2023 Ford Everest vs Toyota Fortuner Comparison: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated Sep 19, 2022

The next-gen Ford faces an age-old SUV rival.

In this article...

  1. Nippon vs ‘Merica
  2. Exterior
  3. Interior
  4. Engine & Performance
  5. Safety
  6. Price
  7. Conclusion

2023 Ford Everest vs Toyota Fortuner: Nippon vs ‘Merica

If you’re looking to get a roomy, seven-seater model for your family, there’s a good chance that you’re considering a midsize SUV. 

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Now two of the most popular models in the said class in the local setting are the Ford Everest and the Toyota Fortuner. Two close rivals that have been trading blows since the early years of the 2000s. 

Recently, the Ford model has received a next-gen update for the Philippine market, and it now has plenty of new tech and convenience features. It also comes with a fresher and sharper exterior design. 

So, how does the new Ford Everest fare against the Toyota Fortuner? Let’s find out by comparing the Fortuner LTD 4x4 AT against the Everest Titanium+ 4x4 AT. 

2023 Ford Everest vs Toyota Fortuner: Exterior

When it comes to size, the next-gen Everest is 4,904mm long, 2,201mm wide, and 1,884mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,900mm, and a ground clearance of 223mm. 

The 2023 Ford Everest Titanium+ 4x4 AT

The 2023 Ford Everest Titanium+ 4x4 AT

The Toyota Fortuner LTD 4x4 AT meanwhile is 4,795mm long, 1,855mm wide, and 1,835mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,750mm, and a ground clearance of 193mm. 

Ford Everest Titanium+ 4x4 AT 

Dimensions 

Toyota Fortuner LTD 2.8 4x4 AT 

4,904mm 

Length 

4,795mm 

2,201mm 

Width 

1,855mm 

1,884mm 

Height 

1,835mm 

2,900mm 

Wheelbase 

2,750mm 

223 

Ground clearance 

193mm 

In summary, the new Ford SUV is significantly larger than the Toyota model. It also has more ground clearance, though it has a shorter wheelbase length. 

When it comes to exterior equipment, both the top-spec Everest Titanium+ 4x4 and Fortuner LTD 4x4 come standard with LED headlamps with auto on/off function, LED daytime running lamps, LED turn signal lamps, LED front fog lamps, and LED taillights. 

A picture of the Toyota Fortuner LTD

The 2022 Toyota Fortuner LTD 4x4 AT

Both models also have roof rails, mud guards, and a power liftgate with a hands-free function. The Everest though does come with a moonroof and rain-sensing wipers. Both of which are absent on the Toyota.  

For tires, the Everest uses a set of 20-inch alloy wheels. In turn, the Fortuner LTD gets a smaller 18-inch alloy set.  

Ford Everest Titanium+ 4x4 AT 

Exterior equipment 

Toyota Fortuner LTD 2.8 4x4 AT 

LED with auto-on/off 

Headlights 

LED with auto-on/off 

With 

Headlight auto-leveling 

None 

With 

Daytime running lamps 

With 

LED 

Turn signal lamps 

LED 

LED 

Taillights 

LED 

With 

Front fog lamps 

With 

With 

Roof rails 

With 

20-inch 

Wheel size 

18-inch 

Alloy  

Wheel type 

Alloy 

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2023 Ford Everest vs Toyota Fortuner: Interior

Inside, both the Everest Titanium+ and the Fortuner LTD can seat up to seven occupants. Both also come with leather seats, a power-adjustable front row, a 60:40 split-folding second row, as well as a dual-zone automatic climate control system with rear vents. 

A picture of the Ford Everest's front cabin.

The Ford Everest's cockpit

Both also provide their drivers with an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a push-to-start button, adaptive cruise control, 12-volt accessory charging outlets, a tilt and telescopic steering column, etc. Both also have wireless smartphone charging. 

Ford Everest Titanium+ 4x4 AT 

Interior equipment 

Toyota Fortuner LTD 2.8 4x4 AT 

Leather 

Seat material 

Leather 

Electronic 

Driver’s seat adjustment 

Electronic 

Tilt and telescopic 

Steering wheel adjustment 

Tilt and telescopic 

Dual-zone automatic w/rear vents 

Air-conditioning type 

Dual-zone automatic w/rear vents 

Push button 

Ignition 

Push button 

With 

Seat cooling 

None 

With 

Power liftgate 

With 

Seating capacity 

The top-spec Everest does have a sizable 12-inch digital gauge cluster, whereas the Fortuner LTD gets a simpler analog gauge cluster combined with a digital trip meter.  

Handling entertainment for the Everest Titanium+ is a 12-inch portrait touchscreen. This headunit comes with wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB, and Bluetooth connectivity. It is then linked to a total of eight speakers.  

The Toyota Fortuner's front cabin

The Toyota Fortuner's front cabin

In turn, the Fortuner LTD is kitted out with a smaller 8-inch touchscreen headunit. It also gets Android Auto, USB, and Bluetooth connectivity, but its Apple CarPlay is of the wired variety.  

Arguably though, the Fortuner gets a better speaker system as it uses a nine-piece JBL set. Furthermore, it also gets seat cooling which are not present on the top-spec Everest.  

Ford Everest Titanium+ 4x4 AT 

On-board tech 

Toyota Fortuner LTD 2.8 4x4 AT 

12-inch touchscreen 

Infotainment system 

8-inch touchscreen 

Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB, Bluetooth 

Connectivity options 

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB, Bluetooth 

8-speakers 

# of speakers 

9 JBL speakers 

With

Wireless charger 

With 

With 

Offline navigation 

With 

With 

Power folding sir mirrors 

With 

With 

Auto-dimming rearview mirror 

With 

With 

Rain-sensing wipers 

None 

2023 Ford Everest vs Toyota Fortuner: Engine

Under the hood, both of these midsize, ladder-frame SUVs use a turbodiesel engine. Both are also 4x4, front-engine models, and both use a four-banger. Both also have locking rear differentials. 

