Comparison - Audi Q2 S-line 2017 - vs - Suzuki Grand Vitara 5dr 2016

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Make: 
Average Price: 
33,193
converted from British Pound
Updated: 
12 Dec 2016
19,882
British Pound converted
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2016
Total Seating: 
5
4
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
4-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
14.52gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ibis White
#E1E1DF
Vegas Yellow
#DDAB00
Metallic Coral Orange
#A9461D
Metallic Glacier White
#CACCCB
Mythos Black
#06070C
Nano Grey
#5D5E59
Tango Red
#8E1B1E
Pearlescent Daytona Grey
#545857
Crystal Ara Blue
#4E729B
Color: 
Superior White
#B9BDC0
Silky Silver
#9EA09F
Galactic Grey
#787E84
Cosmic Black Pearl
#3D4246
Atlantis Turquoise
#008CA3
Horizon Orange/black roof
#92401A
Bright Red/black roof
#8F1B11

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Despite being the brand's smallest SUV, the 2017 Audi Q2 has some big shoes to fill, especially considering it costs nearly as much as its slightly bigger brother, the Q3.
the new Audi Q2 is a pretty solid all-round package. It looks and (for the most part) feels premium, offers the company's latest infotainment and driver assist technologies, and can be personalised to a far greater extent than its stablemates thanks to the array of bright colours, contrasting body elements, and affordable option packages.

Pros
Effortless performance
Sporty dynamics
Practical cabin
All-round ability
Quattro grip
Bold design inside and out
Decent equipment list

Cons
Options can get pricey, some features should be standard
Tyre roar at higher speeds
Firm ride can be harsh over sharper bumps
Stingy use of soft-touch plastics
Limited cabin storage

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Small SUVs have been a thing for a while now, so it seems odd that it's only now Audi has finally brought its take on the idea to market. The Q2 enters the fray in a segment occupied by a gaggle of (cheaper) French and Japanese cars, as well and the new Mini Countryman.

Pros
Great looks
Good chassis
Decent spec list

Cons
Rear storage, especially in the 1.4
Some cheap plastics
1.4's ride/handling (relative to 2.0 TDI)

By: 
carsguide.com.au

The Audi Q2 is an upmarket crossover that shares its platform with the Audi A3. It is an obvious rival to the Mini Countryman, but the company also hopes its premium badge can tempt buyers away from the likes of the funkily styled Nissan Juke, Renault Captur and Citroen Cactus. An elephant in the room comes in the form of the Q3, which can’t match the Q2’s box-fresh appeal but is slightly bigger and also available with larger savings.
Audi has given the Q2 distinctive looks that mark it out from the rest of the range, which tends to be conservatively styled.

Pros
Great cabin
Modern engines
Spacious for its size

Cons
Gets pricy with options
Some rivals are more practical
No fast version yet

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Eleven years on the current-generation Suzuki Grand Vitara still claims to be the king of small-budget, mid-sized SUV practicality with big off-roading capabilities

Familiarity can sometimes offer warmer comfort than those fresh-faced things embracing reinvention. That may well be an underlying feeling for those who’ve bought any Suzuki Grand Vitara in the past decade and who’ve just climbed into the 2016 version. Essentially, it’s the same car – the 4x4-savvy SUV that’s Grand in name but no longer quite so grand in size is still planted in the generation that launched back in 2005.

Thus, it's an uphill crawl for this Grand Battler to rise above its ratings from performances past. In critiquing its holistic SUV goodness, the Grand Vitara has long been a perennial low scorer in CarAdvice ratings past: in the last three reviews it rated one six and a pair of fives out of tens.

That said, none were petrol four-wheel drives wearing a Sport badge. As perhaps the best all-rounder variant of its crop, and at a seductive price point at that, a bump up to 6.5 out of ten is a deserving one.

Pros
Decent off-road abilities
Sport variant the best dual-purpose 4x4 SUV of the breed
Attractive pricing
Old-school charm..

Cons
that's stuck in old-school execution
Powertrain is old hat
Average on-road driving experience
Increasingly passé in this very fast moving segment

By: 
caradvice.com.au

he original Suzuki Vitara is one of the progenitors of today’s small SUV craze, and despite having been off the market since 1998, the nameplate maintains a certain kind of cache. This is one company that knows a thing or two about small, cheap off-roaders.

That’s why it makes perfect sense for Suzuki to dust off this iconic badge and return it to the fold, affixed to the boxy and uncharacteristically characterful small crossover.

Overall, the new Suzuki Vitara is a rather likeable little crossover SUV, albeit one beset with stiff competition. It isn’t the same type of little SUV its predecessor was, but it’ll steal some sales from prosaic small hatchbacks without a shadow of a doubt, and lure some current Swift owners keen on trading into something bigger.

On first impressions could use a few more kW under the bonnet, and the cabin plastics feel cheap. But then again, the Vitara is cheap in feature-packed RT-S guise, and it has the right kind of pseudo-tough styling and standard features to make an impact. A good start.

