The Toyota Fortuner has received some additional equipment for 2022, with the Crusade receiving the lion’s share.

    The updated model is set to arrive in Australian showrooms in October 2021.

    The flagship variant in Toyota’s oft-overlooked off-roader range gains a surround-view camera, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

    These join existing active safety and driver assist features like autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.

    The Crusade, along with the mid-range GXL, also gains dual-zone climate control.

    Like Toyota recently announced for the Granvia, HiAce and HiLux, the Fortuner range receives Toyota Connected Services.

    This includes an SOS button that can dial emergency services, plus a stolen vehicle tracking service.

    The base GX also now includes a control for the illumination of the instrument cluster.

    Prices are up slightly, with the Crusade seeing the biggest increase. It’s now priced at $62,945 before on-road costs, an increase of $1535.

    To the end of July 2021, Ford and Mitsubishi have sold around twice as many Everest and Pajero Sport models as Toyota has the Fortuner.

    The Isuzu MU-X is the best-selling ute-based SUV, though the Toyota Prado is Australia’s favourite large SUV by far.


    • 2022 Toyota Fortuner GX: $49,715 (+$635)
    • 2022 Toyota Fortuner GXL: $55,085 (+$735)
    • 2022 Toyota Fortuner Crusade: $62,945 (+$1535)

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    The 2022 Toyota Fortuner is only available with a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine with 150kW of power and 500Nm of torque.

    It comes with a six-speed automatic transmission and switchable four-wheel drive.

    Fuel Economy

    The 2022 Toyota Fortuner uses 7.6L/100km on the ADR combined city and highway cycle. It has an 80L fuel tank.


    The 2022 Toyota Fortuner measures 4795mm long, 1835mm tall and 1855mm wide, with a 2745mm wheelbase.

    The kerb weight of the Fortuner ranges from 2125kg to 2155kg depending on trim.

    Braked towing capacity is rated at 3100kg.

    Servicing and Warranty

    Maintenance in the 2022 Toyota Fortuner is required every six months or 10,000km – whichever comes first. The first six services are capped at $250 per visit.

    The Fortuner is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.


    The 2022 Toyota Fortuner has an ANCAP safety rating of five stars, based on testing of the related HiLux.

    It received scores of 95 per cent in adult occupant protection, 84 per cent in child occupant protection, 88 per cent in vulnerable road user protection, and 78 per cent in safety assist.

    All 2022 Toyota Fortuner models come standard with the following safety equipment:

    • Autonomous emergency braking featuring pedestrian and cyclist detection
    • Lane-departure warning
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Reversing camera and rear parking sensors
    • Trailer sway control
    • Traffic sign recognition

    The Crusade includes blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

    Standard Equipment

    The GX comes standard with the following features:

    • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment screen
    • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • Side steps
    • 60/40 split tumble-folding second-row seats
    • 50/50 split side-folding third row
    • Front, rear air conditioning
    • Air-conditioned cooler box
    • Rear differential lock
    • 4.2-inch multi-information display
    • Three 12V power sockets
    • Automatic headlights

    The GX can be had with DAB radio and satellite navigation ($1000).

    The GXL adds:

    • Chrome exterior trim
    • Leatherette steering wheel
    • Paddle shifters
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Climate control
    • Satellite navigation
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Hill-descent control
    • Roof rails
    • LED fog lamps
    • Privacy glass
    • Dual-zone climate control

    The GXL can be optioned with leather-accented, powered front seats for $2500.

    Stepping into the range-topping Crusade brings:

    • Alloy spare wheel
    • Power tailgate
    • LED headlights
    • LED daytime running lights
    • Door courtesy lights
    • Faux woodgrain trim
    • Leather-accented interior
    • Eight-way power driver’s seat
    • Soft-touch console box lid
    • 220V accessory port
    • Climate control
    • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
    • Surround-view camera
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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