Isuzu MU-X Vs Toyota Fortuner

Isuzu has recently launched the BS6 compliant version of its MU-X SUV.

What’s new with this update, you ask?

Well, not a whole lot, to be very honest.

There is, of course, the re-worked diesel engine which now produces fewer fumes than before. 

Apart from this, however, this Japanese SUV remains pretty much the same.

Earlier this year, MU-X’s main rival, the Toyota Fortuner, also received an update.

Unlike the MU-X, however, the updates on the Fortuner were much more significant. 

Let’s dive deep into the specifications of each of these SUVs and stack them against each other to see which makes more sense to buy. 

Isuzu MU-X vs Toyota Fortuner Side Image

Engine Specifications

First, let’s take a look at the engine and gearbox options offered with the Isuzu MU-X.

This SUV is available only with a 1.9-liter, 4-cylinder diesel engine.

This engine can produce 163 hp along with 360 Nm of peak torque. Here we see a jump of 13 hp and 10 Nm from the BS4 version of this engine.

The MU-X is available in 4×2 as well as 4×4 guise. 

There is only one transmission option available with this SUV that is a 6-speed torque converter automatic.

Now let’s see what the Toyota Fortuner offers in terms of its engine and gearbox options.

The Fortuner is available with two engine options: A 2.7-litre petrol and a 2.8-litre diesel.

The petrol engine can produce 163 hp along with 245 Nm of peak torque. On the other hand, the diesel engine can produce 201 hp and 420 Nm of peak torque (500 Nm with the automatic transmission).

The petrol engine is available only in the 4×2 guise. On the other hand, the diesel engine is available in 4×2 as well as 4×4 specification. 

There are multiple transmission options on offer with the Fortuner.

The petrol engine is available with a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic. On the other hand, the diesel engine is available with a 6-speed manual with iMT and a 6-speed torque converter automatic. 

Toyota Fortuner Side image


Now let’s take a look at the features that these SUVs offer. 

The MU-X and the Fortuner have several features that you may expect from a vehicle in the premium SUV segment. 

LED lights, leather upholstery, touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, powered driver seat, alloy wheels and premium sound system are a few examples.

However, the Toyota Fortuner is better equipped than the MU-X.

It comes with additional features such as:

  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity
  • JBL speakers
  • Connected car technology
  • Driving modes
  • Auto up/down on all power windows
  • Locking differentials
  • Powered tail-gate

Safety features

The Isuzu MU-X, as well as the Toyota Fortuner, is equipped with plenty of safety features.

Both the SUVs offer:

  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
  • Electronic Brake Assist (BA)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Hill Assist Control (HAC)
  • Antilock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage points
  • Rear parking camera

The Fortuner trumps the MU-X with seven airbags as opposed to the latter’s six. Also, the former has front as well as rear parking sensors. While the Isuzu makes do with just the rear ones.डाइमेंशन्स


Here is a detailed breakdown of the dimensions of the Isuzu MU-X and the Toyota Fortuner:

  • Length: 
MU-X: 4,825 mm
Fortuner: 4,795 mm
  • Width:
MU-X: 1,860 mm
Fortuner: 1,855 mm
  • Height:
MU-X: 1,860 mm
Fortuner: 1,835 mm
  • Boot space:
MU-X: 235 liters
Fortuner: 296 liters
  • Ground clearance:
MU-X: 230 mm
Fortuner: 224 mm
  • Wheelbase:
MU-X: 2,845 mm
Fortuner: 2,745 mm


The standard warranty coverage offered on these SUVs is the same.

  • 3 years / 1,00,000 km (whicever comes first)

Not only this but, both Isuzu and Toyota offer identical coverage in their respective extended warranty schemes as well.

  • 5 years / 1,50,000 km (whicever comes first)


Both the SUVs are individually available in a single, top-of-the-range trim.

The corresponding difference in prices is due to fuel types, transmission options and drivetrain.

Price list for the Isuzu MU-X:


Two-wheel Drive

  • Automatic Transmission: Rs 33,37,727

Four-wheel Drive: 

  • Automatic Transmission: Rs 35,34,599

Price list for the Toyota Fortuner:


Two-wheel Drive:

  • Manual Transmission: Rs 30,34,000
  • Automatic Transmission: Rs 31,93,000


Two-wheel Drive:

  • Manual Transmission: Rs 32,84,000
  • Automatic Transmission: Rs 35,20,000

Four-wheel Drive:

  • Manual Transmission: Rs 35,50,000
  • Automatic Transmission: Rs 37,79,000