Comparison - Toyota Fortuner Crusade 2018 - vs - Buick Envision Essence 2019

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

Hilux SW4,Toyota SW4

Also called:

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Average Price: 
44,811
Converted from AUD
Updated: 
02 Feb 2018
$
37,550
Updated: 
07 May 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.13gals
17.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
GLACIER WHITE
#D6D4D7
SILVER SKY
#8F898D
GRAPHITE
#545454
ECLIPSE BLACK
#1C1A1D
PHANTOM BROWN
#8C6869
NEBULA BLUE
#5376B6
Color: 
Ebony Twilight Metallic
#000000
Galaxy Silver Metallic
#C1C0C5
Satin Steel Gray Metallic
#9BA0AB
Bronze Alloy Metallic
#6E5A51
Chili Red Metallic
#8E000C
Summit White
#FFFFFF

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Fortuner may only be the latest of many additions to the confusion of choice that is a booming SUV market segment, but Toyota has a steely-eyed confidence about it. “Fortuner definitely lives up to the promise of its road-less-travelled 4WD heritage
“Fortuner is positioned perfectly between Kluger and Prado; diesel alternatives to Kluger are selling around 1400 vehicles a month, or almost 17,000 a year. Fortuner will give us a significant slice of that action.

“It’s a great choice for people who aspire to a luxury SUV … they want a stylish vehicle, they want seven seats and the safety of a high-seating position and great visibility; they also want genuine 4X4 ability.

The Fortuner, shorter and narrower than Kluger and Prado, is chunky and solid; it looks like a mad scientist fused a Land Cruiser, Prado and Kluger together, threw in a bit of RAV4 for a laugh and then pumped the resulting mix full of steroids. It looks good; not too city-smooth, as do plenty of modern-day 4WDs, but country tough with class.

Driving position is nice, high and secure; the seats are comfortable and offer plenty of support. Steering is rake- and reach-adjustable. The paddle shifts will seem like a nice touch for some, but we reckon they’re wasted here. Visibility from the driver’s seat is more than generous with open spaces all-round.

By: 
practicalmotoring.com.au

The Toyota Fortuner boasts impressive off-road credentials, along with the benefit of thousands of kilometers of local engineering and testing, with Toyota’s local engineering team involved in a great deal of design and testing for the Fortuner

While it may look big from the outside, the Fortuner is actually shorter and narrower than both the Prado and Kluger. Despite the exterior size deficit, the cargo capacity wins out on volume and versatility. With the third row in place, there is 200 liters of cargo volume on offer (to the roof). The rear door is manually operated on GX and GXL variants, while the top-spec Crusade gets a motorised rear door.

High quality materials and premium fit and finish sets the Fortuner apart from the HILux (except the bit of trim that popped out unexpectedly on the passenger side door). Leather-look highlights on the top-spec Crusade model make it feel more like a Prado than an SUV derived from a commercial vehicle.

Under the Fortuner’s shell is a dual-range transmission with switchable four-wheel drive. The driver can switch between a two- and four-wheel drive high-range mode and a four-wheel drive low-range mode

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Normally, when a car maker launches an all-new product, it opens not just a chapter in that vehicle’s history, but an entirely new volume. That said, Toyota didn’t get the memo with the all-new Fortuner. Granted it looks sleeker and much more sophisticated than ever before, it adheres too closely to the concept of kaizen or continuous improvement. It ends up telling pretty much the same story, remixed and retold

Toyota has done with the Fortuner’s design. While the first-generation model looked sturdy, the new one is sleek. It’s all fluid and swoopy with a strong crossover-vibe.

Moving to the second and third row though, the experience feels largely unchanged. Yes, it’s still quite roomy, but there’s surprisingly not a lot of head room available (especially the middle occupant in the second row and the entire third row). Apart from that, it doesn’t learn any new tricks. The second row still folds, slides, and tumbles in a 60/40 split, but a one-touch tumble mechanism allows easier access to the third row. The third row meanwhile still flips to the side, but a spring loaded mechanism and rear-mounted latch point, attached to the rearmost seat belts, make it easier to store

By: 
carguide.ph

The 2019 Buick Envision’s more powerful engine, improved transmission, and lower price tag pique our interest.

