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Base model vehicles needn’t be bare. Need proof? Then check out the Toyota Fortuner’s 2.4 G MT variant.

Not only is it the most affordable Fortuner in Toyota’s lineup (P1,413,000), it’s also the only one that comes with a manual transmission. If you imagine you’d enjoy having every bit of control over the vehicle’s capable 2.4-liter diesel engine (147hp and 400Nm), then it’s a no-brainer.

You’ll also be glad to know that Toyota hasn’t scrimped on the interior. There’s a light, tan color scheme, nice plastics, intricate stitching on the dashboard, and a meaty steering wheel that's nice to hold. There’s a touchscreen infotainment system in there, too.

So, if you can do without 4x4 performance or a high-end cabin, this variant might still be worth checking out. Despite less niceties, it’s definitely still a capable midsize SUV. Not bad for a base model, right?

Want to see more of the Fortuner 2.4 G MT? Just watch the short video above. Do note though that the unit in the clip is equipped with several TRD accessories which do not come with the vehicle.


Drei Laurel
Online Editorial Assistant
Drei's passion for driving began not behind the wheel of a car, but in front of a keyboard and computer screen, playing 'Need For Speed' for hours on end with his twin brother.
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