What makes the 2021 Toyota Fortuner LTD stand out in the lineup?

Updated Oct 21, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates
Let’s find out what makes the Fortuner LTD unique.

Toyota Motor Philippines introduced the 2021 Toyota Fortuner. Apart from the facelifted model, TMP also revamped the model’s variant lineup, which now consists of the G, V, Q, and LTD.  

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Now the LTD is the new top-of-the-line variant for the Toyota Fortuner. It is based on the Fortuner Legender, and it bears a lot of features that set it apart from the other trims.

 

Starting on its front fascia, the Fortuner LTD is equipped with a pair of unique-looking split-type LED headlamps. It’s LED front signal lamps and LED rear combination lamps are also different due to their sequential designs. In comparison, the other variants come with more conventional-looking bi-beam LED headlamps, and their rear lamps and signal lamps lack the sequential feature as well.

Toyota Fortuner LTDToyota Fortuner Q

Compare the Fortuner LTD (Left), with the Fortuner Q (right) using this slider

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Apart from the unique lights, the entire front-fascia of the Toyota Fortuner LTD bears a more angular look. The lower grille is wider, and the trim framing the headlights are black colored instead of chrome colored. The LTD trim’s grille itself is also a mesh-type design.

The LTD is also the only variant to come with a two-tone paint scheme. And finally, it rides on a set of 18-inch machine-cut two-tone alloy wheels.

Under the hood, the LTD variants share the same engine as the Q variant. It’s a 2.8-liter inline-4 turbodiesel and it’s capable of making up to 201 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque.

While the LTD shares the same engine as the Fortuner Q, the 4x4 LTD is the only variant to come with an auto-disconnect differential and a differential lock – two important features if you’re looking to go off-roading. A 4x2 drivetrain option is also available for the Fortuner LTD trim.

A picture of the interior of the Fortuner LTD.

The Fortuner LTD has the most features and the most toys

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Step inside the Fortuner LTD, and you’ll find out that this variant comes with leather seats with maroon accents. It is also the only trim that comes with a front seat ventilation system for even more comfort.

And finally, the Fortuner LTD can provide the best audio quality with its nine-piece JBL speaker sound system. Like the Q and the V trims, the LTD also comes with an eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Smart Device Link, wireless charging, and voice commands.

For safety, the 2021 Toyota Fortuner LTD comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense. That means it has adaptive cruise control, pre-collision warning, and lane departure alert. It’s also equipped with anti-lock braking, stability control, and hill-start assist. However, it is the only variant to come with downhill assist control.

A picture of the front of the Fortuner LTD.

The other 2021 Fortuner variants look great, but the LTD will definitely turn heads

On the passive side of things, the LTD also has the most airbags. While the rest comes with dual front and knee airbags, the top-spec LTD is also equipped with side airbags, and curtain shield airbags.

As the most unique looking and best equipped Fortuner variant, the LTD is also the most expensive. Further pushing up its price though, is the optional White Pearl Two-Tone color scheme. Here are the prices of the 2021 Toyota Fortuner LTD variants:

Variant
Price
LTD 2.8 4x4 AT White Pearl Two-Tone
Php 2,414,000
LTD 2.8 4x4 AT Two-Tone
Php 2,404,000
LTD 2.8 4x2 AT White pearl Two-Tone
Php 2,254,000
LTD 2.8 4x2 AT Two-Tone
Php 2,244,000

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Do you think the Fortuner LTD is worth the price-tag? Do you think the Fortuner LTD 4x4 would make a great off-road vehicle or are you gravitating more towards the LTD 4x2 instead?

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar learned how to drive a car years before he got his license. Today, he's still looking for that perfect '90s Japanese coupe to drive into the sunset while listening to Crazy Little Love by Nuage. Also has a thing for badass off-road vehicles and weird engine swaps.