You should know LAND CRUISER and LAND CRUISER PRADO. But do you know that LAND CRUISER and LAND CRUISER PRADO is completely difference? If you do not know well the difference between LAND CRUISER and LAND CRUISER PRADO, you might regret your choice, when you have bought a used LAND CRUISER or LAND CRUISER PRADO. In this column, we look over the differences.
TOYOTA produced another model of LAND CRUISER in 1985. And then since 1990 this another model was named LAND CRUISER PRADO. LAND CRUISER PRADO is categorized Light Duty.
The basis of development concepts of LAND CRUISER is durability and drivability on poor roads. LAND CRUISER PRADO is stable for riding in the city.
About the vehicle body size, LAND CRUISER PRADO is smaller than LAND CRUISER. And the weight of LAND CRUISER PRADO is lighter than LAND CRUISER. So Those look different. You feel LAND CRUISER is bigger and heavier. On the other hand you will think that driving LAND CRUISER PRADO is easier even if on the narrow road.
LAND CRUISER 70 SERIES (BAN)
Weight: 2,120 kg
Length: 4,810 mm
Width: 1,870 mm
Height: 1,920 mm
Wheel base: 2,730 mm
Maximum Power(Net): 170kW/5,200r.p.m
Maximum Torque(Net): 360N-m(36.7kgf-m)/3,800r.p.m
Drive: Part-time 4WD
LAND CRUISER 150 PRADO SERIES (TX : 5 Seats/Petrol)
Weight: 2,090 kg
Length: 4,825 mm
Width: 1,885 mm
Height: 1,850 mm
Wheel base: 2,790 mm
Maximum Power(Net): 120kW/5,200r.p.m
Maximum Torque(Net): 246N-m(25.1kgf-m)/3,900r.p.m
Drive: Full-time 4WD
Let's compare LAND CRUISER 70 SERIES (BAN) as LAND CRUISER and TX as LAND CRUISER PRADO.
Body size and its weight are almost same. LAND CRUISER is bigger than LAND CRUISER PRADO a little bit. But the displacement of LAND CRUISER PRADO is smaller. Displacement of LAND CRUISER is 3.955L and LAND CRUISER PRADO’s one is 2.693L. So Power and Torque of LAND CRUISER is about 40% to 50% bigger than LAND CRUISER PRADO. This is very important. If you drive on paved road only, choosing LAND CRUISER PRADO is reasonable. And one more thing, LAND CRUISER PRADO is mounted Full-time 4WD. Full-time 4WD provide stable cornering. It should be useful in case on poor road. Thus if you drive in the city, LAND CRUISER PRADO is enough.