Toyota Fortuner Review

The Toyota Fortuner is a multi purpose vehicle that has a platform similar to that of Innova and Hilux pick up. The car is designed to have a robust body and to provide excellent performance in both on road and off road conditions at affordable price. The Toyota Fortuner was first launched in India in August 2009.

Toyota Fortuner

Toyota Fortuner Specification

The car has a 2982 cc, 4-cylinder diesel engine and it can generate power of 161 bhp at 3400 rpm along with peak torque of 343 Nm at 1400 rpm. The length of the car is 4695 mm and its width is 1880 mm. The height of the car is 1850 mm. The car has a double wishbone suspension for the front while the rear has 4-link together with lateral rod. This helps in providing stability to the car and also improves the ride quality.

The vehicle has front disk and rear drum brakes and the brakes are quite strong. The car can be stopped easily even at high speeds. The car has 5 manual gears and power steering. The ground clearance of the car is 221 mm. The kerb weight of the car is 1955 kgs and the fuel tank capacity is 80 litres. The exterior of the car is quite modern and the design is masculine.

Toyota Fortuner Mileage

The car offers fuel efficiency of 17 km/litre on the highway and the car delivers 13 km/litre in the city.

Toyota Fortuner Interiors

The interiors of the car include comfortable seating options. The front has two sport-like bucket seats and the second row can accommodate three adults. The car also has 60/40 split feature and this allows for easy access to two rearmost seat options. The car has useful storage areas for bottle holders.

The slide function ensures that passengers in the rear areas can stretch their legs as the seats can be moved back. This can be done when the rearmost seats are not used. The dashboard of the car has several advanced features and these include optitron meter gauges. These gauges can be easily read. The car also has CD/MP3 music system and six speakers.

The car has facility for information display and this includes console that displays time, temperature and driving direction among others. The car has dual air conditioning feature along with climate control system that is automatic. Other features in the car include air conditioning vents, cruise control, navigator and Bluetooth connectivity. The car has foldable leather seats and the driver’s seat can be electronically adjusted for maximum comfort and driving the car can be a delightful experience.

Toyota Fortuner Safety features

The safety features in the car include better disc brakes, traction control, airbags for drivers as well as passengers, antilock brake system, vehicle stability control, EBD and engine immobiliser.

Toyota Fortuner Price and design variations

The price of the car is around Rs 18.45 lakhs and the design variants in the car include the Toyota Fortuner 4WD.

Toyota Fortuner Colors

The car is available in five different shades and the colours include silver mica metallic, black mica, grey mica metallic, light blue metallic and super white.

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Tim Webbar on September 4th 2010 in Car Reviews, Toyota

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