The Meridian is a new three-row SUV by Jeep India for the Indian market. It’s supposed to be a blend of power, comfort, and sophistication. The Jeep Meridian is aimed squarely at Indian car enthusiasts. The premium SUV is “Made in India” and “Made for India,” according to the company. While deliveries are scheduled to begin in June 2022, it is expected to appear in Jeep dealerships across India by mid-May. It will go up against the Skoda Kodiaq, MG Gloster, and Toyota Fortuner, which are also petrol-only vehicles. Let’s compare the Jeep Meridian and the Toyota Fortuner to find which one is the better choice!
Jeep Meridian vs Toyota Fortuner Price Comparison
|Trims||4×2 Diesel||4×2 Diesel AT||4×4 Diesel||4×4 Diesel AT||Legender||Legender 4×4 AT||4×2 Petrol||4×2 Petrol AT|
|Toyota Fortuner||Rs 40.23 Lakh||Rs 42.91 Lakh||Rs 43.88 Lakh||Rs 46.58 Lakh||Rs 47.08 Lakh||Rs 51.47 Lakh||Rs 36.34 Lakh||Rs 38.16 Lakh|
The price of the Jeep Meridian is yet to be announced. However, it is expected to cost between Rs 25.00 and Rs 35.00 lakh. The Toyota Fortuner currently costs between Rs 31.39 lakh and Rs 43.43 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Jeep Meridian vs Toyota Fortuner Specifications
|Specs||2022 Jeep Meridian||Toyota Fortuner|
|Engine||2.0L Turbo Diesel||2.8-liter turbo-diesel|
|Transmission||9 speed automatic/6 speed manual||6-speed manual and automatic|
The Jeep Meridian is equipped with a 2.0L Turbo-Diesel engine that produces 170 horsepower and 350 Nm and is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission and a 6-speed manual transmission. It will be available in four-wheel-drive 4X4 and four-wheel-drive 4X2 configurations. The new model can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 10.8 seconds. It has a top speed of 198 kilometres per hour. Auto, Sand, Snow, and Mud are some of the driving modes available.
The Toyota Fortuner, on the other hand, is equipped with a 2.7-litre petrol engine (164bhp/245Nm) and a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine (201bhp/420Nm). It comes with both a 6-speed manual and an automatic transmission. The SUV comes with both rear-wheel and four-wheel drivetrain options. It has a 10.0 kmpl fuel efficiency.