Used Toyota Fortuner buying guide
Born from the same platform as a Toyota Hilux, the Toyota Fortuner large SUV strikes a balance between refinement and toughness. It sits between the Toyota Kluger and Toyota Landcruiser Prado, marking itself as a no-nonsense off-roader. Its powerful turbo-diesel engine and 4WD capabilities that include features like downhill assist control, rear differential locking, and a beefy chassis is what helps the SUV handle a range of terrains and weather conditions. With seven seats and plenty of boot space, a used Toyota Fortuner also steps out as a great SUV for families who enjoy outdoor adventures and weekend aways.
Toyota Fortuner models: what’s included
All Toyota Fortuner SUVs come with seven seats as standard, with part-time 4WD capabilities that can switch from RWD to 4WD. Here’s a few highlights of the range:
Toyota Fortuner GX
The Toyota Fortuner GX has a starting powertrain of a 2.8L turbo-diesel engine, 6-speed auto transmission, and 4x4 drivetrain. It’s fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tyres, and features such as side steps, an air conditioned cool box, voice recognition, reversing camera, anti-lock braking, electronic brake force distribution, hill-start assist, rear differential lock, and active traction control. The specs on this base model offers many of the essentials for daily driving, off-roading, or a bit of both.
Toyota Fortuner GXL
Take the next step up and you’ll get the Toyota Fortuner GXL, which adds keyless entry and start, a premium steering wheel and gear lever, paddle shifters, satellite navigation, halogen fog lamps, privacy glass, roof rails, and downhill assist control. There’s two option packs that offer seat trim upgrades plus power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats. This mid-range choice includes a few more convenient features and a premium feel, which is a nice balance to the Fortuner’s rugged personality.
Toyota Fortuner Crusade
Finally, the Toyota Fortuner Crusade brings 18-inch alloy wheels and highway tyres, leather accented interiors, heated and power adjustable front seats, climate control, JBL sound system, a 220V accessory connector, LED daytime running lamps and fog lamps, and a power tailgate. The Toyota Fortuner Crusade is the top-spec model, packing in premium comfort in its capable off-roading body.
How safe is a used Toyota Fortuner?
Depending on which used Toyota Fortuner model you choose, you’ll usually find them with advanced safety tech like autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert, hill start assist, and traffic sign recognition. What you’ll also love to hear is the 5-star ANCAP ratings across the Toyota Fortuner range. All these active safety features plus things like child seat anchors and SRS airbags provide the same peace of mind on a used Toyota Fortuner SUV.
What are the advantages of buying a used Toyota Fortuner?
With the winning formula of the Toyota Hilux and Toyota’s reputation for building durable and reliable cars, you know you’re getting a quality SUV when you buy a used Toyota Fortuner. You’ll usually be able to get a used Toyota Fortuner at a lower price compared to buying new, and even nab one with extras like mud guards, rubber mats, or a nudge bar. At a more affordable price point, a used Toyota Fortuner gets you a capable and versatile SUV that you’ll enjoy on the roads or into the bush.
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