2019 Ford Endeavour facelift has just been launched with some new features that make the complete package a lot more attractive. However, there are no mechanical changes, except the addition of manual option in Titanium variant. To understand its potential market response, here’s a quick comparison between 2019 Ford Endeavour and primary rivals Toyota Fortuner, Mahindra Alturas G4, and Isuzu MU-X.
Dimensions – At 4903 mm, new Ford Endeavour is the longest in the group. However, it’s Alturas G4 that leads in width, height and wheelbase. 2019 Ford Endeavour comes second in terms of width and wheelbase and third in terms of height. In one on one comparison, 2019 Endeavour beats Fortuner in all dimensional aspects.
Engine (Diesel) – 2019 Ford Endeavour comes in two engine options, 2.2-litre and 3.2-litre engine. The former delivers 160 PS / 385 Nm, whereas the latter makes 200 PS / 470 Nm. Alturas G4 also has 2.2-litre engine, but Fortuner and MU-X have 2.8-litre and 3.0-litre capacity engine, respectively.
In terms of power output and torque, new Ford Endeavour is at number one position if we consider only the 3.2-litre engine. Isuzu MU-X is second in terms of engine capacity, but its power and torque is lowest in the group. Alturas G4 is second in terms of power output, whereas Fortuner automatic variant delivers the second-best torque output. All four SUVs offer 4×2 and 4×4 variants.
Safety features – 2019 Endeavour base variant has six airbags whereas top-spec variant comes with seven airbags. Fortuner and MU-X have a similar setup with seven and six airbags, respectively. Alturas G4 leads in this space by offering segment-first nine airbags. Safety features common to all four SUVs include ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, traction control, hill start assist, hill descent control, etc.
Common features – Features that are common to all four SUVs include touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, electrically foldable and adjustable ORVMs, steering mounted controls, cruise control, and power adjustable driver seat.
Price – New Endeavour has the highest starting price of Rs 28.19 lakh. However, if we consider top-spec variants, the costliest is Fortuner at Rs 33.28 lakh. Lowest starting price is that of Alturas G4 at Rs 26.95 lakh, whereas cheapest top-spec variant is MU-X at Rs 29.32 lakh.
2019 Ford Endeavour has added some advanced features such as multiple off-road modes, one-touch engine start-stop button and leg-swipe boot opening system, all of which are really useful. Ford Endeavour has remained a popular choice in this segment and with the new updates, it has become even more tempting for potential customers.