Difference Between Toyota Innova and Fortuner

The Toyota Innova and Toyota Fortuner are products of a Japanese automaker ‘Toyota’ spread worldwide since 2014. First started in Indonesia with the name of Toyota Kijang Innova. Both are four-wheeler automobiles manufactured by Toyota. The word Innova comes from ‘innovation’ and Fortuner from the word ‘fortune’. Innova is a compact MPV while Fortuner is a mid-size SUV.


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Toyota Innova vs Fortuner

The difference between Toyota Innova and Fortuner is that Innova is built on the Hilux pickup truck platform only while Fortuner is built from the IMV platform, Hilux pickup truck, and the Fortuner SUV platforms. The Innova has in first-generation AN40 (2004) and in the Fortuner, we have AN50 & AN50 (2004). For the second generation in Innova we have AN140 (2015) and for Fortuner AN150 & AN160.

Toyota Innova vs Fortuner

The Toyota Innova is mainly a car manufactured by the Toyota company came in the year 2004. This is a 5 door car with a seating capacity of 7 with a 3-row seat. The fuel tank capacity is 65 liters. The car is 4.735m in length, 1.830m in width, and 1.795m in height. 

The Toyota Fortuner is also a car manufactured by the Toyota company came in the year 2004. Also a 5 door car with a seating capacity of 7 with 3 rows. But these cars have boot space of 296 liters and a fuel tank capacity of 80 liters. The car is 4.795m in length, 1.855m in width, and 1.835m in height. 

Comparison Table

Parameters of ComparisonToyota InnovaToyoto Fortuner
Engine (Type)2TR-FE2TR-FE Dual VVT-i
Safety(Airbags)3 Airbags (Driver, Front Passenger, Driver’s knee)7 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver knee, Driver side, Front Passenger side)
Breaking & Traction (LSD)Absent LSDPreset LSD
Security (Central Locking & Start)Keyless central locking and start is absentKeyless central locking and start is present
Comfort (Air conditioner)ManualAutomatic Dual Zone
Parking Assist and SensorAssist is absent and the sensor is RareReverse camera present and Front and Rear present

What is Toyota Innova?

Toyota Innova is a compact MPV. This was first produced under Toyota – Astra Motor in Indonesia and later in different other countries. Though very high in price provide quality and reliability. This has high upped the premium quotation. 

These cars have a very spacious and practical cabin. The resale value of these cars is very satisfying. According to the features though little high in price but provide great renowned reliability factors. The boot space with the third row up is not proper but the first and second-row seats are very comfortable.

This is available in six colors: Grey, Garnet Red, Silver, Sparkling Black Crystal, Super White, Avant Grade Bronze. This is available in 6 variants which are the Innova V AT, Innova G AT, Innova G MT, Innova E DSL AT, Innova E DSL MT, and Innova J MT.

The look is modern with a great interior. Contains a smart dashboard as well as a one-touch tumble for the middle row seat. Though a little is less efficient in case of fuel consumption but offers very good performance. The ride quality is also very satisfying. Some of the best models for Fortuner are GD-6 Automatic 2.8 GD-6 Epic, 2.8 GD-6 4X4 Epic, 2.4 GD-6 4X4 Automatic.

What is Toyota Fortuner?

Toyota Fortuner is also known as SW4. This is a mid-size SUV. This was designed in Thailand by Japanese and Thai engineers. This is available in four-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. This is a very muscular and tough car. This car is capable of a 4*4 variant. Though the quality of inside could be better the after-sale service is good.

This is available in around eight colors: White Pearls Crystal Shine, Phantom Brown, Grey Metallic, Avant Grade Bronze, Silver Metallic, Attitude Black, and Sparkling Black Crystal Shine. This is available in five variants 4×2 MT, 4×2 AT, 4×4 MT, 4×4 AT, and Legender 4×2 AT. Some of the best models for Fortuner are Innova 2.0 GX, Innova 2.5 LE 2014, 2.4 ZX AT 7 STR

The Fortuner has been successful and with lots of options like petrol manual, petrol auto, diesel manual, and diesel auto. In addition to plenty of space inside a very satisfying high set cabin view. Though Fortuner doesn’t strike out surface imperfection but does feel grounded at high speed.

Main Differences Between Toyota Innova and Fortuner

  1. The Toyota Innova is with manual 5 Gear and Toyota Fortuner is with 5 Gear with a sports Mode. 
  2. The Fuel tank capacity has a great difference of 15 liters more in The Fortuner.
  3. The front suspension with double-wishbone the Innova has Torsion Bar while the Fortuner has Stabiliser.
  4. The front brake and rear brake are of Disk type & Drum in Innova while both are Ventilated Disk in Fortuner.
  5. The minimum turning radius is 0.4 more in Fortuner than in Innova.
  6. The spare wheel is of steel in Innova while in Fortuner it is of Alloy.
  7. The NCAP rating is 4 stars in Innova while 5 stars in Fortuner.
  8. Middle rear three-point seatbelt, Headrest, TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) all present in Fortuner while absent in Innova.
  9. Emergency call system is absent in Innova while present in Fortuner.
  10. The seat is of fabric in Innova with no leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob while in Fortuner all of this is leather-wrapped.


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