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Maruti Suzuki Engage vs Toyota Fortuner: A Comparison of Two Premium SUVs

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In this blog post, we will compare the Maruti Suzuki Engage vs Toyota Fortuner on various aspects such as design, performance, features, safety and price, and help you decide which one suits your needs better. If you are looking for a spacious, comfortable and powerful SUV that can handle any terrain and road condition, you might be curious in two upcoming models: the Maruti Suzuki Engage and the Toyota Fortuner. Both of these SUVs are based on popular models from their respective brands, but offer some unique features and advantages that set them apart.

Maruti Suzuki Engage vs Toyota Fortuner
Maruti Suzuki Engage vs Toyota Fortuner

Design

The Maruti Suzuki Engage is based on the Toyota Innova Hycross, which was launched last year. The Engage will be Maruti’s most expensive car ever, and will join the Ertiga and XL6 in its MPV lineup. Maruti Suzuki Engage will feature some minor revisions to the exterior design such as the lighting, grille and bumper, to give it a distinct identity from the Innova Hycross. The Engage will also sport a black interior with leather seats and a panoramic sunroof.

Engage vs Fortuner
Engage vs Fortuner

The Toyota Fortuner is based on the Hilux pickup truck platform, and has been one of the best-selling SUVs in India for a long time. The Fortuner received a facelift earlier this year, which gave it a more aggressive and modern look. The new Fortuner features a smaller grille, new LED headlamps with integrated LED DRLs, tweaked front and rear bumpers, new 18-inch alloy wheels and revised LED tail lights. The Fortuner also comes with a beige interior with leather seats and a cooled glove-box.

Dimensions : Engage vs Fortuner

Here is a table that shows the dimensions of the Maruti Suzuki Engage and the Toyota Fortuner:

AspectMaruti Suzuki EngageToyota Fortuner
Length4735 mm4795 mm
Width1830 mm1855 mm
Height1795 mm1835 mm
Wheelbase2750 mm2745 mm

Performance : Maruti Suzuki Engage vs Toyota Fortuner

The Maruti Suzuki Engage will be offer with two powertrain options: a 2.0-litre petrol engine and a 2.0-litre petrol-electric hybrid engine. The petrol engine will produce 174bhp and 205Nm of torque, while the hybrid engine will produce 186bhp and 209Nm of torque. Both engines will be mated to an e-CVT transmission. The hybrid engine will also offer over 21km per litre of claimed mileage.

The Toyota Fortuner will also be offerers with two powertrain options: a 2.7-litre petrol engine and a 2.8-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine will produce 164bhp and 245Nm of torque, while the diesel engine will produce 201bhp and 420Nm of torque (500Nm with AT). Both engines will be either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The Fortuner will also have a 4WD capability with drive modes.

Features

The Maruti Suzuki Engage will come loaded with features such as a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, connected car technology, dual-zone climate control, a digital driver’s display, powered front and second-row seats with ottoman functionality for the latter, ventilated front seats, a powered tailgate and an ADAS suite.

The Toyota Fortuner will also offer features such as an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, connected car technology, cruise control, automatic climate control, electrochromic IRVM, touch screen infotainment with BT, USB, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Connected car technology Automatic power boot lid with memory⁷.

Safety

The Maruti Suzuki Engage will have safety features such as six airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, a seat-belt reminder system, speed alert system, VSC with brake assist, traction control, hill-start and descent assists, park assist function and a 360-degree camera.

The Toyota Fortuner will have safety features such as seven airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, a seat-belt reminder system, speed alert system, VSC with brake assist, traction control, hill-start assist control, pitch & bounce control** and a 360-degree camera.

Price : Maruti Suzuki Engage vs Toyota Fortuner

The Maruti Suzuki Engage is expected to be priced between Rs. 18 lakh – Rs. 25 lakh (ex-showroom), depending on the variant selected. The Engage will be launch in India on Sep 5, 2023.

The Toyota Fortuner is price between Rs. 32.58 lakh – Rs. 50.34 lakh (ex-showroom), depending on the variant selected. The Fortuner is already available in India since January 6, 2021.

Maruti Suzuki Engage vs Toyota Fortuner Comparison

Here is a table that summarizes the comparison between the Maruti Suzuki Engage and the Toyota Fortuner:

AspectMaruti Suzuki EngageToyota Fortuner
DesignBased on Toyota Innova Hycross, black interior, panoramic sunroofBased on Hilux pickup truck, beige interior, cooled glove-box
Performance2.0-litre petrol and hybrid engines, e-CVT transmission, 21kmpl mileage (hybrid)2.7-litre petrol and 2.8-litre diesel engines, manual or automatic transmission, 4WD capability
Features10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, dual-zone climate control, powered ottoman seats, ADAS suite8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, electrochromic IRVM, automatic power boot lid
SafetySix airbags, VSC with brake assist, traction control, hill-start and descent assists, park assist function, 360-degree cameraSeven airbags, ABS with EBD, VSC with brake assist, traction control, hill-start assist control, pitch & bounce control, 360-degree camera**
PriceRs. 25.20 lakh – Rs. 30.20 lakh (ex-showroom)Rs. 32.58 lakh – Rs. 50.34 lakh (ex-showroom)
Launch DateSep 5, 2023January 6, 2021

Conclusion

The Maruti Suzuki Engage and the Toyota Fortuner are two premium SUVs that offer a lot of space, comfort, power and features. Both of them are based on successful models from their parent brands, but have their own distinctive appeal and advantages. The Engage is a hybrid MPV that offers better fuel efficiency, lower price and more features than the Fortuner, while the Fortuner is a diesel SUV that offers better performance, higher ground clearance and more safety features than the Engage. Ultimately, the choice between the two depends on your personal preference, budget and usage.

If you are interested in booking a test drive or buying either of these SUVs, you can visit the official websites of Maruti Suzuki and Toyota, or contact your nearest authorize dealer for more details. You can also compare these SUVs with other similar models on CarWale.com, where you can find more information, reviews, images and videos of various cars. Happy driving!

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