Toyota LandCruiser Prado 2018 Review : Tow Test

The MY18 Toyota LandCruiser Prado auto can now to 500kg more than before, but can it handle the extra weight?

Built to tow

With a 2500kg towing capacity, the Toyota LandCruiser Prado was the odd one out in a category where 3000kg has become the norm. Caravan manufacturers would even advertise their vans as being ‘LandCruiser Prado friendly’.

The problem has been that to get all the gear people want in a larger, luxury caravan, (and some boats) they soon weigh closer to 3000kg all up. Not very friendly for LandCruiser Prados at all.

Yet as part of a MY18 update late last year, Toyota bumped up the towing capacity  for automatic LandCruiser Prado to 3000kg (LandCruiser Prado manual remains at 2500kg).

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