Isuzu MU-X vs Toyota Fortuner [Compared!]

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So the Isuzu MU X is here and from the looks of it, the new Isuzu SUV in India is already creating quite a buzz among the SUV-loving new car buying audience. The new MU-X SUV replaces the MU-7 and hence, rivals the likes of Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner. Yesterday, we came up with a comparison between Isuzu MU X and Ford Endeavour. Now, on this page, we compare the Isuzu MU X with the Toyota Fortuner. So read on for our Isuzu MU X vs Toyota Fortuner comparison review.

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Also See- 2017 Isuzu MU-X | Toyota Fortuner Off-Road Review

Isuzu MU X vs Toyota Fortuner Price Comparison

Isuzu MU-X (estimated) Toyota Fortuner (ex-showroom Delhi)
Minimum Price Rs 22.40 Lakh Rs 26 Lakh
Maximum Price Rs 24.40 Lakh Rs 31 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. Thanks to the recent price cuts, the MU X costs a lot lesser than the Fortuner. The price advantage gets even more if you compare the 4×4 models. In terms of pricing alone, the MU X has a definite advantage here.

Isuzu MU X vs Toyota Fortuner Specs Comparison

Isuzu MU X Specifications Toyota Fortuner Specifications
Engine Type 3.0 L Diesel Engine 2.7 L Petrol/2.8 L Diesel
Maximum Power 175 BHP Max. Power 164 BHP/175 BHP
Peak Torque 380 Nm Peak Torque 250 Nm/450 Nm
Transmission 5 Speed Manual/5 Speed Automatic Transmission 5 Speed Manual & 6 Speed Automatic/6 Speed Manual & 6 Speed Automatic
4×4 Yes 4×4 No/Yes

On comparing the specs, you can see that while the MU X offers a single engine option, the Fortuner offers you both a Petrol and a Diesel engine. Also, while the MU X offers a choice of a 5-speed Manual and a 5-speed Automatic transmission, the Fortuner offers a 6-speed Manual and a 6-speed Automatic transmission for the Diesel engine. Even its petrol engine offers a 6-speed Auto ‘box.

Isuzu MU X vs Toyota Fortuner Dimensions Comparison

Isuzu MU X Toyota Fortuner
Length  4,825 mm Length 4,795 mm
Width  1,860 mm Width 1,855 mm
Height  1,860 mm Height 1,835 mm
Wheelbase  2,845 mm Wheelbase 2,750 mm
Ground Clearance  -NA- Ground Clearance 193 mm

The new Isuzu MU X is not only longer, but is also wider and taller than the Fortuner. In all probability, it will also enjoy a slightly more ground clearance. The MU X enjoys a much longer wheelbase than the Fortuner, which should translate into an airier cabin.

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Isuzu MU X vs Toyota Fortuner Features Comparison

The latest Toyota Fortuner comes loaded with features. The features list of the MU X carries most of the features that are available on the Fortuner.

Isuzu MU X Features List

  • 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
  • ABS
  • Dual front airbags

Toyota Fortuner Features List

  • Bi-beam Projector units
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED tail lamps
  • Touchscreen Infotainment unit with Navigation
  • Downhill Assist Control
  • Hill Assist Control
  • Active Traction Control
  • Power and Eco driving modes
  • 7 Airbags
  • ABS
  • EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Push Button Start

Isuzu MU X vs Toyota Fortuner Design Comparison

The Isuzu MU X gets a really butch appearance in comparison to the rather sleek look of the Fortuner. Don’t get us wrong though, for the new Fortuner does have an imposing stance and enough street presence. The MU X, however, thanks to its larger dimensions and more in-your-face design, manages to have a more daunting appearance than the Fortuner. From the looks of it, the MU X will have a street presence comparable to the new Ford Endeavour. While the MU X looks more rugged, the Fortuner provides a good blend of sophistication and ruggedness, which ends up giving it a more premium look.

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Isuzu MU X vs Toyota Fortuner Interior Comparison

If you compare the interior of the new Fortuner with of the MU X, the former looks a lot more futuristic and even more premium. The cabin of the MU X is much like that of the Chevrolet Trailblazer. This means the MU X gets the same circular auto aircon setup. Both the new Fortuner and the MU X come with a touchsreen interface for the infotainment unit. Both the models also offer three rows of seats. However, the MU X offers more cabin space.

Isuzu MU X vs Toyota Fortuner Comparison Verdict

  • Price- The Isuzu MU X has a clear price advantage over the Fortuner.
  • Specifications- The Fortuner has a clear upper hand here. Compared to just one engine option provided by the MU X, the Fortuner offers both a Petrol and a Diesel engine option. Also, the Fortuner offers a 6-speed Automatic transmission instead of the 5-speed unit on the MU X.
  • Dimensions- The Isuzu MU X is the clear winner here. It is longer, wider and taller than the Toyota SUV.
  • Design- While design is a matter of personal taste, the MU X offers a more rugged appearance. The Fortuner offers a more premium and a sleeker look.

Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the Isuzu MU X vs Toyota Fortuner comparison. Also, what do you say about our Isuzu MU X vs Toyota Fortuner comparison? Share your views by commenting below.

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  1. […] After a fairly successful launch of the D-Max V-Cross pickup truck, Isuzu will now launch a more mainstream model. The upcoming MU-X SUV will replace the MU-7 and will rival 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 […]

  2. In comperison study the company has not mentioned any details about the warranty in terms of mileage and months. No doubt the initial reports mentioned are quite lucreative for people having love for SUV’s. I am a proud owner of Toyota Qualis, Innova from the last 15 years. But certainly the looks, the engine specifications and performance mentioned will attract thousands in the coming period. I am myself eager to buy a SUV in the coming period and the initial details mentioned leaves me with a thought to certainly but ISUZU- MUX very soon. The desired information may kindly be forwarded.

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