Toyota recently introduced the Hilux pickup truck in the Indian market, making it the most premium pickup in the country. The Hilux shares Fortuner’s platform and is priced similarly to the three-row SUV. Let’s see which of the two becomes a better purchase for you. To help you find the answer to that question, here is a detailed specification and price comparison of the Toyota Fortuner SUV and Toyota Hilux pickup truck-
Toyota Fortuner Vs Toyota Hilux: Body Dimensions
When compared to the Fortuner, the Hilux is 530 mm longer and has a 340 mm longer wheelbase. The Fortuner, on the other hand, is 20 mm taller, while both vehicles have the same 1855 mm width. Furthermore, the Toyota Fortuner has a three-row seating configuration, whereas the Hilux is a five-seater. The Hilux’s massive cargo space, on the other hand, can come in handy on long journeys.
Toyota Fortuner Vs Toyota Hilux: Powertrains
|2.8-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel/
2.7-litre four-cylinder NA petrol
|2.8-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel
|420 Nm (500 Nm with AT)/
|420 Nm (500 Nm with AT)
|6-speed MT, 6-speed AT
|6-speed MT, 6-speed AT
The Hilux and Fortuner are both equipped with a 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that produces 204 PS and 420 Nm of peak torque (500 Nm with AT). The Fortuner SUV also gets a 2.7-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine with 166 PS/245 Nm. Both vehicles have a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic transmission. It should be noted that the Fortuner is available in both 2WD and 4WD configurations, whereas the Hilux comes standard with a 4×4 drivetrain. The Fortuner and Hilux both have an Auto Limited Slip Differential.
Toyota Fortuner Vs Toyota Hilux: Price
|Toyota Fortuner Variants
|Toyota Hilux Variants
|2.7-litre Petrol MT
|2.7-litre Petrol AT
|2.8-litre Diesel 4×2 MT
|2.8-litre Diesel 4×2 AT
|2.8-litre Diesel 4×4 MT
|2.8-litre Diesel 4×4 AT
|2.8-litre Diesel 4×2 AT Legender
|2.8-litre Diesel 4×4 AT Legender
Pricing for the Toyota Fortuner starts from Rs 31.39 lakh for the entry-level petrol MT variant and goes all the way up to Rs 43.43 lakh for the top-end diesel 4×4 AT Legender trim. On the other hand, the Toyota Hilux is only available in three variants, namely STD MT, High MT, and High AT, priced at Rs 33.99 lakh, Rs 35.80 lakh, and Rs 36.80 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom) respectively.
Should you buy Toyota Fortuner or Toyota Hilux?
Although both vehicles are different in a segment they have same engine option and it’s completely based on preference which segment you are looking for. Talking about reliability both the cars are perfect in terms of Engine specifications, Features, and other aspects, so no concerns regarding that. So which one will you prefer, do let us know in the comment section below.