The Sports Utility Vehicles or SUV space right now is the hottest segment in India. They come in all shapes and sizes, however, if you are looking for the conventional full-size, three-row SUV, then the Toyota Fortuner is certainly something you should consider. However, the Fortuner is certainly not affordable, with the top-end trim priced way above Rs. 50 lakh mark (on-road). So, if you do want a Fortuner but on a tighter budget then you should look for a pre-owned model. But before you start looking for one, here are some pros and cons you must consider first.
The Toyota Fortuner also come with a solid built quality and is quite robust.
- Be it the new-gen Toyota Fortuner or the older one, they both look beefy, muscular and offer a massive road presence. The Fortuner also come with a solid built quality and is quite robust.
- It gets powerful engine options. There is a 2.7-litre, four-cylinder petrol motor that puts out 164 bhp and 245 Nm of peak torque, while the oil burner is a 2.8-litre unit that has been remapped to churn out 201 bhp and 500 Nm of peak torque.
- It’s also a hardcore off-roader. The four-wheel-drive (4×4) transfer case in the Toyota Fortuner is quite capable and can take some difficult terrains with ease.
- When it comes to service and parts, Toyota is probably one of the best in the market and maintaining a Fortuner will be relatively cheaper than most of its rivals.
The current-gen Toyota Fortuner offers a lot of smart features, the same cannot be said about the older model.
- The cabin of the old Toyota Fortuner is quite dated. Also, while the current-gen model offers a lot of smart features, the same cannot be said about the older model, which did not even get Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
- The Fortuner is certainly big, but the space inside the cabin, especially in the second and third row could have been better. The seats of the old Toyota Fortuner also aren’t the most comfortable ones.
- Even a used Toyota Fortuner is not exactly cheap by any means. Depending on the model year and condition, you will get one for around Rs. 10 lakh, going up to Rs. 30 lakh for a current-gen model.