Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner are two of the most talked-about cars in the segment. While the Fortuner is the segment-leader in the market, there are many enthusiasts who love the Ford Endeavour too. Because of the popularity of both vehicles, there have been many debates in the past between the fans of both cars. Here is a video that shows a tug of war between both the SUVs. While the tug of wars does not prove much, but it sure is interesting to know which SUV wins it.
The Toyota Fortuner participating in this tug of war is the Sigma-4 variant. It gets a 2.8-litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates a maximum power of 174 Bhp and 420 Nm of peak torque. This gets 4X4 layout and it gets a 6-speed manual transmission. The Endeavour gets the 3.2-litre five-cylinder diesel engine. Even though the engine has been discontinued the BS6 update, it is the most powerful engine that was available with the Endeavour in the Indian market. The engine of the Endeavour produces a maximum power of 179 Bhp and peak torque of 470 Nm.
In the first round, both the cars struggle to pull each other but towards the end, the Endeavour manages to drag the Fortuner for a few metres. In the second round of the challenge, the Endeavour clearly pulls the Fortuner for several metres before coming to stop. It is not known if the driver remained the same in both the rounds or they were exchanged. Drivers play an important role in such situations and winning or losing may massively depend on the driver too. Also, the condition of the tyres is a major factor in such challenges. Also, the low-end torque of Endeavour comes in pretty handy during such situations.
However, such tug of war can damage the vehicle’s engine, transmission and the drivetrain. Since a lot of force is put on the engine to overcome the resistance created by the other vehicle. It can severely damage the mechanicals permanently. Always refrain from participating in such challenges, especially if you want your vehicle to go on a long time.
It should be noted that Ford currently sells the Endeavour with only one, single engine option. There is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces a maximum power 168 Bhp and 420 Nm of peak torque. The Endeavour is currently the only car in India that offers a 10-speed automatic transmission. There is no manual transmission option available with the latest version of the Endeavour in India.