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Travis6969

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Tuesday, June 26th 2018, 2:03pm

Toyota Fortuner 4x4 or 4x2 ??

Hi All,

I have a tough decision to make after many long evenings googling and doing some research I have decided to enter the real world of owning a Fortuner but now I'm not sure what to go for the 4x4 or 4x2.

Yes I get the 4x4 fuel economy is not as good as the 4 x 2 but is it really such a big difference?

I am looking to purchase a 2012 d4d 4x4 with 140k on the clock and FSH with Toyota and in mint condition.



Please I need help from the experts here....... :crazy:

AJ Venter

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Tuesday, June 26th 2018, 2:15pm

Hi Trevor, there is not so big difference in fuel consumption between the 2x4 and 4x4. I am using a 4x4 and I will use it for offroad driving and will not change it easily for other make.
Mine is also 2012 and do have 215000km on the clock and going like a dream.

Travis6969

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Tuesday, June 26th 2018, 2:42pm

Hi Trevor, there is not so big difference in fuel consumption between the 2x4 and 4x4. I am using a 4x4 and I will use it for offroad driving and will not change it easily for other make.
Mine is also 2012 and do have 215000km on the clock and going like a dream.



Hi AJ,

Thank you very much for your input its much appreciated!

I think its safe to say to rather go for the 4x4 option then so I can use it when needed.

I am planning a trip to Baviaans in the next few months so cant wait to try the Tuna out :D

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Wednesday, June 27th 2018, 9:00am

Travis, get the 4x4 - much more fun when you start 4x4'ing.

i've also got a 2012 4x4 manual, only difference, its done 80 500km - barely run in. :thumbsup:
His:
'06 VW Jetta
'09 Honda Varadero 1000

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Wednesday, June 27th 2018, 9:50am

I have the 2007 4x2 D4D and get 11.3km/l average, my friend's wife drive a 2007 4x4 D4D and get 10.8km/l average. When I buy another Fortuner it will be a 4x4.

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Wednesday, June 27th 2018, 11:08am

Hi, I have a 4x4 (D4D auto) and will not change for a 4x2. Towing on gravel road travel is just safer with 4x4. You might just one day want to go to a place where you will need a 4x4.

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Wednesday, June 27th 2018, 6:15pm

Had a 2006 2x4 (10 km/l)
Now have a 2010 4x4 with some extras(8.5 km/l ).
Would not go back, even if the consumption is better.

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Thursday, June 28th 2018, 10:45am

I agree with you Danie. I did chip mine and my consumption average is lowest 10km/l.

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Thursday, June 28th 2018, 11:42am

I get 6.5 km/L on the V6 and if I don't drive like a hooligan then I can achieve up to 8.3km/L (GPS 110km/H)

BUT 4x4 all the way - unless you are a mall crawler and only need to hop on a pavement at month-end....haha

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