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Toyota Fortuner Review, For Sale, Interior, Colours & Specs in Australia

The Toyota Fortuner 4x4 is not the first time Toyota has plonked a wagon body on its popular HiLux ute and called it a new car; remember the 4Runner from the 1980s?

The Fortuner 4x4 wagon isn't exactly the same as its HiLux donor, of course; the bodywork front to back is different, the interior is nicer and more upmarket, and the rear end gets coil springs in place of leaf springs for a softer, more comfortable ride. It shares the same 2.8-litre diesel four-cylinder engine, though, and it can tow up to three tonnes in manual guise.

Current prices range from $53,775 for the Fortuner GX to $66,755 for the Fortuner Crusade.

This vehicle is also known as Toyota Hilux SW4, Toyota SW4.

Toyota Fortuner Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Toyota Fortuner varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $53,775 and going to $66,755 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2023 SUV 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP $53,775 $66,755
2022 SUV 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP $45,980 $71,390
2021 SUV 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP $44,880 $67,100
2020 SUV 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP $40,810 $64,240
2019 SUV 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $37,620 $57,970
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Toyota Fortuner Interior

Inside is updated, bear in mind it primarily exists as a 4WD off-roading vehicle which aren’t generally built to be luxe. Still, it has a leather-accented interior and a woodgrain look steering wheel.

Toyota Fortuner Towing Capacity

The Toyota Fortuner has maximum towing capacity of 3100kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2023 SUV 3100kg 3100kg
2022 SUV 3100kg 3100kg
2021 SUV 3100kg 3100kg
2020 SUV 2800kg 3100kg
2019 SUV 2800kg 2800kg
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Toyota Fortuner Accessories

The Fortuner features LED headlights and daytime running lights, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as 17-inch alloy wheels. 

Toyota Fortuner Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Toyota Fortuner here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What's the better buy, Pajero Sport Exceed or Toyota Fortuner Crusade?

    These two vehicles share a lot of traits both in terms of their engineering and their target market. Both are aimed at the high-end of the mid-sized off-road station-wagon market and both do a pretty good job of offering lots of off-road ability along with the sort of luxury and convenience that many families want. In the case of design and engineering they are both based on utilities (the Mitsubishi Triton and Toyota HiLux respectively) and share the drivelines and front structure with those utes. To make them work as passenger rather than load-carrying vehicles, both the Pajero Sport and Fortuner do away with the utilities’ leaf-sprung rear axle and replace it a coil-sprung unit for greatly enhanced comfort.

    Both vehicles have had their niggling reliability problems, mainly to do with DPF and some EGR problems, but overall, they’re both now old enough for the majority of the bugs to have been ironed out. Perhaps the biggest packaging difference is that the Pajero Sport is a good deal narrower across the cabin than the Toyota, and that matters for families with bigger kids. Both vehicles were facelifted late last year with new tech and mechanical and performance improvements. Both also have seven seats as standard.

    The Mitsubishi is about $4000 cheaper based on RRP than the Toyota, but the final price can vary from dealer to dealer and what state you live in. The best advice is to try each one on for size and maybe even throw in contenders like the Ford Everest as a direct comparison.

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  • Has Toyota rectified the diesel DPF issues for their 2021 vehicles?

    When Toyota launched the facelifted HiLux late last year, much was made of the fact that consumer concerns had been noted and that the DPF problems experienced by many owners had been addressed. The problem is that until these new versions of the HiLux have done their share of kilometres, we won’t be in a position to know for sure whether Toyota has, indeed, cured the problem.

    Meantime, it remains that unless your driving habits include a 30-minute drive at highway speeds every two or three weeks, a modern turbo-diesel with a DPF may not be the best choice. It is worth noting, though, that HiLuxes (and Prados and Fortuners) built after June 2018 have been fitted with a manual regeneration function for the DPF which means the driver can manually force a DPF burn-off without waiting for the car to do so itself. Toyota has also announced that the worst affected versions of the HiLux will now be covered by an extended, 10-year warranty on any DPF issues going forward. More information can be found here.

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  • Will Toyota make a 3.3 litre diesel V6 engine in the Fortuner?

