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Toyota Fortuner

While the Hilux workhorse is Australia’s most popular vehicle, the Toyota Fortuner is its large SUV family-friendly sibling.

The Fortuner and Hilux share many mechanical components, with the former wearing a more practical wagon body. This means the Fortuner has a diesel engine and four-wheel drive powertrains and is as capable off-road as it is around town.

Entry-level variants of the Fortuner cost around $50,000, with the three-car range topping out just over $60,000. An updated variant is expected to be revealed soon.

Other off-road capable large SUVs include the Ford Everest, and stablemate the Toyota Prado.

Which is better Ford Everest or Toyota Fortuner?

Our off-road focused title 4x4 Australia has conducted two comparison tests that involved both the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Everest. They can be read here, and here.

Is the Toyota Fortuner worth buying?

The Toyota Fortuner will suit the needs of buyers wanting a large family SUV that is also capable of going off-road on a regular basis. If you are prioritising on-road use, comfort, and refinement, there may be some better options on the market that meet your needs.

Where is the Toyota Fortuner made?

Australian-delivered versions of the Toyota Fortuner are built in Thailand alongside the popular Hilux dual-cab ute.

Toyota builds the Fortuner in a number of locations, including: Zarate, Argentina; Cairo, Egypt; Bidadi, India; Karawang and West Java, Indonesia; Shah Alam, Malaysia; Karachi, Pakistan; Durban, South Africa; Samut Prakan, Thailand; and Vinh Phuc, Vietnam.

Which colour is best for Toyota Fortuner?

Picking a colour for the Toyota Fortuner is largely down to personal preference. However, multiple studies have shown that white is the best colour when it comes to resale values down the track if you decide to sell.

Toyota Fortuner (3)
  • GX
    SUV
    Price:$49,080
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Diesel
    Transmission:6 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.8L, 4cyl Diesel Turbocharged
    Seats:7
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:7.6 L / 100 km
  • GXL
    SUV
    Price:$54,350
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Diesel
    Transmission:6 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.8L, 4cyl Diesel Turbocharged
    Seats:7
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:7.6 L / 100 km
  • Crusade
    SUV
    Price:$61,410
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Diesel
    Transmission:6 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.8L, 4cyl Diesel Turbocharged
    Seats:7
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:7.6 L / 100 km