Off-road ability, 2nd-row space, cargo room, cabin trim
Base engine power, dull on-road handling, pricey with options
The Toyota Prado, debuted as an all-new model in 2010. The engines on offer from 2013 onwards are a 2.7-litre 4-cylinder and a 4.0-litre V6. The GCC-spec Prado 5-door will be available with both engines. All models are available with either a manual or an automatic gearbox, and while KSA gets both, the UAE only gets the automatic versions now. All models have four-wheel ventilated disc brakes as well as independent front and live-axle rear suspension. The basic 2.7L 5-door TX model gets 17-inch alloy wheels, common power accessories, keyless entry, single-CD stereo with 6 speakers, manual front and rear a/c, fog lamps, rear spoiler, side steps, fabric upholstery, chrome door handles, tilt-telescoping steering column, dual front airbags, and ABS with EBD and brake-assist. The UAE version additionally getting USB/AUX ports and Bluetooth, while the KSA version instead gets side steps and rear parking sensors. The mid-range 2.7L 5-door TXL model further gets wider 17-inch alloys, leather steering wheel and shifter, side steps, fog lamps, rear parking sensors, USB/AUX port, Bluetooth, chrome grille and other trim, bumper guard and stability control. The UAE version also gets an aftermarket reverse camera and dual-zone auto a/c, while the KSA version instead gets a 9-speaker stereo, 6-CD changer and manual a/c. The UAE also gets a higher-spec 2.7L TXL version with an aftermarket DVD/navigation system, dealer-installed leather upholstery, floor lighting and rear lamp guards. Moving on to the basic 5-door 4.0L TX model, available only in the UAE, it has the same features as the 2.7L TX, while also getting a cool box, cruise control, hill-assist and stability control. The mid-range 4.0L TXL model, common for UAE and KSA, further gets side steps, fog lamps, roof rails, smart key with starter button, rear sensors, front bumper guard, chrome grille and door handles, and a leather steering wheel with switches. The UAE version also gets a reverse camera and dual-zone a/c, while an optional package includes aftermarket navigation and leather. The top 4.0L TXL model gets factory-fitted navigation, dual-zone a/c, sunroof, floor illumination and rear lamp guards. The KSA model additionally gets wi-fi and LED daytime running lamps, but not leather. The highest 4.0L VXL model is only offered in the UAE, and gets KDSS air suspension, powered 3rd-row seat, "optitron" gauges, rear-camera with guidance, wood trim, JBL 14-speaker stereo with navigation and DVD changer, 9 airbags, remote engine starter, headlamp cleaner, rear bumper guard, side-step lights, front and rear parking sensors, 18-inch alloys, floor-mounted spare tyre and HID headlights.