2021 Toyota Fortuner Facelift Review : 10 Pros & 10 Cons

Along with the facelift, Toyota has introduced a new variant of the Fortuner called the Legender. This variant comes with a slightly different exterior and some more features that help it stand apart from the regular Fortuner.

Toyota Fortuner Pros:

  • Fantastic 2.8L diesel engine has gotten even better. More power, more responsive!
  • Smooth and competent 6-speed automatic gearbox
  • Contemporary styling & imposing street presence
  • Tough build. Toyota body-on-frame UVs are known to have very long lives (400,000+ km is realistic)
  • Smooth petrol also available, if you want more refinement and / or are from Delhi-NCR
  • Features such as Quad-LED headlamps, powered tailgate, wireless smartphone charging, ventilated seats & more
  • Impressive offroad capability (by big SUV standards) is superior to its direct competitors
  • Top-notch safety kit. 7 airbags, ESP, TC, hill assist, ISOFIX & 3-point seatbelts for all
  • Outstanding long term reliability. And you get great resale value as well
  • Toyota's excellent after-sales quality, fuss-free ownership experiences, low service costs & up to 7 years of extended warranty coverage

Toyota Fortuner Cons:

  • The already-expensive Fortuner has gotten even more expensive! Top variants cost 45-lakhs OTR
  • Legender variant has many limitations (no 4x4, no MT, no petrol, no colour options, no 11-speaker sound system)
  • Firm & bumpy ride quality. Bad roads in the city are prominently felt inside
  • Heavy steering at low speeds will bother you
  • Lots of body roll. Go easy on the curves
  • Missing sunroof, lumbar adjustment, auto-wipers, TPMS, adaptive parking guidelines etc.
  • 6-speaker sound system is terrible for a 40-lakh rupee car!
  • Cost-cutting evident in a couple of areas; some interior plastics, ICE audio quality, camera display…
  • Petrol variant is a guzzler. We've seen merely 6 – 7 kmpl on the AT
  • No longer a full-time 4x4 like the 1st-gen car. Also, 4x4 carries a Rs. 3 lakh OTR premium

Read Team-BHP's detailed Toyota Fortuner Facelift Official Review

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