Toyota Fortuner


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Toyota Fortuner Variants

Diesel Variants

Toyota Fortuner 2WD AT
2982 cc Diesel, 12.55 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 22,79,961
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Toyota Fortuner 2WD MT
2982 cc Diesel, 13 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 21,81,581
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Toyota Fortuner 4WD MT
2982 cc Diesel, 12.55 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 23,06,316
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Toyota Fortuner Review

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Editorial Test Drive Review of Toyota Fortuner

Ever since Toyota stepped in the premium SUV segment with the Fortuner, it has ruled the roost and how! .At the 2012 Auto Expo in New Delhi, the company announced the new models (4x2 MT, 4x2 AT, 4x4 MT) along with changes to the exterior as well as interiors. At 4705mm in length, 1840mm in width and 1850mm in height, the new Fortuner might be smaller than the Ford Endeavour and the Mitsubishi Pajero, but at the same time, it is much wider than both the rivals and this is what gives the Fortuner massive road presence. Additionally, it also has a class leading ground clearance of 220mm, giving it that ‘high’ feeling. The new Fortuner improves on the previous version in the way it looks from almost all angles. 

The new 2012 Fortuner gets a Land Cruiser type front-end while simply put, makes it look stunning!rnClimbing into the Fortuner, the first thing that sets the mood for changes to come your way are the sporty pedals – they simply look fab! Next, the steering wheel is new (similar to the one found on the top end Innova though) and feels good to hold. It also houses the usual buttons for various functions including audio system, Bluetooth connected phone and multi-information display. Shift your attention to the central console and you see the new touch screen double-DIN head unit that also has DVD player and USB / Bluetooth connectivity. It also doubles up as a display for the reverse camera.

The Fortuner retains the spaciousness on the inside and can seat seven well built adults in comfort.rnOne of the biggest strengths of the Fortuner has been its engine. It makes use of the famous and ultra-reliable D-4D unit in a 3.0-litre format. On paper, it develops 169PS of power and 343Nm of torque which means it develops more power than its direct rival the 3.0-litre Endeavour though the latter puts out more torque. The new 2012 Fortuner is available in three variants with the same engine but two transmission options and both 4x2 and 4x4. Turn the key, start the car and the engine rests into a noticeable idle. The D-4D engine was never known for its smooth character though the overall NVH levels are superbly under control inside the cabin.

Huge tyres, 220mm of ground clearance and soft suspension means that Fortuner is a comfortable companion over all types of roads with the only issue being the slightly bumpy ride over bad roads at low speeds. This vehicle is not meant to be slowed down for bad roads – drive it this way and you will simply love the way the Fortuner handles. The new 2012 Toyota Fortuner range starts at Rs 19.99 lakh for the 4x2 MT version, going upto Rs 20.99 lakh for the 4x4 MT one with the 4x2 AT cleverly placed in the middle at Rs 20.69 lakh, with all prices being ex-showroom, New Delhi.rnApart from new creature comforts, the Fortuner also looks much better from the outside while pampering and cocooning the passengers in a much better way as compared to the earlier iteration. For a detailed analysis read below-

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Toyota Fortuner Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Size, presence
  • Dealership/ after sales service
  • Smooth A/T gearbox
  • Better looking and quality interior
  • Excellent build, off-road ability

Cons

  • Interior stills lacks luxury touch
  • Too big for city use
  • Ride needs to improve
  • A/T only with 2WD

Toyota Fortuner Exteriors

At 4705mm in length, 1840mm in width and 1850mm in height, the new Fortuner might be smaller than the Ford Endeavour and the Mitsubishi Pajero, but at the same time, it is much wider than both the rivals and this is what gives the Fortuner massive road presence. Additionally, it also has a class leading ground clearance of 220mm, giving it that ‘high’ feeling. The new Fortuner improves on the previous version in the way it looks from almost all angles. The new 2012 Fortuner gets a Land Cruiser type front-end while simply put, makes it look stunning! Our test car came in white and surely had all its new curves and design flaunting in the winter morning sun.

