Comparison - Toyota Fortuner Crusade 2019 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class GLS 550 4MATIC 2019

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Hilux SW4,Toyota SW4

Also called:

GL-Class

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Average Price: 
$
56,990
AUD
Updated: 
19 Dec 2018
$
95,750
Updated: 
10 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.13gals
26.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
GLACIER WHITE
#D6D4D7
SILVER SKY
#8F898D
GRAPHITE
#545454
ECLIPSE BLACK
#1C1A1D
PHANTOM BROWN
#8C6869
NEBULA BLUE
#5376B6
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Selenite Grey Metallic
#74849F
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#A02C32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7

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 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic.Limited GLS Grand Edition includes upgraded leather, wood trim, adaptive LED headlights, unique wheels.Part of the second GLS-Class generation introduced for 2013 (then called the GL-Class).

PROS
Spacious third-row seat can accommodate adults
Ample acceleration with any powertrain choice
Quiet cabin with luxurious trim
Available off-road package gives it true capability in the dirt

CONS
Many desirable features don't come standard
Large price jump from GLS 450 to GLS 550

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class wears its old-school heart on its sleeve, proudly.

Pros
Plenty of cargo- and people-space
Flexible seating
Luxury SUV-levels of swank
Latest safety equipment – much of which is standard
Surprisingly entertaining AMG model

Cons
No diesel option
COMAND system is due for replacement
Middling gas-engine fuel economy

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class ranked #2 in Luxury Large SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 36 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Ample engine power
Confident handling and comfortable ride
Upscale cabin quality
Three rows of spacious seats

Cons
Rivals have more standard features

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Diesel
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined 8.6 Urban 11 Extra-urban 7.3 (L/100km)
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
Engine type: 
Diesel
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
32
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.80L
4.70L
Torque: 
331ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
516ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
Horsepower: 
174hp
at 3 400rpm
449hp
at 5 250rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.70Feet
40.70Feet

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
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
remote audio control
Transmission, cruise and audio 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
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Manual rear seat easy entry
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Leather And Wood Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
188.77in
202.00in
Width: 
73.03in
78.00in
Height: 
72.24in
72.80in
Ground Clearance: 
10.90in
8.50in
Front Track: 
60.80in
Rear Track: 
61.02in
Wheel Base: 
108.07in
121.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.30
41.20
Rear Head Room: 
40.28
40.00
Front Leg Room: 
41.89in
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
31.30in
38.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.39in
58.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.90in
58.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
66.00cu.ft
93.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
7500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
27.00cu.ft
16.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
30.00degrees
33.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.00degrees
27.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4706.00lbs
5578.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
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
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
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
10 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Leather
10-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Massaging
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Split Third Row Seat
2 headrests
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

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
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn signal in mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
yes
More Entertainment: 
Standard MP3
single CD
11 total speakers
Remote audio controls
8" Capacitive Display
Voice Recognition
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
Memory card slot
1 Subwoofer(S)
14 Total Speakers
830 Watts Stereo Output
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Power horizontal
Auxiliary transmission fluid cooler
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Privacy glass
Power glass sunroof
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18
21 X 10-In.
Wheels more: 
Fullsize spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
no
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
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*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
PARKTRONIC w/Active Parking Assist
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Brake drying
Pre-collision safety system
Emergency Braking Preparation
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Side Air Bags (SPC)
Emergency Service*
Vehicle Alarm notification*
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights
Self-Leveling Headlights

Options

Packages: 
Convenience Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Driver Assistance Package
Grand Edition Package
Off-Road Package
Night 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
MAGIC VISION CONTROL
Soft-Close Doors
Panorama Sunroof
Interior Options: 
Fabric Seats
Central Locking
Foldable Rear Seats
Heated 2nd-Row Seats
Ventilated Front Seats
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
2nd Row Side-Window Sunshades
Heated Steering Wheel
Rear Seat Entertainment Pre-Wiring
Rear Seat Entertainment
Heated & Cooled Front Cup Holders
Multicontour Front Seats W/Massage Feature
Power EASY-ENTRY Feature For 2nd-Row Seats
Cabin Air Purification System

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
fawn leather
#9E7B5B
dark brown leather
#4B4243
Color: 
Black, leather
#131313
designo Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#E7DEDA
Crystal Grey/Black, leather
#A3A1A0
Espresso Brown, leatherette
#483F3D
Ginger Beige/Black, leather
#9E8B7C
Ginger Beige/Black, leatherette
#B6A598
Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown, leatherette
#9E8B7C
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#936555
designo Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#534A48
designo Porcelain/Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#E7DEDA