The Toyota Fortuner has led the seven-seat premium SUV class for many years, and the Ford Endeavour is the only automobile that has managed to stay up with the Toyota SUV in the market of India. Toyota previously introduced a mid-life makeover for the Fortuner in India, heightening the rivalry between the rival full-size SUVs.
Both Toyota and Endeavour are stalwarts in India.
Fortuner vs Endeavour
The difference between the Fortuner and the Endeavour is their price. The Toyota Fortuner costs somewhat more than the Ford Endeavour.
But the initial price differential between their two models wouldn’t be much. This difference is due to the addition of more luxury products in the Fortuner, as well as its overall appearance.
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The Toyota Fortuner‘s external design and appearance have been a strong feature for decades. It appears to be both bold and aggressive, as well as majestic.
From inside, it is much comfier and appears to have more space and plusher seats. There is no other SUV with such a commanding appearance.
The 18-inch tyres also give this car a bossy appearance!
The Endeavour’s design appears smarter and more appealing. It is entirely focused on the latter, yet the inside is quite comfy.
The Endeavour has the benefit that the third row is electrically foldable in the top-end form, which is incredibly useful. The amazing fact about Endeavour is that it has semi-auto parking assistance.
|Parameters of Comparisons||Fortuner||Endeavour|
|Engine||4 Cylinders Inline, 2 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC||4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC|
|Power||204 bhp/ 166 bhp||170bhp|
|Transmission||6-speed MT, 6-speed AT/ 5-speed MT, 6-speed AtT||10-speed AT (Torque Converter)|
|Weight||1855 to 2140 kg||2238 to 2394 Kg|
What is Fortuner?
Fortuner had consistently been the King of the Hill. It is commonly known as the Toyota SW4 and is a mid-size SUV produced by the Japanese automaker Toyota. It measures 479 cm long, 186 cm in width, 184 cm in height, and 275 cm in wheelbase.
While its size is intimidating, the Fortuner‘s front face is elegant and modern, especially the headlight cluster. It looks good from whichever angle you look at it.
The side profile features a substantial recessed area going over the lower part of the doors, which adds individuality. When it comes to the back appearance, the SUV maintains its flare.
Even the new second-generation model has already surpassed 10,000 orders in less than three months after its release.
The latest Fortuner includes an 8.0-inch touchscreen display with connected-car technology, IOS, and Android auto CarPlay, a good bass JBL audio system, three different driving modes according to the speed required, a TFT MID with navigation map screen, and power steering as standard. Ambient lighting, wireless charging, a kick-to-open tailgate, electronic IRVM, and other features are also available on the Legender model.
The manual for the Fortuner has an intelligent iMT technology (diesel only) that automatically matches the revs as you move gears. This applies to both upshifts and downshifts.
The automatic version comes with a nice set of paddle shifters that are a joy to use. Its third gear ratio is quite high, and it takes a long time to reach the redline, although the fourth gear travels faster.
What is Endeavour?
In 2003, Ford Motor Company developed the Ford Everest. Initially, it was designed as a medium-sized for sport utility vehicle (SUV). In India, it’s referred to as the Ford Endeavour.
It is 490 cm long, 187 cm wide, 184 cm high, and a wheelbase of 286 cm.
It has an 8-inch touchscreen with mobile phone connectivity, top quality leather seat soft furnishings, lighting fixtures, different zone auto temperature controls, electronically controlled front seats, a hands-free power liftgate with a pro sensor, a breathtaking sunroof, quasi-parallel and reverse parking assist, and many other features. The Endeavour has several fundamental creature conveniences, such as a push-button starter and passive keyless entry.
The Endeavour has a traction conversion automated gearbox. The Endeavour’s gearbox, like the Fortuner’s, has driver-adaptive software that recognizes the driver’s real-time driving style and shifts accordingly.
The Endeavour’s gearbox is flexible in manual mode. Even if you’re forcefully shifting down, it doesn’t instantly change up a gear when the rpm rises.
It permits the downshift to occur even if the RPM approaches the redline. It will allow you to redline while upshifting, which is essential when you’re in the mood for horseplay.
Main Differences Between Fortuner and Endeavour
- Toyota provides 10.01 KMPL for the Fortuner, while, Ford claims that the Endeavour gives 13.9 KMPL mileage.
- The Fortuner comes with automatic and manual transmission choices. However, the petrol version has just 4×2 choices, whilst the diesel version has 4×2 and 4×4 options for both automatic and manual transmissions. The Endeavour, on the other hand, comes standard with an automatic transmission in all trim levels.
- The Fortuner has greater power under the hood, with a 2755 CC engine capable of producing 165 PS @ 5200 rpm. The Endeavor, on the other hand, is equipped with a 1966 CC engine that produces a maximum output of 170 PS at 3500 rpm.
- Fortuner has a petrol model with a fuel tank capacity of 80 litres, whereas the Endeavour has a petrol variant with a fuel tank size of 80 litres that is currently available on the market.
- When measured in terms of breadth and height, Fortuner is smaller than Endeavour.
- In Fortuner, it is a lot easier to get into the third seat than in Endeavour.
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