Among the many aspiring buyers in India, a large part of them opt for buying a full-size premium SUV. Although the SUV market does not make as large a part in terms of sales as the hatchbacks or entry level sedans, but the number of buyers is this segment is small enough to be ignored.
Manufacturers like Ford have been one amongst few who have been at the top of their game since the time when they launched the Endeavour. The car has received many facelifts since it got introduced and Ford has always managed to keep the looks of the car fresh.
We do a specification comparison of the Ford Endeavour with the Toyota Fortuner and see how they fare against each other.
The specification comparison sheet has been prepared by comparing Toyota Fortuner 3.0 L 4x4 AT with Ford Endeavour 3.0 L 4X4 AT. Compare full features Toyota Fortuner Vs Ford Endeavour!
Toyota Fortuner exteriors Vs Ford Endeavour exteriors
Standing alongside both these cars, one cannot simply ignore the massive road presence of both these cars have. These are genuinely huge SUVs.
The Endeavour which used to look more butch previously now looks somewhat soft in its latest avatar. The SUV still carries huge taillights mounted at height, large grille at front, and wheel arches much in the similar way but still the SUV looks somewhat less beefy and muscular than the old Endeavour. The car is now less boxy and squarish than the car it replaced.
The Fortuner is more stylish and modern looking in comparison to the Endeavour. The car has interesting styling clues all around. The front lights are mounted really high and the grill that sits in between has been interestingly designed and integrated into the lights. The car carries air damn on the bonnet which looks great. From the side, the car has huge wheel arches which make the car look really tough.
Both these cars have the same robust construction – Body on frame, which gives the cars ‘Go Anywhere’ ability.
Toyota Fortuner interiors Vs Ford Endeavour interiors
The Endeavour’s interior may please you well since they feel nicer and newer in terms of design. The switches and dials are made of top-quality plastics. The beige and black interiors with silver and wood inserts indeed look great. The car is well-equipped too, you get an in-built Sat-Nav, DVD player with roof mounted screen, and a reverse parking camera. There are air conditioning vents for the second and third row too. The second row of seats is 50:50 split and can be reclined separately whereas the third row of seats can be folded and are removable too.
The interiors of the Fortuner are made out of top quality plastics and feels premium. The cabin is well equipped too however it terms of design it feels as if the interiors have been picked straight out of Innova which may disappoint customers. You get features like CD player with USB / Bluetooth / Aux-in connectivity with LCD screen, Navigation system which comes with voice navigation and steering mounted controls. The driver seat is 6-way electrically adjustable which can help the driver find the best driving position.
Toyota Fortuner engine Vs Ford Endeavour engine
The cars come with diesel engines only. The top variant of the Endeavour comes with a 3 litre (2953cc) TDCi engine with variable geometry turbocharger. The 4x4 transmission system and automatic transmission is only available with the larger capacity 3 litre engine. Endeavour also comes with a smaller capacity 2.5 litre (2499cc) TDCi engine with variable geometry turbocharger. Both engines use CRDi technology and have DOHC, 16 valves configuration.
The 3 litre engine produces the peak power of 153.8bhp at 3200rpm and peak torque of 380Nm at 2500rpm. The 2.5 litre engine manages to produce peak power of 141bhp at 3500rpm and peak torque of 330Nm and 1800rpm.
The Toyota Fortuner comes with two engine options – 3 litre (2982cc) diesel and 2 litre (2494cc) diesel. The 4x4 option is available with higher capacity engine only. Whereas the automatic transmission is available with both engine types. The engines use CRDi technology and DOHC 16 valve configuration. Both the engines are equipped with intercooler and a turbocharger.
The 3 litre engine manages to produce peak power of 168.6bhp at 3600rpm and peak torque of 360Nm between 1400 - 3200rpm. The smaller capacity engine on the other hand produces a peak power of 144bhp at 3400rpm and peak torque of 343Nm between 1600-2800rpm.
Toyota Fortuner mileage Vs Ford Endeavour mileage
The 3 litre top variant of the Endeavour manages to deliver 11.4kmpl on highways and 8.2kmpl in the city. The 3 litre Fortuner on the other hand manages to deliver 9.25kmpl in the city and 12.55kmpl on highways.
Toyota Fortuner safety features Vs Ford Endeavour safety features
The Endeavour is a big SUV and comes equipped with disc brakes at front and drum brakes at rear. You also get an ABS with EBD which further help reduce the stopping distance. All variants get front airbags for the driver and passenger, while side airbags are exclusively available on 3 litre variants. In addition, you also get central locking, seat belts, engine immobilizer, park assistance feature with rear camera.
The Fortuner comes equipped with disc brakes at front and drum brakes at rear. You get features like ABS, EBD and BA on the top variant. There are two airbags in the front for the driver and the passenger. In addition, you get seatbelts, central locking, engine immobilizer, keyless entry etc.
The Fortuner is a well rounded car that comes with an automatic gearbox on both the engines that it offers. It is very hard to pick a clear winner when the competition gets this close. We found the Endeavour to be a better SUV in terms of overall equipment level and the quality of interiors that it offers. One thing that we think is better of the Fortuner is its looks. However, if you prefer the looks of Endeavour, you should look any further.