2021 Toyota Fortuner: Visual Updates, Trim Levels, Engines

New 2021 Toyota Fortuner will get a couple of updates. The mid-size crossover SUV will introduce more tech goodies and a couple of visual changes. On the other hand, its platform, shared with the Hilux pickup truck will remain. There will be three rows of seats and a room for seven.

For 2021, Fortuner will gain a more aggressive look and it will look more modern. As for the mechanical updates, there will be no changes at all. Fortuner remains a rear-wheel-drive model that offers both gasoline and diesel engines.

2021 Toyota Fortuner exterior

2021 Fortuner Exterior Facelift

You’re gonna need a couple of seconds to spot latest exterior updates. The 2021 Toyota Fortuner looks modern and its current design is relatively fresh. The mid-size crossover will get a more aggressive appearance this time. The front fascia looks sharper and LED headlights are slightly reshaped. The front bumper is bolder and dual-slot grille will stay intact.

New character lines are another positive innovation. The standard model will ride on 17-inch alloy wheels. 18-inch alloys are optional and Toyota could introduce new 19-inchers for its range-topping trim. On the other hand, the rear section will continue to roll with the current design.

Interior and Trim Levels

Fortuner model can accommodate seven passengers thanks to its three-row seating layout. The mid-size crossover offers ample legroom in the first and second row. The third-row is tight for adults in terms of legroom. There will be three trim levels. The base trim offers cloth upholstery and comfort is solid. If you want more premium interior, you’ll have to opt for the range-topping trim level. It offers leather seats and more technology.

On top of that, safety is better on the upper trims. The interior of the 2021 Toyota Fortuner looks modern and practical. For 2021, Fortuner will get more standard equipment. That includes new tech features and more driver-assistance. The base model provides navigation, keyless entry, Bluetooth and 6-speaker sound system as standard. Just to compare, range-topping trim level comes with a 12-speaker JBL audio system.

2021 Toyota Fortuner interior

Diesel and Gasoline Engine Options

Fortuner is available in numerous markets. However, this crossover is especially popular in Asia. You can find different variants and different engine lineups. However, the 2021 Toyota Fortuner mostly offers three engine options. For the start, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder is available. Diesel unit produces up to 150 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Another diesel is a 2.8-liter four-cylinder that generates 180 hp and 310 lb-ft of twist.

If you are a fan of gasoline powertrain, a 4.0-liter six-cylinder got you covered. Larger displacement delivers 280 horses and 285 lb-ft of torque. On top of that, the gasoline engine comes with a direct fuel injection system. No matter which engine you opt for, a 6-speed automatic transmission is available. Thanks to its strong resemblance with the Hilux pickup truck, Fortuner is a rear-wheel-drive model.

2021 Toyota Fortuner engine

2021 Toyota Fortuner Price and Release Date

The price of the all-new 2021 Toyota Fortuner will start at $40,000. It is the same price as the current one. The range-topping Crusade trim will cost significantly more, around $60,000. The mid-size crossover will go on sale in the last quarter of 2020. The sales will start in Asia first.

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