Ford Endeavour 2.2 vs Hyundai Tucson 2.0 makes for a closely matched battle in terms of specs, but we have picked a clear winner down below!
Ford launched the all-new Endeavour earlier this year in India, which has received appreciation and fetched good sales figures. The 2016 Endeavour comes incorporating a fresh design language making this butch-looking American SUV more appealing than its predecessor and most importantly modern. The car is available in two different diesel engine options: a 2.2-litre unit and a larger 3.2-litre unit.
Since the new generation Endeavour was introduced, the car gave the most popular SUV in India, the Toyota Fortuner a tough competition. Thanks to the new Endeavour, Ford India has seen increasing sales volume in recent past. But as it seems, the American automaker has a reason to be worried now. While the all-new Toyota Fortuner has already made its entry into the domestic market, the South Korean auto major Hyundai has also entered the Tucson recently as well.
The first-generation Hyundai Tucson was launched in India earlier in 2005, but the SUV was discontinued due to poor sales. Now the buying preferences of Indian customers have changed and Hyundai has established itself as one of the very popular car brands in the country. The new Tucson is designed to stay in-line with Hyundai’s other new-age models and it incorporates Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language.
With the new-generation Tucson already launched in India, the battle between SUVs is about to get highly heated up. The all-new Tucson is expected to throw serious challenges to the Ford Endeavour. The 2.2-litre diesel engine powered Ford Endeavour will face tough competition from the Hyundai Tucson diesel, which draws power from a 2.0-litre unit.
Here we compare the Ford Endeavour 2.2-litre diesel and Hyundai Tucson 2.0-litre diesel, based on spec-sheet data:
Ford Endeavour vs Hyundai Tucson Exterior
The new Ford Endeavour comes with a muscular and stylish appearance. Compared to its old generation model, the new Endeavour looks chunky and bold. It comes sporting large projector headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights and a large, aggressive chrome garnished shiny front grille. The front grille certainly gives the car’s front fascia an appealing yet very masculine appearance, while the massive front bumper gets chunky skid plate with squarish fog lamps. The hood gets prominent lines enhancing the car’s appeal further.
New-generation Ford Endeavour is based on a new ladder frame chassis and it shares the underpinnings with Ford Ranger pickup truck. The sides of the car get multi-spoke alloy wheels, flared wheel arches, chrome capped and turn indicator integrated ORVMs, chrome finished door handles, blackened glass area, metal footboards; which altogether play an important role in making the SUV eye catching. The rear fascia of Ford Endeavour sports wide wraparound taillights, which are joined by a thick chrome bar. The skid plate with chunky rear bumper is another thing, which makes the car bold looking.
Hyundai Tucson, on the other hand, looks trimmed compared to the Endeavour. The newly launched SUV comes designed in-line with the Hyundai’s new-generation models. This car incorporates Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language and it features wide projector headlamps, large hexagonal front grille with thick chrome garnished horizontal slats, while front bumper of the car sports muscular appearance with the air intake, sleek horizontal fog lamps, LED daytime running lights and skid plate.
Hyundai Tucson gets turn indicator integrated ORVMs, sporty blade-like alloy wheels, side body cladding, sharp character lines, blackened glass area with chrome trim and chrome garnished door handles. Rear fascia of the SUV features shark fin antenna, integrated roof spoiler, wide wraparound taillights, a muscular rear bumper and skid plate as well. So far, the entire car looks very muscular and bold catching attention very easily.
In terms of design the Ford Endeavour and Hyundai Tucson both look very appealing. The Endeavour comes as more muscular, bold and tough looking than its South Korean rival Hyundai Tucson. Both the cars inspire awe with their design and appearance.
Ford Endeavour vs Hyundai Tucson Dimension
Dimensionally, the new generation Ford Endeavour SUV measures 4,892mm in length, 1,860mm in width, 1,837mm in height and it also has a wheelbase of 2,850mm. The SUV comes with a fuel tank capacity of 80-litres, while the 225mm ground clearance is enough to make this car perform well on rough terrains.
The Hyundai Tucson SUV on the other side measures 4,475mm in length, 1,850mm in width, 1,655mm in height and it comes with a wheelbase of 2,670mm. This SUV gets a bootspace of 513-litres and boasts a fuel tank capacity of 62-litres. Therefore the Ford Endeavour comes 417mm longer, 10mm wider, 182mm taller than Hyundai Tucson and the Endeavour also sports 180mm of longer wheelbase, which ensures better space inside cabin. So far, with its added length, width and height Endeavour enjoys better road presence compared to its Hyundai rival.
|Ford Endeavour||Hyundai Tucson|
|Length – 4,892mm||4,475mm|
|Width – 1,860mm||1,850mm|
|Height – 1,837mm||1,655mm|
|Wheelbase – 2,850mm||2,670mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity – 80-litres||62-litres|
Ford Endeavour vs Hyundai Tucson Interior
Ford Endeavour sports an upmarket and feature-packed interior, which looks pretty appealing. It gets a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, analog dials and dual digital display consisting instrument cluster, 8-inch Ford SYNC3 touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, AUX connectivity and voice command system. The infotainment system is flanked by vertically positioned AC vents.
The SUV also comes equipped with cruise control, power adjustable front and third row seats, dual-zone climate control, powered tailgate. The dashboard gets a layered look, which makes it interesting, while upmarket leather wrapping on steering wheel and seats and upholstery takes the appeal up for this car. The top end variant comes with leather wrapping on gear shifter, dashboard, sunroof, etc as well. In terms of space and comfort Ford Endeavour doesn’t let the occupants complain at all.
