Compare Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport: Which car is "more delicious"?

Compare Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport: Which car is “more delicious”?


Comparing Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Fortuner wins thanks to the brand and Pajero Sport attracts thanks to design and performance.

General introduction about Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Toyota Fortuner

The latest generation of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Toyota Fortuner models launched almost at the same time. Mitsubishi has created Pajero Sport with a very strong, Samurai design. And Toyota Fortuner, according to experts, is a 7-seater SUV that is both pitiful and elegant and refined in the same Japanese traditional style.

2018 Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2018Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Same segment 7-seat car, the same Japanese brand, Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport have many similarities. This makes many car buyers wondering whether to buy Pajero Sport or Fortuner. Let’s compare Pajero Sport and Fortuner to find the answer for me!

Compare Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Toyota Fortuner in terms of exterior

The two Japanese automakers deliberately designed the exterior of their 7-seat SUV in a strong, aggressive style. However, somewhere in both Pajero Sport and Fortuner, we can see the “Japanese car quality” that is strong, solid but old, lack of innovation, sporty and modern as Korean models in the same segment. like Hyundai SantaFe, Kia Sorento …

Regarding Toyota Fortuner, the first highlight is the very slender front light design, which is extended from the steering wheel hugging both sides. The grille is shaped with an upside-down trapezoid shape with additional luxurious chrome borders. Bi-LED Projector or Bi-Xenon front lights, depending on the version, come with LED daytime running lights. LED fog lamps.

Elegant and luxurious design of Toyota Fortuner 2018Elegant and luxurious design of Toyota Fortuner

According to the specifications of the Toyota car manufacturer Fortuner, this generation Fortuner is more neatly refined. But overall, the Fortuner is still bigger than Pajero Sport. The body of the Fortuner is elaborate with sporty ribs. The set of 12-spoke alloy wheels of 18 ”looks quite modern. Toyota also added Fortuner 2 rear discs into a total of 4 brake discs. Toyota Fortuner rearview mirror is full of features folding / adjusting the power, turn signals.

In general, although experts and users rated Toyota Fortuner quite well, it must still recognize the Fortuner design remains neutral. The car design is “too safe”, just like the traditional business view of Japanese automaker Toyota.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport “score” than Toyota Fortuner in exterior design. Dynamic Shield language has made Pajero Sport more polished. The Pajero Sport front end is designed in an X-shape, attractive with a strong chrome plated steering wheel. Xenon headlight system – LED daytime connected seamlessly with the steering wheel to create impressive sharp beauty.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport “eat well” with eye-catching exterior design

The muscular appearance of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is clearly shown on the body of the car by floating lines. According to the share, the company carefully calculates the parameters of wind resistance according to aerodynamic principles when the vehicle is operating. The rear of the car is very unique from a distance with strange taillights extending from the windshield to the rear bumper. Mitsubishi Pajero Sport looks more striking and soulful of an SUV than the “neutral neutral” look of Fortuner.

Compare size specifications of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Toyota Fortuner:

Toyota Fortuner Parameters – sizes Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
4,795 Length (mm) 4,785
1,855 Width (mm) 1.815
1.835 High (mm) 1,805
2,745 Wheelbase (mm) 2,800
219 Ground clearance (mm) 218
5.8 Turning radius (m) 5,6

Compare Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Toyota Fortuner in terms of exterior

The interior space of both 7-seater SUVs is quite comfortable and comfortable. According to the overall assessment, Toyota Fortuner focuses more on usability while Pajero Sport is more “dreamy” when investing in both design and equipment.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport devotes a lot of attention to the interior space. The car uses a lot of wood paneling details for taplo, central screen borders, gear lever pedestal, handrest pedestal on door tapi … Similarly, Toyota Fortuner also uses many quality fake wood.

Close-up of the interior compartment of Pajero Sport 2018Close-up of Pajero Sport interior compartment

With an SUV in the direction of Sport, the steering wheel, the point of contact and bringing the most experience to the driver should be very favored by Mitsubishi. The steering wheel is designed by the four-spoke format “X”. Compared to the monotonous T-shaped steering wheel of Toyota Fortuner, Pajero Sport looks more beautiful. The steering wheel of both cars is fully integrated with features buttons: Hands Free hands-free phone, adjust the volume … and the gear shift lever.

A close-up of the interior of the Fortuner 2018A close-up of the interior of the Fortuner 2018

In terms of comfort equipment, Toyota Fortuner is focused on upgrading practical utilities. The car is equipped with a DVD screen along with the central touch screen, supports GPS, T-connect, Bluetooth, AUX … And Mitsubishi Pajero Sport also has the same equipment.

Talk about the seat system on the two models. At Toyota Fortuner, the company equips high-quality leather material for the seat system in the high-end version. The front row of seats in the cockpit has an 8-way power adjustment function, featuring dynamic sliding. The second row is wide and airy. But the third row is quite tight and easy to play, so it is suitable for younger children.

