Skoda Kodiaq is the new SUV from the Czech manufacturer. This is an all-new seven-seater SUV that is being launched in India this year. The Skoda Kodiaq is underpinned by the MQB platform of Volkswagen and this SUV will be assembled in India. One of Kodiaq’s main rivals will be the Toyota Fortuner.

The new Toyota Fortuner is an all new vehicle, built on a new platform. It is much improved over its predecessor and comes with more space, features and modern looks. How do these two vehicles stackup? Read further in our Skoda Kodiaq vs Toyota Fortuner Comparison.

Skoda Kodiaq vs Toyota Fortuner Price

The Skoda Kodiaq is expected to be priced between ₹ 28 lakhs to ₹ 35 lakhs (on-road).The Kodiaq will be aggressively priced and this help it make a mark in the Indian market. The Toyota Fortuner is priced between ₹ 29 lakhs to ₹ 36 lakhs. So both SUVs will be priced close.

Skoda Kodiaq vs Toyota Fortuner Specifications

SpecificationsSkoda KodiaqToyota Fortuner
Engine (Diesel)2.0-litre diesel2.4/2.8-litre diesel
Power170bhp147/172bhp
Torque400Nm343/360Nm
Transmission6-speed MT/ 7-Speed DSG6-speed manual/ auto

Skoda Kodiaq vs Toyota Fortuner Dimensions

DimensionsSkoda KodiaqToyota Fortuner
LxWxH mm4,697×1,882×1,7804,795×1,835×1,835
Wheelbase (mm)2,7912,745
Ground Clearance (mm)190225

Skoda Kodiaq front

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Skoda Kodiaq vs Toyota Fortuner Design

The Skoda Kodiaq takes inspiration for the Vision S concept. The Kodiaq has Czech crystal glass which is set into the headlamps of the Kodiaq. The front grille is a three-dimensional and attractive one. It commands good road presence as well. This SUV is intelligently designed, hence doesn’t look as big as it is. It is built on a monocoque chassis, unlike the Fortuner.

In terms of styling, the Toyota Fortuner seems to be streamlined in design. The first-generation was a hit and the design had grown old. The new generation doesn’t look anywhere close to the outgoing version. The new Fortuner has slimmer headlamps, daytime running LEDs, 18-inch wheels and the sporty element carries to the rear as well.

Fortuner2017-off-road-india-launch

Skoda Kodiaq vs Toyota Fortuner Interiors

The Skoda Kodiaq has interiors that are contemporary and also exude a very premium feel. The cabin is also quite utilitarian. The interiors feel solidly built.Skoda vehicles are generally spacious, hence, we expect the new SUV to have more than sufficient space at least in the first two rows. The third row might be ideal for children or if adults occupy them, then suitable for short distances. The interiors shall be black and beige or just black depending on the variant one buys. There will be multiple LED screens offered.

Skoda kodiaq Interior

The Fortuner now gets much improved interiors. They feel premium but also tacky at some places. Fortuner’s cabin is well laid out and it does look and feel modern but the dashboard is quite busy and lacks the premium feel of the Kodiaq. The Fortuner’s all black interiors do look sporty. The space for the first two rows is good enough while that for the third row could have been a bit better.

New Toyota Fortuner 2016 interior

Skoda Kodiaq vs Toyota Fortuner Engine

It will have a 2.0-litre TDI turbo-diesel and a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engines. The diesel is expected to churn out 170bhp of power and 400Nm of maximum torque.Transmission choices will include a six-speed manual and seven-speed DSG.

The Fortuner has two engine options: one is a 2.7-litre petrol and the other a 2.8-litre diesel engine. Both these engines are offered with six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions. The Fortuner engines are new, have been downsized for better performance without compromise on mileage. There are 4×2 and 4×4 options available.

Skoda Kodiaq vs Toyota Fortuner Mileage

The Skoda Kodiaq petrol is expected to return 9-15km/l for the diesel in a mix of city and highway driving.The Toyota Fortuner returns 9-13km/l in a mix of city and highway driving

Skoda Kodiaq vs Toyota Fortuner Features

Kodiaq

  • Skoda Connect Touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay / Android Auto
  • Automatic tailgate
  • Leather upholstery
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Ventilated seats
  • Push button start on steering wheel

Fortuner

  • New steering wheel
  • Touchscreen audio
  • Reverse camera
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Navigation
  • Push button start
  • Leather upholstery

Also Read: Toyota Fortuner to get more features

Skoda Kodiaq vs Toyota Fortuner Safety

Kodiaq

  • 7 airbags
  • ABD with EBD
  • Hill hold
  • Hill descent control
  • Parking assist

Fortuner

  • 7 airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Hill assist
  • Descent control
  • Vehicle stability control

 

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