Toyota Fortuner Pricing and Specs
Toyota's tough Fortuner is a seven seat family hauler based heavily on the brand's top-selling HiLux ute. There's a distinctly local flavour to the Fortuner, too, with the frame, engine, suspension all tough-tested in Australia, while also Aussies designed parts of the body and underpinnings. There's a single turbo-diesel engine on offer, ensuing the four-wheel drive Fortuner performs as a better-than-average tow vehicle. It's a vehicle at home off the tarmac, too, with a well-deserved reputation for go-anywhere toughness missing from some road-biased SUVs, and as such arrives with four-wheel drive, along with its seven seats, as standard kit.
This vehicle is also known as Toyota Hilux SW4, Toyota SW4.
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Toyota Fortuner FAQs
Check out real-world situations relating to the Toyota Fortuner here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
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.Show more
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.Show more
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.Show more