Skoda India has finally entered into the seven-seat premium SUV space with its first ever seven-seat model Kodiaq. Based on VW Group’s MQB platform, the SUV challenge the reigns of Toyota Fortuner which received a generation leap last year. With evolved aesthetics, new engines and additional features, the new generation Fortuner is a step up from the model it preceded. While the new Fortuner has been cruising smoothly in terms of monthly sales but will the all-new Skoda Kodiaq cause any damage to its popularity? We try to find out in our spec-based comparison. Check out Skoda Kodiaq Vs Toyota Fortuner-price, specs, mileage and dimensions.
Skoda Kodiaq Vs Toyota Fortuner Price
|Name of the Car||Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Skoda Kodiaq||Rs 34.49 lakh|
|Toyota Fortuner||Rs 24.44 lakh to Rs 29.91 lakh|
– Skoda’s first ever seven-seater SUV is being offered in a single ‘Style’ variant with an oil burner and all-wheel-drive layout.
– Equipped with several high-end features, the Kodiaq Style variant is priced at Rs 34.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
– Additionally, Skoda is offering 4 year warranty and roadside assistance as standard. Customers can avail 4 year maintenance at Rs 59.9K.
-The Fortuner carline is available in two petrol and four diesel variants.
-The petrol-powered variants are priced from Rs 25.71 lakh to Rs 27.35 lakh.
-Diesel variants start from Rs 27.27 lakh and go up to Rs 31.48 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Skoda Kodiaq Vs Toyota Fortuner Specifications
|Specifications||Skoda Kodiaq||Toyota Fortuner|
|Petrol Engines||NA||2.7-litre, Dual VVTi, 16-valve|
|Diesel||2.0L TDI||2.8-litre, DOHC, 16-valve|
|Transmission||7-speed DSG AT with AWD drivetrain||6-speed MT, 5-speed MT and 6-speed AT with 4WD & 2WD|
– The seven-seater SUV is available in diesel avatar only, which is propelled by a 2.0-litre TDI unit producing 148bhp and 240Nm.
–Transmission duties will be carried over by the 7-speed DSG AT unit with an all-wheel-drive system.
-The segment leader, Toyota Fortuner is available with two engine options including a 2.7L petrol and 2.8L diesel powertrain.
-The Fortuner carline is offered with 5-speed & 6-speed manuals along with a 6-speed AT.
-It additionally gets a AWD system on select variants, whereas rest feature a 2WD drivetrain.
Skoda Kodiaq Vs Toyota Fortuner Mileage
|Model Name||Petrol Mileage (Km/l)||Diesel Mileage (km/l)|
– Powered by a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine, the Kodiaq is claimed to deliver 16.25kmpl.
– In City driving, the SUV should return close to 12kmpl.
-Toyota Fortuner diesel manual variants return claimed mileage of 14.24 km/l, opposed to 12.9 km/l delivered by AT variants.
-While the petrol manual variants are rated at 10.01 km/l against 10.26 km/l by the automatic trims.
Skoda Kodiaq Vs Toyota Fortuner Dimensions
|Dimensions||Skoda Kodiaq||Toyota Fortuner|
|Boot Space (Litres)||270||296|
-In terms of proportions, Fortuner is longer and taller, whereas Kodiaq is wider and sits on a substantially longer wheelbase.
-While both the SUVs feature seven-seat configuration inside, Fortuner offers slightly more space for storing luggage.
-The Kodiaq’s boot space increases to 630L with the third row folded and expand to an impressive 2,065L with all seats folded.
-One must note that the third row is more appropriate for kids.
Skoda Kodiaq Vs Toyota Fortuner Features
|Key Features||Skoda Kodiaq||Toyota Fortuner|
|Rear AC Vents||Yes||Yes|
|Touchscreen Infotainment system||Yes||Yes|
|Height adj. driver seat||Yes||Yes|
|Steering mounted audio & calling controls||Yes||Yes|
|Apple CarPlay & Android Auto||Yes||No|
|Rear wiper & washer||Yes||No|
-It receives Skoda Connect touchscreen with on-board Wi-Fi, Google earth etc.
-Additionally, the car offers smartphone connectivity features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
-Other bits like hands-free tailgate operation, umbrella tucked inside doors, dual-zone automatic climate control, start/stop button mounted on steering wheel and power-operated driver and co-passenger seats are offered on Kodiaq.
-The Fortuner carline packs in prominent features such as cruise controls, sequential shift with paddle shifters for automatic trims, ECO/PWR driving modes etc.
-Other bits like automatic climate control, all windows auto up/down with jam protection, power back door access on SMART key and one-touch tumble seats also available among several others.
-The touchscreen audio with capacitive switches (DVD, BT, USB, AUX-IN, 6-speakers, Navigation, remote) comes bereft of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Skoda Kodiaq Vs Toyota Fortuner Safety Features
|Key Features||Skoda Kodiaq||Toyota Fortuner|
|Dual front airbags||Yes||Yes|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|Rear parking camera||Yes||Yes|
|Speed sensing auto door lock||Not Known||Yes|
|Reverse parking sensor||Yes||Yes|
|All Disc brakes||Not Known||Yes|
|NCAP Rating||5-Star Euro NCAP||5-Star Latin NCAP (2016)|
-The SUV has been armed to the teeth when it comes to safety bits.
-It comes equipped with an adaptive cruise control, electronic stability control including standard multi-collision brake.
– This SUV gets 9 airbags, rear view camera, hands-free parking assist and drowsiness sensor.
– Vital features such as vehicle stability control with brake assist and hill assist control are left out in the Toyota Fortuner 2WD MT trim.
-The downhill assist control is offered only on the 4WD variants and the SUV additionally gets 7 SRS airbags.
-Other bits like airbag manual cut-off switch, speed sensing auto lock with emergency unlock and WIL concept seats in front are also available on Fortuner.