Nissan Fuga vs Toyota Mark X

By: Rashid Abubakar

Nissan Fuga

After you ignite a 450GT Nissan Fuga you’ll surely come to adore it. The more you drive it, examine it and pay attention to it, the more you will love this machine. With that, I have determined to do my personal unbiased, however inspired overview on the Nissan Fuga 450GT. The Nissan Fuga brings – comfort, energy, quality– at an affordable price.

Exterior Styling

First of all, I will start with the general looks of the car. This is the first thing that will impress you about this sedan Nissan Fuga. A feature that you will really like is the clear, factory back lights, which give a completely clean, crisp light and individuality from the rest of the luxury sedans. Though these aren’t fashionable on all Fugas.


Engine and efficiency

The 450GT has a VK45DD engine – It produces 333 hp (248 kW) and 340 lbf.ft (460 N.m.). This boosts the almost 1800kg Fuga to 100km in about 5 seconds. When you put the foot down, it kicks down a gear, before dropping another. As if to mention, you really want to do this huh? And it absolutely feels fast, closing the gap between 130 – 190kp/h in a matter of seconds. All round, you will be impressed by the responsive energy from the engine.

As for the efficiency it’s very friendly in fuel consumption both in the town and highway riding.

 The drive

So how does it drive? Very well, the ride may be comfortable and smooth and even the potholes won’t really phase you, plonked in your large leather recliners. The suspension seems to iron out the bumps in the road well. When matters get windy, the Fuga stays flat and clean across the corners too, meaning that the complete whole driving experience in the Fuga is an incredible time.

And because of all the comfort features long drives is an easy, first-class experience which leaves you as refreshed as you were when you set of for your journey.

The only issue with the drive is that it is a pretty large car and as such, its turning circle is quite large. This cannot be a problem for you, if you stay in a country with wide, spacious roads, however it may be pretty furry on some of the narrow roads and when parking.

Interior and Sounds

This is where Fuga virtually makes a statement. The full leather interior is always a nice start and even used models maintain the nice leather scent.

Fuga Comes with all the bells and whistles you need out of a luxurious sedan like navigation, backing monitors, cruise control and other extra’s that are great to have such as passenger side curb camera and all the little control buttons at the steering wheels.

Another feature that you will really like is the automatic seat setting when you get in and get out. While you switch the Fuga on, it slides you into function and offers you with the control and when you arrive at your destination spot, it slides you back and gets the steering wheel out of the way, giving you a lot of space to disembark.

My favorite feature in Fuga is the the front passenger’s recliner style footrest. Not only is it awesomely comfortable, but it is far a testament to the space available in the cabin of the Fuga. Even reclined with the footrest up, the backseats have a tonne of room. The tallest of my buddies had no complaints about sitting at the back of the lounging front seat passenger.

The Nissan Fuga makes the proper engine sounds because it is quiet and calm on the cruise but when you put your foot down, the right V8 tones emanates subtlety from the engine.

The sound system is splendid too. Bose sound systems are installed from the factory so you are assured a exquisite sound from any music. Inside the Nissan Fuga 450GT truly is a pleasant place to be.

Fuga is a luxurious sedan which you will come by and is overwhelmingly backed up by the fact that you will get full complete leather, awesome seats, a V8 engine and a pleasant all round fashion. You simply get so much to your cash.


This is sedan type body car with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. Its 6 cylinder, double overhead camshaft obviously aspirated engine has 4 valves per cylinder and a volume of 2.5 litres. For this version it musters power and torque figures of 212 bhp (215 ps/158 kW) at 6400 rpm and 260 Nm (192 lbft/26.5 kgm) at 3800 rpm respectively. The engine provides its power through to the wheels by way of a 6 speed automatic gearbox. The claimed weight at the kerb is 1510 kg.

Toyota Mark X indoors

Inside this luxurious and comfortable five seat sedan. The size is replicated perfectly within the sitting area both for rear passengers as well as for the driver and the front passenger. Sufficient leg space for tall people, a massive ethereal cabin and an armrest for the driver that makes driving this sedan a dream come true.

The full trunk extent is 420 liters and maximum cargo capacity is 375kg. This sedan does offer additional cargo area inside the car. Simply fold the rear seats, and you immediately have extra area in your cargo.

The car also comes with several indoors capabilities, which includes a navigation system and heated seats, among others. This car has responsive headrests and many safety capabilities together with steering control, and airbags for both driver and passenger on board. It has a low center of gravity, consequently making it very stable on the road. However, it ought to be mentioned that due to the fact the Mark X has a lot of weight and requires some time to stop after braking, thus you need to be cautious on instant brakes.

On the exterior side, because it is styled after the Lexus GS, it is little surprise that this car appears as appropriate as it does. Double exhausts and a slanted look make it appearance incredibly stylish but competitive at the same time. It also looks much lower to the ground than it honestly is.

The Mark X doors open outwards. The rim size at the back and front wheels is 16 to 18 inches and the width is 6 to 7 inches, respectively. Mostly, this sedan is equipped with low-profile tires.

Toyota Mark X Engine and Fuel Efficiency

The Toyota Mark X has a 2.5-liter 4GR, 6-cylinder engine. It takes fashionable petrol fuel and has a tank capacity of 7.1 liters. The fuel system is multipoint fuel injection. The fuel consumption differs from one driver to any other because it depends on much stuff. But, on average, expect to get 10.6 km/l combined for dual carriageway and city driving. The drivetrain type is rear-wheel drive and has a 6-speed automatic transmission. The top pace for the Mark X is 220km/h.

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