Though there had been endless alternatives in SUVs for buyers to choose from, but Toyota has always been sailing high in the SUV segment in India with their model Toyota Fortuner. Now, since Chevrolet too has released its another new SUV titled Chevrolet Trailblazer as an alternative to their previous flagship model Captiva, it would be exciting to look who out of the two SUVs gets the top position when both of these models are no less in terms of either design nor specs.


Read out the below comparison of Chevrolet Trailblazer vs Toyota Fortuner to get a better insight of the two models.

Style and Design

The new Chevrolet Trailblazer gets a very butch looking exterior as its design is a mix of typical Chevrolet SUV styling with a healthy dose of soft-roader like design cues giving it enough street presence to please most buyers. The rear is a bit similar to that of the Fortuner with simple rectangular tail lamps and wrap around glass area. In the interiors, Chevrolet Trailblazer looks much more modern than the Fortuner whose interior appears outdated.

Style-and-Design - Chevrolet Trailblazer vs Toyota Fortuner

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Both the SUVs come with a 7-seater arrangement and are dimensionally identical. The interiors of Trailblazer have the finishing of black and beige and there a touchscreen infotainment system mounted on the center console.

Dimensionally, the Trailblazer is a sizeable SUV and is almost 100mm longer and 60mm wider than the Fortuner that measures 4,705mm long, 1,840mm wide and stands 1,850mm tall and in terms of the wheelbase the Trailblazer stands on top in comparison to Fortuner. The former has a wheelbase of 2,845mm whereas Fortuner has a wheelbase of 2,750mm and in terms of ground clearance, the two-wheel-drive Trailblazer leads at 241mm, followed by the Fortuner with a ground clearance of 220mm.

Handling and Performance

Being equipped with a 6-Speed automatic transmission, Chevrolet Trailblazer can easily attain its top speed lying in the range of 190 to 195 Kmph with its 2.8-litre powered engine and can also cross the 100 Kmph mark from a standstill in just 11 seconds.

Interior-and-Performance - Chevrolet Trailblazer vs Toyota Fortuner

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In case of Toyota Fortuner, we have different specs:

The 2.5-litre engine with a five-speed manual and automatic gearbox allows Fortuner to attain a top speed of 170 and 180 Kmph and it can accelerate from 0-100 Kmph in the time span of 13-15 seconds.

The next variant of 3.0-litre engine allows the vehicle to zoom towards a top speed of 176 Kmph. Its four-wheel drive version takes about 9.61 seconds for crossing the speed barrier of 100 Kmph from a standstill. While two-wheel drive variants can cross the speed mark of 100 Kmph in close to 14.5 seconds.


Though Toyota has removed certain features such as rear defogger, iPod compatibility, push button start from the new Fortuner but still both the SUVs are feature rich having a fine list of common features such as projector headlamps, automatic climate control, touchscreen audio system with navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity and steering mounted controls, rear parking camera, 17-inch alloy wheels, leather wrapped interiors, vehicle stability program, ABS with EBD and dual front airbags.

Safety-Features - Chevrolet Trailblazer vs Toyota Fortuner

Apart from all the above-mentioned features Trailblazer stands unique due to the presence of some additional features like it also comes loaded with Electronic Stability control, cornering brake control, Hill start assist and descent control, push button start/stop and Sunroof.

Engine and Power

The Trailblazer is powered by a 2,776cc four-cylinder engine that develops 197bhp of power and 50.99kgm of torque and comes equipped with a six-speed automatic gearbox as standard.

Engine-and-Power - Chevrolet Trailblazer vs Toyota Fortuner

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The Toyota Fortuner buyers, on the other hand, get to choose between two engines:

A 2,494cc unit engine that develops 142bhp of power and returns a torque of 34.98kgm.

Another variant of the 2,982cc motor develops 168.7bhp of power and 34.98kgm of torque on the manual variant and 36.71 kgm on the automatic variant.

Price and Colors

Chevrolet Trailblazer definitely offers more in terms of both the features and premium feel, but the difference of around 1 lakh in price can definitely put it on a backfoot in comparison to Toyota Fortuner.

Price-and-Colors - Chevrolet Trailblazer vs Toyota Fortuner

Price (Ex-Showroom Delhi) – Chevrolet Trailblazer Vs Toyota Fortuner

Chevrolet Trailblazer – Rs 26.4 lacs
Toyota Fortuner – Rs. 24.2 lacs – 27.0 lacs

Color – Chevrolet Trailblazer Vs Toyota Fortuner

  • Auburn Brown
  • Switch Blade Silver
  • Black Sapphire
  • Sizzle Red
  • Satin Steel Grey
  • Summit White
  • Blue Mountain

Toyota Fortuner –

  • Attitude Black
  • Pearl White
  • Grey Mica Metallic
  • Silver Mica Metallic
  • Bronze Mica Metallic
  • Silky Gold Mica Metallic
  • Super White


The Chevrolet Trailblazer proves to be a definite challenge to the current competition in the market. Not just larger than the competition, this SUV is also substantially more powerful, at least when matched up to the engine options of the Toyota Fortuner. But, the after-sale service of Toyota might earn him some extra brownie points in the eyes of all the car lovers.

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