Toyota Prado Kakadu 2022 Review

Prado Kakadu – Toyota Prado has been a huge success in Australia over the years as both an adventure 4WD and family SUV.

Toyota Prado Kakadu 2022 front qtr The latest Kakadu comes with a host of luxury and comfort features but it is starting to show its age a little. Toyota has kept it alive with upgrades along the way with improvements to the infotainment connectivity, safety across the range and cosmetic upgrades.

Priced from a tad under $88,000 plus the usual costs it comes with heated and ventilated front and rear seats, multi-terrain off-road systems, adaptive suspension and a moonroof

Powered by the familiar 2.8L 4 cylinder diesel engine with 150kW@3400rpm and 500Nm over a wide 1600-2800rpm band. It feels a touch underpowered still.

Prado, especially in the upper spec models, is really used as a family transport with seven seats, the rear two fairly tight. You see a lot of these on the school runs, in the snow and shopping centres.

That’s not to say it isn’t capable off road as it is, unfortunately it’s just not used there much.

With all the production issues surrounding the 300 series LandCruiser and Covid still ravaging supply chains, I can’t see a new Prado anytime soon even if it is needed. However in the meantime Toyota will continue to sell Prado in large numbers.

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Im Rob Fraser

Toyota Prado Kakadu 2022 front


What is good?

  • 4WD Capability
  • Very easy to live with
  • Interior room

What is not so good?

  • No Hybrid option currently
  • Design is showing its age now
  • Connectivity and wireless smart phone mirroring

Toyota Prado Kakadu 2022 front left qtr

Also Look At

Seven seat 4WDs are popular and crossover with AWD SUVs as well.

The pricing of the Prado range means that it has a lot of competitors.

Look towards the Nissan Pathfinder, Isuzu MU-X, Mazda CX-9, Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Everest, SsangYong Rexton, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport,

Some other LandCruiser Prado articles


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Prado Kakadu

Model Price$86,998 MLP*
Engine2.8L 4Cyl Turbo diesel
Drivetrain6 Sp Sports AT 4WD
Power150kW @ 3,400rpm
Torque500Nm @ 1,600 – 2,800rpm
0-100kmh / Top SpeedN/A
CO2 Emissions209g/km Euro 5
Economy ADR7.9L/100km / 150L capacity
Economy on test9.5L/100k
Servicing6Mth / 10,000km service plan
Warranty5yr/ Unlimited km
Road side Assist5Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

2021 Toyota Prado Kakadu

Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel9
Ride and Handling8
Fit for Purpose9
4WD / Towing9 (4-Towing / 5 4WD)
Value for Money8

2021 Toyota Prado Kakadu


Overall Length4995mm
Wheels19×7.5 Alloy
Tyres265/55 R19
Max ground clearanceUp to 220mm
Wading Depth700MM
Approach30.4 degrees
Rampover21.1 degrees
Departure angle23.5 degrees
Turning Circle KTK11.6m
Boot Capacity MinTBC
Boot capacity MaxTBC
Kerb Weight2350kg
Payload (kg)640kg
GVM (kg)2990kg
Towing Capacity3000kg
Tow Ball rating300kg

2021 Toyota Prado Kakadu

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.