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    2020 MG Hector Plus vs Toyota Fortuner - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    by Lakshya Khanna Dates: 01 Aug 2020

    Which car is better: MG Hector Plus or Toyota Fortuner? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to find out which car offers better value for money.

     


    2020 MG Hector Plus vs Toyota Fortuner

    Hector Plus 2020 vs Fortuner 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

    HECTOR PLUS VS FORTUNER | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    MG Hector Plus

    Toyota Fortuner

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Style

    ₹13.49

    4x2 MT

    ₹28.66

    Hybrid Sharp

    ₹17.29

    -

    -


    MG Hector Plus prices start from Rs. 13.49 lakh and go up to Rs. 17.29 lakh for turbo petrol manual powertrain. Toyota Fortuner petrol manual costs Rs. 28.66 lakh.

    HECTOR PLUS VS FORTUNER | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    MG Hector Plus

    Toyota Fortuner

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Smart

    ₹16.65

    4x2 AT

    ₹30.25

    Sharp

    ₹18.21

    -

    -


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, MG Hector Plus prices start from Rs. 16.65 lakh while the Toyota Fortuner costs Rs. 30.25 lakh.

    HECTOR PLUS VS FORTUNER | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    DIESEL MANUAL

    MG Hector Plus

    Toyota Fortuner

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Style

    ₹14.44

    4x2 MT

    ₹30.67

    Super

    ₹15.65

    4x4 MT

    ₹32.64

    Smart

    ₹17.15

       

    Sharp

    ₹18.54

       


    MG Hector Plus prices start from Rs. 14.44 lakh and go up to Rs. 18.54 lakh for diesel manual powertrain. The Toyota Fortuner diesel manual is available with rear-wheel drive and four-wheel-drive priced at Rs. 30.67 lakh and Rs. 32.64 lakh, respectively.

    HECTOR PLUS VS FORTUNER | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    DIESEL AUTOMATIC

    MG HECTOR PLUS

    Toyota Fortuner

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    -

    -

    4x2 AT

    ₹32.53

       

    4x4 AT

    ₹34.43


    MG Hector plus is not available with the diesel automatic powertrain. Toyota Fortuner diesel automatic starts from Rs. 32.53 lakh.

    Hector Plus 2020 vs Fortuner 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which One Is Bigger?

    MG Hector Plus is 4720mm long, 1835mm wide and 1760mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2750mm. The MG Hector Plus has a boot space of 155 with all seats up and 530 litres with the last row seatbacks folded. The Toyota Fortuner measures 4795mm in length, 1855mm in width and 1835mm in height. The wheelbase of Toyota Fortuner is 2745mm and it has a boot space of 296 litres with all seats upright. The boot capacity with the last row folded is not available at the moment.

    Also Read - 2020 MG Hector Plus vs Maruti Suzuki XL6 - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    HECTOR PLUS VS FORTUNER | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    MG Hector Plus

    Difference

    Toyota Fortuner

    Length (mm)

    4720

    75

    4795

    Width (mm)

    1835

    20

    1855

    Height (mm)

    1760

    75

    1835

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2750

    5

    2745

    Boot Space (litre)

    155 - 530

    141

    296 - NA

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    196

    29

    225

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    60

    20

    80

    Dimension Review

    • The Fortuner is longer than the Hector Plus by 75mm.
    • The Fortuner is wider than the Hector Plus by 20mm.
    • The Fortuner is taller than the Hector Plus by 75mm.
    • The Hector Plus has a longer wheelbase than the Fortuner; by 5mm.
    • The Fortuner has 141 litres more boot space than the Hector Plus.
    • The Fortuner has 29mm more ground clearance than the Hector Plus.

    In terms of dimensions, the Fortuner is a larger car compared to the Hector Plus. So, it will have a better road presence than the Hector Plus. After all, the Fortuner is from a higher segment. It’s a D+ segment car while the Hector Plus is a D-segment SUV.

    Hector Plus 2020 vs Fortuner 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

    HECTOR PLUS VS FORTUNER | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    MG Hector Plus

    Toyota Fortuner

    Engine Type

    Turbo Petrol

    Turbo Petrol Hybrid

    Petrol

    Displacement

    1.5L

    1.5L

    2.7L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    143PS @ 5000rpm

    143PS @ 5000rpm

    166PS @ 5200rpm

    Peak Torque

    250Nm @ 1600 - 3600rpm

    250Nm @ 1600 - 3600rpm

    245Nm @ 4000rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    6-speed

    5-speed

    Manual FE

    -

    14.03kmpl

    10.01kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    6-speed DCT

    -

    6-speed torque converter

    Automatic FE

    11.67kmpl

    -

    10.26kmpl


    Hector Plus 1.5L Turbo Petrol vs Fortuner 2.7L Petrol

    MG Hector Plus gets a 1.5L turbo petrol 4-cylinder engine, which makes 143PS of maximum power and 250Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed DCT type automatic transmission. The MG Hector Plus petrol automatic claims to return a fuel efficiency of 11.67kmpl.

    There’s also a 1.5L turbo petrol hybrid 4-cylinder engine, which has the same power and torque output. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 14.03kmpl.

