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    Default Fortuner AWD or part-time 4x4?

    Hi all

    As far as I understand, my 2010 Toyota Fortuner is full time *AWD* but it can obviously be shifted (centre locked) into 4h and 4l manually, as well as rear diff lock. What I am not understanding is whether the 2nd gen Fortuners (in 4x4 guise) still retain the AWD system? Or, do they lock the centre diff when detecting slippage? Curious to know

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    Default Re: Fortuner AWD or part-time 4x4?

    All GD6 Fortuners are part time 4x4 just like the Hilux!
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    Default Re: Fortuner AWD or part-time 4x4?

    Quote Originally Posted by JWR View Post
    All GD6 Fortuners are part time 4x4 just like the Hilux!
    And the 3.0 D4D?

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    Default Re: Fortuner AWD or part-time 4x4?

    Quote Originally Posted by Schambies View Post
    And the 3.0 D4D?
    Permanent 4wd for the D4D, bar some of the very first 2006/7 models that where as the GD6 is now
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    Default Re: Fortuner AWD or part-time 4x4?

    The D4D also moved from AWD to part time (replaced Prado transfer with Hi Lux transfer).

    I not sure when it happened however

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    Default Re: Fortuner AWD or part-time 4x4?

    Interesting was the move to part time 4x4 to save fuel? on my Pajero I have not noticed any difference in fuel usage between 4 wheel drive and only rear drive
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    Default Re: Fortuner AWD or part-time 4x4?

    I would guess the move was to save cost. (Saving cost does not mean reducing selling price)

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    Default Re: Fortuner AWD or part-time 4x4?

    I looked for some info but found nothing. When I bought the vehicle I thought it was full time 2wd and part time 4wd. Then I drove into soft sand and thought the centre diff was stuck locked. I suspect that most buyers at the time were unaware of the AWD feature and Toyota removed it to reduce cost of production and service. Either way, I am happy with it. Having owned a Subaru before I can safely say that the AWD + TC are brutally effective. The Subaru only had AWD and although very grippy, it does not match the Fortuner.

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    Default Re: Fortuner AWD or part-time 4x4?

    The Fortuner d4D 4x4 was always full time AWD.
    When I was taking delivery of my new 2009 back in the day, the idiot dealer principal was adamant it was part time 4x4 same as the then Hilux. I had to educate him. Still waiting for my case of beers we wagered at the time.

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