Pros
Funky design inside and out
Handles rather well
Well-priced, notably at entry level
Good levels of standard equipment, six-speed auto rather than CVT

Cons
Underpowered
Steering not engaging enough
Base version has no 4WD option, some cabin plastics
Rear headroom when fitted with sunroof, NVH

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The latest Suzuki Vitara offers good value for money and loads of kit, but it's more of a crossover now than a rugged off-roader

The Suzuki Vitara has been transformed from a utilitarian family-friendly SUV into more of a crossover with Range Rover Evoque-inspired styling and more advanced equipment. There's also more dynamic driving ability on offer, but it's not quite up with the class best.

If you can sacrifice a little ride comfort, and value driving dynamics more, the Vitara is a fine crossover that's car-like to drive, with a sharp chassis and steering, but its lack of boot space counts against it. The diesel's mix of strong efficiency and performance is impressive.

Still, with a responsive and agile chassis for the class, and great efficiency from both the petrol and diesel options, this latest crossover-style Vitara is a much more alluring proposition than its off-road biased predecessors.

Pros
Modern design, lively engines, plenty of kit

Cons
Interior quality, noisy diesel, light steering

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
35.95mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
39.36mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.40L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
225ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
150hp
at 5 500rpm
164hp
at 4 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.40Feet
26.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Electric Power steering
Power assisted hydraulic, rack & pinion
More in Convenience: 
C-pillar blades in Titanium grey, matt
C-pillar blades in Ice silver, metallic
Bumpers in full body colour paint finish
Lower bumpers in Manhattan grey contrast paint finish
Inlays in anodised paint finish, red or yellow
Inlays in Matt brushed aluminium
Illuminated inlays in Format design
12V Charging
Cigarette Lighter
Keyless Start/ Button Start
Headlight off and lgnition Key Off Reminder
Rear AC
Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors
Steering Adjustment
Ash Tray

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
165.00in
177.00in
Width: 
60.00in
77.00in
Height: 
59.00in
66.00in
Ground Clearance: 
7.87in
7.80in
Front Track: 
60.80in
65.00in
Rear Track: 
60.60in
65.00in
Wheel Base: 
102.00in
103.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.50
Rear Head Room: 
37.60
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.57in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
26.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
Angle of Approach: 
22.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
2656.00lbs
3606.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
no
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
Headlight washers
LED headlights and LED rear lights with dynamic rear indicators
Halogen headlights - including headlight range adjustment
LED Interior Lighting Pack Advanced
LED Interior Lighting Pack
Interior lighting
Illuminated door sill trims with ‘S’ logo
Door sill trims with aluminium inlay
one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Front Sport seats in Index cloth
Front Sport seats with S embossed logo in S line Pulse cloth/leather
Manual seat adjustment for front seats
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Standard seats in Aspect cloth
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Dynamic suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
S line design body styling
S line badges on the front wings
Front underbody guard and rear diffuser trim in Selenite silver finish
C-pillar blade in Brilliant black with Audi rings logo foil
C-pillar blades in Manhattan Grey
Manual air conditioning
Front centre armrest
Storage compartments
Front and rear floor mats
Floor mats with contrast stitching
Non-smoking pack
Aluminium interior elements
Pedals in stainless steel
Extended interior upholstery pack
Adjustable Head-rests
Folding Rear Seat
Driver Height Adjustable Seat
Rear Armrest
Driver Armrest
Lumbar Support

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
MMI Radio Plus with 7" fixed MMI screen and MMI controller
Navigation preparation
MMI Navigation (SD card based)
Audi Music Interface
2 USB charging points and 1 x AUX-IN
2 SDXC card reader
CD drive
8 passive loudspeakers
DAB digital radio
Audi Connect Infotainment Services (3-month trial)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Windscreen with grey-tinted sunband
Chrome-plated exhaust tailpipe trim
Black window trims
Body coloured door mirrors
Door mirrors - electrically adjustable and heated with integrated LED side indicators
Rear Wiper
Outside Rear View Mirrors
Door Pockets
Turn Indicators on ORVM
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18"x 7
18x7.0
Wheels more: 
Progressive steering
Tyre repair kit
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Steel spare wheel
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
no
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
front Ventilated discs
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Disc brakes
Ventilated rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Multi-collision brake assist
Electromechanical parking brake
Pre-sense Front with pedestrian recognition
Light and rain sensors
First-aid kit with warning triangle
Seat belt monitoring
Anti-theft alarm
Anti-theft wheel bolts
Adaptive headlights

Options

Packages: 
Light Comfort Package
Wind Deflector Package
Extended Interior Package Plus
Exterior Options: 
Body Colored Bumper - Front and Rear
Accessory Alloy Fuel Door
Door Handles - Body Colored
Interior Options: 
Seat Adjustment - Manual
adjustable floor allows users to load big and robust cargo
Fabric Seats
pollen filter
Navigation System Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Titanium grey
#545158
Color: 
#4F545A