Toyota Fortuner vs Mahindra Scorpio-N – Battle of the Full-Size SUVs!

Toyota Fortuner vs Mahindra Scorpio-N

This comparison is going to be amazing. Today, we will be comparing two full-size SUVs against each other, and those two are the Toyota Fortuner and the Mahindra Scorpio-N to see which is better value for money!

Toyota Fortuner vs Mahindra Scorpio-N – Exterior and Interior

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.

The front of the Scorpio-N has a grille with vertical bars and top of the grille has chrome bar which gives the flow design with the LED headlamps and it has sequential indicators with LED DRLs are at the bottom acting as a covering for the Fog Lamps with the bumpers finished in faux silver skid plate. Moving to the side profile, it has chrome line running through the window frame until the D-pillar, on top it has functional roofline and 18-inch alloy wheels. At the rear, it has LED taillamps which could remind you of the Maruti WagonR or Volvo XC40 Cars.

Both the cars have the dual-tone interiors and both the cars have 8-inch infotainment system at the center except the Fortuner has AC vents on the top of infotainment system whereas the infotainment system is placed between the AC vents. Both the cars have three-spoke multi-function steering wheel as the Scorpio-N as Semi-Digital instrument cluster where as the Fortuner has Analog with TFT display Instrument cluster. The Fortuner has 6-speaker standard sound system where as the Scorpio-N has 12-speaker Sony 3D sound system.

Toyota Fortuner vs Mahindra Scorpio-N – Dimensions

Toyota FortunerMahindra Scorpio-N
Ground Clearance225mm187mm
Fuel Tank Capacity80 Litres57 litres
Kerb Weight2,180 kg1,885 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight2,735 kg2,670 kg

As you can see at the Dimensions table, The Fortuner has a length of 4795mm while the Scorpio-N has a length of 4662mm with 133mm difference. The Fortuner has a width of 1855mm which is 62mm shorter than the Scorpio-N width of 1917mm. The Fortuner has a height of 1835mm which is 22mm shorter than the Scorpio-N height of 1857mm. The Scorpio-N has a wheelbase of 2750mm which is just 5mm longer than the Fortuner’s wheelbase of 2745mm.

The Fortuner has ground clearance of 225mm which is 38mm more than the Scorpio-N 187mm ground clearance. The Fortuner has a fuel tank of 57 litres which is 23 litres less than the 80 litres fuel tank of Fortuner. The Fortuner has a kerb weight of 2,180 kg which is 295 kg more than the 1,885 kg kerb weight of Scorpio-N. Lastly, the Gross Weight of Fortuner is 2,735 kg which is 65 kg more than the Scorpio-N 2,670 kg gross weight.

Toyota Fortuner vs Mahindra Scorpio-N – Engine Options

Engine2.8-litre Diesel2.7-litre Petrol
Power201 bhp163 bhp
Torque500 Nm / 420 Nm245 Nm
Transmission Type6-speed iMT, 6-speed Sequential Shift AT5-speed MT, 6-speed Sequential Shift AT
Fuel Efficiency8 km/l10 km/l
0 – 100 kmpharound 10 secondsaround 13 seconds
Top Speed190 kmph190 kmph
Toyota Fortuner Engine Options

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.

Engine2.2-litre turbo Diesel2.0-litre turbo Petrol
Power172.45 bhp / 130.07 bhp200 bhp
Torque400 Nm / 370 Nm / 300 Nm370 Nm / 380 Nm
Transmission Type6-speed MT, 6-speed AT6-speed MT, 6-speed AT
Top Speed165 kmph165 kmph
Mahindra Scorpio-N Engine Options

The Scorpio-N as one diesel and one petrol on offer with different power and torque output for different variants. The 2.2-litre turbo diesel produces 130.07 bhp and 300 Nm for the entry-level variants, other variants have 172.45 bhp and 370 Nm for Manual Transmission, and 172.45 bhp and 400 Nm of torque for Automatic Transmission. This turbo diesel engine is mated to a 6-speed Manual Transmission and 6-speed Automatic Transmission and has a top speed of 165 kmph.

The other is the 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine which produces 200 bhp and 370 Nm of torque for Manual Transmission variants, and 200 bhp and 380 Nm of torque for Automatic Transmission variants. This engine is mated to a 6-speed Manual Transmission and 6-speed Automatic Transmission and has a top speed of 165 kmph.

Toyota Fortuner vs Mahindra Scorpio-N – Features

FeaturesToyota FortunerMahindra Scorpio-N
Wheel size & Tyre18-inch alloy wheels18-inch alloy wheels
Auto Power WindowYesYes
Seat upholsteryLeatherLeather
ACAuto2-zone AC
Rear AC ventYesYes
Instrument clusterAnalogSemi-Digital
Infotainment System8-inch8-inch
Android Auto, Apple CarPlayYesYes
Wireless chargerYesYes
Voice ControlYesYes
Sound System6-speaker standard sound system12-speaker Sony 3D sound system
Height adjustable driver seatYesYes

As you can see at the features list, the Fortuner misses out on Sunroof which the Fortuner does get. The Fortuner gets 6-speaker standard sound system where as the Scorpio-N is much better as it offers 12-speaker Sony 3D Sound System. The Instrument Cluster of Fortuner is Analog dials with TFT unit at the center of the two dials where as the Scorpio-N has a Semi-Digital instrument cluster as it’s got a digital display at the center of the analog dials. Thus, the Scorpio-N wins the point over the Fortuner in terms of offering better features.

Safety FeaturesToyota FortunerMahindra Scorpio-N
AirbagsSeven airbagsSix airbags
Camerareverse-parking camerafront and reverse parking camera
Auto HeadlampsYes
Traction ControlYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
ABS with EBDYesYes
Hill Start AssistYesYes
All 4 Disc BrakesVentilated Disc on all four wheelsVentilated Disc on all four wheels

As you can see at the safety features, Toyota Fortuner misses out on front parking camera, automatic headlamps, Tyre-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) which the Scorpio-N does have on offer. Thus, giving the Scorpio-N one more extra point in the comparison over the Fortuner.

Toyota Fortuner vs Mahindra Scorpio-N – Price

Toyota FortunerRs. 37.87 lakh – Rs. 60 lakh
Mahindra Scorpio-NRs. 15.10 lakh – Rs. 29.03 lakh

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 where as the Mahindra Scorpio-N starts at Rs. 15.10 lakh for the Z2 petrol variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 29.03 lakh for the top-end Z8L 4×4 Diesel Automatic variant.

Toyota Fortuner vs Mahindra Scorpio-N – 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 Scorpio-N as it has better comfort, better features, and great safety on offer as it’s GNCAP rating is 5-star, so one should buy the Scorpio-N over the Fortuner as at lesser price you’re getting more and much better SUV than the Fortuner. Which one would you choose?

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