Fortuner vs Pajero Sport Comparison Review

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport vs Toyota Fortuner Comparison Review:



Pricing & Features:
Fortuner’s '4x2 AT’ diesel-automatic variant costs 34.7 Lakh Rs. on road Delhi. Mitsubishi Pajero Sport’s '4x2 AT' variant retails for 32 lakh, which is around 2.7 Lakh Rs. cheaper than the Fortuner.
The Fortuner may seem a bit expensive compared to the Pajero Sport at first, but it has lots of extra features like ESP, Side, Curtain & Knee Airbags, Hill Descent Control, Hill Assist, Parking Sensors, LED Headlamps, LED DRLs, Telescopic Steering Adjust, Cruise Control, Push Button Start & Smart Key, Auto-levelling Headlamps, Electrically Opening Tailgate & Drive Modes. This makes the Fortuner better value-for-money than the Pajero Sport.

Pricing of other Variants:

Fortuner ‘4x2 petrol-manual’ - 30.0 Lakh 
Fortuner ‘4x2 petrol-automatic’ – 32.0 Lakh 
Fortuner ‘4x2 diesel-manual’ – 32.8 Lakh 
Fortuner ‘4x4 diesel-manual’ – 35.9 Lakh 
Pajero Sport's '4x4 diesel-manual’ – 32.5 Lakh
Fortuner ‘4x4 diesel-automatic’ – 37.2 Lakh
*all prices on road Delhi

Common Features: ABS, Airbags - 2, Automatic Climate Control, Power Steering, Power Windows, Central Locking, Keyless Entry, Parking Camera, Stereo: FM, USB, Aux, Bluetooth + 6 Speakers, Touch-screen, Navigation, Steering Wheel Switches, Gearshift Paddles, Rear Wash-Wipe-Defog, Driver's Seat Height Adjust, Electrically Adjustable & Folding Mirrors, Fog Lamps, Alloy Wheels, Electrically Adjustable Driver’s Seat, Projector Headlamps, Leather Upholstery, Auto Dimming Inside Mirror

Extra Features in Fortuner (4x2 AT): ESP, Airbags - Side, Curtain & Knee, Hill Descent Control, Hill Assist, Parking Sensors, LED Headlamps, LED DRLs, Telescopic Steering, Cruise Control, Push Button Start & Smart Key, Auto-levelling Headlamps, Electrically Opening Tailgate, Eco & Power Modes

Extra Features in Pajero Sport (4x2 AT): none

Performance & Drivability (of 4x2 variants only):

Power to Weight Ratio (PS/ton): Fortuner (diesel) - 91, Pajero Sport – 92, Fortuner (petrol) - 90
Torque to Weight Ratio (Nm/ton): Fortuner (diesel) - 216, Pajero Sport - 181, Fortuner (petrol) - 134

Power (PS@rpm): Fortuner (diesel) - 177@3400, Pajero Sport - 178@4000, Fortuner (petrol) – 166@5200
Torque (Nm@rpm): Fortuner (diesel) - 420@1600-2400, Pajero Sport - 350@1800-3500, Fortuner (petrol) – 245@400
Kerb Weight (kg): Fortuner (diesel) - 1945, Pajero Sport – 1935, Fortuner (petrol) - 1835

Fuel Efficiency:

ARAI Mileage (kmpl):
Fortuner (petrol, manual) - 10.01, Fortuner (petrol, automatic) - 10.26
Fortuner (diesel, manual) - 14.24, Pajero Sport (diesel, manual) - 12.8
Fortuner (diesel, automatic) - 12.9, Pajero Sport (diesel, automatic) - 10.8

Fuel Cost for 75,000 km (in Lakh):
Fortuner (petrol, manual) - 6.80, Fortuner (petrol, automatic) - 6.65
Fortuner (diesel, manual) - 4.00, Pajero Sport (diesel, manual) - 4.45
Fortuner (diesel, automatic) - 4.40, Pajero Sport (diesel, automatic) - 5.30

Space & Comfort: 

Length (mm): Fortuner - 4795, Pajero Sport - 4695
Width (mm): Fortuner - 1855, Pajero Sport - 1815
Height (mm): Fortuner - 1835, Pajero Sport - 1840

Ride Quality & Handling: 

Ground Clearance (mm): Fortuner - 220, Pajero Sport - 215

Tyre Size: 
Fortuner – 265/65R17 (4x2), 265/60R18 (4x4)
Pajero Sport - 265/65R17

Reliability and After Sales Service: 

Resale after 5 to 7 years est. (Lakh):
Fortuner (petrol, manual) - 14.0 Lakh, Fortuner (petrol, automatic) - 14.0 Lakh
Fortuner (4x2, diesel, manual) - 16.0 Lakh
Fortuner (4x2, diesel, automatic) - 16.0 Lakh, Pajero Sport (4x2, diesel, automatic) - 12.0 Lakh
Fortuner (4x4, diesel, manual) - 16.0 Lakh, Pajero Sport (4x4 diesel, manual) - 12.0 Lakh
Fortuner (4x4, diesel, automatic) - 16.0 Lakh

Total Cost of Ownership (in Lakh): (Vehicle Price + Fuel Cost – Resale Value)
Fortuner (petrol, manual) - 22.8 Lakh, Fortuner (petrol, automatic) - 24.7 Lakh
Fortuner (4x2, diesel, manual) - 20.8 Lakh
Fortuner (4x2, diesel, automatic) - 23.1 Lakh, Pajero Sport (4x2, diesel, automatic) - 25.3 Lakh
Fortuner (4x4, diesel, manual) - 23.9 Lakh, Pajero Sport (4x4 diesel, manual) - 25.0 Lakh
Fortuner (4x4, diesel, automatic) - 25.6 Lakh

Verdict:
Fortuner is immensely better value for money than the Pajero Sport.

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