With the SKODA KODIAQ has just been launched in India, we at the Chandigarh metro team decided to put it against the segment leaders the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour to help you pick out the best urban SUV this festive season in India.
Skoda Kodiaq Vs Toyota Fortuner Vs Ford Endeavour EXTERIORS
The Ford Endeavour and the Toyota Fortuner have both had varied fan following when it comes to the looks department. The Toyota Fortuner is an urban butch SUV with flashy lights which sometimes feel overdone. The Ford Endeavour, on the other hand, is sporty and wild. It has the best proportionate design among the three cars. The large American grill and the chunky alloy wheels make help to give it an American bad boy look. The Skoda Kodiaq takes a whole different route and looks more like a previous generation Audi Q7. It is not as tall as the Ford Endeavour or the Toyota Fortuner and neither tries to be tougher than those two. With ample amount of creases and lines, Skoda has given it their signature sharp look.
Skoda Kodiaq Vs Toyota Fortuner Vs Ford Endeavour INTERIORS
The Czech automaker equips the car with the best classy interiors. The dashboard layout is fantastic and looks minimalistic. The Ford Endeavour, on the other hand, is sporty as well as shiny. It matches the butch feel of the SUV from the outside. The Toyota Fortuner interiors feel a little out of place and look old school in comparison of the other two. In terms of features also the Skoda Kodiaq and the Ford Endeavour battle to their edges but the Skoda Kodiaq just has some clever nifty touches which keep the Ford Endeavour away. The Skoda Kodiaq gets the now standard umbrella holders on the doors which we have come to like from the Skoda Superb. It gets the biggest boot even with the third row up and gets the best combination of split seats. The second row of seats can be adjusted for 18cm and thus opens more room for the third room when needed.
Skoda Kodiaq Vs Toyota Fortuner Vs Ford Endeavour PERFORMANCE
When it comes to the performance of the three cars the Ford Endeavour with its 3.2-litre variant has a clear edge over the other the Skoda Kodiaq and the Toyota Fortuner. It offers 197BHP of peak power while the Toyota Fortuner offers 177BHP. The Skoda Kodiaq offers a feeble 156 BHP but honestly, it isn’t even competing with the other two segment leaders when it comes to power. The power is linear and the torque is available across the rev range. The ride quality is the best in the Skoda Kodiaq and it takes all the bumps and potholes with great attitude.
Skoda Kodiaq Vs Toyota Fortuner Vs Ford Endeavour SAFETY FEATURES
When it comes to the standard safety features they are all common in the top spec variants of the cars. ABS, EBD are all available across the range. The top spec variants of the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour get 6 airbags but the Skoda Kodiaq trumps it with 9 airbags in the top spec variant. It also comes with a drowsiness sensor which senses if the driver in command is sleepy and alerts the driver.
Skoda Kodiaq Vs Toyota Fortuner Vs Ford Endeavour PRICE
The Toyota Fortuner as opposed to the Skoda Kodiaq starts at a price of 24.42 lakhs and goes all the way up to 31.02 lakhs for the diesel top end automatic.
The Ford Endeavour is very similarly priced between 25.09 – 31.4 Lakh ex-showroom Delhi.
The Skoda Kodia SUV that just launched in the Indian market today is priced at 34.49 lakhs.
In terms of price, the Skoda Kodiaq might charge you a little premium over the other two cars but definitely offers a better sense of comfort and luxury.
Skoda Kodiaq Vs Toyota Fortuner Vs Ford Endeavour CHANDIGARH METRO VERDICT
The Toyota Fortuner, the Ford Endeavour and the Skoda Kodiaq are all pretty different cars and appeal to a wide variety of audiences.
With the discontinuation of the manual gearbox in the Ford Endeavour, it is advisable for the enthusiasts to give Toyota Fortuner a chance. The feature hungry customers who look for an urban SUV that is easy to manoeuvre and can also climb a mountain on the weekend should go for the Ford Endeavour. The Skoda Kodiaq is for an entirely different class of people. Skoda Kodiaq is the SUV that understands that seven seats mean seven passengers and that translates to the luggage of seven people when you’re going away for the weekend. Skoda Kodiaq is for the people who want to have the most luxurious SUV and the fun of driving a sedan.Skoda Kodiaq is for the people who want to have the most luxurious SUV and the fun of driving a sedan.