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Considered as one of the legends in its segment, the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2017 has always been a very popular car in Oman streets. The 2017 version is shaping up to be no different from its predecessors, as it comes loaded with great features while retaining its off-road- ready character that made it an automotive legend in the first place.
The 2017 Land Cruiser Prado (you can check prices and specs here) is not that starkly different from the model line that was first released in 2013. Its soft-edged lines and abundance of chrome give it the look of a legit luxury SUV, but its massive ride height and big wheels give the impression that it can go down and dirty at a moment’s notice. It looks ready to take on rough trails right away, which is exactly how Land Cruisers of years’ past made their name in automotive lore.
Go beyond the tough exterior and you’ll be treated with a cabin that is as accommodating as any truck in its class. There is abundance of space in the cabin, meaning you can potentially carry a lot of people (the Prado can provide seating for up to 7 adults with the third-row seats open) or a lot of luggage (you get massive boot space with the rear and third row seats folded). The build quality of all interior components is as solid as ever before, and all interior elements are sorted with maximum functionality in mind.
Standard safety equipment for the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado includes 7 airbags placed in different locations in the cabin and a rearview camera. Higher-end models get to enjoy features such as cruise control and rear cross-traffic alert. But we honestly wish that such features should have been included as standard.
There are 2 engine options available for the Land Cruiser Prado. The first engine is a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder petrol unit that pumps out a maximum of 164 horsepower and 246 Nm of torque. The second engine is a 4.0-liter V6 petrol engine that has a maximum output of 271 horsepower and 381 Nm of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission is available on the lower trim models, while higher trim models are only available with an automatic transmission. Providing the Prado superior performance in rough terrains is Toyota’s time-tested 4-wheel drive system and a heavy-duty suspension.
The legend lives! The 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is still one of the best when it comes to all-terrain SUVs. Its elite off-roading ability combined with its abundance of creature comforts make it one of the most intriguing full-sized SUVs you can find anywhere.
Heads up: The 2018 model has been launched. Hence, you might want to consider it!