Chery Tiggo 8 pro vs. Oshan X7 vs. Glory 580 Pro vs. Sorento vs. Fortuner
For a normal Pakistani family, sedan cars were a done deal, but this perspective has changed with the advent of SUVs in Pakistan. Buyers who previously opted for high-end sedans are moving to premium SUVs launched every trimester by upcoming international and national companies.
In Pakistan, the SUV industry only accounted for 10% of all auto sales previously. But now, it has exceeded by more than 21%. In recent months, there have been new variants of new & existing companies: the last two being Changan Oshan X7 and Chery Tiggo 8 Pro. We’ve written separate reviews on both of them, but today we’ve decided to see which one amongst the five 7-seaters is worth the money.
Let’s compare the specs of these mentioned SUVs to understand better how these 7-seaters are trying to get more advantage over the other.
The most important aspect a Pakistani buyer notices first is the pricing factor. After the recent price hike, Toyota Fortuner's price has been moved from Rs. 85 lakhs to Rs. 1.2 crore. Tiggo 8 Pro has a company price of Rs.66 lakhs. Kia Sorento is currently priced at around Rs 72 lakhs. Glory 580, having almost the same features, is priced at the lowest price bracket of Rs 50-55 lakhs. Oshan X7 is the second cheap SUV that is priced at Rs 57.5 lakhs.
Among all these, Fortuner is marked as the most expensive SUV due to its brand strength in Pakistan. Whereas the rest of the SUVs are competitors to the high-end sedans and can prove to be a very tough competition for them in Pakistan if sedan manufacturers don't upgrade as per the international standards.
These automobile companies are some of the best car manufacturers globally, credit to their solid structures, tough road grip, and driving confidence.
Regarding engine efficiency, KIA Sorento has a 2400CC engine with 170hp and 225Nm of torque. Toyota Fortuner has a 2700CC engine that produces 163 horsepower and 245 Nm of torque. Oshan X7 has a 1.5 liter fully turbo-charged engine that produces 185 horsepower and 300Nm of torque.
The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro has a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that produces 195 horsepower and 290Nm of torque. As for the Glory 580 Pro, it has a 1.5-liter SFG engine that produces 150 horsepower and 225 Nm of torque.
Among the huge price difference in the SUV range, Oshan X7 and Tiggo 8 Pro are fully turbocharged engines and are one of the most powerful engines and give a thrilling experience.
Oshan X7 and Cherry Tiggo 8 Pro are both C+ segment SUVs. Glory 580 Pro is a C-segment SUV, and the Toyota Fortuner and KIA Sorento are D Segment SUVs.
Oshan X7 and Cherry Tiggo 8 Pro both have 7-Speed DCT modes of transmission, Glory 580 Pro has a CVT transmission mode, whereas KIA Sorento and Toyota Fortuner have 6-Speed Auto transmission.
So far, we’ve seen that Oshan X70 and Cherry Tiggo 8 Pro have been leading the SUVs in their specs range. But there are more features that we’ll discuss in this article.
Toyota Fortuner and Kia Sorento have 2 airbags, whereas Glory 580 Pro and Oshan X70 have 4 airbags. Cherry Tiggo 8 Pro is the only SUV that contains 6 airbags within this price range.
All the SUVs, including Glory 580 Pro, Kia Sorento, Oshan X70, and Cherry Tiggo Pro, have a Panoramic sunroof. The most expensive vehicle Toyota Fortuner doesn’t even have a normal sunroof. This is the biggest question mark on Toyota’s value of money factor, and many people negate their decision of buying a Fortuner.
Out of these 5 SUVs, only Toyota Fortuner is an RWD vehicle, whereas the rest are FWD vehicles. The main reason for RWD is the rear-differential lock, and Hill Assist Control feature available in Toyota Fortuner.
Glory 580 Pro and Kia Sorento are the only cars with front and rear parking sensors, whereas Cherry Tiggo 8 Pro and Oshan X70 have only rear parking sensors. The most expensive Toyota Fortuner has no parking sensor.
The only Oshan X70 has four driving modes (ECO + Comfort + Sport + Custom). The Kia Sorento and Cherry Tiggo Pro have 3 driving modes, including Comfort + Eco +Sport. Glory 580 Pro has 2 driving modes, including Normal + Sport. Toyota Fortuner has 2 modes of Driving which include Eco + Power.
It shows Oshan X70 has one of the most customized driving modes, which shows superiority over the most expensive SUVs on this list.
TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) and ESP (Electronic Stability Program) are equipped in Tiggo 8 Pro, Oshan X7, and Glory 580 Pro. This system is not available in Sorento 2.4 FWD and Fortuner 2.7 G.
Tiggo 8 Pro has six airbags, Oshan X7 Comfort and Glory 580 Pro have four airbags, while Kia Sorento and Toyota Fortuner have two airbags. Tiggo 8 Pro has the most safety features in this SUV range.
Toyota Fortuner, Cherry Tiggo, and Kia Sorento have tilt and telescopic types of steering wheel adjustment, whereas Oshan X70 Pro and Glory 580 Pro have Tilt steering wheel adjustment.
Oshan X70 Pro is the only SUV having a 19-inch Alloy rim in this SUV comparison. Cherry Tiggo X70, Glory 580 Pro, and Kia Sorento have 18-inch alloy rims, Whereas Toyota Fortuner has a 17-inch alloy rim.
Driver seat Adjustments
Kia Sorento and Chery Tiggo Pro have 10-way powered driver seat adjustments, and the remaining 2 SUVs have 6-way powered driver seat adjustments. Toyota Fortuner only has way manual seat adjustments.
Chery Tiggo leading the list, has adaptive cruise control, whereas the rest have standard cruise control. This allows Tiggo to gain maximum sales from those who prefer cruise Tronic modes in a car while purchasing.
All of these 3 SUVs have rearview cameras, Whereas, Tiggo 8 Pro and Glory 580 Pro have360° cameras. Glory 580 Pro also has a DVR (Digital Video Recorder).
Toyota Fortuner, Chery Tiggo, and Kia Sorento have dual-zone auto climate control, providing more comfort to the passengers sitting on the rear side. Oshan X70 and Glory 580 Pro have single zone auto-climate control.
Although these brands like Cherry, Oshan, and DFSK are new to the Pakistani market, It looks like Chery Tiggo 8 Pro, Oshan X70 Comfort, and Glory 580 have been equipped with extraordinary features that are novel to the Pakistani market. However, customers are only worried about after-sale services and end up buying the same-old Fortuner.