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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Medium SUV

Toyota introduced a new generation of the renowned Land Cruiser in 2002 and replaced the older J90 in both versions, with three and five doors.

With the J90, Toyota lost some ground to its fans since the car was not exactly a hit on the market due to its poor off-road performances compared to other 4x4s. So then, the carmaker burned the midnight oil and managed to create the Land Cruiser/Prado 120, which matched the carmaker's reputation.

In its three-door version, the SUV sported a shorter wheelbase than its five-door sibling but shared some important parts. For instance, they had the same front fascia with swept-up headlights. The plastic wrapped-around front bumper was mandatory to comply with safety regulations regarding pedestrian protection. From its sides, the 3-door Land Cruiser/Prado provided the same-size doors as on the five-door version, which made problematic the ingress and egress to the rear seats. In addition, the rear side window featured a pop-out mechanism so the cabin could get some fresh air.

Inside, the carmaker's design team took its inspiration from sedans and hatchbacks, creating a tall center stack that hosted the controls for the HVAC and the sound system. They placed the gear stick and the transfer-box selector between the front seats. Apart from the difficult access, the 3-door Land Cruiser/Prado 120 provided enough room for two adult occupants in the back. The trunk, on the other hand, was tiny.

Toyota offered the Land Cruiser/Prado with either a 4.0-liter V6 gasoline or a 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine. Both were mated with a five-speed manual as standard, while a four-speed automatic was on the options list. Moreover, all versions featured a two-speed transfer box with a locking center differential.

TOYOTA Land Cruiser 120 3 Doors 2003 - 2009 10 Photos
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TOYOTA Land Cruiser 120 3 Doors 2003 - 2009
  1 gasoline engine
  • 4.0L V6 4TA (249 HP)
  2 diesel engines
  • 3.0L D4-D 6MT AWD (173 HP)
  • 3.0L D4-D AWD (163 HP)

TOYOTA Land Cruiser 120 3 Doors 4.0L V6 4TA (249 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.0L V6 4TA (249 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3956 cm3
Power
183 KW @ 5200 RPM
249 HP @ 5200 RPM
245 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
302 lb-ft @ 1800-2600 RPM
409 Nm @ 1800-2600 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
23 gallons (87.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
112 mph (180 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/70 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
171.9 in (4366 mm)
Width
70.5 in (1791 mm)
Height
72.8 in (1849 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.4/60.4 in (1,534/1,534 mm)
Wheelbase
96.7 in (2456 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.8 in (249 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.2 cuFT (402 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3946 lbs (1790 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5732 lbs (2600 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
13.9 mpg US (16.9 L/100Km)
Highway
23.3 mpg US (10.1 L/100Km)
Combined
18.7 mpg US (12.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
301 g/km

TOYOTA Land Cruiser 120 3 Doors 3.0L D4-D 6MT AWD (173 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L D4-D 6MT AWD (173 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2982 cm3
Power
127 KW @ 3400 RPM
173 HP @ 3400 RPM
170 BHP @ 3400 RPM
Torque
302 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM
409 Nm @ 1800 RPM
Fuel System
Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
23 gallons (87.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
108.7 mph (175 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/70 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
171.9 in (4366 mm)
Width
70.5 in (1791 mm)
Height
72.8 in (1849 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.4/60.4 in (1,534/1,534 mm)
Wheelbase
96.7 in (2456 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.8 in (249 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.2 cuFT (402 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4056.5 lbs (1840 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5732 lbs (2600 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
21.2 mpg US (11.1 L/100Km)
Highway
29.8 mpg US (7.9 L/100Km)
Combined
25.8 mpg US (9.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
240 g/km

TOYOTA Land Cruiser 120 3 Doors 3.0L D4-D AWD (163 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L D4-D AWD (163 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2982 cm3
Power
120 KW @ 3600 RPM
163 HP @ 3600 RPM
161 BHP @ 3600 RPM
Torque
253 lb-ft @ 1600 RPM
343 Nm @ 1600 RPM
Fuel System
Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
23 gallons (87.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
102.5 mph (165 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/70 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
171.9 in (4366 mm)
Width
70.5 in (1791 mm)
Height
72.8 in (1849 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.4/60.4 in (1,534/1,534 mm)
Wheelbase
96.7 in (2456 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.8 in (249 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.2 cuFT (402 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4056.5 lbs (1840 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5732 lbs (2600 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
20.5 mpg US (11.5 L/100Km)
Highway
29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
Combined
25 mpg US (9.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
306 g/km
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