2022 Maxus D90 vs Toyota Fortuner Comparison: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated Oct 01, 2021

A fresh-faced SUV takes on a hardened vet.

In this article...

  1. A new model challenges the veteran
  2. Exterior
  3. Interior
  4. Engine and Performance
  5. Safety
  6. Variants
  7. Conclusion

Maxus D90 vs Toyota Fortuner: A new model challenges the veteran

In September 2021, Maxus officially brought in the D90. For those who aren’t familiar with this model, it is a seven-seater SUV that’s based on the Maxus T60 pickup truck. As such, it features a ladder-frame chassis and a turbo diesel mill. And despite its rather hefty size, it fits into the very competitive midsize SUV segment. 

So, how does this new kid on the block fare against veteran models? Specifically, how does the Maxus D90 Premium 4x4 AT compare against the Toyota Fortuner LTD 4x4 AT on paper? Let’s find out. 

A picture of the Maxus D90 and the Toyota Fortuner head to head

Let's compare the Maxus D90 against the Toyota Fortuner in terms of specs

Maxus D90 vs Toyota Fortuner: Exterior

To start off this comparison, let’s go over these two SUVs’ dimensions first. For the Maxus D90, it has a length of 5,005mm, a width of 1,932mm, and a height of 1,875mm. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,950mm, and a ground clearance of 210mm. 

A picture of the Maxus D90

The Maxus D90

Comparatively, the Toyota Fortuner LTD is 4,795mm long, 1,855mm wide, and 1,835mm in height. Its wheelbase is also 2,750mm long, and it has a ground clearance of 193mm. 

Maxus D90 Premium 4x4 AT 

Dimensions 

Toyota Fortuner LTD 2.5 4x4 AT 

5,005mm 

Length 

4,795mm 

1,932mm 

Width 

1,855mm 

1,875mm 

Height 

1,865mm 

2,950mm 

Wheelbase 

2,750mm 

210mm 

Ground Clearance 

193mm 

To sum it up, it is plain to see that the Maxus model is significantly larger than the Toyota model. In fact, it is closer in size to the midsize SUVs sold in the North American market.  

The Toyota Fortuner LTD

The Toyota Fortuner LTD

As for exterior equipment, both the D90 and the Toyota LTD come standard with automatic LED headlamps, LED taillights, front fog lamps, and roof rails. The Maxus however rides on a larger set of 19-inch wheels, whereas the Fortuner LTD uses an 18-inch set of wheels. 

Maxus D90 Premium 4x4 AT 

Exterior Equipment 

Toyota Fortuner LTD 2.5 4x4 AT 

LED with auto-on/off 

Headlights 

LED with auto-on/off 

None 

Headlight auto-leveling 

None 

LED 

Daytime Running Lights 

LED 

Halogen 

Turn signal lamps 

Sequential LED 

LED 

Taillights 

LED 

With 

Front Fog lights 

With 

With 

Roof rails 

With 

19-inch 

Wheel size 

18-inch 

Alloy 

Wheel type 

Alloy 

 

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Maxus D90 vs Toyota Fortuner: Interior

When it comes to interiors, both the Fortuner and the D90 can comfortably seat up to seven people. Both also come standard with leather seats, leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheels, push-to-start buttons, electronically adjustable driver’s seats, power-folding side mirrors, and power liftgates. 

A picture of the Maxus D90's interior

Inside the Maxus D90

The D90 4x4 Premium however comes standard with rain-sensing wipers, a sunroof, and electronic adjustment for the front passenger seat.  In turn, the Fortuner LTD lacks rain-sensing wipers, and its front passenger seat only gets a manual adjustment. Then again, the Toyota comes with a wireless smartphone charger, seat cooling, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror - features that the D90 lacks. 

Maxus D90 Premium 4x4 AT 

Interior Equipment 

Toyota Fortuner LTD 2.5 4x4 AT 

Leather 

Seat material 

Leather 

Electronic 

Driver’s seat adjustment 

Electronic 

Tilt and Telescopic 

Steering wheel adjustment 

Tilt and Telescopic 

Dual-zone automatic AC with rear vents 

Air-conditioning type 

Automatic climate control with rear vents 

Push button 

Ignition 

Push button 

With 

Seat cooling 

With 

With 

Power liftgate 

With 

Seating capacity 

Moving on to infotainment systems, the D90 uses a 12-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay. It is then linked to an eight-piece speaker system. In turn, the Fortuner uses an 8-inch touchscreen. It is smaller, but it comes with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also gets a nine-piece JBL speaker system. 

A picture of the Fortuner LTD's interior

The Fortuner LTD's cockpit

Maxus D90 Premium 4x4 AT 

On-board tech 

Toyota Fortuner LTD 2.5 4x4 AT 

12-inch touchscreen 

Infotainment system 

8-inch touchscreen 

Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, USB 

Connectivity options 

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, SUB, Smart Device Link 

# of Speakers 

9-piece JBL Speakers 

None 

Wireless charger 

With 

With 

Offline Navigation 

With 

With 

Power-folding side mirror 

With 

None 

Auto-dimming rearview mirror 

With 

With 

Rain-sensing wipers 

None 

Maxus D90 vs Toyota Fortuner: Engine and Performance

Under the hood, the Maxus D90 4x4 AT uses a 2.0-liter bi-turbo inline-4 diesel engine. At the maximum, this four-banger can produce up to 214 horsepower and 480 Nm of torque. The D90 top-spec variant uses a 4x4 drivetrain and an eight-speed automatic transmission.  

