Toyota Australia has backpedaled on Toyota Fortuner ground clearance, downgrading the originally quoted ground clearance from 279mm to 225mm.
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We questioned this figure at the Fortuner launch last year, given how much higher the figure was in comparison to other vehicles in its category. Toyota Australia assured us the figure was correct at the time.

The reason behind the gaffe was misinformation from Toyota Australia's global parent. The information was used in the company's launch material and was circulated as part of CarAdvice's attendance at the product launch in 2015.


The revised 225mm ground clearance now places Fortuner on par with the Ford Everest and above the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport's 218mm figure.

CarAdvice has now updated figures in our reviews of the Toyota Fortuner.

More: Read our review of the Toyota Fortuner.

More: Read our comparison review of the Toyota Fortuner against the Ford Everest.

More: Read more about the Toyota Fortuner pricing and specifications.