Comparison - Toyota Fortuner Crusade 2017 - vs - Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE 2017

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

Hilux SW4,Toyota SW4

Also called:

Toyota Kluger

Average Price: 
$44,687
Converted from AUD
Updated: 
29 Dec 2016
$36,270
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
7
8
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.13gals
17.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
GLACIER WHITE
#D6D4D7
SILVER SKY
#8F898D
GRAPHITE
#545454
ECLIPSE BLACK
#1C1A1D
PHANTOM BROWN
#8C6869
NEBULA BLUE
#5376B6
Color: 
Alumina Jade Metallic
#5D655E
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Toasted Walnut Pearl
#6C534E
Midnight Black Metallic
#24231E
Celestial Silver Metallic
#979CA0
Ooh La La Rouge Mica
#581826
Predawn Gray Mica
#5D5B60
Shoreline Blue Pearl
#425C73

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Fortuner may only be the latest of many additions to the confusion of choice that is a booming SUV market segment, but Toyota has a steely-eyed confidence about it. “Fortuner definitely lives up to the promise of its road-less-travelled 4WD heritage
“Fortuner is positioned perfectly between Kluger and Prado; diesel alternatives to Kluger are selling around 1400 vehicles a month, or almost 17,000 a year. Fortuner will give us a significant slice of that action.

“It’s a great choice for people who aspire to a luxury SUV … they want a stylish vehicle, they want seven seats and the safety of a high-seating position and great visibility; they also want genuine 4X4 ability.

The Fortuner, shorter and narrower than Kluger and Prado, is chunky and solid; it looks like a mad scientist fused a Land Cruiser, Prado and Kluger together, threw in a bit of RAV4 for a laugh and then pumped the resulting mix full of steroids. It looks good; not too city-smooth, as do plenty of modern-day 4WDs, but country tough with class.

Driving position is nice, high and secure; the seats are comfortable and offer plenty of support. Steering is rake- and reach-adjustable. The paddle shifts will seem like a nice touch for some, but we reckon they’re wasted here. Visibility from the driver’s seat is more than generous with open spaces all-round.

By: 
practicalmotoring.com.au

The Toyota Fortuner boasts impressive off-road credentials, along with the benefit of thousands of kilometers of local engineering and testing, with Toyota’s local engineering team involved in a great deal of design and testing for the Fortuner

While it may look big from the outside, the Fortuner is actually shorter and narrower than both the Prado and Kluger. Despite the exterior size deficit, the cargo capacity wins out on volume and versatility. With the third row in place, there is 200 liters of cargo volume on offer (to the roof). The rear door is manually operated on GX and GXL variants, while the top-spec Crusade gets a motorised rear door.

High quality materials and premium fit and finish sets the Fortuner apart from the HILux (except the bit of trim that popped out unexpectedly on the passenger side door). Leather-look highlights on the top-spec Crusade model make it feel more like a Prado than an SUV derived from a commercial vehicle.

Under the Fortuner’s shell is a dual-range transmission with switchable four-wheel drive. The driver can switch between a two- and four-wheel drive high-range mode and a four-wheel drive low-range mode

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Normally, when a car maker launches an all-new product, it opens not just a chapter in that vehicle’s history, but an entirely new volume. That said, Toyota didn’t get the memo with the all-new Fortuner. Granted it looks sleeker and much more sophisticated than ever before, it adheres too closely to the concept of kaizen or continuous improvement. It ends up telling pretty much the same story, remixed and retold

Toyota has done with the Fortuner’s design. While the first-generation model looked sturdy, the new one is sleek. It’s all fluid and swoopy with a strong crossover-vibe.

Moving to the second and third row though, the experience feels largely unchanged. Yes, it’s still quite roomy, but there’s surprisingly not a lot of head room available (especially the middle occupant in the second row and the entire third row). Apart from that, it doesn’t learn any new tricks. The second row still folds, slides, and tumbles in a 60/40 split, but a one-touch tumble mechanism allows easier access to the third row. The third row meanwhile still flips to the side, but a spring loaded mechanism and rear-mounted latch point, attached to the rearmost seat belts, make it easier to store

By: 
carguide.ph

For 2017, the current-generation Toyota Highlander Hybrid receives its first significant update. Its gasoline engine is more powerful and efficient, and the exterior styling has a fresh look to it. There are also a couple of new, more affordable trim levels this year. Finally, the Toyota Safety Sense suite of accident avoidance features is now standard equipment.

Pros
Impressive fuel economy for a three-row crossover
Just-right size for many families
Added peace of mind from standard accident-avoidance tech
Quiet and compliant ride

Cons
Price premium unlikely to be made up with gas savings
Third-row seat isn't as roomy as those of many competitors
Touchscreen and other controls may require an extra-long reach

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid ranks 1 out of 18 Midsize SUVs. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid becomes even more versatile and affordable for 2017, with the addition of two new trims and an eighth seat. It has an impressive list of family-friendly features available, along with a spacious, well-built cabin. Unsurprisingly, it delivers class-leading fuel efficiency. In a nutshell, this is a safe, reliable SUV that just happens to be a hybrid.

