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MG Gloster vs Rivals: Specs Compared


How does MG’s flagship SUV fare against its established competitors?

 

MG Motor India has joined the full-size SUV segment with the Gloster priced from Rs 28.98 lakh (ex-showroom). It's offered with two engine options and two seating layouts across four variants. The SUV also boasts of several segment-first features, but is it enough to take on the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and Mahindra Alturas G4? Let's find out.

Dimensions:

 

MG Gloster

Ford Endeavour

Toyota Fortuner

Mahindra Alturas G4

Length 

4985mm

4903mm

4795mm

4850mm

Width

1926mm

1869mm

1855mm

1960mm

Height

1867mm

1837mm

1835mm

1845mm

Wheelbase

2950mm

2850mm

2745mm

2865mm

 

The MG Gloster has the edge in terms of length, height and wheelbase compared to its rivals. Only the Mahindra Alturas G4 edges out in width. The Toyota Fortuner is the smallest here in all areas.

Features:

 

MG Gloster

Ford Endeavour

Toyota Fortuner

Mahindra Alturas G4

Headlamps

LED headlamps with LED DRLs

LED headlamps with LED DRLs

 

LED headlamps with LED DRLs

HID headlamps with LED DRLs

Seating Layout

6/7 seater

7seater

7 seater

7 seater

Infotainment

12.3-inches 

8-inches

7-inches

8-inch

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Connected Car Tech

Yes

Yes

No

No

Speakers

12

10

6

6

Ambient lighting

64 color options

Yes

No

Yes

Climate control

Tri-zone

Dual-zone

Dual-zone

Dual-zone

Wireless charging

Yes

No

Yes

No

Panoramic sunroof

Yes

Yes 

No

Standard Sunroof

Cruise Control

Adaptive

Yes

Yes

Yes

Powered driver’s seat

12-way adjustable

8-way adjustable

8-way adjustable

8-way adjustable

Powered front passenger’s seat

8-way adjustable

8-way adjustable

8-way adjustable

No

Powered tailgate

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Instrument Cluster Screen 

8-inch multi-info display

TFT multi-info display

TFT multi-info display

7-inch TFT multi-info display

All four full-size SUVs are loaded with common features such as a touchscreen infotainment system, climate control, powered driver’s seat, powered tailgate and cruise control. But the Gloster once again streaks ahead with a bigger touchscreen, more speakers, more adjustability for the powered driver’s seat, tri-zone climate control, and more ambient lighting options. Only the MG Gloster and Ford Endeavour get connected car tech. The Toyota Fortuner shows its age with the lack of a sunroof, ambient lighting as well as Android Auto and Apple Carplay connectivity. But it is the only other SUV aside from the Gloster to get wireless charging if you opt for the Fortuner TRD with optional accessories. 

 

While the Gloster is also offered with a 6-seater option featuring captain seats for the middle row, all its rivals are only available with a 7-seater layout. But there is a catch as only the base-spec Super and Sharp variants are available with the more practical 7-seater layout.

Safety 

 

MG Gloster

Ford Endeavour

Toyota Fortuner

Mahindra Alturas G4

Airbags

8

7

9

ABS with EBD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Parking Camera

360 degree

Rear-view only

360 degree

360 degree

Electronic Stability Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Electric Parking Brake

Yes

No

No

No

Forward Collision Warning 

Yes

No

No

No

Automatic Emergency Braking 

Yes

No

No

No

Lane Departure Warning

Yes

No

No

No

Parallel park assist

Yes

Yes

No 

No

ISOFIX

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

 

Safety kit isn’t compromised with all four SUVs sporting common bits such as airbags, ABS+EBD, hill assists, ESP and more. Only the Ford Endeavour lacks ISOFIX mountings. The Gloster also adds advanced driver assists with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning.

Powertrains

 

MG Gloster

Ford Endeavour

Toyota Fortuner

Mahindra Alturas G4

Engine

2.0-litre turbo/ 2.0-litre twin-turbo

2.0-litre

2.8-litre

2.2-litre

Power (PS)

163PS/218PS

170PS

177PS

181PS

Torque (Nm)

375Nm/480Nm

420Nm

420Nm (MT) / 450Nm (AT)

420Nm

Transmission Options

8-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

6-speed MT / 6-speed AT

7-speed Automatic

4WD

Full-time, (high and low range)

7 drive modes 

Full-time, 4 drive modes

Part-time ((high and low range)

Part-time ((high and low range)

*Toyota Fortuner Petrol not included as all other rivals are diesel-only offerings.

Under the hood, the single turbo 2.0-litre engine of the Gloster is the least powerful of the lot. In contrast, its twin-turbo engine is the most powerful among its rivals. The Ford Endeavour has the more sophisticated automatic transmission, whereas the Fortuner is the only SUV in the lineup to offer a manual transmission option. In terms of off-road prowess, the Gloster and the Endeavour get full-time 4WD compared to the part-time 4WD in the Fortuner and Alturas G4. The Gloster also gets three more driving modes than the Endeavour to play with.

Price and Verdict

 

MG Gloster

Ford Endeavour

Toyota Fortuner

Mahindra Alturas G4

Prices (ex-showroom)

Rs 28.98 lakh to Rs 35.38 lakh

Rs 29.99 lakh to Rs 35.10 lakh

Rs 30.67 lakh to

Rs 36.88 lakh 

Rs 28.72 lakh to Rs 31,72 lakh

MG Motor India has introduced its flagship SUV at a competitive price. Moreover, it offers a premium kit including advanced driving assistance systems. This should help the Gloster spook the stalwarts of the big SUV segment -- Toyota’s Fortuner and Ford’s Endeavour

 

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