Today, we’re going to do a comparison on the Mahindra XUV700 against the Toyota’s Fortuner to see which one would be correct choice for you!
Mahindra XUV700 vs Toyota Fortuner – Exterior and Interior
At the front of the XUV700, you can see there is the grille with twin-vertical bars and the last twin vertical bars bends to give that flowing into LED headlamps which those two lines act as LED DRLs as well. The side profile of the XUV700 is just clean with roofline, the smart door handle for improved aerodynamics, and wheel arch lines. At the rear, it has the arrow-shape taillamps with the bumper finished in faux silver skid plate.
At the front of the Fortuner, there is the grille in three horizontal lines with chrome elements going at the side and covering the LED headlamps on both the sides, below is the bumper finished in faux silver skid plate both front and rear. Moving to the side, it has step-up side step to get into the car with chrome door handles and alloy wheels of 18-inch. At the rear, it has sort-of wing like LED taillamps with chrome around the number plate.
Both the cars have the dual-tone interior options. However, the XUV700 has dual screen 10.25-inch infotainment system and digital instrument cluster where as the Fortuner has 8-inch infotainment system and analog instrument cluster with TFT unit between the two dials. AC vents in the XUV700 are placed below the infotainment system where as the AC Vents are placed above the infotainment system. Both the cars have three-spoke multi-function steering wheel. The XUV700 has 12-speaker Sony 3D sound system where as the Fortuner has the 6-speaker standard sound system.
Mahindra XUV700 vs Toyota Fortuner – Dimensions
|Mahindra XUV700||Toyota Fortuner|
|Boot Space||296 Litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 litres||80 Litres|
|Kerb Weight||1,735 kg||2,180 kg|
|Gross Vehicle Weight||2,471 kg||2,735 kg|
As you can see at the dimensions, the XUV700 has a length of 4695mm which is 100mm shorter than the Fortuner’s 4795mm length. The XUV700 however has a width of 1890mm which is 35mm more than the Fortuner’s 1855mm. The Fortuner has a height of 1835mm which is 80mm more than the XUV700 1755mm height. The XUV700 has a wheelbase of 2750mm which is just 5mm longer than the Fortuner’s 2745mm wheelbase.
The Fortuner however has 25mm more ground clearance than the XUV700 as it got 225mm where as the XUV700 has 200mm ground clearance. The Fortuner has a fuel tank of 80 litres which is 20 litres more than the XUV700 60 litres fuel tank. The XUV700 has a kerb weight of 1,735 kg which is 445 kg lighter than the Fortuner’s 2,180 kg Kerb weight. Lastly, is the gross weight which is 2,471 kg for the XUV700 which makes it 264 kg lighter than the Fortuner 2,735 kg.
Mahindra XUV700 vs Toyota Fortuner – Engine Options
|Engine||2.2-litre turbo Diesel||2.0-litre turbo Petrol|
|Power||182.38 bhp||197.13 bhp|
|Torque||450 Nm||380 Nm|
|Transmission Type||6-speed MT, 6-speed AT||6-speed MT, 6-speed AT|
|Fuel Efficiency||17 km/l – MT|
16.57 km/l – AT
|15 km/l – MT|
13 km/l – AT
|Top Speed||191.8 kmph||197.4 kmph|
The Mahindra XUV700 has one petrol and one diesel engines on offer. The 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine produces 182.38 bhp and 450 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed Manual Transmission and 6-speed Automatic Transmission with a fuel efficiency of 17 km/l on Manual and 16.57 km/l on the Automatic Transmission. The diesel engine has a top speed of 191.8 kmph.
