here are the following length and width of the above mentioned SUV(S)
1. 3RD GENERATION PAJERO; LENGTH 4,800MM 189IN (LWB)
4,220MM 100.2 IN (SWB)
WIDTH 1,875MM 73.5 IN
HEIGHT 1,855MM (LWB)
1,845 MM (SWB)
2.MONTERO SPORTS; 4,695 mm in length
1,815 mm in width
1,840 MM IN HEIGHT
3. FORTUNER; Length 4,695 mm (184.8 in)
Width 1,840 mm (72.4 in)
Height 1,790 mm (70.5 in)
CONSIDERING THE FIGURES ABOVE ; IT'S MOOT AND ACADEMIC that the pajero is a bigger SUV; this is the reason why the fort and the monty are often classified as midsize SUV.
in addtion the pajero, landcruiser, and safari HAVE TO BE COLLECTIVELY IDENTIFIED AS LUXURY SUV(s) as most media personalities would call it.
having said this; by exterior dimension, the fort and the monty are relatively smaller vs the pajero... this will now make the assumption that the fort and the monty are midsize suv. BUT TRUE ENOUGH WHILE THE PAJERO IS LARGER VS THE FORT OR THE MONTY IT HAS FAILED TO DWARF THE FORT OR THE MONTY.
IT'S ALL ABOUT SEMANTICS SO TO SPEAK to address the fort and the monty to a particular class relative to their lenght, height, and width.
as in my case of mentioning full size for the monty and the fort and midsize for the santa fe is simply to set a category so that the inquirer of this thread will have a clearer appreciation of the available variants for stricter comparison.