Pros
Energetic, fuel-efficient powertrain
Impressive list of standard safety features
User-friendly, upscale interior

Cons
More expensive than most midsize SUVs

By: 
usnews.com

A thorough refresh keeps the 2017 Toyota Highlander ahead in a very tough game. Under the hood, a new V6 engine puts out more power and connects to a new 8-speed automatic transmission. A new suite of standard safety systems includes active cruise control and automatic collision avoidance, combining with Top Safety Pick + crash-test rating from the IIHS for peace of mind. There's also seating for eight passengers, with decent cargo space behind the third row. The interior design includes tons of clever features to make living with the Highlander easier, and the exterior gets a new grille that's, well, really big. Put it together, and Toyota's midsize SUV will continue to be a best-seller for all the right reasons.

Pros
The 2017 Toyota Highlander's emphasis on safety complements its existing strengths of comfort, economy, reliability and resale value. The new engine gets more power and better fuel economy, and the exterior styling is sure to turn heads.

Cons
The Highlander can haul eight passengers, and it can carry a decent amount of stuff, but it lags competitors like the Honda Pilot in both. Additionally, if you need real off-road capability, or towing capacity greater than 5,000 pounds, check out full-size SUVs like the Chevrolet Tahoe or Toyota Sequoia.

By: 
kbb.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Diesel
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City: 
21.00mpg
28.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Diesel
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Base Engine Size/Displacement : 
2.98
3.50
Torque: 
569ft-lbs
2 600
215ft-lbs
4 800
Horsepower: 
174hp
3 400rpm
280hp
5 800rpm
Turning Circle: 
40.70Feet
38.70Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
no
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: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Remote audio control
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Beverage holders front seats
2 cup holders
2 bottle holder/s
Passenger door bin
Lockable Glovebox
Illuminated glovebox
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
188.77in
192.50in
Width: 
73.03in
75.80in
Height: 
72.24in
68.10in
Ground Clearance: 
10.90in
8.00in
Front Track: 
60.80in
64.40in
Rear Track: 
61.02in
64.20in
Wheel Base: 
108.07in
109.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.30
40.70
Front Leg Room: 
41.89in
44.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.39in
59.30in
Rear Head Room: 
40.28
39.90
Rear leg room: 
31.30in
38.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.90in
59.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
66.00cu.ft
83.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity: 
1 653lbs
3 500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
27.00cu.ft
13.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
30.00degrees
18.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.00degrees
23.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
4 706.00lbs
4 825.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
LED instrumentation
Odometer
LED PES Projection
Headlamp Automatic Leveling
Electric + Auto Retractable Outer Rear View Mirror
Mud Guard
Air Spats
Muffler Cutter

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power mirrors
Adjustable ORVM
Electrically adjustable Exterior mirror
Body colour Exterior mirro
Hydraulic Power steering
2 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Driver Seat Adjustment
Adjustable Head-rests
Sports Front seat
Manual Slide adjustment
Manual Recline adjustment
Manual Height adjustment
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Premium leather
Bucket front seats
Cloth
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Split Third Row Seat
2 headrests
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Independent, double wishbone type, coil springs, gas dampers and jointed mount anti-roll bar.
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link, coil spring and anti-roll bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Wishbone Multi-link
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
12V Power Outlets
Automatic Climate Control Air Conditioner
Body colour Exterior door handles
Halogen Headlight bulb
Headlights Complex surface Lens
Body colour rear and front Bumpers
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Turn signal in mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
Standard MP3
single CD
6 total speakers
Remote audio controls
8" Capacitive Display
Voice Recognition
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Power horizontal
Auxiliary transmission fluid cooler
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18
18 X 7.5 In
Wheels more: 
Fullsize spare tire
Chrome-clad wheel covers
Temporary spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
245.00millimeters
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
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
no
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Pre-tensioner seatbelts
Front seat belts force limiter
Height adjustable seatbelts
3-point Seatbelts
Hill-start Assist Control
Downhill Assist Control
Electronic Brake-force Distribution
Glass Breakage Sensor
Pre-Collision Safety System
Front, Rear And Third Row Head Airbags
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Convenience Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Protection Package #3
Protection Package #1
Four Season Floor Liner/Mat Package
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Exterior Options: 
Roof Spoiler
Chrome Door Handles
Fender Flares
Chrome Exhaust Tip
Chrome Radiator Grill
Day Time Running Lights
Door Mirrors
Powered/Retractable
Front Fog Lamps
Rear Parking Sensors
Special Color
Towing Wiring Harness
Drop Hitch Receiver
Rear Bumper Protector
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Towing Receiver Hitch w/Wire Harness
Paint Protection Film
Body SIde Molding
Mudguards
Body Side Moldings
Alloy Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Applique
Running Boards
Rear Bumper Protector
Door Edge Guards
Interior Options: 
Fabric Seats
Central Locking
Foldable Rear Seats
Cargo Net - Envelope
Carpet Mat Package
Carpet Floor Mats And Cargo Liner Package
Cargo Cover
Universal Tablet Holder

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
fawn leather
#9E7B5B
dark brown leather
#4B4243
Color: 
Ash, premium leather
#5B5B59
Black, premium leather
#353535