Hyundai Tucson on the other hand also offers an upmarket and spacious interior. The car gets a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, dual analog dials and a digital MID at instrument cluster. Apart from that, dual-tone dashboard with a minimalist and simple layout, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, large air vents, ventilated seats, dual-zone climate control are other features this SUV boasts inside cabin.
To add on zing to the cabin, Hyundai has introduced silver accents on the steering wheel, centre console and AC vents. Like the Ford Endeavour, Hyundai Tucson also comes with powered tailgate, which can be operated with foot action. It also comes equipped with keyless entry and go, electric parking brake, plenty of space and comfort on offer.
So far, in comparison between Ford Endeavour and Hyundai Tucson, both the SUVs come with attractive looking interiors and offer plenty of space, comfort to the occupants, which surely make the journey enjoyable. Also both the cars are equipped with loads of new-age features customer want to see in their cars. However, on the plus side the Endeavour does shine out on top thanks to the presence of sunroof and seven-seat configuration with better driver aid technologies like Terrain Management System.
Ford Endeavour vs Hyundai Tucson Engine, Transmission and Mileage
The new-generation Ford Endeavour is available in two different diesel engine options, which are a 2.2-litre unit and a 3.2-litre unit. The 2.2-litre TDCi four-cylinder DOHC turbocharged diesel engine is capable to churn out 158 bhp of peak power at 3,200 rpm and 385 Nm of peak torque between 1,600 rpm and 2,500 rpm. The Ford Endeavour 2.2-litre diesel model is available in both 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission options. Fuel economy delivered by the car is 14.12 kmpl and 12.62 kmpl for manual and automatic variants respectively. Also, the SUV is available in both 4×2 and 4×4 driving options.
Hyundai Tucson on the other hand, comes available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The diesel powered Tucson gets a 2.0-litre four-cylinder CRDi engine under the hood, which is well capable to kick out 182 bhp of peak power at 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm of peak torque between 1,750 rpm and 2,750 rpm. Transmission duty is done by a 6-speed manual gearbox, while there is a 6-speed automatic gearbox on offer as well. The Tucson diesel MT returns 18.42 kmpl of fuel economy, while the AT variant delivers 16.38 kmpl. The biggest advantage Endeavour has over Tucson is the availability of four-wheel drive system, making it a full-course SUV.
|Transmission||6-speed MT / 6-speed AT|
|Maximum Power||158 bhp @ 3,200 rpm|
|Maximum Power||385 Nm @ 1,600 rpm – 2,500 rpm|
|Fuel Economy||14.12 kmpl (MT) / 12.62 kmpl (AT)|
|Transmission||6-speed MT / 6-speed AT|
|Maximum Power||182 bhp @ 4,000 rpm|
|Maximum Power||400 Nm @ 1,750 rpm – 2,750 rpm|
|Fuel Economy||18.42 kmpl (MT) / 16.38 kmpl (AT)|
Ford Endeavour vs Hyundai Tucson Safety
The new-generation Ford Endeavour SUV comes with a range of safety features. The top-end Endeavour is equipped with seven airbags, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Program, Terrain Management System, Traction Control, engine immobilizer, seatbelt pre-tensioner, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Hill Launch Assist and Hill Descent Control, electronically locking rear differential, emergency assist system, semi-auto parallel parking assist and Ford MyKey.
The newly launched Hyundai Tucson SUV also boasts a range of safety features. This car comes with six airbags, ABS with EBD, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Advanced Traction Cornering Control, park assist, Electronic Parking Brake, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning System, TPMS, engine immobilizer, etc. Although both models are well-equipped safety-wise, the Endeavour does offer more confidence in taking on the rugged roads and off-roading terrains.
Ford Endeavour vs Hyundai Tucson Price
Ford Endeavour 2.2-litre diesel model is priced between Rs. 23.78 lakh and Rs. 27.51 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), depending on different variants. The Hyundai Tucson diesel is priced between Rs. 21.59 lakh and Rs. 24.99 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), depending on variants. In terms of price, the Hyundai Tucson clearly has the upper hand but for the buyers choosing, they should decide firstly if they need a blue-blooded SUV or a SUV-ish crossover.
|Ford Endeavour 2.2 L Price||Ex-Showroom New Delhi|
|Endeavour 2.2L Trend 4×2 AT||23.78 Lakh|
|Endeavour 2.2L Trend 4×4 MT||23.78 Lakh|
|Endeavour 2.2L Titanium 4×2 AT||27.52 Lakh|
|Hyundai Tucson 2.0L Diesel||Ex-Showroom New Delhi|
|MT Diesel 2WD||Rs. 21.59 Lakh|
|AT GL Diesel 2WD||Rs. 23.48 Lakh|
|AT GLS Diesel 2WD||Rs. 24.99 Lakh|
Ford Endeavour vs Hyundai Tucson Comparison Verdict
Both the Ford Endeavour and Hyundai Tucson SUVs are quite attractive. In terms of design, the Endeavour appears more muscular and tough looking compared to its rival. The American SUV looks like well capable to take on rough roads. The Hyundai Tucson on the other hand looks bit more suave, stylish and it appears visibly shorter than Endeavour.
The Tucson SUV comes with better power and torque output compared to Ford Endeavour and is also less expensive. However, we will pick the Endeavour any day over Tucson because of some of the features we really liked having test drove it already. It is clearly the better equipped SUV and was born to be an off-roader in the first place. It offers seven seats and comes with four-wheel drive system. With the 4WD, better ground clearance and Terrain Management System, it stands as the obvious winner for being an outright ‘SUV’ and moreover it allows for a highly spacious cabin.