Thursday, February 17, 2011

Toyota Fortuner review

For the video of it going off-road please view the video above:

This Toyota Fortuner is a turbo diesel model, and its engine is the same ones derived from the popular UTE Toyota hilux.

Fortuner and the hilux looks very similar and shares many components, but they drive very differently from one another.

When comparing to the hilux, you will quickly notice the more sophisticated ride, which is slightly more comfortable than the hilux but still relatively bumpy. This fortuner here uses a multi link beam type suspension with coil springs at the rear compared to hilux which uses a floating axle type on leaf springs.

Going off road in this thing is like a walk in the park. An 60kmh drive on gravel roads feels  relatively comfy due to its large tyres and stiff chassis, but crest and bumps still jolts the passenger violently which i suspect due to its stiff springs.

The Specification for the vehicle is as below:-

 Engine type Inline-4, DOHC, 16V , Turbodiesel
 Engine Position Front
 Displacement (cc) 2494
 Max. Power (kW/rpm) 75/3600
 Max. Torque (Nm/rpm) 260/2400
 Bore/Stroke (mm) 0
 Compression Ratio 0
 Transmission 4 A/T
 Fuel Diesel
 Fuel Tank (litre) 65
 Fuel Delivery System Common Rail Direct Injection

 Steering Rack & Pinion
 Front Suspension Independent Double Wishbone with Coil Spring & Stabiliser
 Rear Suspension 4-Link with Coil Spring & Lateral Control Rod
 Front Brakes Ventilated Disc
 Rear Brakes Leading and Trailing Drums
 Std. Tyre Size 265 / 65 R17
 Std. Wheel Size 17
 Driving Wheels Four

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