User review on Toyota Fortuner written by Yashin (Guest) on 23 June 2014
Yashin (Guest)'s review on Toyota Fortuner 2.8 4x4 MT
Year of Manufacture : 2014 | Driven no. of Kms. : NA
- Pros: Looks, engine power
- Cons: rear sitting arrangement
Toyota has hit the sweet spot with the styling of the Fortuner. The vehicle looks every inch an SUV with the macho design having all the right muscle. Toyota Fortuner include the chrome treatment on the front grille, high ground clearance, hood scoop, roof rails, flared wheel arches and generous dimensions. The Fortuner is even bigger than the Prado, which costs almost twice the price. Fortuner does feel a lot like the Innova from the inside but there are a few differences which set it apart. You do sit higher in the Toyota Fortuner and the AC vents and centre console are quite different too. Other than that, you get a very functional interior with high quality materials which will easily stand the test of time. The two-tone dashboard looks good and there are plenty of storage spaces inside the cabin. The Fortuner’s 3.0-litre diesel engine pumps out 171 PS of power and 343 Nm of torque. The automatic variant matches up with the manual in terms of performance as it is offered with 2-wheel drive only. Thus the Fortuner 2WD AT variant weighs slightly less than its 4WD sibling and also churns out slightly more torque of 360 Nm. With all that torque produced between 1400-3200 RPM, the Toyota Fortuner feels effortless and moves quite quickly, without giving the driver any hint of the SUV’s weight. It’s only past 3200 RPM when power starts to trail off, otherwise the Fortuner does have loads of performance on tap and one simply needs to tap the accelerator to get moving fast. Toyota quality, immense street presence and generous interior room is enough to keep the Fortuner gunning at the top of the sales chart.