The headlamps (they get HIDs too) are protruding and along with the massive chrome splash on the chrome and the bigger hood scoop, lend a modern design touch to the way it looks. The bumpers are also new and the front one gets a bigger air-dam for better engine cooling. Seen side on, you notice the slight change made to the wheel arches and also the new multi-spoke (12 spokes to be exact) alloy wheels. The side steps are also changed and now are of the ribbed variety. At the rear, it gets clear lens type tail-lamps as well as other subtle changes like integrated reverse camera etc. In all, these changes go a long way in making the huge SUV modern, chic and pleasing to the eyes. Toyota says the new Fortuner is also available in two new colors – shade of silver and gold.


What we like

 The Fortuner has massive road presence.


What we don't like

 Rear tail-lamp design not to all tastes

 
Toyota Fortuner Front View
Toyota Fortuner Side View
Toyota Fortuner Rear View
Toyota Fortuner Front View
Toyota Fortuner Rear View
Toyota Fortuner Exterior View
Toyota Fortuner Exterior View
Toyota Fortuner Front View
Toyota Fortuner Boot
Toyota Fortuner Side View

Toyota Fortuner Exterior vs Similar Cars Exterior


Toyota Fortuner

Hyundai Santa Fe 2010 - 2014

Honda CR-V

BMW X1
Exterior rating
What we like
  • No nonsense looks
  • Improved styling looks great
  • More handsome now
  • Build quality
  • Looks better now
  • Quite compact
What we don't like
  • Similar looking to old CR-V
  • Lacks SUV presence
  • Too similar to old X1
Gallery link View Toyota Fortuner Photo View Hyundai Santa Fe 2010 - 2014 Photo View Honda CR-V Photo View BMW X1 Photo

Toyota Fortuner Front design

Fortuner the new SUV gets Toyota’s signature grille, logo and other family design elements. The changes made in the front gives it a fresher look. The wide grille has a lot of chrome on it with many slats

Toyota Fortuner Rear design

A new chrome bar steals the show from rear. On tailgate FORTUNER is embossed on the thick band.

Toyota Fortuner Side profile

On the sides, 17” alloy (aluminum) wheels have been tweaked for good. The over fender and side step add a sense of sharpness to it.

Toyota Fortuner Ground Clearance

The ground clearance is 221 mm which can handle any terrain.

Toyota Fortuner Bumpers

Rear bumpers are also different from conventional models with reflectors placed low.

Toyota Fortuner Head lamps

Toyota Fortuner has sleeker self-leveling projector lamps with good illumination in all of its models.

Toyota Fortuner Tail lamps

Rare combination of tail lamps with wedge-cut clear lens and lay dual circular lamps with better lighting are provided.

Toyota Fortuner Fog lamps

The fog lamps are studded in the bumpers and towards the centre for better visibility.

Toyota Fortuner Tyres

Toyota Fortuner comes with 265/65R 17 in all its models to ensure proper gripping on road.

Toyota Fortuner Alloy wheels

17” alloy (aluminum) wheels have been tweaked for good.

Toyota Fortuner Outside mirrors

Body color electrically foldable ORVMs (Outside rear view mirrors) now get turn indicators on them, an added practical option in the SUV.

Toyota Fortuner Colors

Toyota Fortuner is available in five different color options.

Toyota Fortuner Rear wiper

Rear wiper and washer are there as a practical option in Toyota Fortuner.

Toyota Fortuner Roof rails

Roof Rails of silver color with black strip is available there in this bulky SUV.

Toyota Fortuner Sun roof

Sun roof is not available in any model of Toyota Fortuner.

Toyota Fortuner Spoiler

Spoiler is available and it adds to the looks of Toyota Fortuner.

Toyota Fortuner Side Steps

Since it is bulky SUV side steps of silver colored aluminum is provided.

Toyota Fortuner Spare wheel

One spare wheel is provided which can be kept at the rear bottom.

Toyota Fortuner Comfort & Suspension

Big burly SUVs are meant to fly past bad roads and pot-holes, right? Actually, it is SUVs like Fortuner which do justice to the above mentioned statement. Huge tyres, 220mm of ground clearance and soft suspension means that Fortuner is a comfortable companion over all types of roads with the only issue being the slightly bumpy ride over bad roads at low speeds. This vehicle is not meant to be slowed down for bad roads – drive it this way and you will simply love the way the Fortuner handles. Steering effort isn’t really very light though at the same time, it didn’t give us a chance to complain even at crawling speeds. While the first and second row passengers get pampered well, it is the third row occupants who get thrown around expectedly. This is mainly due to the body on ladder chassis and a small pay off for being a true blue off-roader. 


