Toyota Prado Kakadu Radio Review

2017 Toyota Prado KakaduWhile the market swing towards soft road SUVs continues, it’s nice to know that there are a few real 4WD vehicles still available. However being 4WD doesn’t mean being basic as Rob Fraser found out in the Toyota Prado Kakadu.

Toyota’s Prado in some ways has always been an underrated 4WD.  Designed as a direct competitor for the hugely successful Pajero, it is often dubbed a soccer mums taxi, however the Prado has always had excellent off road ability. It’s just that many owners never explored those qualities. Updated in both 2016 and again in 2017, the Prado has managed to keep at the forefront of the segment

There are 4 different models in the range from the entry level 5 Seat GX through to the luxurious Kakadu. They all have the same engine and transmission, can tow the same, the difference is in the amount of features included.

The range topping Kakadu combines all the bling for the family and the 4WD capability for the enthusiasts. Even though it is some $84,000 plus the usual added costs, it actually is pretty good value. It is relatively affordable, has genuine 4WD capability, can tow 3000kg, is economical, has an abundance of aftermarket accessories for it and has Toyota’s legendary reliability.

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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.