2021 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Fortuner Comparison: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated Dec 17, 2020

The veteran Fortuner trades blows with the rookie Okavango.

1. 2021 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Fortuner: Seven-seater battle

This November 2020, Geely Philippines introduced the 2021 Okavango. It’s a midsize crossover that’s set to compete in the highly contested local seven-seater SUV market segment.

That said, it will likely trade blows with the Toyota Fortuner, which itself was updated by Toyota Motors Philippines (TMP) this year.

2021 Geely Okavango 7-Seat Crossover MPV: Macho people-hauler? | Quick Look

So which of these models come with the better specs? Let’s find out by comparing the top-of-the-line Okavango Urban against the entry-level Toyota Fortuner G 2.4 4x2 MT. We chose to compare these two, due to their price points. Note however the aforementioned Fortuner variant still carries a premium over the Geely seven-seater.

Geely Okavango vs. Toyota Fortuner

Let's find which has better specs. Is it the Okavango Urban or the Fortuner G?

2. 2021 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Fortuner: Exterior

When it comes to size, the Geely Okavango measures 4,835 mm long, 1,900mm wide, and 1,780 mm high. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,815 mm and a ground clearance of 194 mm.

The Toyota Fortuner meanwhile, has a length of 4,795 mm, a width of 1,855 mm, and a height of 1,835 mm. Its wheelbase is also 2,745 mm long, and its ground clearance sits at 193 mm.

Geely OkavangoToyota Fortuner G

Use this slider to compare the Okavango's (left) and Fortuner G's (right) exteriors

Overall, the Okavango is longer and wider than the Toyota branded SUV. Both vehicles however have comparable ground clearances.

In terms of exterior equipment, both the Fortuner G and Okavango Urban comes equipped with LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, power-folding side mirrors with repeaters, a rear roof-mounted spoiler, and roof rails.

As a top-spec variant, however, the Okavango Urban does come with a lot of features that are absent of the Fortuner G. This includes front and rear fog lamps, and automatic headlamp control. The top-spec Okavango also rides on a set of 18-inch alloy wheels, which are one inch larger than the Fortuner G’s set.

Okavango rearFortuner G rear

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3. 2021 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Fortuner: Interior

Inside, both the Okavango Urban and the Toyota Fortuner G can comfortably seat seven people. The Geely seven-seater model however, has a larger default cargo space of 257-liters. In comparison, the Fortuner has 200-liters with the third-row seats in use.

With all seats folded down, the Fortuner can expand its interior space up to 1,080-liters. That said, the Okavango Urban can still provide more maximum cargo space at 2,050-liters.

Okavango interiorFortuner G interior

The interior of the Okavango (left) vs the interior of the Fortuner G (right)

Moving over to interior features, the Okavango Urban provides more. It comes with a six-way electronically adjustable driver’s seat, a four-way electronically adjustable front passenger seat, a triple-zone automatic climate control system, leather-clad seats, and a 10.25-inch touchscreen with QDLink.

In comparison, the Toyota Fortuner comes with fabric seats, as well as a manual air-conditioning system with rear vents. The Fortuner G’s head unit, however, is more capable with its Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and offline navigation.

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4. 2021 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Fortuner: Engine and Performance

Propelling the Okavango Urban forward is a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine paired with a 48-volt electric motor. In total, the said power plant can make up to 190 horsepower and 300 Nm. Power is sent to the front wheels via a seven-speed wet-type dual-clutch.

In comparison, the Toyota Fortuner G uses a 2.4-liter inline-4 turbo diesel. The said mill can churn up to 148 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. The Fortuner G’s engine sends power to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.

Being a diesel mill, the Fortuner’s turbo-diesel makes more torque significantly earlier at only 2,000 rpm. The Okavango’s hybrid powertrain on the other hand makes more horsepower but has less torque that’s accessible at 4,000 rpm.

Moving over to suspension systems, the Okavango uses a MacPherson strut for its front and a torsion beam for its rear. The Toyota Fortuner on the other hand is equipped with a double-wishbone type front suspension, and a multi-link rear suspension.

Another thing to note when comparing the Okavango with the Fortuner is that the latter is a traditional body-on-frame SUV, while the former is a unibody crossover. That said, the Fortuner might be better at dealing with rough terrain than the Okavango.

Geely Okavango Urban AT
Toyota Fortuner G 2.4 4x2 MT
1.5-liter Turbo-gasoline w/ 48-volt Electric Motor Synergy
2GD-FTV Diesel
Transmission Type
Seven-speed automatic
Six-speed manual
Max Output
190 horsepower
148 horsepower
Max Torque
300 Nm
400 Nm

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5. 2021 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Fortuner: Safety

In terms of safety, the Okavango Urban variant is well equipped. It comes with electronic stability control, a 360-degree panoramic camera, hill-start assist, hill descent control, tire pressure monitoring, and an electronic parking brake. For the benefit of its occupants, it’s also equipped with six airbags and speed-sensing door locks.

Moving over to the Fortuner G, it comes with three airbags, stability control, and hill-start assist. Both the Okavango and the Fortuner G are also equipped with rear parking sensors, a rearview parking camera, a car alarm, ISOFIX, and an engine immobilizer.

6. 2021 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Fortuner: Variants

Geely Okavango Variants
Okavango Comfort 1.5 AT
Php 1,208,000
Okavango Urban 1.5 AT
Php 1,328,000

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Toyota Fortuner Variants
Fortuner G 2.4 4x2 MT
Php 1,633,000
Fortuner G 2.4 4x2 AT
Php 1,723,000
Fortuner V 2.4 4x2 AT
Php 1,827,000
Fortuner Q 2.8 4x2 AT
Php 1,998,000
Fortuner LTD 2.8 4x2 AT
Php 2,013,000
Fortuner LTD 2.8 4x2 AT
Php 2,404,000

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7. 2021 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Fortuner: Conclusion

From its price tag alone and on-board features, the Geely Okavango is obviously wanting to square off with the other seven-seater midsize SUVs and crossovers available in the local market.

The Okavango Urban is Php 305,000 cheaper than the entry-level Fortuner G, and it’s also cheaper than the Mitsubishi Montero Sport GLX, Ford Everest Trend, and even the Isuzu mu-X RZ4E LS. It also undercuts the Honda CR-V V trim by as much as Php 385,000.

A picture of the Toyota Fortuner G

If you occasionally need to go on rough roads, a Toyota Fortuner is great for you

In connection to the Fortuner G however, it seems that the Okavango mainly caters to those looking for a road-going seven-seater. Sure it has all the bells and whistles, but it cannot match the Fortuner G’s torque output, combined with its robust body-on-frame build. 

Sure, the Fortuner G variant uses a 4x2 drivetrain, but it can still kick ass on rough roads. On top of that, the Fortuner name has already been around for 16 years.

It has already proven itself in the local market, and it has definitely become one of the most recognizable SUVs in the country today. However, you can’t ignore the features, styling, and spacious interior that the Okavango offers. 

A picture of the Okavango

The Okavango will do great as a city-going daily driver or highway cruiser

For more comparison articles like this, keep reading here on Philkotse.com.

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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