Spec comparison: Chevrolet Trailblazer vs Toyota Fortuner vs Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
Although Chevrolet has stopped production of Trailblazer in American market, but they definitely have different plans for some other regions of the earth. Chevrolet India is all set to launch the Trailblazer in India in a few days, and as the Indian people at large have a praising eye for muscular SUVs, Chevrolet is hopeful about becoming quite a major contender to get ample space in the SUV segment of Indian automobile market.
Chevrolet might be very much hopeful about becoming a major player in SUV segment of Indian automobile scenario, but they are also set for tough competition from already well established players like Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Toyota Fortuner. Evidently, Toyota Fortuner is the most popular and highest sold SUV in Indian market; therefore it will be the toughest contender against the upcoming Chevrolet Trailblazer.
Here, we brought you a spec sheet based comparison between these three muscular SUVs – Chevrolet Trailblazer, Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.
SUVs always demand a muscular appearance, and all these three vehicles come with quite a hunky look. All three cars sport lots of curves, cuts and creases around the entire body, which make these SUV’s look bold and muscular indeed. Dimensionally speaking, Chevrolet Trailblazer is actually longer and wider than the other two vehicles. It comes with a length of 4878 mm, while the Toyota Fortuner comes with 4705 mm and the length of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is even smaller 4695 mm. Trailblazer has better width at 1902 mm, while the Fortuner comes with 1840 mm width and Pajero’s width is 1840 mm.
When it is about, all these three cars fight very closely. The tallest among these three is Toyota Fortuner, while the Trailblazer comes second with 1847 mm and the Pajero comes with 1840 mm, which is the shortest.
Talking about wheelbase and ground clearance Trailblazer comes way ahead than the other two with relative figures of 2845 mm and 241 mm. Mitsubishi Pajero Sport comes with second best wheelbase at 2800 mm, and it comes with a ground clearance of 215 mm. Toyota Fortuner comes with a wheelbase of 2750 mm and ground clearance for this car is 220 mm.
So far, dimensionally Chevrolet Trailblazer comes better than its competitors, although the shorter height means it doesn’t boast much headroom inside.
|Specifications||Chevrolet Trailblazer||Toyota Fortuner||Mitsubishi Pajero Sport))|
|Length||4878 mm||4705 mm||4695 mm|
|Width||1902 mm||1840 mm||1815 mm|
|Height||1847 mm||1850 mm||1840 mm|
|Wheelbase||2845 mm||2750 mm||2800 mm|
|Ground Clearance||241 mm||220 mm||215 mm|
The main purpose for a SUV is being capable to ride on any kind of terrain, be it smooth city roads or highways, be it rugged and rough hilly terrains, or be it muddy watersides – literally everything. All these three vehicles come equipped with powerful engines and gearbox, to perform the hard tasks thrown at it.
Among all these three vehicles only Chevrolet Trailblazer comes with 6 speed automatic gear box, which is definitely useful and this feature will attract many customers, that’s for sure. Initially Trailblazer will come with only one engine option, although we have heard there will be a smaller engine on offer later. Initially, Trailblazer comes with a 2.8 liter 4 cylinder engine displacing 2776 cc. This engine comes delivering 200 PS peak power and 500 Nm maximum torque.
Toyota Fortuner is definitely and undoubtedly the most popular SUV of India. It comes with two different powertrains. The first one is a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine displacing 2494 cc, which comes producing 144 PS peak power and 343 Nm maximum torque. This engine comes mated to a 5 speed manual engine. On the other hand another engine comes in form of a 3.0 liter 4 cylinder unit displacing 2982 cc. It comes churning out 171 PS peak power and 360 Nm maximum torque. This particular engine comes with a 5 speed automatic gear box.
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is another vehicle meant and built for superior off roading experiences. It comes with 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine displacing 2477 cc. It comes with two differently tuned powertrains. The power output for this engine is 178 PS while the torque amount comes in two different states – 350 Nm in the 5 speed automatic gear box equipped powertrain and 400 Nm in 5 speed manual transmission equipped vehicle.
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
|Specifications||Chevrolet Trailblazer||Toyota Fortuner||Mitsubishi Pajero Sport|
|Engine||2.8 liter 4 cylinder||2.5 liter/3.0 liter 4 cylinder||2.5 liter 4 cylinder|
|Displacement||2776 cc||2494 cc/2982 cc||2477 cc|
|Maximum Power||200 PS||144 PS/171 PS||178 PS|
|Maximum Torque||500 Nm||343 Nm/360 Nm||350 Nm/400 Nm|
|Transmission||6 speed automatic||5 speed manual/automatic||5 speed manual/automatic|
Chevrolet Trailblazer may be the newcomer in the Indian automotive scenario, but as far as the information is available, it seems to come as a potential major contender against the existing SUVs. Therefore, it can be easily said, that, Trailblazer will give the Toyota Fortuner a tough competition and run for money.