The Fortuner, honestly, has captured a lot of feelings of the Filipinos. Even, some Pinoy drivers openly declare that “the only way you’ll survive driving in the Philippines is if you have a proper SUV to brave the flood or the mud, and that’s where the Toyota Fortuner comes in.”
So, what are the reasons for the Toyota Fortuner’s domination across our streets for over a decade?
1. Reliable brand image
The Toyota Fortuner has always been a fierce rival in the SUV category nationwide
The fact remains that every Toyota model is always a preference thanks to its reliability, performance, durability and also excellent customer services. For most buyers, if they plan to go for a good SUV, Toyota models, including the Fortuner are commonly top picks. This explains why the Japanese automaker sold out nearly 2,000 units of Fortuner in the very first month of its debut. From then on, the Fortuner has made it a massive brand in itself and has always been a fierce rival in the SUV category nationwide.
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2. Timeless good look
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My brother Joseph has got a first gen Fortuner since 2005, despite having suffered from scars of entrepreneurial use, his vehicle still looks and runs like new. He also asserts that newer competitors like the Chevrolet Trailblazer and the MU-X he has seen on the roads can’t be in the running with his beloved car.
My brother and his 2005 Toyota Fortuner
3. Superb ride quality
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Nonetheless, a petty problem is that the suspension of his car seems not to be very smooth. Riding on rough roads and roads that are not tarred properly will give you a feeling that this vehicle does not have a suspension itself!!! However, modern Fortuners will certainly help you feel better.
4. Spacious interior
The cabin is sublime and extremely comfortable
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5. High performance
6. Impressive off-road capability
Namely, the SUV can wade to depths up to 700 mm and has 225 mm of ground clearance, a hefty 3,000 kg towing capacity in addition to impressive approach and departure angles. As a result, this off-roader is able to stand stiffly like a brave man in the toughest roads as well as in any dreadful weather condition and never feels tired. It’s perfect for those who need to tow stuff or enjoy taking the family to hard-to-find camping places.
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7. High fuel efficiency
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8. Low maintenance costs
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9. Wide range of prices
Explore all variants and prices more closely with the table below:
Toyota gives you numerous variants of Fortuner
If the prices above are still not fair to you, please consider our list of used Toyota Fortuner for sale. For all intents and purposes, opting for a used car is not a bad idea. See my brother, he has ridden his Fortuner for nearly 12 years and has no intention of going for a new one.
10. Great resale value
Lastly, I would like to sum up my post with the conversation I had with my brother Joseph:
- “Do you fancy getting one for yourself?” Joseph asked me.
- “Enough said.”, I replied.
Know more about Toyota Fortuner 2023
The Toyota Fortuner 2023 sold in our market spans six five trim levels and 11 variants. Toyota Fortuner prices in the Philippines range from PHP 1,633,000 for the Fortuner G 2.4 M/T to PHP 2,509,000 for the flagship GR Sport 2.8 A/T. This midsize SUV spans two turbodiesel options, with most of the range equipped with a 6-speed automatic gearbox (6-speed manual for the base variant) as well as a 4x2 drivetrain (4x4 is available on the LTD trim and is standard on the GR Sport). The Fortuner brings a length of 4,795mm, a width of 1,855mm, and a height of 1,835mm on a 2,745mm wheelbase.
The lowest monthly installment starts at Php 19,683 for the G 2.4 4x2, with 60-month payment terms on a 50 percent downpayment. As a contender in the midsize SUV segment, the Toyota Fortuner faces off against a slew of rivals including the Mitsubishi Montero Sport, Nissan Terra, Ford Everest, Isuzu mu-X, and Foton Toplander.
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