Toyota LandCruiser LC5 Prado Vs Toyota Hilux

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Here's a quick comparison between the 150 series Toyota Land Cruiser Prado specifications and the latest Toyota Hilux. We put this up because we wanted to compare the two since as we are considering the Hilux as a possible replacement for the Prado.

We are comparing the Toyota Hilux 4x4 dual cab utility or pickup truck because this is a very flexible car. (model code KUN26R) Not only can it carry 5 people but lots of gear. In our case an open tray utility or truck is not the best fit however it does provide carrying options that we wouldn't really consider. Besides we've been ferried and driven quite different Hilux's number around in quite a few over the years.


Toyota Hilux
150 Toyota LandCruiser Prado

Pricing for the top range 4x4 Hilux dual cab SR5 is so close to the standard Landcruiser Prado that it is worth a look.

The Hilux is arguably the best utility for most parts of the world.  The Hilux formula has been around for decades and everyone including the UK Top Gear team believe it is almost indestructible.

The Hilux specifications here are for the MY2010 4x4 dual cab SR/SR5 version. Just remember there are so many variants the same car that it would be a challenge to do it for one country yet alone for the entire world!

The current series of Hilux utility cars or pickup trucks except for the 4 cylinder models are genuinely decent cars. Sure by comparison to the Prado it is noisy, bumpy and has a tough but cheaper interior look and feel and has stiff suspension and reduced handling but apart from that goes quite well. Remember this is relative since it we are comparing against the Prado. If you compare the Hilux against the other utility vehicles it actually does quite well.

Performance of both the diesel and petrol are what feels like decades ahead of any prior version of the Hilux and certainly as good as the other utility based competitors. It is still a commercial vehicle and apart from performance it does show.

The 4WD system in the Hilux is very basic so it's ability off road it due to the its suspension, gearbox and power combination.

Last known pricing (RRP)

NOT including on roads, discounts etc...

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

Toyota Hilux
2010 FROM $44500-$56,000 AUD



The lack of AWD on sealed roads means that it does not handle as well a the Landcruiser especially in the wet.

In the end the Toyota Hilux is still not a Prado replacement in terms of passenger comfort but its not too bad either. We could could live with one but we prefer a wagon rather then the tray.

As for its competitors stay tuned for some more comparisons over the next few months.

Toyota Landcruiser Prado (150 Series) Toyota Hilux (4x4)

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
DOHC 16 valve with VVTi
2.7 Litre (2693cc)
Claimed 120Kw @ 5200RPM
Claimed 246Nm @ 3800RPM


1GR-FE (modified)
V6 Petrol
Twin Cam with VVTi EFI
4 Litre (3956cc)
Claimed 175Kw @ 5200RPM
Claimed 376Nm @ 3800RPM (MANUAL)
Claimed 343Nm @ 3800RPM (AUTO)

1KD-FTV (modified)
IL4 DOHC Diesel
Turbo-charged - Intercooler
Direct Injection - Common Rail
3 Litre (2982cc)
Claimed 126Kw @ 3600RPM
Claimed 343Nm @ 1400-3400RPM

2TR-FE (modified)
IL4 Petrol
DOHC 16 valve with VVTi
2.7 Litre (2693cc)
Claimed 116Kw @ 5200RPM
Claimed 240Nm @ 3800RPM 

2195 - 2435Kg
Towing capacity up to 2500kg
1825 - 1905Kg
Towing capacity up to 2250kg
Fuel capacity & consumption  
Up to 150 litres
IL6 Petrol 11.5 litres per 100km (Auto)
IL4 Diesel 8.5 litres per 100km (Auto)
Up to 76 litres
IL6 Petrol 13-13.3 lts per 100km
IL4 Diesel 8.2-9.3 lts per 100km
Other specifications  
5 speed Auto
or 6 speed manual
Overall height/Overall width 1845/1890
Overall length/Wheelbase 4930/2790
Track (front/rear) 1585/1585
ANCAP safety rating 4/5
5 or 4 speed Auto
or 5 speed manual
Overall height/Overall width 1810/1835
Overall length/Wheelbase 5255/3085
Track (front/rear) 1540/1540
Tray L1520mm x W1515mm x D450mm
Total payload capability 1000kg (Approx)
ANCAP safety rating 4/5
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 32
Departure 24-25
Breakover 22
Minimum ground clearance 220mm
Water Fording depth 700mm Max
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 30
Departure 23-26
Breakover N/A
Minimum ground clearance 292mm
Water Fording depth 700mm Max
Performance Performance

Performance figures


2010 $58,490 - 88,990 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing and specials accessories etc...
2010 FROM $44500-$56,000 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing and specials accessories etc...

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