Toyota Fortuner vs Toyota Prado Comparison

toyota fortuner vs toyota prado comparison

In today’s world, most people love to own SUVs and Toyota is one of the automakers that produce some of the best SUVs cars on the market in every aspect, including cars for off-roading, and luxury cars. Toyota sells high-end cars like many other automakers equipped with high-end features and technology.

Here’s a look at the Toyota Fortuner and Toyota Prado.

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

 Toyota FortunerToyota Prado
Capacity/Doors4 doors / 7 seater3/5 door 7seater
Torque197 Nm – 420 Nm410 Nm@1600-2800 rpm
Top Speed200 Km/L200 Km/L
0-100 km/h12 sec9.2 sec – 12.7 sec
Max Power94 hp – 235 hp170.30@3400 rpm
Engine2.7L – 3.0L2.7L – 4.0L
Fuel Tank Capacity80L150L
Key FeaturesSRS Airbags (Driver Knee airbag,

side airbags, curtain airbags) ABS

with EBD, 3-Point ELR seatbelts,

Brake Assist
Automatic Climate Control,

Driver Airbag, Anti Lock

Braking System
Fuel Consumption11.6 Km/L – 13.1 Km/L6.5 Km/L – 10.0 Km/L
Length x Width x Height

4.65×1.76×1.87 m5.00×1.90×1.95 m
BE FORWARD PRICEUSD 10,900 – USD 55,800USD 33,600 – USD 40,950

Interior & Exterior Comparison

Toyota Fortuner

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The Fortuner 1st generation known as AN50/AN60, and the 2nd generation known as AN150/AN160 started from 2015 to the present. The Fortuner is a 7-seater SUV produced by Toyota and it uses the same platform as the Toyota Hilux but they differ mainly in interior, and body type.

(a) Cabin Storage

The cabin is large and comfortable with a similar feel as the Toyota Prado and layout. In the 1st row and 2nd rows, the legroom and headroom are excellent and tall drivers and passengers will find it comfortable but the 3rd-row seats are uncomfortable for long-distance trips and tolerable at short distances especially for tall passengers due to the low elevation that makes people seat with a slump.

BROWSE LOW COST USED TOYOTA FORTUNER from $10,900

In the cabin, there are numerous storage sections that are useful for storing items such as smartphones, beverages, and goggles, handbags. In the 1st row, there is a glove box, the center box, 4 cup-holders, and door panel storage. In the 2nd row, there are 4 cup-holders in the armrest compartment and door panels. In the 3rd row, you will find only 2 cupholders.

(b) Cargo Space

BROWSE LOW COST USED TOYOTA FORTUNER from $10,900

The Fortuner has a large cargo space of 296L that can be expanded by folding the 3rd-row seats and 2nd-row seats with armrests when more space is required.

Toyota Prado

BROWSE LOW COST USED TOYOTA PRADO from $33,600

The Toyota Prado is a luxury SUV with a 4-door body style and 7 passengers seating. The Toyota Prado is equipped with a hydro-pneumatic suspension- KDSS – that lowers the vehicle at speed and a raft of stability control sensors.

(a) Cabin Storage

The Toyota Prado has many storage booths fit for storing beverages, smartphones, handbags, and bottles. In the 1st row, you will find a 2 cup holder in the control panel, the center box, a glove box, and door panel storage.

In the 2nd row, you will find a front-seat pocket, door panel storage, and 2 cup holders in the armrest when it flips down.

BROWSE LOW COST USED TOYOTA PRADO from $33,600

The Toyota Prado is equipped with technology and features like a Cyclist Detection (Day only), Toyota Safety Sense with Pre-Collision Safety System with Pedestrian Detection (Day and Night), High-Speed Active Cruise Control (ACC), Auto High Beam (AHB), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), and Road Sign Assist (RSA).

(b) Cargo Space

BROWSE LOW COST USED TOYOTA PRADO from $33,600

The Prado has a boot space size of 553L. But when you need all space the 3rd-row seats and 2nd-row seats must fold but when seats are occupied the cargo space of Prado is small compared to Fortuner.

Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption

Toyota Fortuner

BROWSE LOW COST USED TOYOTA FORTUNER from $10,900

(a) Engine & Performance

The Fortuner comes fitted with different engine choices but the most popular engines are 2.7L 2TR-FE I4 Dual VVT-I, 4.0L 1GR-FE V6 petrol engines, and diesel engines 2.4L 2GD-FTV ESTEC intercooler VN Turbo D-4D I4, 2.5L 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. These engines transfer power to the wheel via a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, 5-speed automatic, or 6-speed automatic.

At 5,200 rpm the Fortuner powered by a 2TR-FE 2.7L I4 Dual VVT-I generates a maximum power output of 164 hp and the Fortuner is fitted with a 1GR-FE 4.0L V6 generates a maximum power output of 235 hp at 5,200 rpm.

(b) Fuel Consumption

The Fortuner is dependent on the model chosen, the type of engine, or transmission. So the fuel consumption for most of the Fortuner is around 11.6 Km/L to 13.1Km/L.

Toyota Prado

BROWSE LOW COST USED TOYOTA PRADO from $33,600

(a) Engine & Performance

The Prado comes fitted with 3 engine options 2.7L petrol 2TR-FE engine which offers a power output of 157 hp, a 4.0L Petrol 1GR-FE engine which produces a power output of 270 hp, and a 3.0L Diesel 1KD -FTV D4D engine. These engines are mated with a 4-speed automatic, 5-speed automatic, 6-speed automatic, 5-speed manual, or 6-speed manual.

(b) Fuel Consumption

The fuel consumption for Toyota Prado is around 6.5Km/L to 10.0Km/L.

Final Verdict

Whether you’re an SUV fan or not one of these SUVs will take your attention and give you the power to find money to buy one, then you either buy a Toyota Fortuner or the Toyota Prado. If you have financial muscles just get both of them.

The Prado looks like a luxury SUV with capabilities of hitting off-road while the Fortuner looks like a special car for luxury purposes. If you are looking for a stylish exterior appearance and fuel economy better to have the Fortuner but the real fact is Prado is the best for hiking to the mountains or off-road driving.

Both cars are good for long trips, off-road driving, and town trips but the best for off-road driving is Toyota Prado while for the comfortability and luxury Fortuner scores many points ahead of Prado. So the choice is depending on your cash. Browse more vehicles on BE FORWARD.

BROWSE LOW COST USED TOYOTA FORTUNER from $10,900

BROWSE LOW COST USED TOYOTA PRADO from $33,600

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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