A picture of the Maxus D90's engine

The D90's 2.0-liter bi-turbo inline-4 diesel engine

On the flipside, the Fortuner LTD uses a 2.8-liter inline-4 turbodiesel that can make up to 201 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. The top-spec Fortuner LTD also uses a 4x4 drivetrain. For transmissions, it utilizes a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters. 

As you can see, the D90 produces a bit more horsepower, while the Fortuner LTD makes more torque. The differences are minute, but do note that the larger Maxus model’s curb weight might be heavier than the Toyota’s. 

A picture of the Toyota Fortuner's engine

The Fortuner's 2.8-liter turbodiesel inline-4 engine

Apart from that, both the D90 Premium 4x4 and the Fortuner LTD 4x4 come with locking rear differentials, and multiple drive modes. Both also use a double-wishbone front suspension, a multi-link rear suspension, and disc brakes four all four wheels. 

For parking brakes however, the D90 Premium 4x4 comes with an electronic parking brake with auto-hold function. In turn, the Toyota comes with a hand-operated manual parking brake. 

Specs 

Maxus D90 Premium 4x4 AT 

Toyota Fortuner LTD 2.5 4x4 AT 

Engine 

Inline-4 bi-turbo diesel 

Inline-4 turbodiesel 

Displacement 

2.0-liters 

2.8-liters 

Transmission 

Seven-speed automatic 

Six-speed automatic 

Horsepower 

214 horsepower 

201 horsepower 

Torque 

480 Nm 

500 Nm 

Drivetrain 

4x4 

4x4 

Maxus D90 vs Toyota Fortuner: Safety

As modern SUVs, both the Maxus D90 Premium 4x4 and the Fortuner LTD 4x4 come standard with anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution, hill-start assist, hill-descent control, stability control, traction control, speed-sensing door locks, and ISOFIX child seat tethers. Both also have reverse parking cameras, and parking sensors, although the Fortuner comes with a 360-degree camera which isn’t available on the D90. 

Besides those features, the Fortuner also comes with lane departure warning and blind-spot detection. The D90 doesn’t have those, but in turn it comes with a tire pressure monitoring system. The Toyota also has more airbags numbering at seven, while the Maxus D90 has six. 

Lastly, the Fortuner LTD has adaptive cruise control, whereas the Maxus D90 comes with standard cruise control. 

Maxus D90 Premium 4x4 AT 

Safety equipment 

Toyota Fortuner LTD 2.5 4x4 AT 

Airbags 

With 

Antilock braking with EBD 

With 

With 

Reverse Camera 

With 

None 

360-degree camera 

With 

Standard 

Cruise control 

Adaptive 

With 

Hill-start assist 

With 

With 

Hill descent control 

With 

With 

Stability control 

With 

With 

ISOFIX child seat tethers 

With 

None 

Lane departure warning 

With 

None 

Blind-spot detection 

With 

With 

Tire pressure monitoring 

None 

With 

Engine immobilizer 

With 

With 

Security alarm 

With 

With 

Speed sensing door locks 

With 

None 

Emergency braking 

None 

 

Maxus D90 vs Toyota Fortuner: Variants

Maxus D90 Variants 

Price 

Maxus D90 4x2 AT 

Php 1,918,000 

Maxus D90 4x4 AT 

Php 2,268,000 

 

Toyota Fortuner Variants 

Price 

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 V Pearl 2.4 4x2 AT 

Php 1,842,000 

Fortuner Q 2.8 4x2 AT 

Php 2,018,000 

Fortuner Q Pearl 2.8 4x2 AT 

Php 2,033,000 

Fortuner LTD 2.8 4x2 AT 

Php 2,280,000 

Fortuner LTD Pearl 2.8 4x2 AT 

Php 2,290,000 

Fortuner LTD 2.8 4x4 AT 

Php 2,440,000 

Fortuner LTD Pearl 2.8 4x4 AT 

Php 2,450,000 

Maxus D90 vs Toyota Fortuner: Conclusion

While both of these seven-seater SUVs are somewhat on-par with each other in terms of power, the Fortuner has some advantages when it comes to on-board tech. Specifically, it presents more in the way of convenience due to having wireless charging, and it has more in the way of driver-assist features. Also, the Toyota has a 360-degree view camera, which is tremendously useful in city driving. That’s despite the fact that it is physically smaller than the Maxus. 

A picture of the Maxus D90

Do you like how the D90 looks?

Then again, do consider that the Fortuner LTD 4x4 has a heftier price tag than the D90 4x4. But, the Toyota model has a much wider price range due to having more variants. In turn, the Maxus only has two variants for the Philippine market for now. 

A picture of the Toyota Fortuner LTD

Or do you prefer the design of the Fortuner?

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

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Author

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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