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Comparing the new Toyota Fortuner Hybrid’s efficiency vs other R900,000 SUVs

The Toyota Fortuner MHEV (mild hybrid) has finally gone on sale in South Africa, consisting of eight models with prices ranging from R834,800 to R961,800.

While all of these models may still be using the brand’s familiar 2.8-litre, GD-6, turbocharged diesel engine, the drivetrain has been bolstered by the addition of a 48-volt lithium-ion battery and an electric motor generator that produce extra power while improving the car’s overall efficiency.

The setup still produces an output of 150kW and 500Nm just like the other 2.8-litre Fortuners, though the MHEV system provides an additional 12kW and 65Nm of boost during acceleration for a smoother and more responsive pedal feel.

Toyota says that the 48V system further helps to reduce fuel consumption by roughly 5% through an advanced Start/Stop system and a reduction in idling speed from 720rpm to 600rpm, which turns the standard Fortuner’s 7.6l/100km into a new average of 7.3l/100km.

In practice, this means that the SUV’s 80-litre fuel tank will allow drivers to travel for 1,096km before needing to top up – a 43km improvement over the non-hybrid unit’s range.

With all that in mind, it’s interesting to compare how the new Toyota Fortuner MHEV compares to other SUVs to see just how efficient it really is relative to the competition with its new electrified underpinnings.

Economy run

Below, you can find a list of the SUVs in the Toyota Fortuner hybrid’s price bracket, along with a breakdown of their fuel consumption and other powertrain figures.

Click on the underlined prices for more information.


Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2.4DI-D Aspire

  • Fuel consumption – 8.1l/100km
  • Fuel tank size – 69l
  • Driving range – 840km
  • Power – 133kW/430Nm
  • Starting price – R809,990


Nissan X-Trail 2.5 Acenta Plus 4WD

  • Fuel consumption – 7.8l/100km
  • Fuel tank size – 55l
  • Driving range – 705km
  • Power – 135kW/244Nm
  • Starting price – R810,900


VW Tiguan Allspace 1.4TSI R-Line

  • Fuel consumption – 7.1l/100km
  • Fuel tank size – 58l
  • Driving range – 875km
  • Power – 110kW/250Nm
  • Starting price – R812,700


Isuzu mu-X 3.0TD LS

  • Fuel consumption – 7.6l/100km
  • Fuel tank size – 80l
  • Driving range – 1,053km
  • Power – 140kW/450Nm
  • Starting price – R816,000


Mazda CX-60 2.5 AWD Individual

  • Fuel consumption – 7.7l/100km
  • Fuel tank size – 58l
  • Driving range – 753km
  • Power – 141kW/261Nm
  • Starting price – R844,500


GWM Tank 300 2.0T HEV Super Luxury 4×4

  • Fuel consumption – 8.4l/100km
  • Fuel tank size – 80l
  • Driving range – 952km
  • Power – 255kW/648Nm
  • Starting price – R851,950


Ford Everest 2.0 BiTurbo XLT

  • Fuel consumption – 7.5l/100km
  • Fuel tank size – 76l
  • Driving range – 1,013km
  • Power – 154kW/500Nm
  • Starting price – R899,000


Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2D Executive

  • Fuel consumption – 7.9l/100km
  • Fuel tank size – 67l
  • Driving range – 848km
  • Power – 148kW/440Nm
  • Starting price – R931,900


Kia Sorento 2.2CRDi EX+

  • Fuel consumption – 6.8l/100km
  • Fuel tank size – 80l
  • Driving range – 1,177km
  • Power – 148kW/440Nm
  • Starting price – R933,995


Honda CR-V 1.5T Executive

  • Fuel consumption – 7.4l/100km
  • Fuel tank size – 57l
  • Driving range – 770km
  • Power – 140kW/240Nm
  • Starting price – R959,900


Lexus NX 250 EX

  • Fuel consumption – 7.1l/100km
  • Fuel tank size – 55l
  • Driving range – 775km
  • Power – 152kW/243Nm
  • Starting price – R977,700


BMW X3 sDrive18d

  • Fuel consumption – 5.2l/100km
  • Fuel tank size – 68l
  • Driving range – 1,308km
  • Power – 110kW/350Nm
  • Starting price – R981,224


Volvo XC60 B5 AWD Essential

  • Fuel consumption – 7.6l/100km
  • Fuel tank size – 71l
  • Driving range – 934km
  • Power – 183kW/350Nm
  • Starting price – R987,000


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