8 September 2017 · Vehicle Reviews

2017 Toyota Fortuner Review | Phil Gilbert Toyota

With Blue Mountains National Park situated not too far from Leichhardt, you really should visit the area. The park contains many activities to enjoy, so there's a little bit of something for everyone. If you haven't been in a while, or maybe never, the 2017 Toyota Fortuner makes getting there with all you need a simple operation.

Enjoy Camping

Quite a few people choose to camp in the park, rather than driving back home late at night. Not only does that choice keep you from getting drowsy behind the wheel, it provides a way to bask in the natural beauty even longer.

Multiple designated campgrounds allow you to set up a tent. With seven full-size seats, the Toyota Fortuner has been designed to accommodate families and large groups. It only makes sense you would bring along a big tent, or maybe several smaller tents.

Whichever you decide, the Toyota Fortuner has the cargo capacity to haul that, plus your other supplies. That means you don't have to pick and choose what to bring along for your journey, allowing you to enjoy all the comforts you require.

Bring along a camper trailer, because the park also has campsites which allow them. The Toyota Fortuner won't struggle to pull it all the way there and back home, because it has a 3,000-kg braked towing capacity.

Just as important, the Toyota Fortuner contains 15 separate storage compartments scattered throughout. Use them to store water bottles, sunglasses, and more, so everything stays organised and secure. 

Cycling on Trails

Cycling on Trails

Trails where you can take a bicycle and really get out into nature abound in Blue Mountains National Park. You also can find plenty of adventure on popular options such as Woodford-Oaks Trail or the Burramoko Ridge cycle trail.

Each trail can take you to areas with nature vistas that are perfect for photo opportunities, or just relaxing for a moment. You won't regret the decision to head out on a bicycle in this majestic park.

Of course, transporting however many bicycles you need is anything but a hassle with the Toyota Fortuner. With the appropriate racks, you can transport bicycles on the roof or attached to the rear. The SUV also can handle pulling a trailer loaded with bicycles, if you prefer. With so many options available, you enjoy plenty of choices.

Go 4WD Touring

Not all vehicles can handle the four-wheel-drive touring trails in Blue Mountains National Park. That means with the Toyota Fortuner, you get to access areas others can only dream of seeing, such as Murphys fire trail, and without breaking a sweat.

The electronic transfer case makes switching between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive simple. As a trail becomes especially challenging, you can switch to low range four-wheel drive to pull through. Reinforced steel underbody plates help protect vital components from damage as you roll over rocks and other obstacles. Downhill assist control makes navigating steep slopes and not gaining too much speed quite manageable. 

Exploring all that Blue Mountains National Park has to offer is easier with a Toyota Fortuner. Get the model that's perfect for you at Phil Gilbert Toyota.