Toyota Fortuner is one of those SUVs that have been a very popular choice among SUV buyers. It has been in the market for a very long time and even today, the popularity does not seem to come down. The reliable engine and the low cost of maintenance makes it popular. Toyota Fortuner is a commonly found SUV among off-road groups and we have also seen several videos of it showing off its capabilities. Here we have a video of a Toyota Fortuner owner who shares his experience with the SUV after completing over 2.5 lakh kms in it.
The video has been uploaded by Motorfy on their YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger talks to the owner of a 2015 model Toyota Fortuner. The owner seemed to be very happy about the SUV and mentions that he has clocked over 2.5 lakh kms on this SUV. The engine on this SUV has not given him trouble even once.
The owner mentions that he also has a Jaguar luxury sedan but, his daily ride has always been the Fortuner. He has been on several long road trips in this SUV. He says, even today the SUV feels fresh to drive and there are no problems at all. After buying the SUV, he upgraded the alloy wheels and tyres and also customised the interiors. This is the only modification that is done to the car.
He has been servicing it at regular intervals and mentions that the overall cost of servicing this Fortuner is between Rs 10,000 to Rs 13,000. The version seen in the video is powered by a 3.0 litre turbo diesel engine that generates 169 Bhp and 343 Nm of peak torque. This engine was available with both manual and automatic transmission.
When the owner had planed to buy an SUV in 2015, he had to choose between the new gen Ford Endeavour and the Toyota Fortuner. He test drove both the SUVs and found Fortuner to be a better option. He mentions that he was looking for an SUV that is reliable and also comes with a low cost of maintenance. Living with a Toyota Fortuner in a city is a tough job. The owner often finds himself in a situation where there is not enough space for his Fortuner to park.
It is even returning him a fuel efficiency of 13-14 kmpl which is decent for a car of this SUV. Overall, the owner is pretty satisfied with the Toyota Fortuner and also says that he would definitely recommend this SUV to anyone who is looking for a proper SUV. The only major work that he had on this SUV over the years was the suspension. Other than that no other problems have been faced by the owner so far.
We currently have 2021 version of Fortuner in the market. It is powered by a 2.7 litre petrol and a 2.8 litre diesel engine option. Both petrol and diesel engine options are available with manual and automatic transmission option. Only the diesel variant gets 4×4 option. Toyota also launched Legender in the market which is currently the top-end version of Fortuner. Legender is offered in 2WD setup with diesel engine and an automatic transmission only.