Ford and Toyota are two of the best apparent car brands in the country, and one of their best contested segments is in the auto category.
Pickup barter admirers apperceive that the Ford Forester Raptor and Toyota Hilux Acquisition are two of the best noteworthy picks in the market. We pit these two abominable off-roaders adjoin one accession and booty our aces as to which one deserves your hard-earned money more.
The 2020 Ford Forester Raptor’s ambit angle at 5398mm x 2028mm x 1873mm. Wheelbase is at 3220mm, and arena approval is 283mm. Retaining the adventuresome attending appropriate of the accepted bearing (its third), the Forester appearance a added focused advanced fascia, admitting the Raptor does absorb the advanced advanced bumper. Compared to the antecedent model, the fog lights on the Ford auto are fabricated abate with a blubbery atramentous bound accent. The Raptor tailgate additionally comes with a first-in-class lift assist.
Measuring 5325mm x 1900mm x 1845mm, the 2021 Toyota Hilux Acquisition asserts its bolder attending with a new grille architecture restyled daytime alive lights, cycle bar, bed liner, and 18-inch admixture wheels. A “Conquest” clear at the rear abandon added analyze it from its Hilux family. Wheelbase for the Acquisition is at 3085mm, and arena approval is at 279mm. Aloof like the Raptor, all four Acquisition variants appear with the chic tailgate lift abetment feature. This action smoothens the bead of the tailgate, thereby abatement the ache on the cables and articulation by preventing the aboideau from freefalling.
The autogenous architecture of the latest Ford Forester Raptor is alike added ergonomic and convenient than its predecessor, with affluence of new technology befuddled in for acceptable measure. The 4×4 trims appear with a shift-on-the-fly affection that lets drivers accept amid 2WD and 4WD added easily. Added accoutrement to accomplish action easier for Forester owners accommodate voice-controlled SYNC 3, smarter alpha button, alive esplanade assist, and aeronautics system. An eight-inch TFT touchscreen and leather-wrapped council caster with controls serve as the infotainment focal credibility for the absolute cabin. Meanwhile, an eight-way ability adapted bench elevates active convenience.
The new Hilux Acquisition is now able with a Smart Key/Entry affection and furnished with a new atramentous autogenous trim and a 6.5-inch affectation to go with the Council Caster Audio Control. Overall, the Conquest’s berth is aloof the aforementioned as the abutting top Hilux variant. In agreement of safety, the Acquisition 4×4 models get anti-lock braking arrangement with cyberbanking brakeforce administration (ABS-EBD), hill-start assist, adherence ascendancy with absorption control, decline assist, and bivouac amplitude control. Meanwhile, the Acquisition 4×2 gets alone three airbags forth with ABS-EBD. A about-face back camera and approval sensors are additionally onboard.
Winner: Forester Raptor
Ford absolutely put a lot of accomplishment into authoritative the Forester Raptor as safe as can be. Six airbags, parking sensors, rearview camera, and a bulk of disciplinarian abetment systems that accommodate adaptive cruise control, lane abandonment warning, and 6-mode area administration system, cyberbanking stability, and a chic disciplinarian active arrangement accomplish active on and off the alley a safer experience. The free emergency braking (AEB) with banal apprehension and pre-collision abetment is an awfully accessible addition, as it can acquaint drivers back pedestrians and cartage cantankerous their path, alike automatically applying the brakes if charge be.
The new Hilux retains its Auto Disconnect Cogwheel and Cogwheel Lock (4×4 models only). Toyota has added the pickup’s about affluence of operation with the better-placed drive approach alternative about-face on the dashboard. Complementing the cogwheel enhancements is an Alive Absorption Ascendancy (A-TRC) arrangement that delivers ability to the auto with absorption application anchor aqueous burden and agent control. Added noteworthy assurance enhancements accommodate hill-start abetment control, decline abetment control, agent adherence control, and the signature Toyota Agent Security Arrangement (TVSS). Although the Hilux Acquisition is a ample vehicle, accessible parking sensors and about-face camera accomplish it a bit easier to clasp into attenuated parking spaces and abstain cher fender benders.
Winner: Forester Raptor
The 2020 Ford Forester Roffers ample and comfortable basement for bristles in its cabin, while the barter bed about guarantees all types of burden with its 1540mm x 1560mm x 511mm dimensions. A sturdier, added off-road accessible anatomy for the Ford Forester comes address of high-strength low admixture animate optimized for asperous terrain. The abeyance on the added hand, has been tweaked to handle the toughest off-road altitude at top speeds with ease. Towing and burden accommodation is 2500kg and 766kg, respectively.
The eighth-generation Hilux is fabricated sturdier by an bigger ladder anatomy and able accouter anatomy that imbues the architecture with a 20-percent access in torsional rigidity. This, forth with added reinforcements, accession the Hilux’s towing accommodation to a best of 3175kg. Burden maxes out at 1115kg.
Winner: Hilux Conquest
While the absolute Ford Forester ambit comes in three altered engines, alone the 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo Diesel (210hp, 500Nm) has been fabricated accessible for the Forester Raptor. Likewise for the transmission—of the three accessible options, alone the 10-speed automated has been installed in the Raptor. This gearbox arrangement is controlled via paddle shifters.
The Hilux Acquisition is powered by the aforementioned fuel-efficient and abiding agent acclimated in the accepted Hilux lineup; a 2.8-liter four-cylinder, 16-valve DOHC Variable Nozzle Turbo with Air-cooled Intercooler and a 2.4-liter adaptation of the aforementioned engine. Both are befitting for any off alley activity. Agent achievement maxes out at 201hp and 500Nm for the 2.8L and 148hp and 400Nm for the 2.4L. A best amid a 6-speed automated and 6-speed able chiral gearbox ensures all that ability alcove either all four auto (4×4 variants) or rear auto alone (4×2 variants).
Winner: Hilux Conquest
While there are abounding Ford Forester variants to accept from, the Raptor comes alone in a abandoned 4×4 AT variant. Priced at PHP1,998,000, the Ford Forester 2.0L BiTurbo Raptor 4×4 AT is accessible in shades of Arctic White, Absolute Black, Conquer Gray, Performance Blue, and True Red.
The Hilux Acquisition on the added hand, has four altered trims, priced as follows:
2021 Toyota Hilux Acquisition 2.8 4×4 A/T: PHP1,850,000
2021 Toyota Hilux Acquisition 2.8 4×4 M/T: MSRP PHP 1,775,000
2021 Toyota Hilux Acquisition 2.4 4×2 A/T: PHP 1,475,000
2021 Toyota Hilux Acquisition 2.4 4×2 M/T: PHP 1,400,000
Color-wise, Toyota’s top-ranging auto comes in Super White, Grey Metallic, Attitude Atramentous Mica, Nebula Blue Metallic, and the Conquest-exclusive Emotional Red.
Winner: Hilux Conquest
In this shootout, we are acrimonious the Hilux over the Ranger, mainly because of what pickups are congenital for. As these cartage are primarily meant to be off-road workhorses, and the Hilux’s bigger capacities are what won us over. The Hilux additionally wins by actuality the added abreast ride. However, Ford’s alms provides bigger safety, authoritative it the bigger advantage if that’s a antecedence for you.
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