2019 Toyota Fortuner sits on the same platform as the Toyota Hilux pickup

The all-new 2019 Toyota Fortuner should mark the start of the second generation. This mid-size crossover SUV brings an aggressive exterior design that will suffer some changes. The interior styling is brilliant and the cabin is equipped with the latest technology features.

There will be up to three trim levels and upper trims are providing sleeker exterior design, while the interior reaches the luxurious level. Under the hood, the 2019 Fortuner will keep things unchanged.

2019 Toyota Fortuner front

2019 Toyota Fortuner exterior will get a visible upgrades

The exterior of the 2019 Toyota Fortuner will suffer some upgrades. However, the platform will remain and it is the same platform that underpins new Toyota Hilux. This crossover will look more aggressive and the sharper appearance is looking great.

The front end is looking edgier and the side profile got new character lines. The front part will get a two-slat grille, LED headlights and LED daytime running lights. The bumper is looking sporty both front and rear. To the sides, 17-inch alloy wheels are standard and upper trims are offering 18-inch rollers.

2019 Toyota Fortuner interior

2019 Toyota Fortuner interior is tech-rich

The forthcoming 2019 Toyota Fortuner is a mid-size crossover SUV and it offers three rows of seats. There is room for seven passengers, the comfort is great and the legroom is ample. The base model comes with cloth upholstery and higher trim levels are offering leather upholstery. The 2019 model will get more standard equipment and the interior is tech-rich. For an instance, an optional 6-speakers audio system will now come as standard.

Furthermore, the base model is offering standard Bluetooth, multifunctional steering wheel and more safety aids. The GLX trim comes with keyless entry, navigation, and Toyota’s latest Link app. Crusade is a top trim level and it brings only premium amenities. That includes 12-speakers JBL audio system, leather seats with cooling and heating options and 8-way power-adjustable seats. Safety is great and new features are hill descent control, rearview camera, and the rear parking sensors.

2019 Toyota Fortuner side

2019 Toyota Fortuner engine performance

The arriving crossover SUV will use the same engine lineup as the current model. Many of the customers will be disappointed as the 2019 Toyota Fortuner will represent the start of the second generation. New generation usually means redesign and new drivetrain, but that will not happen. The base engine remains a 2.4-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that delivers 150 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The first optional drivetrain is a 2.8-liter four-cylinder unit that returns 178 HP and 308 lb-ft of twists.

The second optional powertrain is a larger 4.0-liter engine with six-cylinders. This engine is capable of producing up to 280 horses and 285 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, the 4.0-liter unit comes with direct injection system and all engines are offering a 6-speed automatic transmission. Two-wheel-drive is standard and the four-wheel-drive setup will be optional.

2019 Toyota Fortuner rear

2019 Toyota Fortuner price and release date

The all-new 2019 Toyota Fortuner will start at $44,000. The base model is offering plenty of standard features, so the price is affordable. However, if you want a luxurious model, opt for the Crusade trim level that will cost around $60,000. This crossover SUV will go on sale at the beginning of 2019.

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