Ready to scorn the V6 Prado now in my hands, I've had the wind knocked from my sails, so to speak. It's returning 14.5 litres per 100km overall, quite excellent for a big, porky 4WD. It's easy to see figures in the 17s on V6s. However, it has a sting in its manifold, it needs 95 octane, or better. So, ouch. Does it have further surprises in store? Stay tuned.