Comparison - Chevrolet Equinox LT 2019 - vs - Suzuki Grand Vitara Sport 2019

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Holden Equinox

Also called:

Escudo

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Average Price: 
$
31,400
Updated: 
31 Mar 2019
$
33,990
Australia
Updated: 
24 Dec 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
4-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.60gals
17.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
ORANGE BURST METALLIC
#F7850E
Silver Ice Metallic
#DADEDD
Summit White
#F3F3F0
NIGHTFALL GRAY METALLIC
#535353
MOSAIC BLACK METALLIC
#000000
IVY METALLIC
#256144
PEPPERDUST METALLIC
#655C57
Cajun Red Tintcoat
#461113
STORM BLUE METALLIC
#00263D
SANDY RIDGE METALLIC
#AD8D82
IRIDESCENT PEARL TRICOAT
#B1B3B2
Pacific Blue Metallic
#3E85A4
Kinetic Blue Metallic
#0472C1
Color: 
Silky Silver
#C2C2C2
Quasar Grey
#403F45

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

There’s a lot to like about the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, even if the best configuration requires a careful hand on the order sheet.

Pros
Wide range of engine, trim choices
Comfortable interior
Good ride and handling
Gas engines provide solid performance

Cons
Diesel misses the mark
Advanced safety gear costs extra—too much extra
Some awkward design angles
9-speed automatic can feel confused
Deceptive base trim level

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox ranked #10 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Chevrolet Equinox has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 21 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Above-average fuel economy
Supportive, roomy seats
Easy-to-use infotainment system

Cons
Unimpressive cabin build quality
Below-average cargo capacity
Limited maneuverability in cramped spaces

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox stands out by bringing high-end luxury features and a couple of distinctive engines to this typically price-conscious class.

Pros
Three engines to choose from, including a fuel-efficient diesel
Smooth ride over most road surfaces
Excellent handling characteristics

Cons
Interior materials quality is disappointing considering the price
The base gasoline and diesel engines don't feel very lively
Wallet-friendly base L trim is special order only
Smaller cargo area compared to most of its competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

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

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

The old Grand Vitara suffered from lots of body roll in corners and overly light steering making it difficult to drive quickly with confidence. Both these problem have been addressed by this new model, which has the feel of a well-sorted hatchback.

Pros
Cheap to buy and run
Fun to drive
Still good off-road

Cons
Uninspiring looks
Cabin quality not the best
Slightly noisy diesel engine

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Fuel Consumption (Combined Cycle) (l/100km) - 9.9
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.40L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
165ft-lbs
at 3 800rpm
Horsepower: 
252hp
at 5 500rpm
163hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
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: 
yes
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: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
cruise control
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Hands-Free Calling*
Roadside Assistance*
Concierge Service*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
OnStar® Guidance Plan for 3 months1
Sun Sensor
Extended Cabin Heating
LEATHER STEERING WHEEL

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.10in
177.00in
Width: 
72.60in
71.00in
Height: 
65.40in
67.00in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
7.80in
Front Track: 
62.20in
60.60in
Rear Track: 
62.20in
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
107.30in
104.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
39.70in
Front Hip Room: 
54.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
63.50cu.ft
48.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
29.90cu.ft
14.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
29.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3610.00lbs
3571.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
one-touch power windows
POWER DOOR LOCKS

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8-way power driver seat adjuster
4-way manual front passenger seat adjuster
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Assist handle, front passenger
Front carpeted floor mats
FABRIC SEAT UPHOLSTERY
DRIVER SEAT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
CUP HOLDERS
LUGGAGE AREA COVER
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Seatbelts - Lap/Sash for All Seats
REAR X3 HEAD RESTS

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
MacPherson strut with coil spring
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Multi-link
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Sun sensor
Air Conditioning
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Keyless Ignition
POLLEN FILTER
AIR CONDITIONING

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
Mast antenna
6 speakers
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
1 subwoofer(s)
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Radio data system
USB connection
TOUCH SCREEN
CD PLAYER
MP3 CAPABLE
USB / AUX. JACK
4 SPEAKERS
BLUETOOTH® CONNECTIVITY

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Windshield glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack cross rails
Rear splash guards
Deep-tinted rear glass
HID headlamps
Outside heated power-adjustable mirrors
Roof-mounted luggage carrier provisions
REAR WINDOW WASHER AND WIPER
Outside Rear View Mirrors
Door Pockets
Turn Indicators on ORVM
ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE DOOR MIRRORS
ROOF RAILS
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 in
18''
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Power rear liftgate
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Steel spare wheel
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

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: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
4-wheel antilock disc brakes, 16” front
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
4-wheel antilock disc brakes, 16” rear
Ventilated rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
OnStar Remote Ignition Block
OnStar Roadside Assistance
OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics
OnStar Remote Horn and Lights
OnStar Remote Door Unlock
OnStar Low Mileage Discount
OnStar Hands Free Calling
OnStar Emergency Services
OnStar Crisis Assist
OnStar Automatic Crash Response
Teen Driver
OnStar® Guidance Plan for 3 months1
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Adaptive headlights
ELECTRONIC BRAKEFORCE DISTRIBUTION (EBD)
BRAKE ASSIST SYSTEM

Options

Packages: 
Horizontal Cargo Net
Sun & Infotainment Package
Cargo Package
Hit The Road" Package
Protection Package
Roadside Safety Package
Light Comfort Package
Wind Deflector Package
Extended Interior Package Plus
Exterior Options: 
Custom Molded Rear Splash Guards
Front License Plate Mounting Package
Front And Rear Black Bowtie Emblems
Wheel Locks
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Keyless Entry Keypad
Molded Assist Steps
Body Colored Bumper - Front and Rear
Accessory Alloy Fuel Door
Door Handles - Body Colored
Interior Options: 
Premium Carpeted, Color-Keyed Front/Rear Floor Mats
Universal Tablet Holders
Universal Tablet Holder
Protective Rear Seat Cover
Cloth Rear Cargo Cover (Fleet)
All-Weather Floor Mats
All-Weather Floor Liners
Interior Protection Package
Seat Adjustment - Manual
adjustable floor allows users to load big and robust cargo
Fabric Seats
pollen filter
Navigation System Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Jet Black, premium cloth
#1D1D1D
Medium Ash Gray, premium cloth
#9D9EA0
Jet Black/Cinnamon, premium cloth
#554B41