Toyota Fortuner is successful urban diesel SUV in Indian car market. It is an elegant functional car with great spacious interiors and stylish exteriors. It has 3.0-litre 171 PS 16Valve In-Line diesel engine producing 343Nm at 1400-3400rpm with 5-speed manual transmission gearbox and full time 4 wheel drive option. It has luxurious looks with cutting edge technology features.Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is the new generation of Pajero launched in 2012 which is built on Triton pick-up truck platform. It has raw and rugged SUV looks. It runs on 2.5-litre 178PS 16V DOHC Common Rail DI-D diesel engine producing 400Nm at 2000-2500rpm with 5 speed manual transmission and super select 4WD system. It has exciting as well as thrilling looks with luxurious styling features.
Toyota Fortuner is a true expression of sheer art which makes it stand apart from crowd due to its exquisite bodyline and shape. It has bonnet scoop which is elegantly designed, muscular front grille, projector type headlamps, fog lamps, electrically controlled chrome finish ORVMs and side steps, bold and stylish over fender and roof rails, 17-inch aluminum wheels, 265/65 R17 tyres, printed antenna on the rear quarter glass, sporty and sleek rear spoiler, rear window defogger, rear combination lamps with wedge cut inner lenses.
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has chrome plated vertical bar- type front grill, front fog lamps, silver front skid plate, chrome-plated power door mirrors with folding function, 265/65R17 tires with 17-inch light alloy wheels, illuminated ignition key cylinder, front and rear mudguards, side steps, colour-keyed side protector moldings, rear intermittent wiper and washer, high mounted stop lamp, black roof rails, power windows, chrome-plated rear license plate garnish.
Toyota Fortuner has plush comfort and extravagant styled interiors with luxury features. It has automatic air conditioner with rear cooler switch and blower controls, three dial optitron meter with chrome plated ring, multi information display, 6-CD changer audio system with 6-speakers, leather coated steering wheel with audio and multi information display controls, one touch auto power windows, unique door trim, assist grip mounted A-pillar, ample storage space and pockets, armrest seats in 2nd row with 60:40 split for luggage space and 50:50 folded seats in 3rd row.
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has multi-mode center information display, accessory socket inside floor console box, driver power seat, front cup holders on floor console, removable cup-type ashtray, front door pockets with bottle holders, vanity mirror with lid for sun visors, door courtesy lamps – all side doors, front room lamp with map lamps, sunglass pocket on ceiling, AM/FM radio and CD player, 2nd row has 3–point ELR seatbelt and 2-point center lap belt, 3rd row has 3–point ELR seatbelt, windshield sunshade, rear sensor and beige leather upholstery.
Toyota Fortuner has power performance of 3.0-litre D-4D diesel engine with intercooler turbocharger. It has power of 4-cylinder, 5-speed manual transmission and common rail type fuel supply system. Power performance characteristics include 2982cc engine and 171PS at 3600rpm and torque of 343Nm at 1400-3400rpm and mileage of 13 kilometers per litre. In the comparison Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has the power of 2.5-litre DI-D diesel engine. It has power of 4-cylinder and 5-speed manual transmission. Power performance characteristics include 2477cc engine and 178PS at 4000rpm and torque of 400Nm at 2000-2500rpm and mileage of 10.5 kilometers per litre.
Toyota Fortuner is available in black mica, grey mica metallic, silver mica metallic, super white and light blue metallic color choices. It has ABS, back sonar sensing system, thin 6-LED type high-mount stop lamp, SRS front bags, sturdy global outstanding assessment body (GOA).
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has flexible utility space, extra-strong body construction with collapsible A-pillars and pedals, powerful brakes with vacuum booster, ABS with EBD, dual SRS bags. It is available in limestone, deep purple, graphite, carbon, navy, flame and granite color options.
Verdict – Toyota Fortuner Vs Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
The power performance of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport offers 178PS at 4000rpm and it is priced in the same competitive range of Toyota Fortuner whereas as mileage factor is concerned Fortuner offers 13 kilometers per litre as compared to 10.5 kilometers per litre of Pajero.
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
|Engines & Transmission||2982cc D-4D Diesel Engine with Intercooler Turbocharger||2477cc 16 Valve intercooled turbocharged DOHC common rail DI-D|
|Power||171PS at 3600rpm||178PS at 4000rpm|
|Torque||343Nm at 1400-3400rpm||400Nm at 2000-2500rpm|
|Mileage||13 kmpl||10.5 kmpl|
|Overall length||4695 mm||4695 mm|
|Overall width||1840 mm||1815 mm|
|Overall height||1850 mm||1840mm|
|Wheelbase||2750 mm||2800 mm|
|Ground clearance||221 mm||215 mm|
|Fuel tank capacity||80 litres||70 litres|
|Gross weight||2510 kg||2710 kg|
|Price||Rs.22 lakhs to Rs.23.6 lakhs||Rs.23.10 lakhs|