What we like

 Huge tyres, 220mm of ground clearance and soft suspension means that Fortuner is a comfortable companion over all types of roads 


What we don't like

  The only issue being the slightly bumpy ride over bad roads at low speeds.


Toyota Fortuner Comfort

The car has got four stars for the comfort which also shows its ergonomics level.

Toyota Fortuner Front suspension

The newly developed double wishbone front suspension with a high mount type upper arm offers exceptional ride comfort

Toyota Fortuner Rear suspension

2WD Toyota Fortuner version is equipped with non-independent rear suspension while the 4WD model has 4-link with lateral rod rear suspension that enhances the handling capacity and reduces jerks to a great extent which results a comfortable riding experience.

Toyota Fortuner Engine & Performance

One of the biggest strengths of the Fortuner has been its engine. It makes use of the famous and ultra-reliable D-4D unit in a 3.0-litre format. On paper, it develops 169PS of power and 343Nm of torque which means it develops more power than its direct rival the 3.0-litre Endeavour though the latter puts out more torque. The new 2012 Fortuner is available in three variants with the same engine but two transmission options and both 4x2 and 4x4. Turn the key, start the car and the engine rests into a noticeable idle. The D-4D engine was never known for its smooth character though the overall NVH levels are superbly under control inside the cabin. On the move, the Fortuner feels very eager.

Torque flows from as low as 1400rpm and this is the reason why it picks up speeds in higher gears at lower speeds easily and effortlessly. Out on the highway, the engine feels at home at an indicated 120-130km/h with enough juice left to shame quite a few expensive sedans. The bucket loads of power and torque means that off the road, the Fortuner is easy to drive in tricky situations. The 4x4 variant has both ‘H’ (high) and ‘L’ (low) modes and until unless you are a bad driver, it is hard not to take the Fortuner out of the messiest of roads and patches. With so much weight to lug around, expectedly, fuel economy isn’t its forte. However, we still got over 9kmpl easily in Delhi’s traffic with a few ‘fun’ moments thrown in as well.

The 4-speed automatic though robs the engine is around 10% when it comes to fuel economy, however, it is a great unit and takes away the load (mental and physical) away from shifting gears. Once again, the availability of power and torque means the engine is pretty responsive in the automatic variant and like other conventional automatics, this one too changes gears in accordance with the driver’s throttle inputs. The Fortuner also gets a cruise control function in the AT variant – a boon for open highways.


What we like

 It develops more power than its direct rival the 3.0-litre Endeavour


What we don't like

 Start the car and the engine rests into a noticeable idle, refinment could be better.

 
Toyota Fortuner Engine View

Toyota Fortuner Acceleration

This SUV can achieve the 100 Kmph mark in just 9.61 seconds approx

Toyota Fortuner Top speed

Fortuner can touch top speed mark of 176 Kmph approximately

Toyota Fortuner In-gear acceleration

the in-gear acceleration for 40-60kmph in 5th gear is 13.24 seconds

Toyota Fortuner Gearbox

Fortuner is equipped with 5 speed manual transmission gear box

Toyota Fortuner Power

Fortuner delivers power of 171 PS at 3600 RPM

Toyota Fortuner Torque

343 Nm of maximum torque is delivered at 1400-3400 rpm

Toyota Fortuner NVH levels

NVH level are lower for Toyota Fortuner is low as compared to other SUVs because a noise insulating mat is used between the engine and the cabin to isolate its noise and the chassis to body joints are so designed that there is no transfer of road noise to the cabin.

