Isuzu Motors India discontinued most of the products last year from 1st April 2020 due to BS6 emission norms. While the brand has come back in India with its BS6 compliant version of the D-Max V-Cross pickup truck and flagship SUV MU-X. 2021 Isuzu BS6 MU-X go up against like of MG Gloster, Ford endeavour, Mahindra Alturas G4, and segment king Toyota Fortuner. Here, we put together the detailed specification comparison between segment king Fortuner vs recently launched BS6 Isuzu MU-X: –

  • Dimensions
ModelIsuzu BS6 MU-XToyota Fortuner
Length4825 mm4795 mm
Width1860 mm1855 mm
Height1860 mm1835 mm
Wheelbase2845 mm2745 mm
Isuzu MU-X vs Toyota Fortuner Dimensions

As it seen in the above table that BS6 Isuzu MU-X is bigger than Toyota Fortuner in every aspect. The MU-X is 30 mm longer, 5 mm wider, 25 mm taller and has 100 mm bigger wheelbase against Fortuner.

BS6 Isuzu MU-X vs Toyota Fortuner
rear profile
  • Drivetrain
CarIsuzu MU-XToyota Fortuner
Engine1.9 Litre2.8L oil burner / 2.7L petrol
Power163 HP204HP/166HP
Torque360 Nm420Nm/245Nm
Transmission6-speed AT6-MT or 6-AT / 5-MT or 6-AT
Isuzu MU-X vs Toyota Fortuner Engine

Due to BS6 emission norms Isuzu has replaced their BS4 3.0 Litre turbocharged diesel wnginw with, 1.9 Litre turbocharged diesel engine as standard. The engine develops 163 HP of maximum powr and 360 Nm of peak torque, when mated with 6-speed AT.

While on the other hand, Toyota Fortuner offered 2 engine options – 2.8 Litre diesel and 2.7 Litre petrol engine, the former rated at 204HP/420Nm and the latter rated at 166HP/245Nm. Diesel powertrain comes mated with 6-speed MT or an optional 6-speed AT, while petrol powertrain mated with 5-speed MT or an optional 6-speed AT.  While, the diesel engine comes with an optional 4×4, but petrol engine misses out 4×4 feature.

BS6 Isuzu MU-X vs Toyota Fortuner
Toyota Fortuner Facelift with new restyled bumper and grille
  • Safety

The BS6 Isuzu MU-X comes equipped with safety features like ABS with EBD, ESC, traction control, hill assist, reverse parking camera, and ISOFIX child mounting.

While Toyota Fortuner comes equipped with features like ABS with EBD, brake assists, vehicle stability control, hill assist control, traction control, 7-airbags, front and rear parking sensors, reverse camera, 4×4 setup, and emergency brake signal.

Fortuner Interior
Toyota Fortuner-interior
  • Equipment List

The Isuzu MU-X comes packed with a 7-inch infotainment system, Push start/stop button, keyless entry, Auto climate control with individual AC vents, Cruise control, 6-way electrically adjustable driver seat, and leather upholstery.

While Toyota Fortuner offers 8.0-inch infotainment which enables android auto and apple car play, an 11-speaker with JBL sound system, a TFT MID with navigation display, Auto tailgate, electronic IRVM, three modes, cruise control, and car connected feature.

BS6 Isuzu MU-X vs Toyota Fortuner
BS6 isuzu MU-X
  • Price range

The BS6 Isuzu MU-X priced between Rs 33.23 lakh to Rs 35.19 lakh respectively, while Toyota Fortuner priced between Rs 30.34 lakh to Rs 38.30 lakh respectively. All prices are ex-showroom, pan India.

  • Comparison verdict

Recently launched BS6 Isuzu MU-X comes with updated emission norms but still looks outdated from its features list, along with the engine has also downsized from 3.0 Litre to 1.9 Litre. While the manufacturer already introduced the 2nd generation MU-X in Thailand but didn’t in India they re-introduced the first generation without any updates. Although, the updated Toyota Fortuner got some advanced safety features, technology and offers both petrol and diesel engine with impressive power output as well. Fortuner is more affordable than Isuzu MU-X with more advanced features so if you have that kind of budget then you should go for Fortuner instead of MU-X. It seems that Isuzu MU-X won’t hurt the sales numbers of space king Fortuner.

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