Comparison - Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Kakadu 2018 - vs - Ford Explorer Platinum 2018

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Make: 
Average Price: 
66,239
Converted from Australian Dollar
Updated: 
12 Apr 2018
53,940
Updated: 
17 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
39.60gals
18.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Beige mica metallic
#9F9176
Black
#0A0D14
Black mica metallic
#393939
Green mica metallic
#263120
Grey metallic
#9C9C9C
PEACOCK BLACK
#101319
WILDFIRE
#FE0000
DUSTY BRONZE
#B0A39B
Color: 
Blue Jeans Metallic
#486478
Ingot Silver Metallic
#C4C4C8
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#8E1C26
Shadow Black
#242424

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

With its rugged body-on-frame construction, heavy duty hardware and new-age technology that enable it to crawl over obstacles, the Prado is not for pretenders.
To be fair, the Prado is far from rudimentary. It feels solid on the road at highway speeds and around town, although you quickly learn to take roundabouts a little more gingerly because of the tendency for big, tall and heavy 4WDs like this to lean in corners.
The new engine is a worthwhile freshen-up for the Prado but doesn't suddenly transform the vehicle.

Likes
New diesel engine is more refined
Long range due to better economy and 150L tanks
Genuine off-road ability

Dislikes
Towing capacity unchanged at 2500kg
The price is high, especially on top end models
Interior design starting to look a little dated

By: 
carsguide.com

Cast an eye over the SUV market and you’ll see very few truly off-road capable vehicles. One of them is the Toyota LandCruiser Prado, and here we’ve got the most capable Prado of all, the top-shelf Kakadu.The LandCruiser Prado Kakadu is a very good off-the-shelf off-roader, with its blend of both tradi-tional and modern off-road equipment. With decent all-terrain or mud-terrain tyres (which nearly all standard SUVs would need) we reckon the Kakadu could go just about anywhere.

Likes
Rear axle articulation
KDSS system
Crawl control

Dislikes
Lack of power and torque
Over-bonnet vision
No height-adjustable front suspension

By: 
motoring.com

The 2018 Ford Explorer ranked #9 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Ford Explorer has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 68 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Large cargo area behind third-row seat
Meaty twin-turbo V6 available
High predicted reliability rating

Cons
Seats aren't as comfy or roomy as some
Thirsty engines
Feels massive to drive

By: 
usnews.com

The Explorer receives only minor changes for 2018, with subtle styling tweaks at the front and rear, an integrated 4G LTE hotspot and revised feature availability.

PROS
Plenty of high-tech features that are easy to use
Optional turbocharged V6 engine delivers plentiful power
Cabin is quiet and comfortable on the highway
Cargo space is generous behind the third row

CONS
Legroom in the third row is subpar
Depending on trim level, feels big and ponderous from behind the wheel

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Ford Explorer has pulled off a graceful transition from clumsy off-roader to genteel family wagon.

Pros
A utility player, in the classic sense
Very good handling
Better fuel economy ratings
Improved infotainment, now with 4G LTE
Lovely Sport tuning

Cons
The EPA’s optimistic with those turbo ratings
Platinum content, platinum prices
Second-row seat needs padding, less tilt
Third-row seat needs more of everything

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Diesel
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.60mpg
22.00mpg
Engine type: 
Diesel
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.80L
3.50L
Torque: 
331ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
350ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
174hp
at 3 400rpm
365hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet
39.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
no
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Premium steering wheel with audio and telephone controls
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Audio Controls on Steering Wheel
Standard Remote keyless entry
Roof rack
Hydraulic Power steering
Plastic/urethane Steering wheel
Rack & pinion power steering
driver assisted parking assist
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
adaptive cruise control
Adjustable pedals
Keyless Ignition
electrochromatic inside rearview mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.60in
198.30in
Width: 
74.20in
78.90in
Height: 
74.00in
71.00in
Ground Clearance: 
8.60in
7.80in
Front Track: 
62.40in
67.00in
Rear Track: 
62.00in
67.00in
Wheel Base: 
109.84in
112.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.40
Rear Head Room: 
40.60
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
Rear leg room: 
39.50in
Front Hip Room: 
57.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
81.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
21.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
32.00degrees
15.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.00degrees
20.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
5412.00lbs
4458.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Low fuel level warning
Dashtop storage with cover
Cruise Control Switch on Steering

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
rain sensing wipers
Lock and Unlock Sensing Auto Electric Folding Mirror
Power Windows - Front and Rear
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
hands-free entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Manual Slide adjustment
Manual Recline adjustment
Electric Lumbar adjustment
40:20:40 split sliding second-row seats
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Massaging
passenger cooled seat
driver cooled seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Recline adjustment
50:50 split fold flat third-row seats
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Split-folding rear seatback
reclining rear seats
multi-level heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Rigid live axle, five-link system with upper and lower link trailing arms, Panhard rod, coil springs, gas dampers and ball-joint mounted anti-roll bar
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Cool box
Push Button Start
Manual AC
Odometer
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Heated steering wheel
Front and rear air conditioning

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
Multi disc CD player shuttle
CD Player
AUX
LCD touchscreens with colour graphic display
MP3
6 speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Memory card slot
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
Sony premium brand speakers
500 Watts Stereo Output
1 subwoofer(s)
12 total speakers
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Sony premium brand stero system

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Electrically adjustable mirror
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18
20 in
Wheels more: 
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote Central door locking
Post-collision safety system
Airbag Deployment Notification*
BLIS Plus Inflatable Rear Seatbelt Package
Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning w/Brake Support
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Dual front with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn signal mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 600A
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rack Crossbars
Running Boards
20" Premium Painted Machined Aluminum Wheels
Splash Guards
License Plate Bracket
Rear Bumper Protector
Wheel Lock Kit
Interior Options: 
2nd Row Bucket Seats w/Power-Assist Fold
Cargo Shade
Smokers Kit w/Element
Deep Tray-Style All-Weather Floor Mats
Rear Cargo Well Protector
DVD Headrests
2nd Row Console

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Medium Light Camel, cloth
#9A9789