The middle row of Fortuner 2018 for flexible slidingSecond row of Toyota Fortuner is quite spacious

Like the Toyota Fortuner, the front seats on Mitsubishi Pajero Sport also feature electric adjustment. The seats are as spacious as the Toyota Fortuner. Pajero Sport legroom a total of three rows of seats is 2,585 mm, quite comfortable than the figure of 2,448 mm Toyota Fortuner. One noticeable advantage of Pajero Sport is that the luggage storage volume when folding two rows of seats is 1,624L, much more than Fortuner’s 1,080L.

Regarding the air conditioning system on the two SUVs, we also see a difference in features. According to the evaluation, the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has an independent and automatic 2-zone air conditioning system more effectively than the opponent. There are 4 wind levels built-in in the control panel, which is quite convenient and Mitsubishi arranges air vents throughout the cabin.

Compare Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Toyota Fortuner in terms of engine / performance

Comparison of specifications Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Toyota Fortuner:

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 4 × 4 AT

Technical data

Toyota Fortuner 2.7V 4 × 4 AT

Gasoline, MIVEC-Direct injection Engine Gasoline, 4 cylinders, Dual VVT4
2,888cc Capacity 2,694cc
220 horsepower Wattage 164 horsepower
285Nm Torque 245Nm
8-level auto Gear 6-level auto
2 bridges – Super Select Drive 2 bridges

“Born to be offroad”, Pajero Sport has built-in 4 extremely flexible fishing mode. Offroad mode of this sports SUV is quite effective. 4 modes of offroad driving Gravel – Sand – Mud – Rock (Gravel – Mud – Sand – Rock) built to help the driver completely conquer all terrain and obstacles with confidence. You must really experience this “cross country” to know if Pajero Sport car is good or not.

Cross-country ability helps Pajero Sport become unrivaled in the segmentCross-country ability helps Pajero Sport become unrivaled in the segment

The praiseworthy point on the two cars this year is the ability to improve sound insulation significantly. During operation, you will feel the quietness is very worthwhile.

Compare Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Toyota Fortuner about safety equipment

List of safety equipment on 2 models Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Toyota Fortuner are similar:

Safety equipment Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Toyota Fortuner
ABS / EBD / BA braking function Have Have
Electronic balance Have Have
Departure across the slope Have Have
Support downhill Have Have
Stable rear hook car Have Have
Blind spot warning Have Is not
Camera 360 degrees Back up
Number of airbags 7 7
Front brakes Ventilated disc Plate
Rear brake Ventilated disc Funeral
Unintended acceleration system Have Is not

The default number of airbags on Pajero Sport is 7, but on Toyota Fortuner will depend on the version that has different number of airbags. Although fully equipped with modern safety technologies, Toyota Fortuner still loses Pajero Sport in some criteria such as blind spot warning or unintended anti-acceleration function.

Should buy Toyota Fortuner or Mitsubishi Pajero Sport?

Latest Toyota Fortuner price:

  • Toyota Fortuner 2.4 G 4 × 2 MT (CKD): VND 1,033 million
  • Toyota Fortuner 2.4 G 4 × 2 AT (CKD): VND 1,096 million
  • Toyota Fortuner 2.8 4 × 4 AT (CKD): 1,354 million
  • Toyota Fortuner 2.7 V 4 × 2 AT TRD (CKD): VND 1,199 million
  • Toyota Fortuner 2.7 V 4 × 2 AT (CBU): VND 1,150 million
  • Toyota Fortuner 2.7 V 4 × 4 AT (CBU): VND 1,236 million

Latest Mitsubishi Pajero Sport price:

  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2.4 MT (4 × 2) diesel machine: VND 980.5 million
  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2.4 AT (4 × 2) oil machine: VND 1,062 million
  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 3.0 AT (4 × 2) gasoline engine: VND 1,092 million
  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 3.0 AT Premium (4 × 2) gasoline engine: VND 1,160 million
  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 3.0 AT (4 × 4) gasoline engine: VND 1,182 million
  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 3.0 AT Premium (4 × 4) gasoline engine: VND 1,250 million

Prices for Toyota Fortuner and Pajero Sport are similar, but equipped with Pajero Sport engine and operation are superior.


Pajero Sport - 7-seater SUV worth buying of the yearPajero Sport is one of the best 7-seater SUV models of the year

This year’s two-seater 7-seater SUVs are really aimed at two different customers. Toyota Fortuner will be the choice of Toyota brand fans with persistent, benign, practical and economical advantages. Toyota Fortuner is suitable to choose as a family car, business car or service car …

Toyota Fortuner is still the smartest choice for Vietnamese familiesToyota Fortuner has always been a highly economical option

Pajero Sport of Mitsubishi is a more breakthrough option, suitable for those who are “tired of Toyota” but still want to find the peace of mind of Japanese cars, get more comfortable equipment for each journey.

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