the Lexus has a V8 engine. Otherwise the suspension and electronic setups are in line with Lexus priorities. 

Despite the same suspension components we do know if it has been setup differently, as in softer for other markets. The Lexus GX also rides lower than the Prado.

As for pricing the US Lexus seems like good value even taking into account the exchange rate and GST at the time of writing (Approx 93cents)  However you have to consider that it is quite expensive compared to say a BMW X5 approximately costs between $43,000 - 85,000. However the GX460 has more standard equipment than the basic X5.


Last known pricing (RRP)

NOT including on roads, discounts etc...

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

Lexus GX460
2010 $51,790 - 56,765 USD




150 series Landcruiser Prado LC5 Lexus GX460

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
1UR-FE (modified)
V8 90' Petrol
Quad Cam with Dual VVTi EFI
4.6 Litre
Claimed 301 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Claimed 329 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
or (approx conversion)
Claimed 205Kw @ 5600 RPM
Claimed 445Nm @ 3400 RPM

2195 - 2435Kg
Towing capacity up to 2500kg
Kerb weight 2329 - 2349Kg
Towing capacity up to xxxxKg
Fuel capacity & consumption  
Up to 150 litres
IL6 Petrol 11.5 litres per 100km (Auto)
IL4 Diesel 8.5 litres per 100km (Auto)
87 litres
V8 Petrol 17 miles per gallon
Other specifications  
5 Spd Auto or 6 spd manual transmission
Overall height/Overall width 1905/1875
Overall length/Wheelbase 4850/2790
Track (front/rear) 1575/1575
4WD system: AWD and selectable modes
6 speed auto transmission
Overall height/Overall width 1905/1885
Overall length/Wheelbase xxxx/2790
4WD system: AWD and selectable modes
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 32
Departure 24-25
Breakover 22
Drive system AWD
Min ground clearance 220mm
Water Fording depth 700mm Max
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 28
Departure 25
Min ground clearance 205mm
Performance figures 0-60mph 7.8 secs (It's fast)
1/4 mile 16.6 secs (OK)
Top Speed 110mph (OK)
2010 $58,490 - 88,990 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!
2010 $51,790 - 56,765 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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