Toyota Landcruiser Prado vs Holden Captiva


I put this page up so that you can compare the 120 series Toyota LandCruiser Prado LC4 to the Holden Captiva. The thing with the Captiva is that it is marketed under different names in different countries. Namely Daewoo Winstorm – Saturn Vue – Opel Antara and so forth.  Whatever the Captiva is called in your country the basics are essentially the same. Furthermore it is not a competitor to the Prado as the Captiva is smaller and certainly more down market. I’ve put up this page purely out of interest.

The Captiva is a whole lot smaller than the Prado and clearly less flexible but still something else to look at if the Prado is not what you’re looking for. There are two versions for the SUV, the Captiva 5 and the Captiva 7.  The Captiva can seat up to 7 but it will be a tight fit. Honestly try the Honda Odyssey  for how things should be with a van like body.

It’s exterior design is conservative and will appeal to most. The interior likewise although materials are pretty good is not as high quality compared to others. That also depends on which interior you get. The top range model gets the Opel interior treatment which is similar to that used for the Astra. The Standard and mid range models get the Daewoo interior.

It seems like a decent urban focused SUV however its pricing is a tad high compared to other brands in the same category.  However in 2010, in order to boost sales it was lowered to under $30,000 for certain models. We think the price drop is completely justified – once you drive it.

When we drove it to compare it with the Honda CRV we were NOT impressed with its levels of refinement or driving ability especially the old school engine dynamics and noise compared to the lively Honda CRV. See later reviews for a more detailed comparison. The Captiva Vs the Prado easily demonstrates why the Prado is more expensive, the Captiva is a bag of loose bolts while the Prado is a Louis Vitton purse with silk lining.

120 series LandCruiser Prado (2002-2010)
Holden Captiva
1GR-FE – V6 Petrol
4 Litre (3956cc)
Quad Cam with VVTi EFI
Claimed 179Kw 5200RPM
Claimed 376Nm 3800RPM (Auto)
Claimed 343Nm 2400RPM (Man)

1KD-FTV – IL4 Diesel
3 Litre (2982cc)
Turbo-charged – Direct Injection – Common Rail
Claimed 127Kw @ 3400RPM
Claimed 410Nm @ 1600RPM

1KZ-TE – IL4 Diesel (2003-2006)
3 Litre (2982cc)
Turbo-charged Diesel EFI
Claimed 96Kw 3600RPM
Claimed 343Nm 2000RPM (Auto & Manual)

V6 Petrol
V6 Petrol
3.2 Litre (3195cc)
Claimed 167-167Kw @ 6600RPM
Claimed 297Nm @ 3200RPM

IL4 Diesel
IL4 Diesel Turbo charged
Direct injection
2.0 Litre (1991cc)
Claimed 110Kw @ 4000RPM
Claimed 320Nm @ 2000RPM



Kerb weight 1900-2190 Kg
Towing capacity up to 2500 Kg
Towing capacity up to 2000kg
Fuel capacity & consumption  
180 litres
V6 Petrol 13.6 litres per 100km (1GR-FE)
V6 Diesel 9.3 litres per 100km (1KD-FTV)
65 litres
V6 Petrol 11.6 litres per 100km
IL4 Diesel 8.7 litres (Auto) per 100km
IL4 Diesel 7.2 litres (Man) per 100km
Other specifications  
5 Speed Auto or 6 speed manual transmission
Overall height/width 1905/1875
Overall length/wheelbase 4850/2790
Track (front/rear) 1575/1575
NCAP safety rating 4/5
5 speed Auto or 5 speed manual transmission
Overall height 1700-1720
Overall width 1849-1850
Overall length 4637-4570
Wheelbase 2707
Track (front/rear) 1562/1572
Angle of: (degrees) Approach 32 Departure 24-25 Breakover 22
Min ground clearance 220mm
Water Fording depth 700mm Max
4WD system: AWD with selectable modes 
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach 24.2 – 24.4
Departure 22.2 – 23.3
Minimum ground clearance 200mm
Toyota Landcruiser Prado performance figures  
2009 $47,100 – 79,500 AUD
*Always check with the dealer
for up to date pricing, on road
costs and specials accessories etc…
2009 $37,490 – 44,490 AUD
*Always check with the dealer
for up to date pricing, on road
costs and specials accessories etc…