Nissan X-Terra Vs Toyota Fortuner Comparison

Mid-size SUVs are now available in all shapes and sizes catering to the buyers’ specific needs. In this week’s DubiCompare, we are pitting two Japanese mid-size SUVs that offer space for seven on the inside and take your family beyond everyday shopping and onto a picnic spot way out in the desert. Here is a detailed comparison of the Nissan X-Terra and Toyota Fortuner.

Nissan X-Terra Vs Toyota Fortuner: Dimensions

DimensionsX-TerraFortuner
Length4,9004,795
Width1,8651,855
Height1,8651,835
Wheelbase2,8502,745
Fuel Tank Capacity78L80L
Ground Clearance243mm225mm
Boot Space~280L296L

The X-Terra is clearly the bigger SUV of the two with over 105mm longer wheelbase. This translates to a roomier 2nd and an adult-friendly 3rd row. However, the boot space is smaller due to a flat floor design on the X-Terra. The Toyota Fortuner’s 3rd row feels a bit cramped.

Nissan X-Terra Vs Toyota Fortuner: Exterior Design

FeaturesX-TerraFortuner
LightsLEDLED
Side StepYesYes
Wheels18-inch18-inch
Puddle LampsOptionalYes
Roof RailsYesYes
Electric Boot-lidYesYes
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Although the exterior features are the same for both SUVs, for the looks alone we feel the Fortuner is a bit more modern and stylish compared to the X-Terra. 

Nissan X-Terra Vs Toyota Fortuner: Interiors & Features 

FeaturesX-TerraFortuner
Instrument Cluster7-inch DisplayMID
Infotainment9-inch Display8-inch Display
Android AutoYesYes
Apple CarplayYesYes
Wireless ChargerYesYes
Climate ControlDual-ZoneTri-Zone
Ambient LightingYesYes
Audio8-speaker Bose Audio6-speaker Audio
SunroofNoNo
Rear Display11-inch DisplayNone

In terms of technology, the Nissan X-Terra is more modern and feature-loaded as compared to the Fortuner. Toyota’s cabin feels outdated and the equipment levels are also not on par with the X-Terra. 

Nissan X-Terra Vs Toyota Fortuner: Seats & Comfort

FeaturesX-TerraFortuner
Seat Configurations7 Seats7 Seats
Middle Seat FoldingManualManual
Captain ChairsNoNo
One-touch TumbleYesYes
Cooled SeatsNoneFront
3rd Row Seat FoldingManualManual
Rear SunshadeOptionalOptional
Seat MaterialQuilted LeatherLeather
Rear AC VentsYesYes
Boot Space (3rd Row Seats Up)~280L296L
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In terms of passenger comfort, the X-Terra’s larger cabin can seat seven people in comfort. Except for the front ventilated seats on the Fortuner, life in the Toyota’s SUV will be almost similar. However, if you are looking to use the 3rd row frequently to seat adults, you are better off with the X-Terra.

Nissan X-Terra Vs Toyota Fortuner: Engine & Performance

The X-Terra is available with a single NA engine option officially sold by the brand in the UAE. On the other hand, the Toyota Fortuner officially gets two petrol engines including a 4.0L V6, and dealers in the country also import a 2.8L diesel engine, which offers the best bang for the buck. Here is a comparison of the base-spec engine:

EnginesX-TerraFortuner
Capacity2.5L, 4 Cyl, NA Petrol2.7L, 4 Cyl, NA Petrol
Max Power165hp164hp
Peak Torque241Nm245Nm
Top-Speed190km/h190km/h
[0 to 100km/h]11 seconds12 seconds
Gearbox7-speed AT6-speed AT
DrivetrainRWD/4WD4WD

The Toyota Fortuner is also available in two other engine options. Here are the performance figures:

EnginesFortunerFortuner
Capacity2.8L, 4 Cyl, Turbo-Diesel4.0L, V6, NA Petrol
Max Power204hp235hp
Peak Torque500Nm376Nm
Top-Speed190km/h187km/h
[0 to 100km/h]10 seconds9 seconds
Gearbox6-speed AT6-speed AT
Drivetrain4WD4WD

If you want maximum performance among the two, then the diesel Fortuner is your top choice.

Nissan X-Terra Vs Toyota Fortuner: Safety

Safety FeaturesX-TerraFortuner
Airbags77
ISOFIX AnchorsYesYes
Parking SensorsFront & RearFront & Rear
TPMSYesYes
360-degree CameraYesNo
ADASLevel 2No
Rear-View MirrorCamera-basedManual
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The X-Terra with its ADAS features is a safer SUV out of the two. Both come with a host of passive safety features and offer ample crash protection.

Nissan X-Terra Vs Toyota Fortuner: Price

X-Terra Price & Variants:

The X-Terra is officially offered in 5 variants with 2WD and 4WD options by Nissan UAE. Here are the variants and prices:

VariantPrice
SE 2.5LAED 104,000
SE 2.5L 4WDAED 114,500
Titanium 2.5LAED 113,500
Titanium 2.5L 4WDAED 123,000
Platinum 2.5L 4WDAED 143,000

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Fortuner Price & Variants:

On the other hand, the Fortuner is officially offered in three variants. While diesel variant pricing is as per DubiCars data as it is not sold by Toyota UAE. Here are the variants and prices:

VariantPrice
EXR 2.7LAED 126,900
GXR 4.0LAED 153,900
VXR 4.0LAED 172,900
2.8L DieselAED 136,000

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