Jeep Meridian Vs Rivals: Specs And Features Compared

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The 7-seater body-on-frame SUV segment is dominated by the Toyota Fortuner. Many carmakers have tried to dethrone the Japanese SUV but no one has ever succeeded. The segment has a lack of options too with only the MG Gloster being an alternative to the Fortuner. However, Jeep is set to enter the segment with its Meridian. Let’s take a look at how the 7-seater derivative of the Compass goes up against its rivals:

Jeep Meridian vs Toyota Fortuner vs MG Gloster (Comparison image)

Dimensions

Jeep MeridianToyota FortunerMG Gloster
Length4769mm4795mm4985mm
Width1859mm1855mm1926mm
Height1682mm1835mm1865mm
Wheelbase2794mm2745mm2950mm
Boot space233Litres296Litres343Litres
Ground Clearance214mm216mm210mm

Though the Meridian is much larger than the Compass to accommodate the last row, it is still smaller than the Fortuner and Gloster in terms of overall dimensions. However, its wheelbase and ground clearance and is pretty close to the Fortuner. The MG Gloster is the largest in the segment in terms of every aspect.

Jeep Meridian revealed In India

Powertrain

Jeep MeridianToyota FortunerMG Gloster
Engine2.0L 4-cylinder Turbocharged2.8L 4 cylinder

Turbocharged

2.0L 4 cylinder Turbocharged/ 2.0L 4 cylinder Twin Turbocharged
Transmission6-speed manual and a 9-speed automatic.6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic8-speed AT
Power170hp203hp162hp/217hp
Torque350 nm420nm/500nm375nm/480nm

The MG Gloster is the most popular SUV in its segment. However, the Fortuner offers the most amount of torque. The Meridian comes last with its 170hp diesel engine which is also found in the smaller Compass.

MG Gloster price

Features

The Meridian shares its features with the facelifted Compass. It gets a 10.1-inch touchscreen with wireless android auto and apple car play, wireless charging, 9-speaker Alpine sound system, electrically operated tailgate, ventilated seats, a fully digital instrument cluster, electrically adjustable seats with memory function, panoramic sunroof, cruise control, and multi-zone climate control to name a few.

Jeep Meridian cabin practicality

Features in the Toyota Fortuner include a large infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a JBL sound system, connected car tech, electrically adjustable seats, cruise control, dual-zone climate control, front parking sensors, and seat ventilation system, etc. to name a few. It also includes driving modes – Eco, Normal, and Sport.

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Speaking about features, the MG Gloster comes with a host of features like leather seats, a huge 12.3-inch infotainment system, which comes with the support of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Gloster also gets an 8.0-inch instrument cluster, three-zone auto climate control, a fatigue reminder system, captain seats, LED cabin lights, panoramic sunroof, projector lens LED headlights, LED DRLs, and 12 speakers and 64 different color options for ambient lighting, to ensure a completely different driving experience. To make the city drives easy, MG has also equipped its Gloster with the new i-Smart 2.0 AI assistance technology with 3D maps and new apps.

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At launch, the Gloster was the first SUV in India to get level-1 autonomous tech. MG Gloster’s ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance System includes futuristic features such as Adaptive Cruise Control. ADAS is an active safety system that enhances safety by slowing down and maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle in front automatically. ADAS also includes the likes of Automatic Emergency Braking, Auto Park Assist, Lane Departure Warning System, and Blind Spot Warning System.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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