The Everest's 2.0-liter Biturbo diesel inline-4 engine

The Everest's 2.0-liter Biturbo diesel inline-4 engine

For actual differences, the Everest Titanium+ 4x4 uses a 2.0-liter bi-turbo engine. This can make up to 207 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. It is then paired with a 10-speed automatic gearbox with a paddle shifter manual mode. 

In turn, the Fortuner LTD is powered by a 2.8-liter single turbo diesel four-banger. At the most, this mill can make up to 201 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. Power is then managed by a six-speed automatic gearbox with a paddle shifter manual mode. 

To summarize, the top-spec Everest can make slightly more horsepower on paper. But the difference might be negligible in real world conditions.  

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

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

For suspensions, both use a double wishbone for the front, and a multi-link rear suspension. Both also have disc brakes for all four wheels.  

For parking brakes, the Everest uses an electronic parking brake with an auto-hold function. Meanwhile, the Fortuner gets a hand-operated manual parking brake.  

Ford Everest Titanium+ 4x4 AT 

Mechanical specs 

Toyota Fortuner LTD 2.8 4x4 AT 

Inline-4 bi-turbo diesel 

Engine 

Inline-4 turbodiesel 

2.0-liters 

Displacement 

2.8-liters 

10-speed automatic w/ paddle shifters 

Transmission 

Six-speed automatic with paddle shifters 

207  

Horsepower 

201 

500 Nm 

Torque 

500 Nm 

4x4  

Drivetrain 

4x4 

With 

Differential lock 

With 

2023 Ford Everest vs Toyota Fortuner: Safety

Both of these models come with what you’d expect from a top-spec, modern SUV. Both have anti-lock braking, parking sensors, an engine immobilizer and a car alarm, ISOFIX child seat anchors, hill-start assist, stability control, and traction control. 

A picture of the Ford Everest's second-row

A peek inside the Everet's second-row

In terms of driver assist features, both models also come kitted out with a lane departure alert, autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, a 360-degree view camera, and hill descent control.  

The Everest then comes with a whole slew of advanced safety features which are absent from the Toyota. These include a tire pressure monitor, auto high-beams, a stop and go and lane centering function for the adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist, reverse braking assist, an adjustable speed limiter, and many others. Suffice to say, the Everest is a fair bit more advanced compared to the Toyota model when it comes to driver assist features.  

A picture of the Toyota Fortuner's second row

A view of the Fortuner's second-row

Lastly, the Everest Titanium+ and the Fortuner LTD both come with a total of seven airbags.  

Ford Everest Titanium+ 4x4 AT 

Safety equipment 

Toyota Fortuner LTD 2.8 4x4 AT 

Airbags 

With 

Antilock braking w/ EBD 

With 

With 

Reverse camera 

With 

With 

360-degree camera 

With 

Adaptive with stop and go function 

Cruise control 

Adaptive 

With 

Hill-start assist 

With 

With 

Hill-descent control 

With 

With 

Stability control 

With 

With 

ISOFIX child seat anchors 

With 

With 

Lane departure warning 

With 

With pedestrian detection 

Blind-spot detection 

With 

With 

Tire pressure monitoring 

None 

With 

Engine immobilizer 

With 

With 

Security alarm 

With 

With 

Emergency braking 

With 

2023 Ford Everest vs Toyota Fortuner: Price

Ford Everest Variants 

Price 

Everest Trend 2.2 4x2 AT 

Php 1,799,000 

Everest Limited 2.0 4x2 AT 

Php 1,999,000 

Everest Sport 2.0 4x2 AT 

Php 2,089,000 

Everest Titanium+ 2.0 4x2 AT 

Php 2,179,000 

Everest Titanium+ 2.0 4x4 AT 

Php 2,495,000 

 

Toyota Fortuner Variants 

Price 

Fortuner G 2.4 4x2 MT 

Php 1,671,000 

Fortuner G 2.4 4x2 AT 

Php 1,762,000 

Fortuner V 2.4 4x2 AT 

Php 1,879,000 

Fortuner Q 2.8 4x2 AT 

Php 2,043,000 

Fortuner LTD 2.8 4x2 AT 

Php 2,305,000 

Fortuner LTD 2.8 4x4 AT  

Php 2,465,000 

Fortuner GR Sport 2.8 4x4 AT 

Php 2,514,000 

 

2023 Ford Everest vs Toyota Fortuner: Conclusion

In summary, both the top-spec Ford Everest and top-spec Toyota Fortuner both offer a premium-looking and feeling ride. Both have plenty of interior features, and both provide plenty of power, torque, and off-road capability. 

A picture of the rear of the Ford Everest

Which SUV comes with a prettier backside? Is it the Ford Everest?

But then, it’s the subtle details that set the Everest Titanium+ apart from its rival. For instance, it has a more tech-oriented cockpit. It has a more advanced, and larger headunit, and it gets an arguably better gauge cluster as well. 

It also has more driver assist features. So in the case that you do prioritize safety, then this might sway you to the Ford model. Do remember also, that the Ford Everest does come with a five-year or 150,000 kilometer (whichever comes first) warranty. It is, however, slightly more expensive than the Toyota. And sure, the Fortuner does have the GR Sport, but what it's offering is more on the style side of things.

Or do you prefer the Toyota Fortuner?

Or do you prefer the Toyota Fortuner?

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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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