|Engine type||Water-cooled, V6-cylinder, DOHC||Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, OHC, turbo-charged||Water-cooled, V6-cylinder, DOHC|
|Max. output kW/(PS)/r.pm||-/185/4800||-/140/3600||-/185/4800|
|*||The specifications are those of representative model grades.|
|*||Max. output represents a net rating.|
|*||The model numbers of these vehicles are VZJ95W(3400), VZJ90W(3400), KZJ95W(3000), KZJ90W(3000).|
The engine lineup consisted of a newly included 3.4-liter 185 PS V6 DOHC gasoline engine (5VZ-FE) and a 3-liter 4-cylinder SOHC turbo diesel unit (1KZ-TE) that had powered the previous model, although the latter increased its output to 140 PS with the addition of an intercooler. The drivetrain configuration was switched from part-time 4WD to full-time 4WD. The same suspension was used for both the Prado and the Hilux Surf, consisting of an independent double wishbone and coil spring system for the front and a 4-link coil spring system with a lateral rod for the rear. A 2.7-liter 150 PS 4-cylinder DOHC gasoline engine (3RZ-FE) was added to the lineup in April 1997, and the turbo diesel unit was replaced with a 3-liter common rail diesel unit (1KD-FTV) producing 170 PS in July 2000.
|Plant||Honsha plant, Tahara plant|