While old rivalries continue, two of the best selling SUVs in the segment, will now slug it out in their updated BS6 avatars
Ford Endeavour is the newest member of BS6 club and it comes with several new features including segment-first 10-speed automatic transmission. One of Endeavour’s primary rivals is Toyota Fortuner, which also received BS6 update recently. While Fortuner is currently ahead of Endeavour in sales numbers, things could change with the updated 2020 Endeavour. To understand how they fare against each other, here’s a quick comparison between Endeavour BS6 Vs. Fortuner BS6.
Design and styling: 2020 Endeavour comes with new exterior features such as all-LED headlamps and trendy square design lamp cluster. Usability has also been enhanced with the LED lamps now offering improved night-time visibility. In comparison, Toyota Fortuner BS6 does not offer any significant changes to the exterior design and styling. It is essentially the same unit as the outgoing BS4 model.
|Dimensions (mm)||Toyota Fortuner||Ford Endeavour|
Engine and transmission: Endeavour BS6 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel unit, which is the same one currently in use in international-spec Endeavour. The only difference is that the engine has been updated to comply with BS6 emission norms. Ford has chosen to use Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) tech to achieve BS6 compliance for Endeavour.
The engine generates max power of 170 ps and max torque of 420 Nm. It is mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox, which is segment-first. The transmission packs in advanced features such as progressive range selection for improved handling in an off-road environment and real-time adaptive algorithms for fast acceleration. Endeavour’s BS6 engine also offers improved fuel efficiency of up to 14%.
In comparison, Toyota Fortuner BS6 gets its power from a 2.8-litre four-cylinder diesel engine. When mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, the engine churns out 175 ps and 420 Nm. Customers opting for 6-speed automatic transmission can boost torque output to 450 Nm.
|Specs||Toyota Fortuner||Ford Endeavour|
|Engine||2.8-litre/2.7-litre i4||2.0-litre i4|
|Transmission||6-speed manual & auto||10-speed auto|
|Drive||RWD & AWD||RWD & AWD|
Features: Endeavour BS6 comes with Ford Pass tech, which is essentially a set of internet connected smart features. These can be accessed via a smartphone app. In comparison, Fortuner BS6 does not get any major updates in terms of new features.
Price: Fortuner BS6 was launched at the same price as its BS4 counterpart. This may have been a temporary move by the company, as part of the strategy to assess how rivals price their BS6 models. Toyota Fortuner BS6 diesel starting price is Rs 30.19 lakh for 4X2 manual variant, while the cheapest 4X4 retails at Rs 32.16 lakh. These are likely to be introductory prices and will be increased soon. In comparison, Endeavour BS6 diesel 4X2 prices start at Rs 29.55 Lakh. For 4X4 variant, customers will have to shell out Rs 33.25 Lakh.
|Toyota Fortuner BS6||Pricing (ex-sh)|
|4×2 MT Petrol||Rs 28.18 lakh|
|4×4 AT Petrol||Rs 29.77 lakh|
|4×2 MT Diesel||Rs 30.19 lakh|
|4×4 AT Diesel||Rs 33.95 lakh|
|Ford Endeavour BS6||Pricing (ex-sh)|
|Titanium 4×2 AT||Rs 29.55 lakh|
|Titanium+ 4×2 AT||Rs 31.55 lakh|
|Titanium 4×4 AT||Rs 33.25 lakh|