New Nissan X-Trail vs Toyota Fortuner Comparison

Nissan plans to launch 3 new SUVs in India and the X-Trail will return to our market after a gap of over 8 years.

In this post, we compare the latest Nissan X-Trail and the popular Toyota Fortuner. For this post, we will take the latest X-Trail from the international market because we expect most of these features and specs to make it to the model that we will get. The X-Trail can be had in 5 or 7-seat arrangements making it a large SUV. Let us check out the differences between the two SUVs in our new Nissan X-Trail vs Toyota Fortuner comparison.

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New Nissan X-Trail vs Toyota Fortuner
New Nissan X-Trail vs Toyota Fortuner

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New Nissan X-Trail vs Toyota Fortuner – Specs Comparison

The X-Trail comes with multiple powertrains abroad including a 1.5-litre petrol hybrid engine developing 209 hp and 525 Nm with e-Force 4WD (201 hp in 2WD version) and a 1.5-litre petrol engine with 160 hp and 300 Nm of peak power and torque (only with 2WD). There are automatic gearbox options all around. On the other hand, the Fortuner comes with a 2.7-litre 164 hp / 245 Nm petrol engine and a 2.8-litre 201 hp / 420 Nm (500 Nm with automatic gearbox) diesel powertrain. There are options of 6-speed MT and AT gearboxes.

SpecsNissan X-TrailToyota Fortuner
Engine1.5-litre petrol hyrbid &
1.5-litre petrol
2.8-liter turbo-diesel &
2.7-litre petrol
Power160 hp & 209 hp201 hp (D) & 164 hp (P)
Torque300 Nm & 525 Nm420 Nm (500 Nm) [D] & 245 Nm (P)
TransmissionAutomatic Transmission6-speed manual and automatic
Drivetrain2WD/4WD2WD/4WD
Nissan X-Trail vs Toyota Fortuner Comparison

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Features Comparison

In terms of features, the X-Trail in the international market is loaded to the trim. This includes things like a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Nissan connect, a 10.8-inch Head-Up Display, a 360-degree surround view camera, Google and Amazon Alexa virtual assistant with voice control, premium quilted leather upholstery, electric sunroof, premium Bose audio system, wireless smartphone connectivity, black wood dashboard trim, interior illumination, and more.

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In terms of safety, the X-Trail has driver and passenger airbags, curtain airbags and front-side and far-side airbags, TPMS, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Auto Hill Hold, Vehicle Dynamic Control, Dynamic Stability Control, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Active Brake Limited Slip, Drive Modes, and more.

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Toyota Fortuner Features

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. While details of the India-spec X-Trail aren’t available, its likely to become the winner of this part of our New Nissan X-Trail vs Toyota Fortuner comparison once more details are available.

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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. We will update the information regarding the other aspects when Nissan launches the X-Trail in our market.

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