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Toyota Fortuner 2021

The 2021 Toyota Fortuner range of configurations is currently priced from $54,000. Our most recent review of the 2021 Toyota Fortuner resulted in a score of 7.5 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Managing Editor - Head of Video Matt Campbell had this to say at the time: The Toyota Fortuner will be the right car for some people in the market for a 4WD seven-seater. But not all people.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Matt Campbell liked most about this particular version of the Toyota Fortuner : Seriously capable off-road, Strong diesel engine, Revised media system

The 2021 Toyota Fortuner carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3100 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Toyota Fortuner is also known as the Toyota Hilux SW4 and the Toyota SW4 in markets outside Australia.

Toyota Fortuner 2021 Price and Specs

The Toyota Fortuner 2021 is currently available from $54,000 for the Fortuner GX up to $72,999 for the Fortuner Crusade.

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Crusade SUV 2.8L Diesel 6 SP $52,400 $66,220
GX SUV 2.8L Diesel 6 SP $41,400 $52,910
GX NAV SUV 2.8L Diesel 6 SP $42,200 $54,010
GXL SUV 2.8L Diesel 6 SP $46,400 $58,630
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Toyota Fortuner 2021 Interior

Matching the Toyota Fortuner’s rugged exterior is a cabin with a fairly basic design and robust feel. So, while it’s plush in places (leather seats are available as part of premium interior pack and standard on the top-spec Crisade), there are also the chunky runner floor mats that don’t mind a bath with a garden hose (take them out first, okay?).

Toyota Fortuner 2021 Towing capacity

The Toyota Fortuner has maximum towing capacity of 3100kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Toyota Fortuner Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
GX SUV 2.8L,Diesel,6 SP 3100kg
GX NAV SUV 2.8L,Diesel,6 SP 3100kg
GXL SUV 2.8L,Diesel,6 SP 3100kg
GXL Premium Interior SUV 2.8L,Diesel,6 SP 3100kg
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Toyota Fortuner 2021 Accessories

Across the three model Fortuner range, the GX comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, cloth seats, air conditioning, an 8.0-inch display with a reversing camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker stereo, plus front and rear parking sensors.

The GXL has the GX’s features including the 17-inch alloys, but adds 'Downhill Assist Control', climate control, sat nav, digital radio, privacy glass, power driver’s seat, roof rails, LED fog lights and a proximity key.

The Crusade has all the GXL’s gear but adds 18-inch alloy wheel, Bi-LED headlights, door puddle lamps, leather seats (heated up front), an 11-speaker JBL sound system and a power tailgate.

Toyota Fortuner 2021 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 2021 Colours

Want to know the Toyota Fortuner colours available?

Only one is a no-cost option, and it's Glacier White.

The other choices are all $600, and they are: Silver Sky, Graphite grey, Eclipse Black, Phantom Brown, Saturn Blue and Feverish Red.

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

Toyota Fortuner 2021 Seats

All Toyota Fortuners have seven seats, cabin space is good, and while the third row is relatively cramped for adults, there's plenty of legroom in the second row. Worth noting that third row doesn’t fold flat, instead the seats fold up towards the side windows and are fastened into position there, which eats into cargo space.

Toyota Fortuner 2021 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2021 Toyota Fortuner are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1855mm x 1835mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Toyota Fortuner 2021 Dimensions  include 1835mm height, 1855mm width, 4795mm length.
Toyota Fortuner Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
GX SUV 1835x1855x4795 mm 216 mm
GX NAV SUV 1835x1855x4795 mm 216 mm
GXL SUV 1835x1855x4795 mm 216 mm
GXL Premium Interior SUV 1835x1855x4795 mm 216 mm
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Toyota Fortuner 2021 Boot Space

The Toyota Fortuner 2021 SUV has a boot space size of 716 Litres.
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Toyota Fortuner 2021 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2021 Toyota Fortuner is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Toyota Fortuner currently offers fuel consumption from 7.6 to 7.6L/100km. The Toyota Fortuner is available with the following fuel type: Diesel.

Toyota Fortuner Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Crusade SUV 2.8L,Diesel,6 SP 7.6L/100km
GX SUV 2.8L,Diesel,6 SP 7.6L/100km
GX NAV SUV 2.8L,Diesel,6 SP 7.6L/100km
GXL SUV 2.8L,Diesel,6 SP 7.6L/100km
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Toyota Fortuner 2021 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2021 Toyota Fortuner will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted.

Toyota Fortuner Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
GX SUV 265x65 R17 265x65 R17
GX NAV SUV 265x65 R17 265x65 R17
GXL SUV 265x65 R17 265x65 R17
GXL Premium Interior SUV 265x65 R17 265x65 R17
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Toyota Fortuner 2021 Speed

All grades in the Toyota Fortuner range come with the same engine, a 2.8-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-diesel which makes 150kW/500Nm. Enough to shove the roughly 2.2-tonne seven-seater from 0-100km/h in around 10 seconds.