Pros
Attractive styling
Should still be very quiet
Lower price helps
9-speed automatic could aid fuel economy, engine response

Cons
Turbo is AWD-only
Price climbs fast
Narrow interior
Doesn’t do much to stand out

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Buick Envision ranked #12 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Buick Envision has a score of 7.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Spacious, supportive seats
Good gas mileage
User-friendly tech features

Cons
Uninspiring base engine
Rivals have more-upscale interiors
Dull handling

By: 
usnews.com

More powerful 2.0-liter engine.New nine-speed automatic is available.Restyled front and rear fascias.The 2019 Buick Envision comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic, 9-speed shiftable automatic.

Pros
The cabin is quiet at highway speeds
Comfortable seats and ride
Four USB ports and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto are standard

Cons
Turbo engine's disappointing real-world fuel economy
Too pricey to be a "normal" SUV, not nice enough to be a luxury car
Forward and rear views are compromised by thick pillars
Not much fun to drive

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Diesel
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
31.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Diesel
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.80L
2.50L
Torque: 
331ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
192ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
174hp
at 3 400rpm
197hp
at 6 300rpm
Turning Circle: 
40.70Feet
36.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
no
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
remote audio control
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Beverage holders front seats
2 cup holders
2 bottle holder/s
Passenger door bin
Lockable Glovebox
Illuminated glovebox
Rack & Pinion
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Concierge Service*
Destination Download*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Hands-Free Calling*
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Sun Sensor
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
188.77in
183.70in
Width: 
73.03in
72.40in
Height: 
72.24in
66.80in
Ground Clearance: 
10.90in
Front Track: 
60.80in
Rear Track: 
61.02in
Wheel Base: 
108.07in
108.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.30
40.00
Front Hip Room: 
54.40in
Front Leg Room: 
41.89in
40.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.39in
57.00in
Rear Head Room: 
40.28
38.50
Rear Hip Room: 
53.10in
Rear leg room: 
31.30in
37.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.90in
55.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
66.00cu.ft
57.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
27.00cu.ft
26.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
30.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4706.00lbs
3929.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes
More Instruments: 
LED instrumentation
Odometer
LED PES Projection
Headlamp Automatic Leveling
Electric + Auto Retractable Outer Rear View Mirror
Mud Guard
Air Spats
Muffler Cutter

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power mirrors
Adjustable ORVM
Electrically adjustable Exterior mirror
Body colour Exterior mirro
Hydraulic Power steering
Heated mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Driver Seat Adjustment
Adjustable Head-rests
Sports Front seat
Manual Slide adjustment
Manual Recline adjustment
Manual Height adjustment
60:40 Split fold rear seats
8-way power adjustable driver's seat
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8-way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Split Third Row Seat
2 headrests
Folding Center Armrest
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Independent, double wishbone type, coil springs, gas dampers and jointed mount anti-roll bar.
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link, coil spring and anti-roll bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
12V Power Outlets
Rear air outlet
Body colour Exterior door handles
Halogen Headlight bulb
Headlights Complex surface Lens
Body colour rear and front Bumpers
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
Standard MP3
single CD
11 total speakers
Remote audio controls
8" Capacitive Display
Voice Recognition
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Power horizontal
Auxiliary transmission fluid cooler
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18
18 In.
Wheels more: 
Fullsize spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Painted alloy wheels
Null spare wheel
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
no
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Pre-tensioner seatbelts
Front seat belts force limiter
Height adjustable seatbelts
3-point Seatbelts
Hill-start Assist Control
Downhill Assist Control
Electronic Brake-force Distribution
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Rear center 3-point belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Convenience Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Buick Interior Protection Package
Cargo Package
Interior Luxury Package
Active Package
Road Trip Package
Exterior Options: 
Roof Spoiler
Chrome Door Handles
Fender Flares
Chrome Exhaust Tip
Chrome Radiator Grill
Day Time Running Lights
Door Mirrors
Powered/Retractable
Front Fog Lamps
Rear Parking Sensors
Molded, Body-Color Assist Steps
Wheel Lock Kit
Panoramic Moonroof
Roof Rack Cross Rails
19" Bright Aluminum Wheels W/Midnight Silver Painted Pockets
Interior Options: 
Fabric Seats
Central Locking
Foldable Rear Seats
Protective Seat Cover
Universal Tablet Holders
All-Weather Floor Liners
Buick Infotainment System W/Navigation
Cargo Area Organizer
Integrated Cargo Liner

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
fawn leather
#9E7B5B
dark brown leather
#4B4243
Color: 
Light Neutral Seats w/Ebony Interior Accents, leather
#BCA786
Ebony Seats w/Ebony Interior Accents, leather
#000000
Dark Galvanized Seats w/Ebony Interior Accents, leather
#2A2A2A