Land Cruiser LC5 Prado Vs BMW X5 (E70)

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Here's a quick comparison between the 150 series Toyota Land Cruiser Prado specifications and the BMW X5 (2011 model).  Although the two are aimed at different parts of the market I thought it would be an interesting comparison. Note that the BMW will be updating the X5 by the end of the year (2010).

The BMW X5 has been a favorite all over the world for lots of reasons. It looks good, drives well and has the BMW badge.  It's not really an off-road 4WD so isn't comparable in this aspect. However everywhere else it is clearly worth consideration if off-road driving is not a priority.


150 Toyota LandCruiser Prado

Also since the basic BMW X5 is about the same as the top grade Prado they are comparable in terms of pricing. Admittedly you don't get much equipment in the basic X5 other than just the badge.

The BMW X5 like all BMWs can be customized to the extreme but at a price. Hence there are plenty of engine and equipment choices.

The interior looks good and the materials use like wise standard BMW. It is a nice airy place to be but due to the 'sparseness' of the interior. The Prado doesn't feel as solid as the BMW or do the materials used by Toyota, slightly under the BMW. That said the Mercedes M-Class in my opinion is even better the two.

Regardless the BMW is an option to consider if in the market for the top range Land Cruiser.

Other SUV you should also consider if looking at buying an X5 is Volkswagen Toureg, Mercedes M-Class and Land Rover Discovery.



Last known pricing (RRP)

NOT including on roads, discounts etc...

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

2010 $86,665 - 172,900 AUD



Landcruiser Prado (150 Series) BMW X5 (E70 series)

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

V6 Petrol
IL6 Petrol
Quad Cam with Dual VVTi EFI
3 Litre (2979cc)
Claimed 200Kw @ 6650RPM
Claimed 315Nm @ 2750RPM

V6 Diesel 306-D3
V6 DOHC Diesel
Turbo-charged - Intercooler
Direct Injection - Common Rail
3 Litre (2993cc)
Claimed 160Kw @ 4000RPM
Claimed 500Nm @ 1750-2750RPM

V8 DOHC Petrol
DOHC 16 valve with VVT
Twin Turbo
4.8 Litre (2799cc)
Claimed 408Kw @ 6000RPM
Claimed 680Nm @ 1500-5650RPM

Weight (Kerb)  
2195 - 2435Kg
Towing capacity up to 2500kg
2105 - 2305Kg
Towing capacity up to 2700kg
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 85 litres
IL6 Petrol 11.7 litres per 100km (Auto)
V6 Diesel 8.7 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
NCAP safety rating 4/5
6 speed Auto
Overall height/width 1766/1890
Overall length/Wheelbase 4854/2933
Track (front/rear) 1644/1650
NCAP safety rating 4/5
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
Minimum ground clearance xx
Water Fording depth xx Max
Performance Performance

Prado performance figures

0-100kph 8.6 secs (V6 Diesel)
0-100kph 8.1 secs (V6 petrol)
0-100kph 4.7 secs (V8)

2010 $58,490 - 88,990 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing and specials accessories etc...
2010 $86,665 - 172,900 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing and specials accessories etc...

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