The MG Gloster is said to put up a good fight against the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour that are already well-established players in the full-size SUV segment. We pit the MG Gloster against the Fortuner and Endeavour to see how these full-size badass SUVs fare against each other in terms of specifications and price.
Months after its showcase at the Auto Expo 2020, MG has officially launched the Gloster in India at the price starting from Rs 28.98 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and going up to Rs 35.38 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). MG has set all the weapons on the Gloster to take on its market rivals which are already the well-established SUVs in India – the Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner. From the visual standpoint, the MG Gloster looks bold and badass.
The new MG SUV also comes with a host of advanced features that make it look like a compelling package. However, one can’t deny that once launched, the MG Gloster will be confronted with aggressive rivalries from the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour – the most iconic well-rounded SUVs of the space. We wonder if the MG Gloster can create a good fight against the Fortuner and Endeavour so we put them into a battle of full-size body-on-frame SUV models. Check out our brief comparison of MG Gloster vs Toyota Fortuner vs Ford Endeavour to see how these cars can stack up against each other as far as prices and specifications are concerned.
MG Gloster vs Toyota Fortuner vs Ford Endeavour – Pricing
Rs 28.98 – 35.38 lakh
Rs 28.66 – 36.88 lakh
Rs 29.99 – 35.10 lakh
Rs 34.36 – 41.89 lakh
Rs 33.27 – 43.99 lakh
Rs 35.16 – 41.56 lakh
As mentioned above, the MG Gloster is now on sale at the price of around Rs 28.98 – 35.38 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). In the meantime, the Toyota Fortuner is priced at around Rs 28.66 – 36.88 lakh while the Ford Endeavour is positioned in between Rs 29.99 – 35.10 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom).
From these, the Ford Endeavour starts off with Rs 1.01 lakh and Rs 1.33 lakh pricier than the MG Gloster and Toyota Fortuner, respectively. The Toyota Fortuner is the most affordable SUV of the lot, followed by the MG Gloster. However, when it comes to the top-spec model, the newcomer with its superior driving assistance is no wonder, the most expensive offering of the lot with the price being at Rs 35.38 lakh.
MG Gloster vs Toyota Fortuner vs Ford Endeavour: Dimensions
MG Gloster created quite a bang with its sheer size. As we’ve already mentioned in our MG Gloster Review, the Gloster is the longest, largest, highest and heaviest SUV among the three. The Gloster measures a massive length of 5,005 mm, a width of 1,932 mm, a height of 1,875 mm along with a wheelbase of 2,950 mm.
Essentially, the MG Gloster is 102 mm longer, 63 mm wider and 38 mm higher than the Ford Endeavour. Also, its wheelbase is 100 mm longer than that of the Endeavour that gets a wheelbase measured at 2,850 mm. In comparison with the Toyota Fortuner, the Gloster is 210 mm longer, 77 mm wider, 40 mm taller and 205 mm longer in the wheelbase than the Japanese offering. In terms of kerb weight, the MG Gloster is the heaviest while the Ford Endeavour is the least heavy model of the competition.
MG Gloster vs Toyota Fortuner vs Ford Endeavour: Features
MG Gloster is a well-loaded full-size SUV. The interior of the Gloster car is brimmed with a host of premium features such as a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay supports, an 8.0-inch touchscreen instrument cluster, leather upholstery, three-zone auto climate control, captain seats, panoramic sunroof, LED cabin lighting system, 12-speaker sound system, ambient lighting with 64 different colour options. Also, in order to make the Gloster a driver-centric car, the company has equipped the SUV with MG’s i-Smart 2.0 AI technology that offers 3D maps and new applications.
On the other hand, the Ford Endeavour is equipped with a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, 8-way adjustable front passenger and driver seat, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Ford Pass that offers a host of connected features and more.
Finally, the Toyota Fortuner gets a faux wood finish for the cabin, controls for the infotainment and the MID. The Fortuner is available with a touchscreen double-DIN infotainment but sadly, it is not supporting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. That’s the only grouse that makes the Fortuner a bit outdated as against other rivals in the competition. Still, the Toyota Fortuner boasts of 8-way electrically-adjustable driver and passenger seats, automatic climate control, cruise control, roof-mounted AC vents among some other features.
MG Gloster vs Toyota Fortuner vs Ford Endeavour: Engine Performance
5-speed MT/ 6-speed AMT
5-speed MT/ 6-speed AMT
Due to the transition towards the stringent BS6 norms, we’ve seen many carmakers phased out its diesel-powered vehicles from the lineup and that’s the case of the Ford Endeavour here. The American SUV is now available with a single 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine that is capable of generating 167 BHP of max power and 420 Nm of peak torque.
Similarly, the MG Gloster also comes with a mere 2.0-litre diesel motor option tuned to produce 215 BHP of power and 480 Nm of torque. Toyota Fortuner is the only model of the lot to offer both petrol and diesel mills, which are also the biggest ones in the categories. The Toyota Fortuner draws the power from a massive 2.7-litre petrol engine good for 164 BHP/ 245 Nm along with a 2.8-litre diesel burner propelling 174 BHP/ 450 Nm of torque. On paper, the MG Gloster seems to be the most powerful SUV here but it should be noted that it is the largest and heaviest model in the list.
MG Gloster vs Toyota Fortuner vs Ford Endeavour: Verdict
Obviously, the MG Gloster appears to be an interesting package. With the intimidating street presence, a range of segment-first features and nice engine-gearbox options combined with a little off-roading prowess, the Gloster has blown a breath of fresher air to the space of full-size SUVs in our country. However, it’s worth noting that both Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour have cemented strong footholds in our country with the brands’ high value and better aftersales service. Only time will tell if the MG Gloster can hog the limelight from its long-standing competitors in the competition.