Jeep Meridian vs Toyota Fortuner comparison pits the two models on aspects like prices, specifications, features and mileage
Jeep India has introduced a new three-row SUV in the Indian market called the Meridian. It combines power with comfort and sophistication. The premium SUV is being touted as “Made in India” and “Made for India.” While the deliveries will start on June 2022, it is likely to arrive in Jeep brand dealerships across India by mid-May. It will compete with the likes of the petrol-only Skoda Kodiaq, diesel-only MG Gloster and the Toyota Fortuner. Let’s do a quick Jeep Meridian vs Toyota Fortuner comparison and see which model is a better option!
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Jeep Meridian vs Toyota Fortuner Price Comparison
|Toyota Fortuner||Price (ex-showroom)|
|4×2 Diesel||Rs 40.23 Lakh|
|4×2 Diesel AT||Rs 42.91 Lakh|
|4×4 Diesel||Rs 43.88 Lakh|
|4×4 Diesel AT||Rs 46.58 Lakh|
|Legender 4×2||Rs 47.08 Lakh|
|Legender 4×4 AT||Rs 51.47 Lakh|
|4×2 Petrol||Rs 36.34 Lakh|
|4×2 Petrol AT||Rs 38.16 Lakh|
The Jeep Meridian is priced in India from Rs 29.90 lakh to Rs 36.95 lakh (ex-showroom). On the other hand, the Toyota Fortuner costs Rs 31.39 lakh – Rs 43.43 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
|Jeep Meridian||Price (ex-showroom)|
|Meridian Limited||Rs 29.90 Lakh|
|Meridian Limited AT||Rs 31.80 Lakh|
|Meridian Limited Opt||Rs 32.40 Lakh|
|Meridian Limited Opt AT||Rs 34.30 Lakh|
|Meridian Limited Opt AT 4×4||Rs 36.95 Lakh|
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Jeep Meridian vs Toyota Fortuner Specifications
|Specs||2022 Jeep Meridian||Toyota Fortuner|
|Engine||2.0L Turbo Diesel||2.8-liter turbo-diesel|
|Transmission||9 speed automatic/6 speed manual||6-speed manual and automatic|
The Jeep Meridian is powered by a 2.0L Turbo Diesel engine (170hp/ 350Nm) with a 9 speed automatic/6 speed manual powertrain. It will be available in 4X4 all-wheel drive and a 4X2 variant. The new model can go from 0 to 100kmph in 10.8 seconds. It can reach up to a top speed of 198kmph. Drive modes include Auto, Sand, Snow, and Mud.
On the other hand, the Toyota Fortuner is powered by a 2.7-liter petrol unit (164bhp/ 245Nm) /2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine (201bhp/ 420Nm). It is paired with a 6-speed manual and automatic transmission options. The SUV is available is offered with rear-wheel and four-wheel drivetrains. It provides a mileage of 10.0 kmpl.
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Design and Features
|Jeep Meridian||Toyota Fortuner|
|Theatre-style “stadium” seating||360-degree parking camera|
|Panoramic sunroof||Cruise control|
|Distinct seven slot grille||Tweaked front and rear bumpers|
|18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels||18-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels|
|Trapezoidal wheel arches||Ambient lighting|
|Silver colored faux skid plates||Silver skid plates|
|Integrated spoiler||Engine start-stop button|
|Wrap-around LED tail lights||Revised LED tail lights|
|Fog lights||Fog lamps|
|LED headlamps with integrated LED DRLs||LED headlamps with integrated LED DRLs|
|Dual-tone brown and black upholstery||Puddle lamps|
|10.1-inch free-standing touchscreen infotainment system||8-inch touchscreen infotainment system|
|Fully-digital instrument console||Connected car technology|
|Nine-speaker Alpine-sourced music system||Cooled glove-box|
|Electrically-adjustable driver seat||Electrically adjustable front seats|
|Electrically powered tail-gate||Kick-to-open powered tailgate|
|Ventilated front seats||Ventilated front seats|
|Dual-zone climate control||Automatic climate control,|
|Wireless charging||Wireless charging|
The Jeep Meridian is based on a unibody architecture and comes with a spacious cabin that can accommodate up to seven passengers. It features a theatre-style “stadium” seating and a panoramic sunroof. On the outside, the three-row SUV features a distinct seven-slot grille, chrome inserts for the front bumper, roof rails, 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, trapezoidal wheel arches, and silver-colored faux skid plates.
The Jeep Meridian also gets a new set of front and rear bumpers. It features wrap-around LED taillights, fog lights, LED headlamps with integrated LED DRLs, and an integrated spoiler with a high-mounted stop lamp. There are also horizontally placed reflectors on the rear bumper. On the inside, the SUV gets a dual-tone brown and black upholstery, a 10.1-inch free-standing touchscreen infotainment system, a nine-speaker Alpine-sourced music system, a fully-digital instrument console, electrically-adjustable driver seat, electrically powered tailgate, ventilated front seats, dual-zone climate control, and wireless charging.
Overall, the three-row SUV looks quite bold and stylish. It retains the authentic Jeep DNA of adventure and capability. The highlights include Front and Rear Independent Suspension and Composed Driving Dynamics. It also features reclinable second and third-row seats (up to 32 degrees).
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On the other hand, the Toyota Fortuner features a redesigned instrument cluster, kick-to-open powered tailgate, ambient lighting, a wireless charging pad, 18-inches alloy wheel designs, and silver skid plates. On the outside, the 7-seater car features a smaller grille, new LED headlamps with integrated LED DRLs, fog lamps, tweaked front and rear bumpers, new 18-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, and revised LED taillights.
Inside, the company has added an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, connected car technology, a cooled glovebox, electrically adjustable front seats, automatic climate control, cruise control, ventilated front seats, puddle lamps, engine start-stop button, and a wireless charger.
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Jeep Meridian vs Toyota Fortuner Safety Features
|Jeep Meridian||Toyota Fortuner|
|six airbags||up to seven airbags|
|ABS with EBD||ABS with EBD|
|ESC||vehicle stability control|
|ARP||seat-belt reminder system|
|EPB||speed alert system|
|TPMS||VSC with brake assist|
|Traction control||Traction control|
|360-degree camera||360-degree parking camera|
|Rain-sensing wipers||rear parking sensors|
|Hydraulic brake assist||Hill assist|
|Park assist function|
Safety features on the new Jeep Meridian include six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, ARP, traction control, and hydraulic brake assist, TPMS, EPB., and a 360-degree camera. On the other hand, the Toyota Fortuner comes with up to seven airbags, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability control, a 360-degree parking camera, rear parking sensors, a seat-belt reminder system, speed alert system, VSC with brake assist, traction control, hill assist, and park assist function.
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Both cars come loaded with great specs and a stylish design. While the Toyota Frontrunner offers more power, the Jeep Meridian brings the Jeep quality in a stylish avatar. Tell us what you think of the Jeep Meridian vs Toyota Fortuner Comparison.