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VW Tiguan Allspace vs 2021 Toyota Fortuner: Performance And Fuel Efficiency Compared


Both SUVs have been priced closely despite a few significant differences neath the skin

 

The VW Tiguan Allspace is underpinned by a monocoque chassis, while the Toyota Fortuner utilises a body-on-frame architecture. The former is powered by a turbo-petrol engine, while the latter gets a naturally aspirated unit. 

However, despite these differences, the two SUVs have near-similar prices. How do they compare in performance and fuel efficiency? Let’s find out:

Spec Check

Technical Specifications

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

Toyota Fortuner Petrol

Engine

2.0-litre turbo-petrol

2.7-litre naturally aspirated

Power (PS)

190PS

166PS

Torque (Nm)

320Nm

245Nm

Gearbox 

7-speed DSG

5-speed MT / 6-speed AT

Gross Weight

2,410kg

2,510kg

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The Tiguan Allspace clearly has the better numbers on paper; it is 24PS and 75Nm more powerful than the Fortuner, which has a larger displacement. Also, the Tiguan drives all four wheels compared to the Fortuner’s (petrol) rear-wheel drivetrain. 

That said, the Fortuner one-ups the Tiguan by offering a manual gearbox. But the Allspace’s DSG is quicker than the Toyota's torque converter. How does that help on the road? Read on to find out:

Performance Run

 

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

Toyota Fortuner Petrol*

0-100kmph

8.67 seconds

13.22 seconds

20-80kmph (Kickdown)

5.69 seconds

8.13 seconds

*BS4 Fortuner tested

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The Tiguan Allspace is more powerful, torquier, and lighter than the Fortuner. And all that advantage is evident, considering it’s 4.55 seconds faster than the Toyota SUV in the 0-100kmph sprint. Also, thanks to the quick responses of the DSG, the Allspace shines during kickdown acceleration as well, beating the Toyota by 2.44 seconds. 

How Do They Compare At The Pump?

 

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

Toyota Fortuner Petrol*

City

11.14kmpl

8.68kmpl

Highway

14.54kmpl

9.26kmpl

*BS4 Fortuner tested

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Big petrol-powered SUVs are known to be thirsty, and the Allspace and Fortuner are no exception to the rule. That said, the former is significantly more fuel-efficient both within city limits and on the highway. In fact, out on the open road, the Allspace is a shade above 5kmpl more fuel economical than the Fortuner.

Price And Verdict

 

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

Toyota Fortuner Petrol (BS6)

Prices (ex-showroom)

Rs 34.20 lakh

Rs 30.34 lakh to Rs 31.93 lakh

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The Tiguan Allspace might be dearer, but it justifies the premium with better performance and fuel efficiency. Also, its monocoque chassis and road manners lend it the edge over the Fortuner, especially if you seek to hit the highways more frequently.

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