Toyota Fortuner vs Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Comparison

toyota fortuner vs mitsubishi pajero sport comparison

Mitsubishi has more line-ups in the aspect of family cars, off-road, truck, and luxury vehicles the same as Toyota and other automakers.

Today we are going to look at what they have between the Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport in the aspect of the interior, cabin storage facilities, cargo space, engine capacity, and fuel consumption. At the end of this article, you will be in a good position to choose which one will be on your top list.


(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of February 2022.)

 Toyota FortunerMitsubishi Pajero Sport
Capacity/Doors4 doors / 7 seater4 doors / 7 seater
Torque197 Nm – 420 Nm324 Nm – 450 Nm
Top Speed200 Km/h190 Km/h
0-100 km/h12 sec10.4 sec
Max Power94 hp – 235 hp134 hp – 217 hp
Engine2.7L – 3.0L2.4L – 3.0L
Fuel Tank Capacity80L70L
Key FeaturesSRS Airbags (Driver Knee airbag,

side airbags, curtain airbags)

ABS with EBD, 3-Point ELR

seatbelts, Brake Assist
Adaptive cruise control, trailer

stability assist, Mitsubishi’s

Super Select 4WD-II system,

rear parking sensors
Fuel Consumption11.6 Km/L – 13.1 Km/L8 Km/L – 12.5 Km/L
Length x Width x Height4.65×1.76×1.87 m4.70×1.81×1.84 m
BE FORWARD PRICEUSD 11,000 – USD 55,800USD 3,160 – USD 34,910

Interior & Exterior Comparison

Toyota Fortuner

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The Toyota Fortuner is a 7-seater car manufactured by Japanese Automobile maker Toyota and differs mainly in styling, body type, and interior with Toyota Hilux although it is built on the same platform.

(a) Cabin Storage

In the 1st and 2nd row, the space is huge and a tall driver or passenger will find it comfortable but the 3rd row seats are tight for long distance driving.

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In the driver and passenger cabin, there are storage sections that are useful for storing items such as handbags, goggles, beverages, and smartphones. In the driver cabin, you will find the center box, a glovebox, door panel storage, and 4 cup-holders. In the passenger row, you will enjoy 4 cup-holders in the armrest compartment and the door panels. In the 3rd row, you will find 2 cupholders.

(b) Cargo Space

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When all seats are occupied, the cargo space is small, but when you need more space to carry your luggage, 2nd row seats and 3rd row seats with armrests can be further expanded by folding.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

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The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is a 7 seater and a 4×4 SUV that slots above the mid-size Outlander but below the full-size Pajero off-roader in Mitsubishi’s SUV line-up.
In 2015 it replaced the Mitsubishi Challenger and grew to better accommodate the available 7-seat variants with a bold design language.

(a) Cabin Storage

The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has numerous storage compartments fit for storing handbags, smartphones, beverages, and bottles. In the first row, there are two cup holders, door panel storage, the center box, and a glove box.

In the second row, you will find the front-seat pocket, two cup holders in the armrest when it folds down, and door panel storage. In the third row, you will find only 4 cup holders.

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The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport comes fitted with features and technology like 7 airbags, USB ports, a 220-volt outlet, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone mirroring and digital radio, adaptive cruise control, trailer stability assist as well as Mitsubishi’s Super Select 4WD-II system, climate control, rear parking sensors and camera, rear vents and forward collision mitigation, LED daytime running lights, keyless entry and start.

(b) Cargo Space

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The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has small cargo space when all 7 seats are occupied compared to the Fortuner, but when second-row seats and third-row seats are flipped down the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has large cargo space compared to the Toyota Fortuner. The Pajero Sport has large cargo space when the 2nd and 3rd row seats are folded down.

Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption

Toyota Fortuner

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(a) Engine & Performance

Under the bonnet, the Toyota Fortuner second generation is powered by 7 engine options: 2.4 L 2GD-FTV ESTEC intercooler VN Turbo D-4D I4, 2.5 L 2KD-FTV High Version non-intercooler D-4D I4, 2.8 L 1GD-FTV ESTEC intercooler VN Turbo D-4D I4, 3.0 L 1KD-FTV intercooler VN Turbo D-4D I4, and 3.0 L 5L-E I4 diesel engines and a 4.0L 1GR-FE V6 petrol engines, 2.7L 2TR-FE I4 Dual VVT-I petrol engines. These engines are mated to a 5-speed manual, 5-speed automatic, 6-speed automatic, or 6-speed manual.

(b) Fuel Consumption

Most of the Toyota Fortuner offers good fuel consumption from 11.6 Km/L to 13.1 Km/L.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

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(a) Engine & Performance

The Pajero Sport third generation comes fitted with 3 engine options: a 3.0L 6B31 V6 petrol engine which produces a maximum power output of 217 hp and 2.4L 4N15 MIVEC I4-T which produces a power of 178 hp, and 2.5L 4D56 I4-T which produces a power output of 134 hp. These engines are linked to a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, 5-speed automatic, or 8-speed Aisin TL-80SN/TL-80NF automatic.

(b) Fuel Consumption

Regardless of the type of engine under the bonnet, type of transmission-equipped, and other factors, the fuel consumption is around 8Km/L to 12.5Km/L.

Final Verdict

Regardless of the price, as a family car, the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is comfortable enough to drive with but also gives the capability to hit off-road for a bit of adventure and it can go further than a Fortuner. Also, the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport offers excellent safety equipment and offers great value. It’s also surprisingly “non-truck-like” to drive, tough, and practical.

The Toyota Fortuner is not the more comfortable SUV compared to the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, but the Fortuner can go places where the Pajero Sport can only dream about.

Nobody buys the Fortuner accidentally, the looks and ride put a Pajero Sport buyer off, but for the right people it’s exactly what they need – an SUV with cargo and 7 seats.

The Fortuner and Pajero Sport are good cars, both are 7 seaters with a small difference in cargo space but the Pajero Sport is a more comfortable SUV compared to Fortuner and comes fitted with a lot of features and safety technology. All cars are available in 4WD. Visit BE FORWARD to purchase one of your dream cars.

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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