What makes the Toyota Fortuner Crusade such a great family off-roader?

February 15, 2017 5:54 pm | peterwarrentoyota.com.au

In the market for a new seven-seater SUV? Historically, Toyota has made some of the best family cars to ever grace Australian roads, and the new Toyota Fortuner Crusade follows that trend. With supreme detailing, a five-star ANCAP safety rating and excellent off-road functionality, you won't want to cross this car off your list of potential buys!

What makes the Toyota Fortuner Crusade so good off-road?

Off-roading in a manual car is one of life's great joys – particularly when you've got the intelligent manual transmission system in the Toyota Fortuner Crusade. It regulates the speed of the engine when you change gear, or when you're taking off, no matter the conditions. Stalling is virtually impossible, even when you're on a steep incline with slippery rocks under the wheels.

The Toyota Fortuner Crusade features a 2.8-litre, four-cylinder block that pumps out 450 Nm of torque. The powerful engine will get your car wherever you need it to. You'll notice a tuned exhaust note when you accelerate hard (because it's always nice to have a purring exhaust), and refined engine mechanics to help with response and performance. In adverse conditions, the Toyota Fortuner Crusade excels.

Just how safe is this car?

With seven seats, you could have six members of your family in the car. That's precious cargo, and you'll want to be assured that it's as safe as possible. With the five-star ANCAP safety rating, and SRS airbags all around, the Toyota Fortuner Crusade does as much as possible to reduce internal damage during any collision.

The car is also adorned with a reversing camera, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Trailer Sway Control (TSC). On the open road, around tight bends, towing your three-tonne trailer can be a little difficult at times, but TSC and VSC will help to keep your wheels firmly planted on the road, and the trailer in perfect alignment with the car during cross winds or on slippery surfaces.

Inspired by one of the greatest off-road cars ever, the Toyota Hilux, the Toyota Fortuner Crusade has an impressive pedigree, and the reliability of the Toyota badge to go along with it. If you're after a family-friendly SUV with great performance, excellent comfort, superior safety and rugged off-roading ability, this could be the most suitable car you've ever seen. For more information, and to see if your whole family likes it, head into the Peter Warren Automotive Toyota dealership in Sydney today.