We drive the Toyota Fortuner Crusade for 2024

Toyota Fortuner Crusade – Toyota Fortuner was first released in Australia in late 2015. The Fortuner Crusade is a mid-sized dual range 4WD wagon, based on the HiLux,  with seating for seven people.

Toyota Fortuner Crusade 2024 front quarter 1I drove the top spec model last week, the Crusade. While there have been little updates along the way it is due for an overhaul as its starting to show its age inside a bit.

Inside Toyota have done a good job of making the Fortuner Crusade as up market as possible, but underneath you can feel the HiLux origins. That’s not necessarily bad.

It comes with the 2.8L turbo diesel engine from the Toyota HiLux and Prado. This has  available a handy 150kW of power and 500 Nm of torque from as low as 1600 rpm.

Toyota Fortuner Crusade 2024 engine

This delivers power to all four wheels through a six speed AT and select on demand dual range 4WD system .

Fortuner Crusade sits in a competitive segment and while it has reasonable performance, and excellent 4WD capability, it lacks a little in the towing department at only 3100kg.

Mind you, unless you are towing something heavy that doesn’t limit many people.

Priced from around $53,700 through to around $66,700 plus the usual costs.

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Toyota Fortuner Crusade 2024 front interior 1

Readers can find more details about the Fortuner Crusade HERE


What is good?

  • Excellent 4WD capability
  • Good engine performance
  • Comfortable and reasonably spacious inside

What is not so good?

  • Fold up third row seats – seriously?
  • Wired Smart Phone mirroring.
  • Low towing capacity compared to others

Toyota Fortuner Crusade 2024 profile

Instead of the Fortuner Crusade buyers could also look at:

Mid-sized 4WD wagons have become more prevalent in recent years.

Buyers could look at the Isuzu MU-X, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, SsangYong Rexton, Jeep Wrangler, INEOS Grenadier

Toyota Fortuner Crusade 2024 front quarter 2

Some other Fortuner Crusade Articles

Toyota Fortuner Crusade 2024 rear quarter 1

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