Toyota Fortuner: Top 10 features

Toyota Fortuner: Top 10 features

Fortuner has been Toyota’s flagship SUV in the Middle East for over a decade. Attributed to commanding stance and aggressive looks, the Toyota Fortuner has undergone radical changes from the time it was first introduced in 2005. Currently available with two engine choices in three trims, it benefits from a bunch of elements that make it stand out in the segment. What are these top 10 Toyota Fortuner features? Let us unfold!

Toyota Fortuner front

Aggressive Looks 

Based on the Hilux pick-up, it boasts a robust stance. There has been a shift in terms of design over the years as it gets rid of the boxy look and embraces a more contemporary semblance. Sitting high; the Fortuner has an upright front, accentuated by a square-like bonnet, sharp LED headlamps with integrated daytime running lights, a prominent bumper housing large fog lamps and a bold chrome grille. Moving to the side, the meaty alloy wheels, cladded arches and the all-glass rear three-quarter window incorporate a sporty flair. An integrated rear spoiler, split LED tail-lamps and thin chrome lining all along the side and rear complete the styling.

Toyota Fortuner

Potent engines 

Engine 2.7-L, 4cylinder 4.0L,6-cylinder
Power 164 hp at 5,200 rpm 235 hp at 5,200 rpm
Torque 244 Nm at 4,000 rpm 375 Nm at 3,800 rpm
Transmission 6-speed Automatic 6-speed Automatic

The Toyota Fortuner specs sheet boasts two potent mills including the base 2.7-litre unit and a larger displacing 4.0-itre, 6-cylinder engine that powers the GXR and VXR variants. Both motors are paired to an automatic gearbox and a 4x4 part-time drivetrain is available as a standard fitment. 

Toyota Fortuner engine

Large touchscreen display 

Gone are the days when performance was sufficient for a vehicle to succeed. With the transformation in customer sentiment and preference, the connectivity features have turned out to be a vital part of the standard kit. Speaking of the new Fortuner, it benefits from a large 8-inch unit on the top-spec grade, whereas the base trim equips a 7-inch display.

Dual-zone air conditioner 

A dual-zone air conditioner aides maintaining a pleasant temperature in the cabin both at the front and rear. It works efficiently to keep the scorching heat at bay during summers. While the base trim packs a manual unit, the mid and top-spec variants benefit from an automatic unit. 

Toyota Fortuner cabin

Spacious cabin

The insides of the new Fortuner feature a three-row layout, spacious enough to accommodate seven occupants. While the front and second rows have ample room to seat five full-size adults, the third row is good enough for two teenagers. Also, ample cargo space could be created by folding the third seat when not in use. All the rows are roomy with good legroom, knee-space and shoulder room for each passenger, ensuring a comfortable ride on long stretches. 

Toyota Fortuner cabin

Large dimensions 

Here is a look at the Toyota Fortuner dimensions:

Length 4,795 mm
Width 1,855 mm
Height

1,835 mm

Tyre Size 265/65R17 & 265/60R18

Measuring close to 4.8m long and 1.8m high, it has a robust semblance that lends a commanding stance, making heads turn on the road. A width of 1,855 mm ensures the three rows fit well inside. Complementing the butch SUV are the chunky alloys at the sides that appear proportioned for a model that big. 

Toyota Fortuner rear

Paddle shifters 

A six-speed automatic gearbox is standard on the Fortuner line-up, while paddle shifters come only with the GRX and VRX grades. It ensures a hassle-free, smooth gear shifting, and lets you focus on the road. This feature offers a convenient driving experience, and at the same prevents the hassle to move the stick each time you want to change the gear. 

Safety kit 

With enormous preference given to occupants’ safety, car makers equip their vehicles with a raft of active and passive safety features. As for Fortuner, the standard kit contains the following features.

  • Electronic brake-force distribution
  • Anti-theft system with engine immobilizer
  • Front & rear fog lamp
  • Rear centre parking sensors
  • Dual front airbags
  • Knee airbag for driver
  • Auto disconnect differential
  • Cruise control 

Toyota Fortuner cabin

While the above-mentioned features are available with all three grades, rear view camera and rear differential lock are restricted to the mid and top-spec variants. 

Front ventilated seats

Offering a luxurious experience to the occupants are the ventilated seats in front, reserved for the fully-loaded top-grade. It allows passengers to adjust the temperature of their seats as per need. Again, this feature is usually found in high-end cars only. 

Plush Tan leather upholstery 

The Fortuner leaves a strong impression, thanks to its butch appearance. While the exterior is bold, the cabin is equally endearing, layered with an array of comfort and connectivity tech. Not to be missed are the plush tan leather seat covers that are exclusively available with the range-topping VXR grade. It adds to the cabin’s overall premium quotient, which most of the SUVs in this segment offer.

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