Cheaper – not always worse.
The most popular Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150 equipment is with a gasoline four-cylinder engine, since the price of such a car is still not very “biting”, but it is already well-equipped. Today we’ll talk about this motor and why it’s better to take it in conjunction with the “mechanics”.
The 2TR-FE engine appeared in 2003 and consists of four cylinders in a row in a cast iron block with a timing chain drive and a dual-VVTi variable valve timing system. Since this engine was originally designed for commercial vehicles, Toyota installed hydraulic compensators on it, which excluded the valve clearance adjustment every 100-120 thousand kilometers. It produces an engine of 163 hp. with 246 Nm with a working volume of 2.7 liters.
When driving on the road, and the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150 is primarily an off-road vehicle, not a “show-off,” this engine has to be twisted into a cutoff, which, of course, is not thrilled and begins to “wail” the oil. The 2TR-FE engine looks much more harmonious on light trucks and buses, where it mainly works in the same speed range. Fuel consumption with automatic transmission is 17-20 l / 100 km, and with manual transmission – 15-19 l.
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150 with a 2TR-FE power unit is offered in three trim levels: Classic with mechanics – 2,611,000 rubles, Standard with manual transmission – 2,908,000 rubles and Standard with automatic transmission – 3,010,000 rubles . Let’s talk about why it is better to take the first two options.
Firstly, the 163-horsepower engine in conjunction with the “automatic” for a 2-ton “horse” is not a good idea on the road. The “stunted” motor and the “mechanics” can somehow get along in the mud – the “Pradik” can still be forced to wheel off-road, while with automatic transmission it just sits on its belly, regardless of whether the lowered row is turned on or not – the torque is simply nowhere to come from.
Secondly, the Aisin manual R155F, which is equipped with Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150, takes its roots from trucks, so it can withstand a huge amount of torque and is famous for endurance.
We can conclude that when buying the 150th Pradik for its true purpose – off-road patency – it is better to take the version on the “mechanic”. Thus, the box will last longer, and the car will better cope with obstacles. As for the “machine”, it cannot be said that it is bad – it’s just more suitable for a quiet ride around the city and highway than for true lovers to torment an SUV in the mud.