Expert Review of Toyota Fortuner
Toyota Fortuner is one of the best selling SUVs in the Indian automobile market, mainly due to its powerful engine with an appealing body and sturdy looks. This SUV is elegantly luxurious and functional with teasing looks. The all-new design gives the Toyota Fortuner a wider and aggressive stance. When it comes to the performance, the car has a thrilling surprise wherein, the powerful diesel engine of the Toyota Fortuner generates lot of power and torque, and accompanied with ultra spacious interiors offering ultimate comfort levels to bust stress with a bewitching ride. The handling and braking is top notch, thanks to its suspension and braking systems. The SUV offers many safety features for both driver and passengers such as airbags and ABS, etc. This vehicle comes in three different manual as well as two automatic variants.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Toyota Fortuner is packed with a highly efficient and advanced engine that offers a decent mileage especially in the manual version than the automatic version. The SUV delivers a mileage of 7kmpl on the city roads and 11kmpl on the highways. All this is mated to 5 speed manual transmission, which enables it to maintain its fuel efficiency and ultimate power. The fuel tank capacity of the SUV is 80L and is compliant with Bharat Stage IV emission norms.
This delightful SUV comes in 5 marvelous colors such as Black Mica, Grey Mica Metallic, Super White and Light Blue Metallic.
Acceleration and Pick up
The Toyota Fortuner 4WD reaches 0 to 100kmph in almost 9.61seconds and can easily touch the 176kmph mark. The 2-wheel drive also offers nearly the same numbers whereas in the automatic model, the pickup speed is quite less, mainly due to the quirky throttle. It can zoom from 0 to 100kmph under 15seconds.
This elegant looking power machine comes with excellent exterior features with charming and stylish looks. The big SUV appears with strong bonnet lines and large headlamps in angular shape. The grille provided is wider in shape with five layered chrome strips along with big Toyota logo. It gets body color outside rear-view mirrors with electrical adjust/retract and side turn indicators, chrome door handles, new HID headlamps that are slightly stretched, a restyled and sculpted bonnet with a larger scoop for the air intake, and a re-profiled bumper. The Toyota Fortuner is a perfect blend of style and substance due to its bold design and stylish body graphics that beholds the traditional appeal of an SUV. In addition, the 17inches aluminum alloy wheels have been tweaked for making the sides look good
Toyota Fortuner is a spacious SUV that acts as a stress buster, as it offers ultimate comfort levels with it. The tiltable and adjustable steering wheel packed with audio controls and Bluetooth presents a nice and pleasing driving experience. The automatic climate controls with unique rear air conditioning vents have been included in the car. Also, optitron meter, cabin lamp, MID (multi information display) are some features of the infotainment package. The front and rear armrests are integrated well to make way for a comfortable ride and the NVH (noise, vibrations and harshness) reduction materials are the new features offered in the SUV. The dual tone dashboard is packed with an advanced instrument cluster and beige upholstery that is very appealing. To sum it all, Toyota Fortuner can be regarded as the proper definition of comfort. The top end variants of Toyota Fortuner also boasts of advanced touch screen, in dash 2-din single CD/MP3 capable audio system and a DVD player with six speakers. These are all, highly customizable features, if the customer wants to add more options. Its audio system with addition information display console that updates time, direction of driving, outside temperature and some other advanced functions
The Toyota Fortuner is a seven-seater sports utility vehicle wherein, the overall length, width and height are 4695mm, 1840mm and 1850mm respectively. The front tread of the SUV is 1540mm and the rear tread is 1540mm. The gross weight of the car comes out to be 2510kg with the maximum kerb weight measures to be 1955kg. The minimum ground clearance of the SUV is about 221mm that is appropriate for rough as well as plain terrain.
Under the hood, the Toyota Fortuner houses a 3.0L 4 cylinders, 16 Valve, DOHC, and common rail diesel engine. This motor has 2982cc of displacement and delivers max power of 171BHP at 3600RPM. The maximum torque produced is 343Nm in the range between 1400-3400RPM with manual transmission and 360Nm in the range between 1400-3200RPM for the automatic transmission variant. The engine provided in the SUV is turbocharged delivering high performance with excellent acceleration and fuel efficiency, the reason why the SUV does not vibrate even after crossing the mark of 150kmph. This turbocharger offers better cooling in the engine and enables more oxygen for better fuel combustion.
The Toyota Fortuner comes with stylish new 12 spoke 17inches alloy wheels that are covered with puncture resistant tubeless tyres that make it able for a comfortable off road driving. The tyre size is 265/65 with radius being 17inches. Its large diameter wheels with great firm on road make it an excellent off roader.
The suspension system of the Toyota Fortuner has been designed and developed for a fantastic driving experience. The front suspension mechanism is the double wishbone with a high-mount type upper arm, which offers exceptional driving comfort whereas the rear suspension is the 4-Link with Lateral Rod, which provides a good balance for your ride.
Handling and Control
Now over to the handling, the power steering offered in the car is quite responsive and the ABS & EBD technology helps it to control the vehicle easily, even at sharp turns. The SUV has ventilated disc front brakes and leading-trailing drum rear brakes.
The SUV comprises of many luxurious and advanced safety features. The engine is quite powerful and there is no match for its sporty and stylish looks.
The pricing of the Toyota Fortuner is very questionable, as its competitors can make this point to their advantage