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What you’ll like:
- A big all-rounded SUV with no real deal breaker. Fair pricing too
- Macho styling packs appeal. Solid build quality matches the butch presence
- Cabin is a nice place to be in. Likeable design, comfy seats & lots of storage
- The 2.0L diesel engine has “adequate” power and improved refinement levels
- New 10-speed AT is fantastic! And very smooth too
- Good balance between ride & handling for a body-on-frame SUV. Sweet steering as well
- Offroad ready – Terrain Management System, rear diff lock, 225 mm GC & 800 mm of water wading
- 5 star safety: ESP & TC, 7 airbags, roll stability control, hill launch assist etc.
- Loaded to the gill with features! Panoramic sunroof, 10 speaker ICE, powered tailgate & more
- Owners of the current-gen Endeavour have reported good reliability with their steeds
What you won’t:
- 2.0L diesel simply doesn’t have the muscle, punch & soundtrack of the old 3.2L motor
- India doesn’t get the twin-turbo 210 BHP / 500 Nm version. Period
- Fortuner’s cabin is roomier, offering more headroom & overall space
- Annoying feature deletions (e.g. headlamp washers) over the years
- Missing essentials (steering reach adjustment, tumbling 2nd row seat, paddle shifters)
- Ingress is difficult for the elderly / short folk. 3rd row access is terrible!
- Urban fuel economy is ordinary due to the fat 2410 kg kerb weight & AT
- No manual gearbox anymore. The Fortuner 2.8L 4×4 is available with an MT
- Weirdly, it’s now gotten heavier (despite a smaller engine) & has just 3 colour options!
- A bit uncertain of how the long-term after-sales will be, with the Mahindra-Ford JV
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