Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour and currently the most popular SUV in the segment. Both these SUVs have been present in the market for a long time and they have both proven themselves as reliable SUVs in tough and off-road terrains. Both Endeavour and Fortuner are capable SUVs and we have seen several video of these SUVs doing off-roading. Both SUVs are now available with BS6 compliant engine. Fortuner gets both petrol and diesel engines whereas the Endeavour comes with a diesel engine only. Here we have a video where a pre-facelift Ford Endeavour 3.2 and a Toyota Fortuner diesel is seen in a drag race.
The video has been uploaded by Ashish Yadav on his YouTube channel. The vlogger starts by talking a bit about both the SUV. The Toyota Fortuner seen here is a 2.8 litre 4×2 version and the Ford Endeavour is a 3.2 litre diesel 4×4 version. In terms of power and torque, Ford Endeavour was ahead as its bigger engine engine generated 197 Bhp and 470 Nm of peak torque. The Fortuner only produced 174 Bhp and 450 Nm of peak torque.
In comparison to the Endeavour, Fortuner was lighter as it is 2WD version and it felt like that would actually work in favour of Toyota Fortuner. they choose an empty stretch of road for this race and line up the SUVs. The countdown starts and both SUVs move off the line aggressively. Both Fortuner and Endeavour were racing next to each and after few seconds, Ford Endeavour started pulling ahead.
Endeavour took the lead and maintained it throughout the race. There were two people inside both the cars. Toyota Fortuner driver is seen pushing the Fortuner hard to overtake Endeavour but, all his efforts go in vain. Three rounds of the race is conducted to find out the winner. Drivers swap vehicles before second round and line up for the race. The race starts and this time, Fortuner did not get a good start and Endeavour took advantage of it.
In comparison to the first round, Fortuner was way behind Ford Endeavour. Ford Endeavour won the second round as well. In third rounds drivers swap vehicles once again and this time both SUVs had a perfect start and just like first round, Fortuner gave a tight competition to Endeavour in the first couple of hundred metres. After that, Ford Endeavour took the lead and maintained it throughout the race.
So, Ford Endeavour was clearly the winner in this drag race but, this does not mean that Toyota Fortuner is a bad vehicle. More power and torque helped Endeavour win the race even after being the heavier. If the vlogger had used facelited BS6 version of both SUVs, the result might have been different. Ford Endeavour is now available with a smaller 2.0 litre turbo diesel engine that generates 167 Bhp and 420 Nm of torque. The Fortuner facelift uses the same 2.8 litre diesel engine but, it now available in a different state of tune. It now generates 201 Bhp and 500 Nm of peak torque.