Toyota Fortuner 2.7 Review: The ranch hand

Toyota Fortuner 2.7 Review: The ranch hand

OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
12 Mar 2009
What we like:
pros
Excellent commander's view of the road. Ladder chassis gives true off-road ability.  Surprisingly willing engine and cooperative 'box.
What we dislike:
cons
Bouncy on-road ride
cons
complicated seat-folding system. Oh
cons
and that wood trim.

What we have here is a truck with a tough chassis that’s built to be abused. No surprises then, the Fortuner really belongs off the road, and not on it. While it’s capable of doing the city slicker bit, it just doesn’t feel at home in our urban jungle. Its height gives you a commanding view of the road, but it also makes you worry whether you might damage the roof in multi-story car parks.

So if you own a cattle ranch, put your hat on, go out and get yourself a Fortuner. Otherwise, it really is sort of like riding a horse around town - you could, but it wouldn’t exactly be a sound way of getting around.


Credits: Story by Jeremy R. Chua, pictures by Azfar Hashim

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