Toyota Fortuner GX 4WD 2021 Radio Review

2020 Toyota Fortuner GX.Toyota upgrades their mid-sized Fortuner with the engine we should have had all along. Fortuner has been a success for Toyota, based on the HiLux the 4WD wagon is aimed at the true enthusiast, especially in GX guise, which I drove last week.

Updated in August the Fortuner now has 150kW of power and 500Nm of torque from its 2.8L engine and it really shows both on and off road as well as better fuel economy.

The entry level GX model now comes with dark grey interior with comfortable fabric seats, improved smartphone connectivity, button operated 8-inch multimedia screen, and enhanced safety features. GX can be specified with satellite navigation7 and DAB digital radio8 for $1,0001.

Towing capacity is now 3100kg and GX comes with a standard rear diff lock.

I’ve driven the Fortuner on outback roads, on the beach, forest trails, heavy duty 4WD tracks, I’ve towed with it and driven it on freeways. It’s a great all round 4WD.

Fortuner GX is priced from a touch over $49,000 plus the usual costs and forms an excellent base vehicle to accessorize.

Im Rob Fraser

2020 Toyota Fortuner GX.

What’s good:-

  • New engine power and torque
  • 4WD Ability, rear diff lock
  • Excellent base vehicle to build on

What is not good!

  • No rear air vents
  • Scratchy Bluetooth
  • Fold up 3RD row seats – Seriously???

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Model: Toyota Fortuner GX 2,8L 4WD  AT

  • Model Price:  $49.080 RDAP
  • Engine:           2.8L DiD 4Cyl
  • Drivetrain:     4WD 6 speed auto
  • Power:            150 Kw @ 3,400 rpm
  • Torque:          500 Nm @ 1,600 rpm
  • Safety:           5 Star ANCAP
  • CO2 Emissions: 228 g/km
  • Economy: (ADR comb) 8.6 L/100km
  • Tow Capacity Max: 3100 kg
  • Tow Ball Rating: 310 kg
  • Servicing: Capped Price 6 months / 10,000km
  • Warranty 5yr/Unlimited km with full roadside assist

Overall Rating      85/100

  • Behind the Wheel 8
  • Comfort 8
  • Equipment 7
  • Performance 8
  • Ride & Handling 9
  • Practicality 8
  • Fit for Purpose 9
  • Towing Ability       9
  • Off Road Ability 10
  • Value for Money 9

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.