Overview of the Toyota Prado
The Toyota Prado is a rugged SUV that has been in production around the world since 1985. It is available with four-wheel drive that will take you anywhere you need to go. The interior is comfortable and fitted with numerous convenience features. If you want to traverse the back road in luxury, the Land Cruiser Prado is the vehicle for you.
This full-scale SUV pursues not only excellent off-road running performance, but also a comfortable driving experience for all passengers on-road, thanks to its unique responsive torque distribution system that intelligently adapts to different situations.
Toyota Prado 2008 Model
Suitably enhanced for the 2008 model year, the Prado is a scaled down version of the Land Cruiser. It is at its best in five-door specification; the shorter three-door version is a little lacking in ability on tracks and also pitches and rolls a little too much for comfort on black tops.
The 2008 Prado carries its legendary persona a step forward as it strives to keep the character of this superb SUV intact. The front design maintains the tough look that the Prado is renowned for while the grille and front bumpers add to its solid presence.
The interior design is contemporary and offers a sensible mix of luxury and convenience. The famed Toyota standards of quality are very much in evidence in this machine. The cabin is spacious and roomy with expansive head, shoulder and leg room along with good cargo space.
The tried and tested 4.0-litre engine delivers excellent low-to-mid rpm torque, which is indispensable in a true off-roader. But the smaller 2.7-litre engine, whilst being frugal, is a bit of a let-down. It has to be coaxed and that does test one’s patience! Both engines can be specified with either a manual or automatic gearbox. The transmissions available include a five-speed manual and four-speed auto for the 2.7, while the 4.0-litre gets the automatic with five speeds. At the same time, the robust four cylinder 3.0-litre diesel engine has been revised to improve performance and economy.
This machine should be near the top of anyone’s list if the needs are of a multi-purpose nature along with super levels of reliability. Equally at home on black tops as well as off the beaten track, the Prado is truly a versatile machine for those who do not need the bigger Land Cruiser.
2008 Toyota Prado models
The 2008 Toyota Prado is a full-size SUV. There is only one trim level. Standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, power and heated front seats, leather upholstery, four-zone automatic climate control, a 14-speaker JBL audio system with a six-CD changer and auxiliary audio jack, a sunroof, auto-dimming mirrors, keyless ignition and parking sensors. KDSS also comes standard. Many Land Cruisers will likely be fitted with the pricey Upgrade Package. It bundles a rear spoiler, a rear-seat entertainment system with a 9-inch screen, a navigation system with Bluetooth and a back-up camera, interior wood trim, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, heated second-row seats and a center console cooler box. Of all this package’s features, only the navigation system and rear spoiler can be ordered as stand-alone options.
The 2008 Toyota Prado has been fully redesigned. Highlights include a more powerful V8 engine, enhanced on-road handling, a higher towing rating and new luxury and safety features.
Performance & mpg
All Prados have a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 381 hp and 401 pound-feet of torque. This power is sent through a six-speed automatic transmission and a full-time four-wheel-drive system with high- and low-range gearing. Properly equipped, this SUV can tow 8,500 pounds.
Standard safety features for the 2008 Toyota Prado include antilock disc brakes (with brake assist and multi-terrain programming), stability control and traction control, front and second-row side airbags, driver and front-passenger knee airbags, active front head restraints and full-length side curtain airbags with rollover detection. The optional advanced seatbelt system will retract the front seatbelts when the brakes are suddenly applied or when tire slippage is detected by the stability control system.
As with the previous-generation model, the 2008 Toyota Prado boasts considerable off-road capability. The big difference is with on-road handling. The new model corners flatter, feels more stable and has more responsive steering. Naturally, acceleration has improved considerably as well thanks to the new 5.7-liter V8. The Prado’s Crawl Control also works very well. Uphill or down, one simply dials in the desired speed, takes their foot completely off the gas and brakes and steers in the desired direction.
The Prado can seat eight. The second-row seats can tumble forward, slide fore and aft, and recline. As on the previous model, the 50/50-split third-row seat folds up against the sides of the cargo bay. It folds up easier than before, but it still has a knees-up seating position that’s suitable only for kids. Since the third row is no longer totally removable, the Prado’s maximum cargo capacity is down this year to 81.7 cubic feet. The familiar two-piece hatch with mini-tailgate remains intact.
Brand new Toyota Prado 2019 price in Nigeria
|Toyota Prado 2019 GX||From ₦15 million|
|Toyota Prado 2019 GX L||From ₦17 million|
|Toyota Prado 2019 VX||From ₦20 million|
Foreign used Toyota Prado 2019 price in Nigeria
|Toyota Prado 2019 GX||₦2 million – ₦8 million|
|Toyota Prado 2019 GX L||₦3.5 million – ₦10 million|
|Toyota Prado 2019 VX||₦3 million – ₦10 million|
Things to look for when buying used Toyota Prado 2008 in Nigeria
These hints below should guide your next buy;
- Inspect the interior for complete functioning controls, especially how the 10.1 inches display works
- Make sure to confirm the warranty of the vehicle on purchase since it is well within the period of coverage.
- Confirm that the vehicle has not been involved in an accident by checking the chassis and frames for recent weld joints.
- Take an advanced technologist with you to observe the warning messages, safety features like airbags, and driving experience of the Prado SUV
The body would probably appear neat and attractive, but do not ignore a thorough inspection because of the exterior appearance of this vehicle.
The Toyota Prado is a good recommendation for establishments and private owners; for security companies and construction companies as well, there will still be a lot of value left in the Toyota Prado 2008 price in Nigeria after every hectic project. Make sure to visit the car listing section of carmart.ng to find the best SUVs for all-round use.