In this tug of war between a Mahindra Scorpio N and a Toyota Fortuner throws some astonishing results. Both these SUVs are extremely popular in their respective segments. While the Scorpio N is the Indian auto giant’s latest offering, appealing to a diverse audience with its robust construction, potent engines, and luxurious interior, the Toyota Fortuner has maintained its position as the nation’s favourite 7-seat off-road SUV for quite some time. Let’s now examine how these two vehicles compare head-to-head.
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Mahindra Scorpio N vs Toyota Fortuner – Tug of War
This post comes from hrstocars on Instagram. The video captures a competition between these two successful SUVs. On paper, the Fortuner might have an edge in terms of specifications. But things are always different in the real world. The owners of the SUVs tie the cars from the rear using a solid cable. As they press accelerators, both SUVs start pulling each other. Surprisingly, the Scorpio N was able to pull the Fortuner, emerging victorious. But there was a lot of smoke coming from the tyres of both SUVs due to wheel spin. Hence, they stop the test to safeguard their cars.
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The Mahindra Scorpio N presents a duo of engine options, including a 2.2-litre turbo diesel and a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine. The diesel variants offer power outputs of 132 PS and 175 PS, with corresponding peak torque figures of 300 Nm and 400 Nm, respectively. The petrol engine, on the other hand, delivers a robust 200 PS of power and 380 Nm of torque. Buyers have the flexibility to choose between a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, the higher trim levels provide the option of a 4×4 setup for enhanced versatility.
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Conversely, the Fortuner offers a choice between two engines – a 2.7-litre petrol engine and a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine. The petrol engine provides 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 equipped with 4×4 capabilities.
|Specs||Mahindra Scorpio N||Toyota Fortuner|
|Engine||2.2-litre diesel & 2.0-litre turbo petrol||2.8-litre diesel & 2.7-litre petrol|
|Power||132 PS / 175 PS & 200 PS||204 PS & 166 PS|
|Torque||300 Nm / 400 Nm & 380 Nm||500 Nm & 245 Nm|
|Transmission||6 MT / 6 AT||6 MT / 6 AT|
|Drivetrain||2WD / 4×4||2WD / 4×4|
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What We Think
In recent times, YouTubers have been frequently using tug-of-war challenges to compare the performance of two vehicles. However, this approach may not yield meaningful insights and can cause lasting damage to the cars involved. Normally, cars are not exposed to such intense acceleration in a straight line in regular use. Therefore, attempting these tests with your own vehicle is not advisable, due to safety concerns and the potential for mechanical damage. We strongly advise against participating in such stunts. Tug-of-war competitions do not offer a comprehensive evaluation, as everyday driving rarely involves such aggressive manoeuvres. It’s wiser to prioritize your safety and the long-term health of your vehicle.
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