Well, the biggest comparison in the segment between the two veterans in the Indian automobile industry, is what we are here to do today. The most popular full-size SUVs in the Indian market include the Toyota Fortuner and Ford ENdeavour, both of which have been recently updated. That is what has inspired this comparison to sense how do these two products compete against one another today. Also, there have been attempts to challenge these two SUVs for the throne from some other carmakers as well, but none of them have been able to make a significant impact on the sales of these two. However, with new products entering the segment with unique DNAs, we might finally see a shift in customers’ preference in times to come. But for now, let us stayed focused on the Fortuner and Endeavour and see how they compete against each other.
Toyota Fortuner vs Ford Endeavour – Exterior and Dimensions
The updated Toyota Fortuner has been made more desirable with some new features and appearance changes keeping it in line with the modern design language. This includes Split Quad-LED Headlamps with Waterfall LED Line Guide Signature, Sleek & Cool Design Theme Grille with Piano Black Highlights, Dual Tone Black Roof, Illuminated Entry System – Puddle Lamps Under Outside Mirror, Chrome Plated Door Handles and Window Beltline, Multi-Layer Machine Cut Finish 18-inch Alloy Wheels, LED Front Fog Lamp, New Design Split LED Rear Combination Lamps, Sequential Turn Indicators (Fr & Rr.) and much more. The overall stance of the Fortuner lets the size of the humungous SUV known. There are a few differences between the regular Fortuner and the top-trim Legender variant to give them both a distinct appearance.
The Ford Endeavour, on the other hand, is a hardcore off-roading vehicle that has a ton of focus on the luxury and comfort of the passengers as well. It is trying to strike a balance between being a lifestyle vehicle and a hardcore machine with some serious off-roading capabilities. The front end features a Chrome Radiator and Fender Grille, Bi-LED Headlamps, LED DRLs, Front Skid Plates on the bumper and bright roof rails. The sides indicate the long almost 5 m length of the car with large wheels arches and premium 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome door handles and much more. Comin got the rear, there are LED tail lamps, Rear Roof Spoiler, High mount stop light and skid plates on the sporty bumper down below. Overall, the dimensions and rugged build quality represent a proper full-size SUV that extends an imposing road presence to the Endeavour.
|Parameter||Ford Endeavour||Toyota Fortuner|
|Length||4903 mm||4795 mm|
|Width||1869 mm||1855 mm|
|Height||1837 mm||1835 mm|
|Wheelbase||2850 mm||2745 mm|
The Ford Endeavour is a bit longer and wider than the Toyota Fortuner which also translates into a longer wheelbase. This is especially helpful in the case of the 7-seat SUV which frees up a larger space for third-row passengers. Apart from that, there is nothing much to choose from between these two SUVs.
Toyota Fortuner vs Ford Endeavour – Interiors and Features
The features list has been massively updated with the new Fortuner which was much needed. Now the feature list includes an 8-inch Digital Infotainment Touchscreen Display with all the modern connectivity features including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth Connectivity, Connected Car Tech, Wireless Smartphone Charging, Automatic Dual-Zone Climate Control with Auto Rear Cooler, 6-speaker Audio System with Steering Mounted Controls, Kick Sensor for Back Door Opening, Driving Modes: ECO / NORMAL / SPORT Mode, Power Adjust Driver and Front Passenger Seats, 2nd Row: 60:40 Split Fold, Slide, Recline & One-Touch Tumble, Park Assist: Back Monitor, Front and Rear Sensors with MID Indication and much more.
The list of equipment and features on the Endeavour is pretty extensive as well. This includes features like an 8-inch DIgital Infotainment Touchscreen System with Advanced SYNC 3 system, Vehicle Connectivity With FordPass, Bluetooth Connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with embedded Navigation, Voice Controls, Multi-purpose Steering Wheel, 8-speaker and Tweeter Audio System with Sub-Woofer Amplifier, Premium Leather Upholstery, Ambient Lighting, 8-Way Power-Adjustable Driver Seat with Lumbar Support, Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control, Hands-Free Power Liftgate with Anti-Pinch Sensor, Advanced Multi-Information Instrument Cluster, Panoramic Sunroof, Semi-Auto Parallel Park Assist, Terrain Management System, Rear Airconditioner Switch & Ceiling Vents for 2nd & 3rd Row and much more.
Toyota Fortuner vs Ford Endeavour – Safety
On the safety front, the Fortuner comes equipped with 7 Airbags, Vehicle Stability Control, Hill Assist Control, Traction Control System, ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors for the second row, Anti Theft Alarm with Ultrasonic Sensor and Glass Break Sensor Front Row Seatbelts with Pre-Tensioner and Force Limiter, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist.
On the safety front, the Endeavour comes with Dual Front, Side and Curtain Airbags, Driver Knee Airbag, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control with Rollover Stability and Traction Control, Hill Launch Assist, Cruise Control with Adjustable Speed Limiter, Rear-View Camera with Active Parking Guideline, Driver and Front Passenger Seat Belt Reminder with Pretensioner, All-Wheel Disc Brakes, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Front Parking Sensors, Electrochromic Inner Rear-View Mirror, Hill Descent Control and much more.
Toyota Fortuner vs Ford Endeavour- Engines and Prices
The new Fortuner does include a change under the bonnet as well. The 2.7-litre petrol engine will continue, which makes 166hp and 245Nm. It comes with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. While this engine remains unchanged, the 2.8-litre diesel engine makes more power than before. It makes 204hp in comparison to 177hp previously. In the manual version, this engine produces 420Nm of torque, but with the automatic, it will produce a mammoth 500Nm. The prices of the Toyota Fortuner range between Rs 30.34 lakh to Rs 38.30 lakh, ex-showroom.
The Ford Endeavour also comes with a 2.0-litre diesel engine making 175 PS of peak power and 420 Nm of peak torque. The transmission duties are carried by a 10-speed automatic gearbox which allows for an efficient drive because of options of 10 gear which enables the vehicle to be in the ideal operating range at all times. The prices of the Ford Endeavour range between Rs 29.99 lakh to Rs 36.25 lakh, ex-showroom.
Toyota Fortuner vs Ford Endeavour- Verdict
Which SUV to go for between these two is a million-dollar question. Choosing between these two really depends on your personal preference. Both these SUVs have loyal fans for a long time. We can suggest that if anyone of you is looking to buy a proper SUV with a ton of off-roading capabilities, you can’t really go wrong with either of these two SUVs. If you are looking for a more trusted engine, you might opt for the Toyota Fortuner and if you want some more features and in-cabin conveniences, you might go for the Ford Endeavour. But this doesn’t mean that the Fortuner does not have good features or Endeavours engine is lacking in any way. Follow Car Blog India for more comparison posts!