Comparison - Toyota Fortuner 2021 - vs - Toyota Highlander Platinum 2020

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Kluger

Also called:

Hilux SW4,Toyota SW4

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2017 Toyota Fortuner Commercial Thailand 6 (โตโยต้า ฟอร์จูนเนอร์)
Average Price: 
$
48,800
Updated: 
19 Dec 2019
฿
1,494,000
Thai Baht
Updated: 
10 Aug 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.90gals
21.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
MOON DUST
#8898AC
BLIZZARD PEARL
#F3F2F2
MAGNETIC GRAY METALLIC
#494848
CELESTIAL SILVER METALLIC
#828387
MIDNIGHT BLACK METALLIC
#00031E
RUBY FLARE PEARL
#740000
OPULENT AMBER
#6F6459
BLUEPRINT
#323F7B
Color: 
Dark Blue Mica
#383A4F
Emotional Red
#BE1522
White Pearl CS
#F0F0EF
Silver Metallic
#B0B4B8
Dark Grey Metallic
#575656
Attitude Black Mica
#1B1B1B

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

With three rows of seating and plenty of cargo space, the 2020 Toyota Highlander is a practical choice for families. Toyota's mid-size SUV is all new for 2020 and offers many useful improvements and extra features not found in the outgoing 2019 model.
For 2020, the Highlander gets an interior makeover to match its updated exterior styling. Base L and mid-range LE Highlander models can seat eight passengers using bench seats in both the second and third rows, but a seven-seat arrangement with second-row captain's chairs is available on higher trims. An 8.0-inch infotainment system with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability is standard but the Highlander Limited and Platinum both get a larger 12.3-inch display; onboard Wi-Fi and an 11-speaker JBL audio system are both available as well.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid’s impressive fuel economy may win us over.

Pros
Spacious interior
High-mpg hybrid
Upgraded infotainment

Cons
Busy styling
Rivals’ turbos may be faster
Stiff competition

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fully redesigned for 2020.Increased cargo room behind the third row.Android Auto and Apple Car Play finally added.Part of the fourth Highlander generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
Comfortable, quiet ride
Good power and response from standard V6 engine
Upscale interior materials
Increased number of standard and optional safety features

Cons
Third row is kids-only
No seat height adjustment for front passenger
Evolutionary cabin design
Doesn't feel like a redesign from the ground up

By: 
edmunds.com

Having reviewed the GX, this time we take a look at the 2021 Toyota Fortuner GXL. It's a rugged 4WD that positions itself as the default family option for those whose budget can't stretch to the Prado.

Pros
Ride quality is excellent on any road surface
Power and torque increases translate to the real world
Cabin ergonomics are solid and build quality is robust

Cons
Needs more power outlets, especially in the second row
Third row should be viewed as occasional only
GXL is a steep climb in price from the GX, which remains solid value

By: 
caradvice.com.au

PROS
Gutsier updated diesel engine
Nicer screen, now gets phone mirroring
Toyota's most affordable proper 4x4

Cons
Clumsy third-row seat stowage
Firm, sometimes unsettled ride
Short six-month service intervals

By: 
carexpert.com.au

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Diesel
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Diesel

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.40L
Torque: 
263ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
295ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
295hp
at 6 600rpm
201hp
at 3 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
38.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Multi-function steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Birds eye camera
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Automatic Parking Assist
Leather with Wood Grain and Silver Line Steering Wheels Material
Push Start
Drive Mode Switch (Eco/Power)
Park Sensor 6 Positions

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
194.90in
188.70in
Width: 
76.00in
73.00in
Height: 
68.10in
72.20in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
7.50in
Front Track: 
65.30in
60.60in
Rear Track: 
65.40in
61.20in
Wheel Base: 
112.20in
108.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.40
Rear Head Room: 
37.10
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
Rear leg room: 
41.00in
Front Hip Room: 
57.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
84.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
4450.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-free power liftgate
120V 2nd-row power outlet
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Automatic Up/Down Window with Anti-Clamping System

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Leather and Synthetic Leather Seats Material
Sport 1st Row Seat
Power Driver and Passenger Seat 1st Row Seat (Leanable)
Power Driver and Passenger Seat 1st Row Seat (Adjustable)
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Manual Folding Bench Third Row Seats
Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
With 1-touch Tumble 2nd Row Seat (Leanable)
Split Type 50/50 Adjustable 3rd Row Seat

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Double Wishbone with Stabilizer
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
4 Link & Coil Suspension with Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
3-zone automatic climate control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
1st Row Air Conditioner with 5 Air-flow Directions
2nd Row and 3rd Row Air Conditioner
Automatic Anti-glare Rear Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
1200 Watts Stereo Output
11-speaker
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
JBL Premium Brand Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)
USB With External Media Control
6-Speaker
T-Connect System
Voice Recognition
Apple CarPlay System
8-inch Resistive Touch Screen, Supports Bluetooth/USB
3 Power Port DC 12V. Outlet

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rain-sensing windshield wipers
High-output LED fog lights
Rear liftgate windshield defogger
Shark Fin Antenna
Time Intermittent Front Rain Wiper
Rear Rain Wiper
Roof Rail
Rear Spoiler
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20-in
18"
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Spare — temporary spare tire
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Ventilated disc
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
no
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Side Bar Protection
Crash Body Safety GOA
Auto Limited Slip Differential
Down Hill Assist Control (DAC)
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
Electronic Brake- Force Distribution
Theft Deterrent System (TDS)
Seat Belt 3 Points With Pretensioner & Force Limiter (Front Seat

Options

Packages: 
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Four Season Floor Liner/Mat Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Exterior Options: 
Alloy Wheel Locks
Special Color
Door Edge Guards
Rear Bumper Protector - Chrome
Body Side Moldings
Running Boards
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Paint Protection Film
Interior Options: 
Universal Tablet Holder
Cargo Net - Envelope
Cargo Tote
Carpet Floor Mats And Cargo Liner Package
Carpet Mat Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#191919
Graphite, leather
#404042
Harvest Beige, leather
#C0AB91
Glazed Caramel, leather
#8A582F