Toyota LandCruiser LC5 Prado Vs Subaru Tribeca

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Here's a quick comparison between the current 150 series Toyota Land Cruiser Prado specifications and the latest Subaru Tribeca. Although the two are aimed at different parts of the market we thought it would be an interesting comparison.

The Subaru Tribeca has been around for a few years now and is probably a competitor to the Toyota Kulger, Lexus RX, Honda MDX class. The initial release in 2005 had a controversial front end design which made it a poor seller. I did not think it was that bad... The model like the Imprezza was supposed to be shared with Saab but of course it never happened and following the GFC it has been sold off from GM.


Subaru Tribeca
150 Toyota LandCruiser Prado

The Tribeca like the Outback is a great package and the engine as in the related Subaru Outback, is a standout along with the interior design. I have not driven one yet and don't expect to because very few dealers have them - why?

The interior of the Tribeca - that we've seen is a blend of early 2000's quality materials and looks and feels integrated. It is not  quite Lexus RX and slight less than Kluger but overall it is good for a Subaru. The interior design is inspired and I think it looks like the interior of the Star Trek Next Generation Enterprise of the 1990's. Nonetheless Subaru's use of older materials is just not acceptable when compared to the cheaper and better Kia Sportage as an example.

The main thing that would prevent us from considering getting one is the the exterior design is just a 'nothing' which also describes the exterior - you could walk past it in a car park and not even know it was there.


Last known pricing (RRP)

NOT including on roads, discounts etc...

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

Subaru Tribeca
2010 $37,990 - 55,990 AUD



Toyota Landcruiser Prado (150 Series) Subaru Tribeca (2010)

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

B6 Petrol
V6 DOHC Boxer engine EFI Dual AVCS
3.6 Litre (3630cc)
Claimed 190Kw @ 6000RPM
Claimed 350Nm @ 4000RPM


Weight (Kerb)  
2195 - 2435Kg
Towing capacity up to 2500kg
Towing capacity up to 2000kg
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 64 litres
B6 Petrol 11.6 litres per 100km (Auto)
Other specifications  
5 speed Auto
or 6 speed manual
Overall height/width 1845/1890
Overall length/Wheelbase 4930/2790
Track (front/rear) 1585/1585
7 seater
ANCAP safety rating 4/5
5 spd Auto
Overall height/width 1720/1880
Overall length/Wheelbase 4865/2750
Track (front/rear) 1580/1580
7 Seater
ANCAP safety rating 5/5
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 xx
Departure xx
Breakover xx
Drive system AWD
Min ground clearance 210
Water Fording depth xx Max
Performance Performance

Prado performance figures

B6 petrol 0-100kph 8.9secs

2010 $58,490 - 88,990 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing, on-road costs and specials, accessories etc...
2010 $37,990 - 55,990 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing, on-road costs and specials, accessories etc...

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