    As far as we know, the V6 turbo-diesel widely tipped to power the next LandCruiser (the 300 Series) is still just a maybe for the HiLux range. And even if it did make it into the HiLux, it would almost certainly be restricted to a sporty GR badged version as Toyota leverages its Dakar rally experience into a marketing role. With that in mind, the V6 would be an unlikely starter for the Fortuner which is aimed much more closely at families and, for whom, seating capacity and running costs are far more important than the ability to get to 100km/h in a hurry.

    Even then, there’s plenty of historical evidence to suggest that a V6 turbo-diesel HiLux will remain just an idea (a nice one, though). Toyota has never really taken the opportunity to share engines between its HiLux and full sized (ie: Not the Prado) LandCruiser ranges. With a couple of notable exceptions (all of them petrol-powered) the HiLux has remained a four-cylinder vehicle throughout its life. And when Toyota did build a (petrol) supercharged V6 HiLux tagged the TRD back in 2008, it was a sales flop.

    In any case, a hot-rod Fortuner is probably not on the cards despite the HiLux and Fortuner sharing a lot of engineering and componentry.

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  • What do you recommend for towing a horse trailer and large draft-horse?

    None of the vehicles you’ve listed are exactly low-maintenance units. They all have complex all-wheel-drive drivelines (which will be appreciated when towing a heavy trailer across a wet showground) and they use the latest common-rail diesel technology which is fairly intolerant of poor servicing.

    As for a power tailgate on a ute, I’m afraid you’re out of luck. But some of the wagon versions of these vehicles can be optioned with powered tailgates. The catch there is that these vehicles use coil sprung rear axles (as opposed to the leaf-sprung ute versions) so they’re not as adept at towing. The Toyota Fortuner, for instance can’t match the HiLux’s 3.5-tonne limit and makes do with 2800kg; not enough for your requirements. The Ford Everest (based on the Ranger) is a little better at 3000kg, but still trails the Ranger’s 3500kg towing capacity and is right on your self-imposed minimum.

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Toyota Fortuner Colours

Colours include 'Glacier White', 'Silver Sky', 'Feverish Red', 'Graphite', 'Eclipse Black', 'Phantom Brown' and 'Saturn Blue'. 

  • Glacier White
  • Silver Sky
  • Feverish Red
  • Graphite
  • Eclipse Black
  • Phantom Brown
  • Saturn Blue
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Toyota Fortuner Seats

There are seven seats in the Toyota Fortuna, the two in the back fold up to the sides of the boot for a configurable seat combination according to your needs.

Toyota Fortuner  Seats

Toyota Fortuner Dimensions

The dimensions of the Toyota Fortuner SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2023 SUV 1835x1855x4795 mm 216 mm
2022 SUV 1835x1855x4795 mm 216 mm
2021 SUV 1835x1855x4795 mm 216 mm
2020 SUV 1835x1855x4795 mm 225 mm
2019 SUV 1790x1855x4795 mm 225 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota Fortuner Dimensions

Toyota Fortuner Boot Space

With all seats upright the boot volume is 200 litres, with the third row folded that grows to 716L, and with the second and third rows flat you have 1080L to play with.

Toyota Fortuner  Boot space Toyota Fortuner  Boot space

Toyota Fortuner Fuel Consumption

The Toyota Fortuner is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.6L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2023 SUV 7.6L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP
2022 SUV 7.6L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP
2021 SUV 7.6L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP
2020 SUV 8.6L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP
2019 SUV 8.6L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
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Toyota Fortuner Wheel Size

The Toyota Fortuner has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 265x65 R17 for SUV in 2023.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2023 SUV 265x65 R17 265x65 R17
2022 SUV 265x65 R17 265x65 R17
2021 SUV 265x65 R17 265x65 R17
2020 SUV 265x65 R17 17x7 inches 265x65 R17 17x7 inches
2019 SUV 265x65 R17 17x7 inches 265x65 R17 17x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota Fortuner Wheel Sizes

Toyota Fortuner Speed

Expect the Fortuner to acclerate from 0-100km/h in around 10 seconds.