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

In 2002, Toyota introduced a new generation for its well-known Land Cruiser/Prado J120 offroad-er, replacing the six-year-old Land Cruiser J90.

The Japanese carmaker had to recover the ground it lost with the J90 model, which didn't prove to be very successful, and that's why it was replaced sooner than other Land Cruiser models. The new model, code-named 120, offered a 109.8" (2790 mm) wheelbase for the five-door version, which was more suitable for most situations than the short-wheelbase, three-door version.

Toyota designers threw away their old design books and installed swept-back upwards headlights. Its big, wrapped-around front bumper was not metallic anymore but made from plastic. Its flared wheel-arches were a statement for off-road capabilities. As an option, the carmaker offered side-steps, which helped the ingress and egress from the car but decreased the ground clearance from the sides.

Inside, the five-door Land Cruiser offered room for up to seven people, with two jump-seats in the trunk. The designers made a car-inspired dashboard with curved lines and a center stack adorned by two aluminum-colored plastic trims on the sides. On top of it, the Land Cruiser featured a distinct LCD for the on-board computer. Depending on the trim-level, the carmaker installed wood-trims on the door panels and dashboard.

Under the hood, Toyota installed two engine choices: a 4.0-liter gasoline V-6 and a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel inline-four. The latter was available with a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual, while the former was exclusively paired to an automatic transmission. All models featured an all-wheel-drive system with a transfer case, center-differential lock and low-range gear.

TOYOTA Land Cruiser 120 5 Doors 2003 - 2009 6 Photos
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TOYOTA Land Cruiser 120 5 Doors 2003 - 2009
  1 gasoline engine
  • 4.0L V6 4AT AWD (249 HP)
  2 diesel engines
  • 3.0L D4-D 5MT (163 HP)
  • 3.0L D4-D 6MT AWD (173 HP)

TOYOTA Land Cruiser 120 5 Doors 4.0L V6 4AT AWD (249 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.0L V6 4AT AWD (249 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3956 cm3
Power
183 KW @ 5200 RPM
249 HP @ 5200 RPM
245 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 3800 RPM
380 Nm @ 3800 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
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
189.4 in (4811 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
109.8 in (2789 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.8 in (249 mm)
Cargo Volume
21.9 cuFT (620 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4123 lbs (1870 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
6283 lbs (2850 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
13.8 mpg US (17 L/100Km)
Highway
23.1 mpg US (10.2 L/100Km)
Combined
18.5 mpg US (12.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
305 g/km

TOYOTA Land Cruiser 120 5 Doors 3.0L D4-D 5MT (163 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L D4-D 5MT (163 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2982 cm3
Power
120 KW @ 3400 RPM
163 HP @ 3400 RPM
161 BHP @ 3400 RPM
Torque
253 lb-ft @ 1600 RPM
343 Nm @ 1600 RPM
Fuel System
Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
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
189.4 in (4811 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
109.8 in (2789 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.8 in (249 mm)
Cargo Volume
21.9 cuFT (620 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4299 lbs (1950 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
6283 lbs (2850 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 5 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
303 lb-ft @ 1600 RPM
411 Nm @ 1600 RPM
Fuel System
Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
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
189.4 in (4811 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
109.8 in (2789 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.8 in (249 mm)
Cargo Volume
21.9 cuFT (620 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4276.9 lbs (1940 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
6283 lbs (2850 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)
Highway
29.4 mpg US (8 L/100Km)
Combined
25.56 mpg US (9.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
243 g/km
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