The other is the 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine which produces 197.13 bhp and 380 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed Manual Transmission and 6-speed Automatic Transmission with a fuel efficiency of 15 km/l on Manual and 13 km/l on Automatic Transmission and has a top speed of 197.4 kmph.
|Engine||2.8-litre Diesel||2.7-litre Petrol|
|Power||201 bhp||163 bhp|
|Torque||500 Nm / 420 Nm||245 Nm|
|Transmission Type||6-speed iMT, 6-speed Sequential Shift AT||5-speed MT, 6-speed Sequential Shift AT|
|Fuel Efficiency||8 km/l||10 km/l|
|0 – 100 kmph||around 10 seconds||around 13 seconds|
|Top Speed||190 kmph||190 kmph|
The Toyota Fortuner has two diesel and one petrol engine on offer. It uses the 2.8-litre diesel engine that puts out 201 bhp and 500 Nm of torque paired to 6-speed iMT Transmission or 6-speed Sequential Shift Automatic Transmission. The second diesel is the same 2.8-litre diesel engine with 201 bhp except it has 420 Nm of torque paired to the same transmissions. Both the diesel engines has a fuel efficiency of 8 km/l and can go from 0 – 100 kmph in around 10 seconds
Then, there is the 2.7-litre petrol engine that puts out 163 bhp and 245 Nm of torque paired to 5-speed Manual Transmission or 6-speed Sequential Shift Automatic Transmission and provides with a fuel efficiency of 10 km/l. It can go from 0 – 100 kmph in around 13 seconds at a top speed of 190 kmph.
Mahindra XUV700 Vs Toyota Fortuner – Features
|Features||Mahindra XUV700||Toyota Fortuner|
|Wheel size & Tyre||18-inch alloy wheels||18-inch alloy wheels|
|Auto Power Window||Yes||Yes|
|AC||2-zone Auto||2-zone Auto|
|Rear AC vent||Yes||Yes|
|Android Auto, Apple CarPlay||Yes||Yes|
|Sound System||12-speaker Sony 3D sound system||6-speaker standard sound system|
|Height adjustable driver seat||Yes||Yes|
As you can see at the features list, the Fortuner fells short to offer better feature than the XUV700 as the XUV700 has 12-speaker Sony 3D sound system where as the Fortuner has Toyota’s 6-speaker standard sound system. In Infotainment system, the XUV700 has 10.25-inch display on offer while the Fortuner has 8-inch infotainment system. The XUV700 has 2-zone automatic climate controls for the AC while the Fortuner has only automatic climate control. It also has no sunroof on offer. Thus, makes XUV700 win this feature comparison over the Fortuner.
|Safety Features||Mahindra XUV700||Toyota Fortuner|
|Airbags||Seven airbags||Seven airbags|
|Camera||360-degree camera||reverse-parking camera|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|Hill Start Assist||Yes||Yes|
|All 4 Disc Brakes||Yes||Yes|
As you can see at the safety features list, the Fortuner misses out various safety features such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Tyre-Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), ADAS, automatic headlamps, and 360-degree camera and instead has reverse-parking camera. Thus, the XUV700 is much safer than the Fortuner even in safety features as the XUV700 as a safety rating of 5-star GNCAP and has a win in this safety category as well.
Mahindra XUV700 vs Toyota Fortuner – Price
|Mahindra XUV700||Rs. 15.92 lakh – Rs. 30.73 lakh|
|Toyota Fortuner||Rs. 37.87 lakh – Rs. 60 lakh|
The Mahindra XUV700 starts at Rs. 15.92 lakh for the base MX variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 30.73 lakh for the top variant AX7 Luxury Pack AWD Automatic. Meanwhile the Fortuner starts at Rs. 37.87 lakh for the 4×2 variant and goes up to Rs. 60 lakh for the GR S 4×4 Automatic variant.
Mahindra XUV700 vs Toyota Fortuner – Verdict
In the end, the decision to buy which car depends totally on you, however, if you ask us, we would recommend you to buy the Mahindra XUV700 because how much feature-loaded, and safety it has on offer and also has 5-star safety Global NCAP rating. As for the Fortuner it fells short against the XUV700 as it should be offering much better features and tech, but none can be seen. We want to know from you, which car would you buy?