Toyota Fortuner Vs Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

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Toyota Fortuner is successful urban diesel SUV from makers Toyota Kirloskar motors. The company has launched a new line- up of Fortuner with 5- speed automatic gear transmission. The SUV has robust looks with cutting edge technology features.

The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is flagship SUV of joint venture of Hindustan Motors and Mitsubishi group. The new generation of Pajero which is built on Triton pick-up truck platform was launched in 2012. The SUV offers four wheel drives and has exciting looks with luxurious styling features.

Exteriors

Toyota Fortuner is a true expression of sheer art; it has a masculine and aggressive exterior. Its exquisite bodyline and shape makes it stand apart from the crowd. The SUV has bonnet scoop which is elegantly designed electrically controlled chrome finish ORVMs and side steps, fog lamps, projector type headlamps and muscular front grille, stylish over fender and roof rails, 17-inch aluminum wheels, sporty and sleek rear spoiler, rear window defogger, rear combination lamps with wedge cut inner lenses.

Pajero is a rugged and sporty looking SUV. The rugged look on its front is treated with chrome plated vertical bar- type front grill with Mitsubishi’s badge embedded at the centre, strong silver front skid plate and stylish headlamp cluster. The side profile is groomed with 17-inch light alloy wheels, side steps, color-keyed side protector moldings and chrome-plated power door mirrors with folding function. The rear end of this majestic SUV is done with body colored bumper, chrome-plated rear license plate and high mounted stop lamp.

Interiors

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

Mitsubishi Pajero has a luxurious interior. the cabin is loaded with sets of intriguing and luxurious features like High quality leather covered seats, accessory socket inside floor console box, multi-mode center information display, driver power seat, front cup holders on floor console, front door pockets with bottle holders, removable cup-type ashtray, vanity mirror with lid for sun visors, front room lamp with map lamps,  door courtesy lamps – all side doors, sunglass pocket on ceiling, AM/FM radio and CD player, 3rdrow has 3–point ELR seatbelt, 2ndrow has 3–point ELR seatbelt and 2-point center lap belt, windshield sunshade, rear sensor, beige leather upholstery and boot space of 510L.

Performance

Toyota Fortuner is available in two diesel engines variant. the first one is of 3.0L, 2982cc, 4- cylinder, D-4D diesel engine which produces maximum power of 171PS@ 3600 RPM and torque of 343Nm@ 1400- 3400 RPM while Another engine has heart of  4- cylinder, 2477cc, 2.5L, DI-D diesel engine, which delivers maximum power of 178PS@ 4000 RPM and torque of 400Nm@ 2500 RPM. Fortuner maintains a decent mileage of 13 kmpl on highway and 10.5 KMPL on city roads.

Mitsubishi Pajero offers a more powerful diesel engine than Fortuner. Under the hood the engine is built with 2477cc, 2.5L, DOHC Common rail DI-D diesel engine. This engine generates maximum power of 178PS@ 4000 RPM and torque of 400Nm@ 2000 RPM. The new electronic controlled injection technique optimizes the fuel injection and run engine more efficiently and also maintain better fuel efficiency the SUV gives a mileage of 11.5KMPL in city and 13.5KMPL on highway.

Features

Toyota Fortuner has  some high end technical features like SRS front bags, back sonar sensing system, ABS, thin 6-LED type high-mount stop lamp, sturdy global outstanding assessment body (GOA).

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has extra-strong body construction with collapsible A-pillars and pedals, ABS with EBD, dual SRS bags flexible utility space, powerful brakes with vacuum booster while the top end trim enjoys some additional features like touch screen multi- mode centre information that can display music information with time and date, -Din music system accompanied with 6 speakers.

Colors

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is available in variety of colors like Earth Brown, Iceberg Silver, Pure Black, Himalayan White, Rugged Red and Storm Grey while Fortuner is available in grey mica metallic, super white, silver mica metallic, black mica and light blue metallic color choices.

Price

Toyota Fortuner is priced at Rs.22 lakhs to Rs.23.6 lakhs and Pajero is priced at approx 22.5lakhs.

Verdict

Mitsubishi Pajero offers a more powerful diesel engine and also a spacious interior on the other hand Fortuner has a luxurious interior which is loaded with some high end features. Both the SUVs are priced very comparatively.       

  Comparison between Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero

Toyota Fortuner Mitsubishi Pajero
Engine Size 2982cc D-4D Diesel Engine with Intercooler Turbocharger 2477cc,2.5L, DOHC Common rail DI-D diesel engine
Price Range Rs.22 lakhs to Rs.23.6 lakhs 22.5lakhs
Power 171PS at 3600rpm 178PS@4000RPM
Gear box 6 speed 5 speed automatic/6speed manual
Mileage 13 kmpl 11KMPL (city) and 13KMPL(highway)
Transmission Automatic Manual
Variants Diesel  diesel

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ANKIT BHINDA – who has written posts on Car Comparisons.

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