There is no denying the fact that the Toyota Fortuner rules the SUV segment miles ahead of its rivals, showing no signs of slowing down. However, Toyota must surely be feeling the heat now with the launch of two potentially serious rivals right around the corner. The Chevrolet Trailblazer is the first of many new products part of GM India’s revival plans while the Ford Endeavour is the latest iteration of an old favourite. Both products bear high importance to their respective manufacturers and Ford and Chevrolet will be very aggressive with these two SUVs for sure. Taking on the Toyota Fortuner will not be easy. So are the new kids on the block up to the task of taking on the mighty Fortuner? Find out here in our Chevrolet Trailblazer vs Fortuner vs New Endeavour comparison of specifications and prices.
Chevrolet Trailblazer vs Fortuner vs New Endeavour Comparison of Price
The Toyota Fortuner starts at INR 24.17 lacs and goes all the way up to INR 27.02 lacs. GM has priced the Trailblazer at INR 26.4 lacs. This places it at par with the 3.0 litre variants of the Fortuner. Ford, judging by the pricing of their latest products, is sure to be very aggressive with the Endeavour as well. A starting price of around INR 23 lac is what we are expecting.
All three SUVs get almost all the basic features one would expect from a vehicle costing upwards of 20 lacs. However, the Fortuner is not exactly a very feature rich offering from Toyota as they have skimped out certain features such as rear defogger, iPod compatibility, push button start. Apart from that equipment like auto climate control, airbags, ABS, touchscreen infotainment, 7-seats, etc. are standard across all three products.
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Chevrolet Trailblazer vs Fortuner vs New Endeavour Comparison of Specifications
|Chevrolet Trailblazer||Ford Endeavour||Toyota Fortuner|
|Displacement||2.8 litre||2.2 litre||3.2 litre||2.5 litre||3.0 litre|
|Power||197 bhp||148 bhp||197 bhp||142 bhp||169 bhp|
|Torque||500 Nm||385 Nm||470 Nm||360 Nm||343 Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed AT||6-speed MT||6-speed AT||5-speed MT/5-speed AT||5-speed MT/5-speed AT|
|Mileage||-NA-||-NA-||-NA-||12.55 kmpl||11.9 kpl|
Chevrolet will sell the Trailblazer in only one configuration with a 2.8 L diesel mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. 4WD will not be available as of now. The Fortuner and Endeavour get two engine options each. While the smaller units appear to be equally matched in terms of power and torque, the bigger 3.0 litre unit of the Fortuner falls a bit short when compared to the other two. Both the Fortuner and the Endeavour are available with optional four-wheel drive.
All three SUVs follow a similar design principle of being big, bulky SUVs. They are characterised by chunky wheel arches, a high set bonnet and beefy tyres- pretty much what the public demands. Having been around for quite some time now, it is the Toyota Fortuner that is on the backfoot here. The other two hold a slight advantage, but only because they are fresh faces making them a bit more appealing.
The interiors of the Fortuner leave us with mixed emotions as they feel a bit dated and bear too strong a resemblance to that of the Innova’s. What do like, however, is the all black colour scheme employed by Toyota which gives the cabin of the Fortuner a classy touch. The dashboard of the Trailblazer and the Endeavour get very clean, straight lines and come finished in black and beige. The Endeavour’s cabin looks a bit more premium than that of the Trailblazer’s.
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With the launch of the Trailblazer and the new Endeavour, the Fortuner is surely going to come under some serious threat from these two new products. Although overhauling the SUV from Toyota will not be an easy task, first impressions suggest the Chevy and the Ford are more than capable of doing so. But only on paper. There are various other factors such as brand name, market sentiment, reputation that come into play when a buyer makes a decision. Currently, most buyers will opt for the Fortuner as it is a tried and tested product, but they might slowly start warming up to the Trailblazer and the Endeavour as well.
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