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Toyota Fortuner 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 $45,965 for the Fortuner GX to $58,490 for the Fortuner CRUSADE B+R TRIM.

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

Toyota Fortuner Towing Capacity

The Toyota Fortuner has maximum towing capacity of 2800kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 SUV 2800kg 2800kg
2019 SUV 2800kg 2800kg
2018 SUV 2800kg 2800kg
2017 SUV 2800kg 2800kg
2016 SUV 2800kg 2800kg
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Toyota Fortuner Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Toyota Fortuner varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $45,965 and going to $58,490 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
2020 SUV 2.8L, Diesel $45,965 $58,490
2019 SUV 2.8L, Diesel $39,970 $59,180
2018 SUV 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $37,984 $50,990
2017 SUV 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $29,999 $49,888
2016 SUV 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $29,850 $46,888
See All Toyota Fortuner Pricing and Specs

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 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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  • What four-wheel drive should I buy?

    The Fortuner is a tough and rugged vehicle, but it does have some shortcomings. The side-mounted third row seats is one thing we think could be done better, but it's the harshness of the suspension that gets our goat most - other SUVs in the segment (like the Ford Everest and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, not to mention the SsangYong Rexton and Isuzu D-Max) all have better ride comfort and compliance. 

    Further to that, Toyota still hasn't upgraded the Fortuner with advanced safety gear. The HiLux now gets AEB, lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control, and so that tech should be rolled out for a 2020 update soon, too. 

    If you plan to do more on-road driving than off-road exploring, or if safety is a high priority for you, you might be best having a look around. If you're planning to see the country and take the back way while you do, a Fortuner might be a great match for you - and the brand's unrivalled network of dealers does make it an appealing option. 

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  • What car should I buy for $70,000?

    You’ve pretty much covered the field there, so it should come down to what you want from your car. Do you want comfort, safety, fuel efficiency, offroad capability, cabin space? If you are mostly driving on the highway, then a diesel SUV is probably the best bet. I would rule out a dual-cab ute because of comfort, unless you need the flexibility a ute gives you. I would rule out a hybrid, they’re not at their most efficient on the highway; they’re better suited to town use. Based on your annual mileage I wouldn’t keep the car any more than 3-4 years, that way you’ll have a decent resale value when you get out of it.

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  • Diesel Particulate Filter clogging in HiLux, Prado and Fortuner?

    There are quite a few reports of problems with the dpf clogging on the latest 2.8-litre diesel, but a Toyota spokesman told us there is currently no service campaign or recall related to the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) on any of the three vehicles you reference.

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Toyota Fortuner Colours

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

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
2020 SUV 1835x1855x4795 mm 225 mm
2019 SUV 1790x1855x4795 mm 225 mm
2018 SUV 1790x1855x4795 mm 225 mm
2017 SUV 1790x1855x4795 mm 225 mm
2016 SUV 1790x1855x4795 mm 225 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota Fortuner Dimensions

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 8.6L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 SUV 8.6L/100km 2.8L Diesel
2019 SUV 8.6L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 7.8L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2017 SUV 7.8L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP MAN
2016 SUV 7.8L/100km 2.8L Diesel 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Toyota Fortuner Pricing and Specs for 2020

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 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 17x7 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 SUV 265x65 R17 17x7 inches 265x65 R17 17x7 inches
2019 SUV 265x65 R17 17x7 inches 265x65 R17 17x7 inches
2018 SUV 265x65 R17 17x7 inches 265x65 R17 17x7 inches
2017 SUV 265x65 R17 17x7 inches 265x65 R17 17x7 inches
2016 SUV 265x65 R17 17x7 inches 265x65 R17 17x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota Fortuner Wheel Sizes