This video shows the drag race between Toyota Fortuner and Kia Seltos. Both these SUVs are among the favourites in their respective segments. While the Fortuner is a massive 7-seat premium SUV, the Seltos is a popular mid-size SUV. One might argue that the power and torque figure difference between the two SUVs is huge, but the power-to-weight ratio brings some clarity and sanity to this comparison. Let us take you through this drag race between these two giants.
Toyota Fortuner vs Kia Seltos Drag Race
The Toyota Fortuner has plenty of off-roading equipment and it kind of becomes difficult to drag race it with the traction control. The electronics make it difficult for wheels to go out of control. Fortuner has a 170 hp-odd engine. The Kia Seltos, on the other hand, is a 4×2 offering. The 115 hp engine is a capable unit. The Fortuner has an automatic transmission, while the Seltos has a manual gearbox. Let us take a look at the results of this race.
Drag Race Results
In the first round, the Fortuner races in comfort mode. The Seltos completely destroys the bigger SUV in this race, which is almost expected because the SUV comfort mode concentrates only on passenger ride quality and not the performance. The second round has the Fortuner in normal mode but the result is the same. The Seltos annihilates the Fortuner this time around too. The best chance that the Fortuner has is in the Sport mode. In this mode, the focus lies in extracting maximum performance from the big SUV. However, the Seltos is way quicker irrespective of which mode the Fortuner uses.
The Fortuner comes with a 2.8-litre diesel engine making 202 hp and 420 Nm and a 2.7-litre petrol engine making 163 hp and 245 Nm of peak power and torque respectively. The transmission options include 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox options. The Kia Seltos comes with a 1.5-litre petrol engine with 115 PS and 145 Nm, a 1.5-litre diesel engine making 115 PS and 250 Nm and a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine making 140 PS and 250 Nm of peak power and torque. The transmission options include a 6-speed manual, iMT, CVT and DCT gearboxes.
The winner of this drag race between Toyota Fortuner and Kia Seltos is clearly the Seltos. Stay tuned to Car Blog India for such interesting posts from the world of the automobile industry.