Toyota Fortuner vs Toyota Prado – A Brief Comparison

Here’s a brief comparison between the New Toyota Fortuner and the New Toyota Prado. They are both mid-size SUVs. The Fortuner is based on the Toyota Hilux platform. The first Toyota Fortuner was released in 2005, while the first Toyota Parado was released in 1984. The Fortuner sits below the Prado in the SUV range of Toyota.

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Let us begin with the exterior. Both these Vehicles are impressive in looks. There is no point in arguing which looks better, as they say, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. The Fortuner is a bit smaller in size as compared to the Prado. The Fortuner has a length of 4705mm and a width of 1840mm while the Prado has a length of 4760mm and a width of 1885mm. Toyota Fortuner is 20mm lower than a Toyota Prado. The design of Toyota Fortuner is based on Toyota’s new design language. This new look can be seen in forthcoming models from other brands such as Lexus. The Prado on the other hand, has managed to maintain a luxury yet modern look.


Fortuner Interior

Fortuner Interior

Toyota Prado VX automatic

Prado Interior

Both SUVs have a great looking interior. Toyota has managed to keep the interior of the Fortuner different, even though it is based on the Hilux platform. The quality and feel of the interior depends on the variant you select. The interior of Prado looks sort of less impressive as compared to the Fortuner, although Prado’s interior is bigger and more equipped than that of the Fortuner.

Features of New Fortuner:

  • Air-conditioning with rear vents
  • Cruise control
  • Alarm
  • Rear differential lock
  • Seven airbags
  • Reversing camera
  • Vehicle stability control
  • Active traction control
  • Trailer sway control
  • Hill-start assist control
  • Anti-skid brakes with BA and EBD
  • Seatbelt warning reminder (front and second-row seats)
  • Power windows and mirrors, with central locking
  • Tilt-and-telescopic steering column adjustment
  • 80-litre fuel tank
  • Headlamp levelling
  • 7-inch display audio
    • Bluetooth, USB/AUX jack, AM/FM, CD
    • Voice recognition, steering-wheel controls
    • Six speakers
  • Auto on/off headlamps

Features of New Prado:

  • Five seats on GX (seven-seat option)
  • Seven airbags
  • Display audio and rear-view camera
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Emergency brake signal
  • Whiplash injury lessening front seats
  • Vehicle stability control
  • Active traction control
  • ABS with EBD and brake assist
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Smart entry and smart start
  • 220-volt rear accessory socket
  • Audio and phone controls on the steering wheel
  • Side mirror-mounted indicators


Toyota Fortuner comes with the following Engine and transmission variants:

2015 Toyota Fortuner engine

Toyota Fortuner Engine

  • 2.7 L 2TR-FE I4 Dual VVT-I (petrol)
  • 4.0 L 1GR-FE V6 Dual VVT-I (petrol)
  • 2.4 L 2GD-FTV ESTEC VNT I4 Common Rail D-4D (Diesel)
  • 2.8 L 1GD-FTV ESTEC VNT I4 Common Rail D-4D (Diesel)
  • 3.0 L 1KD-FTV VNT I4 Common Rail D-4D (Diesel)


  • 6-speed manual
  • 5 or 6-speed automatic
Toyota Prado 2.8 litre 1GD engine

Toyota Prado Engine

Toyota Prado comes with the follow engine and transmission variants:

  • 2.7 L 2TR-FE I4 (Petrol)
  • 4.0 L 1GR-FE V6 (Petrol)
  • 2.8 L 1GD-FTV I4-T (Diesel; June 2015–)
  • 3.0 L 5L-E I4 (Diesel)
  • 3.0 L 1KD-FTV I4-T (Diesel)


  • 4-speed automatic
  • 5-speed automatic
  • 6-speed automatic
  • 5-speed manual
  • 6-speed manual

Both SUVs are great in their own place, though Prado is a popular choice. Fortuner is assembled in Pakistan whereas Prado is imported as CBU.

What’s your opinion about these two great SUVs?


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  • Zulfiqar Ali Soomro

    You lost me at engine and transmission variants.

  • Guest

    So I’ve heard Aref Ali has also left PW blog.
    Oh boy!

  • Guest is back

    so where is PW blog heading now?

  • Mohammad Saad

    I think they are doing a pretty good job… they have some informative articles. genuine content. you guys should keep it up. Write blogs on daily problems pakistanis face on roads.

  • Mohammad Saad

    What do you mean man?

  • LookWho’sBack

    Seriously, can’t you see… Well to put it simply
    1: The writer has in his infinite wisdom did not see it fit to mention local variants
    2: There was no mention of Fortuner being assembled in Pakistan, which makes it crappy by default
    3: And Parado, let’s not even start with it…
    4: Let’s see, what about the prices? Nope, he didn’t mention it anywhere
    5: Oh and what about engines?
    6: If it was a comparison between international vehicles, than writer just forgot to mention it as well
    7: Who is going to talk about the Off-Road capabilities?
    Sorry my bad, if my comments is coming off wrong. I don’t know what to expect when I see a “vs” in the title. Dude, technical stuff needs to be mentioned and yes errors can happen and they are acceptable but one cannot just ignore all these things.

  • Hasan Khan

    When is the new Fortuner being launched in Pakistan?

  • Hahshbddb

    Not one mention about how these perform offroad considering they are 4wds!!!! This is pathetic pakwheels, you are a hopeless reviewer. End your life now