After a fairly successful launch of the D-Max V-Cross pickup truck, Isuzu has now come up with a more mainstream model. The MU-X SUV replaces the MU-7 and rivals the likes of the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. While the V-Cross has certainly worked wonders for Isuzu’s brand image in India, especially in the niche segment it caters to, taking the fight to established players like the Fortuner and Endeavour will be a different ballgame altogether. So, how does it stack up against its rival? Find out here in our Isuzu MU X vs Ford Endeavour comparison. Also See- Isuzu MU X vs Toyota Fortuner
Isuzu MU X vs Ford Endeavour – Price Comparison
|Isuzu MU-X (ex-showroom Delhi)||Ford Endeavour (ex-showroom Delhi)|
|Minimum Price||Rs 22.40 Lakh||Rs 26.63 Lakh|
|Maximum Price||Rs 24.40 Lakh||Rs 31.50 Lakh|
Earlier, the Isuzu MU-X India price range started at Rs. 23.99 Lakh. The 4×4 model costed Rs 25.99 lakh. Now, however, the prices have seen a reduction and the base model MUX now costs Rs 22.40 lakh. The 4×4 model costs Rs 24.40 lakh.The Isuzu MU X costs a lot lesser than the Ford Endeavour. Such is the case that you can get the 4×4 MU X for the price of a 4×2 Endeavour!
Isuzu MU X vs Ford Endeavour – Specifications Comparison
|Isuzu MU X||Specifications||Ford Endeavour||Specifications|
|Engine Type||3.0 L Diesel||Engine||2.2 L Diesel/3.2 L Diesel|
|Maximum Power||175 BHP||Max. Power||158 BHP/197 BHP|
|Peak Torque||380 Nm||Peak Torque||385 Nm/470 Nm|
|Transmission||5 Speed Automatic||Transmission||6 Speed Manual & 6 Speed Automatic|
Powering the new Isuzu MU-X is a 3.0 L Diesel that makes around 175 BHP. Internationally, this engine is offered with a choice of 5-speed manual and 5-speed automatic transmission options. However, India gets only the 5-speed AT. Ford offers the Endeavour wiith two engine options – 2.2 L Diesel and 3.2 L Diesel. The latter is available only with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Both engines are available with AWD.
Also See – Ford Endeavour vs Toyota Fortuner
Isuzu MU X vs Ford Endeavour – Dimensions
|Isuzu MU X||New Ford Endeavour|
|Length||4,825 mm||Length||4,893 mm|
|Width||1,860 mm||Width||1,862 mm|
|Height||1,840 mm||Height||1,836 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,845 mm||Wheelbase||2,850 mm|
|Ground Clearance||220 mm||Ground Clearance||225 mm|
The Endeavour is longer than the MU-X and marginally wider as well. It has a longer wheelbase too. Since the MU-X, is based on the same platform as the Trailblazer, expect similar cabin space in the MU-X.
Isuzu MU X vs Ford Endeavour – Features
The Ford Endeavour comes loaded with features. Isuzu MUX’s features list isn’t as long. However, both SUVs get most of the basic stuff. But the Endeavour still edges ahead.
The new Endeavour offers features like
- Bi-Xenon Automatic Projector Headlamps
- LED DRLs
- Projector Headlamps
- 20-inch Alloy Wheels
- Panoramic Sunroof
- 8-way Power Adjustable Front Seats
- Driver’s Knee Airbag
- Electric Tailgate
- Front Parking Sensors
- Rear View Camera
- Rear Differential Lock
- 6 Airbags
- ABS with EBD
- Cruise Control
- Hill descent control
Isuzu MU-X Features
- Automatic climate control
- AC vents for all three rows
- Passive entry and start system
- Electrically adjustable and electric folding ORVMs
- 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system
- 8 speaker audio system
- Roof mounted 10 inch DVD monitor
- Cruise control
- Terrain Command 4×4
- LED DRLs
- Projector headlamps
- Dual front airbags
Isuzu MU X vs Ford Endeavour – Design Review
The new Ford Endeavour is marginally bigger than the upcoming Isuzu SUV. We really like the way Ford has styled the Endeavour. It offers exactly the kind of butch appearance buyers in this segment crave. The nose of the MU-X is identical to that of the V-Cross. But that isn’t such a bad thing. It has the same imposing appearance as its pickup sibling. The fact that the MUX and Chevy Trailblazer are very closely related is evident in its side profile. It features the same DLO. All said and done, both these cars are big brawny SUVs that offer massive road presence.
Isuzu MU X vs Ford Endeavour – Interior Comparison
When you compare side by side, the interiors of the Endeavour seem a little plusher. MU X features a cabin similar to the Chevrolet Trailblazer. You get the same circular auto aircon setup. Both SUVs offer a touchscreen infotainment system, three rows of seats, auto aircon, etc. The cabin of the India-spec MU-X could comes with an all black dashboard and a black beige colour scheme for the rest of the cabin.
Isuzu MU X vs Ford Endeavour Comparison – Verdict
Like we said, taking the fight to the Ford Endeavour won’t be an easy task. However, on paper, the Isuzu MU-X does seem to possess the ability to do so. There are other factors such as a weak dealer network that might work against the MU-X, though.
- Price- Isuzu undercuts the Ford Endeavour’s price by a considerable margin.
- Specifications- The Endy offers two diesel engines, while the MU-X gets just one diesel engine option. Both SUVs offer automatic transmission and AWD.
- Dimensions- The Endeavour is slightly bigger than the MU-X. But there isn’t a significant difference in the size of the two.
- Design- While the design is a matter of personal taste, the Endeavour offers a slightly more rugged appearance and a more upmarket feel.
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