Prados have ladder frames, two-speed transfer boxes and rear beam axles. This generation of the Prado is offered in the US badged as the 2010 model year Lexus GX 460 with luxury trim. The fuel tank is limited to 87 L, no sub-fuel-tank system available.
During the test drive find some decent sized bumps and potholes (a rough sealed road will suffice, but a bush track is better) and thump the Prado over them. Fourth generation (J150: 2009–present) The fourth generation has been available in some markets since October 2009. There are two base variants, five-door and three-door. The area into which the vehicle is to be driven must be visually monitored by the driver. [P1] Recommended Retail Price (RRP) excludes dealer delivery, statutory charges and metallic paint.
The car has won 3 awards for the best performance on a SUV type vehicle in Australia and US. The 120-series Land Cruiser Prado shares the same suspension parts as the current generation Hilux Surf/4Runner and FJ Cruiser. Plus the radar cruise control has been great for long distance drives saving a lot of effort.We have taken Prado offroad several times and I can say it is awesome offroad. Listen for any untoward noises from the differentials, driveshafts and wheel hubs.