  • Toyota Fortuner A/T 4X2
  • Toyota Fortuner M/T 4X2
  • Toyota Fortuner M/T 4X4

Toyota Fortuner A/T 4X2 Performance

Toyota Fortuner A/T 4X2 Maximum speed

True Speed 115.1 km/h
Speedometer Reading 120 km/h

Toyota Fortuner A/T 4X2 Acceleration

0-20 1.03 seconds
0-40 2.72 seconds
0-60 4.92 seconds
0-80 7.69 seconds
0-100 11.6 seconds
0-120 16.88 seconds
 
Quarter Mile Sprint
Terminal Speed
17.95
124.21
seconds
km/h
0-1000m Sprint
Terminal Speed
33.18
154.4
seconds
km/h

Toyota Fortuner A/T 4X2 Overtaking Acceleration (seconds)

KM/H 3rd Gear 4th Gear Top Gear
40-60 2 0 0
60-80 3 0 0
80-100 4 0 0
100-120 5 0 0

Toyota Fortuner A/T 4X2 Braking Performance

From 80 km/s to 0 2.83 Seconds / 31.45 Mtr  
From 100 km/s to 0 3 Seconds / 45.93 Mtr  

Toyota Fortuner A/T 4X2 Performance Factors

Power/mass(PS/Tonnee) 91
Power/letre(PS/Leter) 57
Kerb Weight (KG) 115

Toyota Fortuner Handling Braking & Safety

You simply can’t expect the Fortuner to ‘handle’ well at high speeds given its high center of gravity yet, drive it in a spirited manner and it responds well. Toyota had added VSC (vehicle stability control) on the 4x4 MT model which adds to the confidence factor while driving the vehicle fast in tricky road conditions. This function can also be switched off for those who don’t like their driving being intervened by electronic gadgetry. While the first and second row passengers get pampered well, it is the third row occupants who get thrown around expectedly. This is mainly due to the body on ladder chassis and a small pay off for being a true blue off-roader.

 


What we like

 Handles well for its size


What we don't like

 Has body roll


Toyota Fortuner Handling

Car is having power steering and ABS with EBD that’s why the car has got four stars for the handling which is quite good after being a bulky SUV.

Toyota Fortuner Braking performance

For braking performance it has got 5 stars which is the result of its quick responsive ABS with EBD system.

Toyota Fortuner Safety features

Dual Front SRS Airbags reduces the chance of injury in case of front collision, ABS with EBD enables the driver to control the vehicle even during hard braking, 15” Front Disc Brakes de-accelerate the vehicle instantly.

Toyota Fortuner ABS

ABS is available with EBD that enables the driver to control the vehicle even during hard braking

Toyota Fortuner Traction control

Traction control is available only in high end variants.

Toyota Fortuner Mileage and Running Costs

 With so much weight to lug around, expectedly, fuel economy isn’t its forte. However, we still got over 9kmpl easily in Delhi’s traffic with a few ‘fun’ moments thrown in as well. The 4-speed automatic though robs the engine is around 10% when it comes to fuel economy. So expect 7-8 kmpl in traffic, the 4x2 model is the most efficient of the variants.

Toyota Fortuner Mileage

Toyota Fortuner Diesel Variants
Toyota Fortuner 2WD AT 12.55 kmpl
Toyota Fortuner 2WD MT 13 kmpl
Toyota Fortuner 4WD MT 12.55 kmpl

Toyota Fortuner Diesel Mileage

Toyota Fortuner gives 14.5kmpl on higway and 9.5kmpl in city traffic, whereas it gives 10.75kmpl overall.


Toyota Fortuner Mileage vs Similar Cars Mileage


Toyota Fortuner

Hyundai Santa Fe 2010 - 2014

Honda CR-V
Similar Diesel Cars Mileage 2WD AT12.55 kmpl
2WD MT13 kmpl
4WD MT12.55 kmpl

Toyota Fortuner City fuel economy

In cities Toyota Fortuner gives the mileage of 8 kmpl approx.

Toyota Fortuner Highway fuel economy

while on highways its Mileage is 12.5 kmpl in the Fortuner approx.

Toyota Fortuner ARAI rated economy

As specified by ARAI the mileage of the Fortuner is 9.12 Kmpl.

Toyota Fortuner Tank Range

Fuel Tank Capacity is 80 liters so the tank range of Fortuner is 720kms approx.