    Also Read - Which Variant of 2020 MG Hector Plus Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

    Toyota Fortuner gets a 2.7L petrol 4-cylinder engine that makes 166PS of maximum power and 245Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter type automatic transmission. The Toyota Fortuner petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 10.01kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 10.26kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • The Fortuner has a more powerful engine than the Hector Plus.
    • The Hector Plus's engine produces more torque than the Fortuner's.
    • The Fortuner petrol manual is more fuel-efficient than the Hector Plus manual.

    The Hector Plus' engine offers more torque, and it has a much better torque-to-weight ratio. So, for everyday drivability, the Hector Plus will be better with in-gear acceleration.

    HECTOR PLUS VS FORTUNER | ENGINE COMPARISON

    DIESEL ENGINE

     

    MG Hector Plus

    Toyota Fortuner

    Engine Type

    Diesel

    Diesel

    Displacement

    2.0L

    2.8

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    170PS @ 3750rpm

    177PS @ 3400rpm

    Peak Torque

    350Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

    420Nm @ 1400 - 2600rpm (MT)

    450Nm @ 1600 - 2400rpm (AT)

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual Claimed FE

    16.56kmpl

    14.6kmpl (2WD) 

    14.2kmpl (4WD)

    Automatic Transmission

    -

    6-speed torque converter

    Automatic Claimed FE

    -

    14.4kmpl (2WD) 

    14.2kmpl (4WD)


    Hector Plus 2.0L Diesel vs Fortuner 2.8 Diesel

    MG Hector Plus gets a 2.0L diesel 4-cylinder engine that makes 170PS of maximum power and 350Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 16.56kmpl.

    Toyota Fortuner gets a 2.8 diesel 4-cylinder engine that makes 177PS of maximum power and 420 to 450Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter type automatic transmission. The Toyota Fortuner diesel manual has a fuel-efficiency of 14.6kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 14.4kmpl. The Fortuner 4WD has a fuel efficiency of 14.2kmpl with manual as well as automatic transmission.

    Diesel Engine Review

    • The Fortuner has a more powerful engine than the Hector Plus.
    • The Fortuner's engine produces more torque than the Hector Plus's.
    • The Hector Plus diesel manual is more fuel-efficient than the Fortuner manual.

    The Fortuner's engine offers more torque than the two SUVs have a comparable torque-to-weight ratio. So, their in-gear acceleration and drivability will be similar to the diesel engine. The Hector Plus is smaller, lighter and is the more fuel-efficient option than the Fortuner.

    Hector Plus 2020 vs Fortuner 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

    Notable top features of Hector Plus 2020 are:

    • 2nd Row Captain Seats with Slide, Recline and Individual armrest
    • LED Headlamp & LED DRL w/ Floating Light Turn Indicators
    • Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof
    • 6-way Power Adjustable Driver Seat
    • 4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
    • 10.4-inch Touchscreen w/ 8 Speaker System By Infinity
    • 360 Degree Camera View
    • Powered Tailgate
    • 6 Airbags
    • All 4 Disc Brakes
    • Hill Hold Control
    • Front Parking Sensors
    • 7-inch Coloured MID
    • Heated outside mirrors
    • 3rd row 50:50 split-folding backrest
    • 3rd row AC vents with separate fan speed control

    Notable top features of Fortuner 2020 are:

    • Bi-LED Headlamps w/ LED DRL
    • Drive modes: ECO / PWR mode
    • 7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto, Apple CarPlay & Navigation
    • Seven airbags
    • Electrically controlled power back door w/ memory
    • Navigation turn display on MID
    • Cruise control
    • Automatic climate control w/ auto rear cooler
    • Active traction control
    • Hill launch & hill descent control
    • Electronic drive [2WD/4WD] control
    • 60-40 split second-row and 50-50 split third-row seatbacks

    Is the MG Hector Plus better than the Toyota Fortuner?

    Price of the base variant of MG Hector Plus is Rs. 13.49 lakh and Toyota Fortuner is Rs. 28.66 lakh (both ex-showroom).

    In terms of dimensions, the Fortuner is larger than the Hector Plus. So it will have a better road presence than the Hector Plus.

    For the petrol powertrain, Hector Plus's engine offers more torque and better torque-to-weight ratio. So, it’ll offer much better drivability than the Fortuner's.

    For the diesel engine, the Fortuner's engine offers more torque, but the torque-to-weight ratio of the two cars is similar. So, they’ll both offer similar in-gear acceleration at low RPMs.

    Also Read - 2020 MG Hector Plus vs Toyota Innova Crysta - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    The Hector Plus is also more fuel-efficient than the Fortuner across the board with the petrol as well as the diesel engine.

    The Hector Plus doesn’t get AWD or 4WD and it also doesn’t get a diesel engine with automatic transmission. So, for off-roading, the Toyota Fortuner will be better.

    Other than that the Hector Plus has pretty much all that the Fortuner does and more. Especially in terms of features, the Hector Plus beats the Fortuner with a tonne more comfort and technology-oriented features.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he’s mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He’s usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars’ editorial team. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna



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