2016 Toyota Fortuner 2.8 Diesel vs Fortuner (2012-2016) 3.0 Diesel

Are you evaluating to buy the new 2016 Toyota Fortuner vs a less driven Used Toyota Fortuner (2012-2016) model. The new Fortuner is priced around Rs.2,50,000/- (rupees two lacs fifty thousands) higher compared to its predecessor. Buying a recent model used fortuner will surely bring savings into your pocket, however, you may like to evaluate the overall value proposition in terms of performance, features, etc.

We have put together comparison of key features & specifications of both the cars. (diesel version only), that should help you evaluate and make your purchase decision.


Toyota Fortuner (2012-2016): 

The 2012 Fortuner was a decent facelift over its predecessor adding 4-Speed Automatic Transmission and came with superior interior and exterior.

Key highlights of the Fortuner (2012-2016):

  • Sharp looking front with wider xenon Headlights and wider chrome grill
  • New improved dashboard with double-din touch-screen entertainment system
  • New 4-Speed Automatic gearbox
  • Safety enhancements – The car comes with dual Air Bags. The new improved brake discs along with ABS for much better braking performance

Toyota Fortuner 2016:

The new 2016 Fortuner is built on a platform called Toyota New Generation Platform (TGNA).

Key highlights of the new 2016 Fortuner:

  • Built on Toyota New Generation Platform (TNGA) – Lighter and stiffer with better ride handling
  • All new powertrain – New 2.7 Litre Petrol Engine & 2.8 litre Diesel mated with 6 speed manual, 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Exterior – The car is longer and sleeker
  • Spacious and spruced up interiors – Soft leather upholstery, large touchscreen infotainment with Sat Nav
  • Loaded with Safety features – 7 Air Bags, ABS+EBD+BA, Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Hill Assist Control

Comparison of Key Specifications:

While the SUV comes with new engine with improved power & torque, it loses out on Power to Weight Ratio as the 2016 model is heavier by almost 700 kgs. There is a notable improvement is in the automatic transmission (AT) version.

Specifications Fortuner (2012-2016) Fortuner 2016 Change in new fortuner
Length 4705 mm 4795 mm 90 mm Longer
Width 1840 mm 1855 mm 15 mm wider
Height 1850 mm 1835 mm 15 cm shorter
Wheelbase 2750 mm 2745 mm Wheelbase reduced by 5 mm
Ground Clearance 220 mm 220 mm
Kerb Weight 1880 kg 2610 kg (2WD), 2735 kg (4WD) Heavier by 730 kg
Engine Capacity 3.0 L 4 Cyl Inline DOHC 2.8 L 4 Cyl Inline DOHC Reduced by 200 cc
Power 169 BHP 174 BHP 5 BHP Extra
Torque 343 NM 420 NM 77 NM Extra
Power to Weight 89.12 BHP/Ton 66.67 BHP/Ton Lower by 22.45 BHP/Ton
Seating Capacity 7 Person 7 Person
Fuel Tank 80 litres 80 litres
No of Gears MT 5 6 1 Additional Gear
No of Gears AT 4 6 2 Additional Gears, with Paddle Shift
Drive Type Rear wheel Rear wheel

Comparison of Key Features:

The new 2016 Fortuner is much safer car. The SUV been built on safer TNGA platform combined with much improved active safety features like 7 Airbags, ABS, EBD, Traction control, Electronic Stability Control, that were a prerequisite for any full size SUV. Other significant improvements include navigation system and improved leather interiors.

Features Fortuner (2012-2016) Fortuner 2016 Change in New Fortuner
Auto Climate Control Y Y
Rear Ac Y Y
Power Windows All Four All Four
Central Locking Remote Remote
Push button Start Stop N Y New Feature
Anti-lock braking (ABS) Y Y
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) N Y New Feature
Electronic Stability Control N Y New Feature
Traction Control & Hill Assist N Y New Feature
Air Bags 2 7 5 Extra Air Bags
Leather Seats Y Y Improved Soft Leather
Alloy Wheels Y Y
Tyres 265/65 R17 265/65 R17
Reverse Camera Y Y
Electrically Adjustable ORVM Y Y
Electrically Retractable ORVM Y Y
Rain Sensing Wiper Y N
Entertainment System 2 Din, Integrated Audio, Touch Screen Display 2 Din, Integrated Audio, Touch Screen Display
Speakers 6 6
Bluetooth Y Y
Steering Mounted Controls Y Y
Voice Command Y Y
GPS N Y New Sat Nav System

Happy buying!