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Toyota Fortuner Features

Toyota Fortuner 2WD AT 2WD MT 4WD MT
Safety
ABS Yes Yes Yes
EBD Yes Yes Yes
Airbags Yes Yes Yes
Child safety lock Yes Yes Yes
Immobilizer Yes Yes Yes
Traction control No No No
Hill control No No No
Hill descent No No No
4WD No No Yes
ESP No No No
Central locking Yes Yes Yes
Interior
Power Steering Yes Yes Yes
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Power windows Yes Yes Yes
Auto down for power windows Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Anti-pinch for power windows No No No
Cup holders All-Yes All-Yes All-Yes
Air-con Yes Yes Yes
Rear A/c vents Yes Yes Yes
Audio system Yes Yes Yes
Keyless start-stop button No No No
Electric mirrors No No No
Electric foldable mirrors No No No
Deffoger Yes Yes Yes
Tachometer Yes Yes Yes
Leather seats Yes Yes Yes
Arm rest Yes Yes Yes
Reversing camera Yes Yes Yes
Steering controls Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth connectivity Yes Yes Yes
Driver info display Yes Yes Yes
Cruise control Yes No No
Foot rest No No No
Remote boot release No No No
Driver seat height adjust Yes Yes Yes
Chilled glovebox No No No
Power Seats Yes Yes No
Exterior
Keyless entry Yes Yes Yes
Fog lights Yes Yes Yes
Sunroof No No No
Moon Roof No No No
Rear wiper Yes Yes Yes
Auto headlamps No No No
Rain sensing wipers Yes Yes Yes
Steel rims No No No
Alloy wheels Yes Yes Yes
Rear spoiler Yes Yes Yes
Roof rails Yes Yes Yes
Chrome grille Yes Yes Yes
Projector lamps Yes Yes Yes
Day time running lamps No No No

Toyota Fortuner Colors

  •  Super White
  •  Blue Metallic
  •  Silver Mica Metallic
  •   Black Mica
  •  Silky Gold Mica
  •  Silver Mica

Toyota Fortuner Specifications

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Toyota Fortuner Diesel Price
Toyota Fortuner 2WD MT Rs 21.82 Lakh On-Road Price
Toyota Fortuner 2WD AT Rs 22.80 Lakh On-Road Price
Toyota Fortuner 4WD MT Rs 23.06 Lakh On-Road Price

Toyota Fortuner Price vs Similar Cars Price

Petrol Option Diesel Option

Toyota Fortuner
N/A   Rs 21.82 L - 23.06 L On-Road Price

Hyundai Santa Fe 2010 - 2014
N/A   N/A  

Honda CR-V
Rs 20.35 L - 24.46 L On-Road Price N/A  

BMW X1
N/A   Rs 28.90 L - 33.90 L On-Road Price

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DR.S.K.NIRALA | Posted on Mar,05,2014 at 10:11 AM
very goods outlooks. Reply to this post  
Balaji Swamy | Posted on Feb,05,2014 at 19:51 PM
I too like Toyota Fortuner, but Diesel Millage is not specified Reply to this post  
arvind gujjar | Posted on Jan,10,2014 at 14:56 PM
i like fourtuner car Reply to this post  
mr ravi kumar | Posted on Dec,18,2013 at 14:35 PM
good.i like this Reply to this post  
Andrew | Posted on Oct,03,2013 at 19:53 PM
I would like to know differences between the model 2010 and 2013 pliz Reply to this post  
Satishs | Posted on Sep,08,2013 at 20:53 PM
PL GIVE THE MILEAGE Reply to this post  
Xuang Tuki | Posted on Dec,05,2013 at 20:53 PM
7kmltr...
satyamnathlaskar | Posted on Aug,14,2013 at 15:00 PM
it is one of best car .it needs gps system through which the car can be rstart and off after sending the engine number
to the toll free number Reply to this post  
sanjay agarwal | Posted on Aug,11,2013 at 12:52 PM
my dream vehicle Reply to this post  
neeraj kumar kanojiya | Posted on Jun,07,2013 at 01:04 AM
tyota fortuner is the best suv in india Reply to this post  
neeraj kumar kanojiya | Posted on Jun,07,2013 at 01:05 AM
and lo mentenans suv
Tuhin Subhra | Posted on May,19,2013 at 20:19 PM
i love this car.for looking is very good,mileage is better of others is quality car. Reply to this post  
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