This off-road challenge between the Mahindra Scorpio N and Toyota Fortuner reveals some pretty incredible results. Both of these SUVs enjoy immense popularity within their specific segments. The Scorpio N, the latest offering from the Indian automotive giant, caters to a diverse audience with its sturdy construction, powerful engines, and luxurious interior. On the other hand, the Toyota Fortuner has consistently held its place as the nation’s favourite 7-seat off-road SUV for a long time. Now, let’s delve into a head-to-head comparison of these two vehicles in an off-roading environment.
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Mahindra Scorpio N vs Toyota Fortuner Off-Road Challenge
This video comes from Small Town Rider on YouTube. This channel often features content around the performance of SUVs in adventurous settings. This time around, they have the Fortuner in automatic and Scorpio N in manual guise. They find an isolated location with natural obstacles. They test the ground clearance, wheel articulation and power to climb up steep slopes with a slippery surface. In essence, both SUVs overcome these challenges with elegance and confidence. At no point did any SUV struggle. Only in the last obstacle did the Fortuner strive a bit hard. But the challenge was finally complete. Therefore, both these SUVs are immensely capable off-roaders.
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The Mahindra Scorpio N offers a pair of engine choices, featuring a 2.2-litre turbo diesel and a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine. The diesel variants deliver power outputs of 132 PS and 175 PS, with corresponding peak torque figures of 300 Nm and 400 Nm, respectively. Meanwhile, the petrol engine provides a robust 200 PS of power and 380 Nm of torque. Buyers can opt for either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. Furthermore, the higher trim levels offer the flexibility of a 4×4 setup for enhanced versatility.
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In contrast, the Fortuner presents a selection between two engines – a 2.7-litre petrol engine and a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine. The petrol engine offers 164 hp and 245 Nm, while the diesel engine impresses with 201 hp and 420 Nm of peak power and torque (or 500 Nm with an automatic transmission). Both manual and automatic transmissions are available, and the diesel variants come with 4×4 capabilities.
|Mahindra Scorpio N
|2.2-litre diesel & 2.0-litre turbo petrol
|2.8-litre diesel & 2.7-litre petrol
|132 PS / 175 PS & 200 PS
|204 PS & 166 PS
|300 Nm / 400 Nm & 380 Nm
|500 Nm & 245 Nm
|6 MT / 6 AT
|6 MT / 6 AT
|2WD / 4×4
|2WD / 4×4
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It is crucial to emphasize that engaging in this activity is highly imprudent. Off-roading SUVs are engineered to transport their owners to remote destinations, but this does not justify mistreatment. Deliberately subjecting these SUVs to demanding situations invites trouble and increases the likelihood of mishaps. We often witness these SUVs impacting the terrain in numerous instances, potentially resulting in significant damage to critical components. We strongly discourage the practice of taking personal vehicles into such hazardous conditions.
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