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Jeep Meridian and Toyota Fortuner have a close competition, know which SUV is better, read comparison

Jeep Meridian Vs Toyota Fortuner – Design

Jeep Meridian is built on Fiat Chrysler Auto’s small wide 4X4 platform. Jeep also uses the same platform for the Compass and Renegade SUVs. The SUV looks similar to the Compass SUV from the front but the side and rear design is completely new. On the other hand, the Toyota Fortuner Ladder is based on the on-frame chassis, which is also being used in the Innova Crysta.

Jeep Meridian and Toyota Fortuner have a close competition, know which SUV is better, read comparison

Jeep Meridian Vs Toyota Fortuner – Dimensions

In terms of dimensions, the new Jeep Meridian is 4,769 mm long, 1,859 mm wide and 1,682 mm high, and has a wheelbase of 2,794 mm. On the other hand, the new Fortuner measures 4,795 mm in length, 1,855 mm in width and 1,835 mm in length, and has a wheelbase of 2,745 mm. The new Toyota Fortuner is 26 mm longer and 153 mm higher than the Meridian. The wheelbase of the Jeep Meridian is 49 mm longer than that of the Fortuner, which helps the Jeep to create more space inside the cabin.

Jeep Meridian and Toyota Fortuner have a close competition, know which SUV is better, read comparison
Dimensions Meridian Fortuner
Length 4,769 mm 4,795 mm
Width 1,859 mm 1,855 mm
Height 1,652 mm 1,835 mm
wheelbase 2,794 mm 2,745 mm
Jeep Meridian and Toyota Fortuner have a close competition, know which SUV is better, read comparison

Talking about the features, it will get 10.1-inch touchscreen display with U-Connect 5, Connected Car Technology, 10.2-inch digital instrument console, wireless Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, 9-speaker high-definition surround sound system, 2nd and 3rd Automatic AC with row vents, front row ventilated and power adjustable seats are available.

Jeep Meridian and Toyota Fortuner have a close competition, know which SUV is better, read comparison

In terms of safety, the new Jeep Meridian gets 360 degree camera, wireless charging, ABS with EBD, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), electronic parking brake, traction control, 6 airbags, seat belt reminder, rear parking sensors, rear camera, hill Features like start assist are available.

Jeep Meridian and Toyota Fortuner have a close competition, know which SUV is better, read comparison

On the other hand, the Toyota Fortuner SUV comes with 8-way power-operated driver seat, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connectivity options, 18-inch machine cut alloy wheels, waterfall quad LED headlamps, ambient lighting, sunlight-based seat ventilation system, kick Sensor power comes with other features including back door, automatic AC. It is the only SUV in this segment that does not have a panoramic sunroof.

Jeep Meridian and Toyota Fortuner have a close competition, know which SUV is better, read comparison

The Fortuner SUV gets 7 airbags, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability control with brake assist, hill assist control, speed auto lock with emergency unlock, 3-point ELR seat belts etc.

Jeep Meridian and Toyota Fortuner have a close competition, know which SUV is better, read comparison

Jeep Meridian Vs Toyota Fortuner – Engine

Coming to the engine, the Jeep Meridian is powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that also powers the Compass. The company has not disclosed the power and torque figures, but according to the information, this engine generates 170 bhp power and 350 newton meter torque. Transmission options include 6-speed manual and 9-speed automatic gearbox. There are four driving modes in this SUV – Sand, Snow, Auto and Mud. The 6-speed MT of the Jeep Meridian comes with a front-wheel-drive layout, while the 9-speed automatic gearbox model gets front-wheel drive as an option along with an all-wheel drive system.

Specs Meridian Fortuner
Engine 2.0L turbo diesel 2.7L Petrol / 2.8L Diesel
Power 170bhp 164bhp / 201bhp
Torque 350Nm 245Nm / 500Nm
Gearbox 6MT & 9AT 6MT & 6AT
Drive Layout FWD & AWD RWD & AWD
Jeep Meridian and Toyota Fortuner have a close competition, know which SUV is better, read comparison

The new Toyota Fortuner is offered with two engine options. This includes a 2.7-litre petrol and a 2.8-litre turbocharged diesel engine. The petrol engine produces 164 Bhp of power and 245 Nm of torque, while the diesel engine is capable of producing 201 Bhp of power and 500 Nm of torque. Transmission options include 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox. It is available in a diesel engine variant with the option of a 4-wheel drive layout.

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