Toyota Fortuner Vs Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton

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Toyota Kirloskar motors have launched a new line- up of Fortuner with 5- speed automatic gear transmission. The SUV is offered in front wheel drive and all wheel drive on the other hand Rexton is a first off- spring of joint venture between Mahindra & Mahindra Motors and South Korean auto giants Ssangyong. The Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton is manufactured at different Mahindra facilities throughout the country. The SUV is getting massive response from the buyers.

Performance

Toyota Fortuner is available in diesel variant with two engine options. A, 3.0L, 2982cc, 4- cylinder, D-4D diesel engine is given. This produces maximum power of 171PS@ 3600 RPM and torque of 343Nm@ 3400 RPM. Another engine is of 4- cylinder, 2477cc, 2.5L, DI-D diesel engine, which produces maximum output of 178PS@ 4000 RPM and torque of 400Nm@ 2500 RPM.

Rexton is a true performer, the SUV never fails to impress at this front. The SUV has a heart built with 2.7L, 2696cc, turbocharged diesel engine which delivers maximum power of 165PS@ 4000 RPM and torque of 340 Nm@ 3250 RPM. The SUVs is equipped with five gear automatic transmission and offer all wheel drive.

Mileage

Fortuner is more fuel efficient than Rexton

Fortuner maintains a mileage of 13 kmpl and 10.5 KMPL. On the other hand Rexton maintain a mileage of 9.8 KMPL.

EXTERIOR

The masculine and rugged appearance of Rexton is admired by many. The SUV has a downsized but muscular bonnet with new trendy design. The front fascia is treated with front windshield is equipped with pair of wipers with automatic rain sensing function, big head lamp cluster housing high intensity powerful BI- Xenon head lights and large chrome radiator grille large. The side profile is dominated with body coloured door handles and body coloured ORVM. The sporty 16- inch alloy wheels which give SUV robust appearance.  The top of SUV has shark fin shaped antenna and stylish panoramic sun roof. The rear is groomed with ‘L’ shaped tail light and rear spoiler.

Toyota Fortuner has a masculine and aggressive exterior which is further treated with exquisite bodyline and curvy design. The front profile has stylishly designed dynamic bonnet scoop, fog lamps, projector type headlamps and muscular front grille. The side fascia is quite simple with few features like convenient chrome side steps and body coloured ORVM. The bold and stylish roof rail gives a more masculine appearance. The sporty and sleek rear spoiler gives the SUV a sporty persona.

INTERIOR

Toyota Fortuner offers a lavish and dynamic interiors with luxury features like unique door trim, three dial optitron meter with chrome plated ring, automatic air conditioner with rear cooler switch and blower controls maintains relaxing temperature in the cabin multi information display, leather coated steering wheel with audio and multi information display controls, 6-CD changer audio system with 6-speakers, assist grip mounted A-pillar, one touch auto power windows, armrest seats in 2nd row with 60:40 split for luggage space and 50:50 folded seats in 3rd row ample storage space and pockets.

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton is blessed with elegant and spacious interior. Unlike the sturdy exterior the interior of SUV is very sophisticated and provide great comfort. The premium quality leather covered seats with lumber support offers great comfort level, dual beige and black interior impart an urban feel, the 4- spoke tilt power steering along with gear knob and hand brake is covered with premium quality leather, automatic climate control system Multi- functional power steering with audio control and cruise control buttons mounted on it driver seat is equipped with adjustable armrest, GPS navigation system 60:40 foldable rear seats enhance the luggage space.

Safety

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton and Toyota Fortuner both are designed giving high emphasis on safety they both are equipped with ABS (Anti lock braking system) wit EBD, Engine Drag Control (EDC), Air bags and front and rear seat-belts. Front wheels have discs brakes and rear has drums brakes.

Colours

Ford Toyota Fortuner is available in super white, grey mica metallic, silver mica metallic, black mica,  and light blue metallic colour choices while The Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton offers in Volcano Black and Opulent colours.

Price

Toyota Fortuner is priced at Rs.22 lakhs to Rs.23.6 lakhs and the two models RX5 and RX7 of Rexton is priced at 18.7 lakhs and 20.9 lakhs respectively.

Verdict

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton has a more powerful engine and also offers a larger boot space but Fortuner has a better mileage and extraordinary interior design also it has sturdy global outstanding assessment body (GOA) making it more like a fortress on wheel.

Comparison between Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton & Toyota Fortuner 

Mahindra Ssangyong  Rexton Toyota Fortuner
Engine Size 2696cc, 2.7L, turbocharged diesel engine 2982cc D-4D Diesel Engine with Intercooler Turbocharger
Price Range 18.7-20.9 lakhs Rs.22 lakhs to Rs.23.6 lakhs
Power 165PS@ 4000 RPM 171PS at 3600rpm
Boot Space 475L 415L
Gear box 5 speed 6 speed
Mileage 9.8 KMPL 13 kmpl
Transmission  automatic Automatic
Variants diesel Diesel

This post was written by

ANKIT BHINDA – who has written posts on Car Comparisons.

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