Comparison - Ford Kuga ST- Line 2018 - vs - Suzuki Vitara SZ5 2019

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Ford escape

Also called:

Suzuki Escudo,Suzuki Sidekick,Mazda Proceed Levante,Santana 300/350,Daewoo Vitara,Geo Tracker,GMC Tracker,Pontiac Sunrunner,Asüna Sunrunner

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
39,331
converted from British pound
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
£
24,999
Updated: 
05 Jan 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.85gals
12.42gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Impact Blue Metallic
#788298
Electric Spice Metallic
#AC7027
Ingot Silver Metallic
#8A8788
Magnetic Metallic
#858484
Oxford White
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Shadow Black
#1D1A1B
Sunset Metallic
#7C0401
Color: 
Superior White
#DCE5E0
Silky Silver Metallic
#C4C8CD
Galactic Grey Metallic
#7A8287
Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic
#19191B
Atlantis Turquoise Pearl Metallic
#016E85
Savannah Ivory Pearl Metallic with Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic Roof
#ADA6A0
Horizon Orange Metallic with Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic Roof
#C2632B
Galactic Grey Metallic with Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic Roof
#7A8387
Bright Red with Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic Roof
#D32E38

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The new Kuga is safer and roomier than before. Less fun, but a better family car

Pros
Safer,
more affordable,
more spacious and more convenient than before

Cons
Not as fun as it used to be. It's grown up and got some proper trousers...

By: 
topgear.com

The Ford Kuga has recently been facelifted to keep it competitive, but its dashboard still lags behind some rivals.With attractive styling, decent practicality and an impressive safety record, the Kuga is a convincing family SUV. It can't quite match the extremely high all-round standards of some of its latest rivals – the SEAT Ateca in particular – but for the right deal it's worth considering.

PROS
Good value and well equipped
Economical diesel engines
Spacious interior

CONS
Too many buttons inside
Outshone by several rivals
Inferior automatic gearboxes

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

PROS
Modern design,
lively engines,
plenty of kit

CONS
Interior quality,
noisy diesel,
light steering

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

The Suzuki Vitara is a rugged-looking family SUV that drives well and has plenty of storage space, but it’s let down by a cheap-feeling interior

Pros
Surprisingly fun to drive
Decent rear passenger space
Well equipped

Cons
Cheap interior materials
Noisy at speed
Top-spec models too expensive

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Pros
Engine torque
Quiet and refined at speed
Great spec and value

Cons
No spare wheel

By: 
drive.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.60L
Torque: 
467ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
115ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
238hp
at 5 500rpm
118hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.10Feet

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 with speed limiter
More in Convenience: 
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
3-spoke leather covered steering wheel
Keyless entry and start
Engine auto stop start system
Lights-on and key-in reminder

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
178.10in
164.30in
Width: 
72.40in
69.80in
Height: 
67.00in
63.30in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
7.20in
Front Track: 
61.50in
Rear Track: 
61.60in
Wheel Base: 
105.90in
98.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
Front Leg Room: 
43.10in
Rear leg room: 
39.00in
Front Hip Room: 
54.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
67.10cu.ft
25.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
881lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
34.30cu.ft
13.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3500.00lbs
2369.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
no
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Centre-lower box
Luggage area cover

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
Digital keypad power door locks
Power mirrors
Electric front and rear windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Leather
Cloth
Front passenger’s seatback pocket
Fabric seat upholstery
Driver’s and front passenger’s seat height adjuster
Suede seat upholstery
Passenger’s side and 2 x rear assist grips
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
Rear seat with 60:40 split folding

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut front suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link rear suspension
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
no
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Rear floor mats
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Front sunvisors with vanity mirror and ticket holde
Front vanity mirrors illumination
Automatic air conditioning
Pollen filter
Front wiper with adjustable intermittent
Rain sensing front wipers

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Radio data system
355 watts stereo output
Speed sensitive volume control
CD tuner
USB connector
Bluetooth integrated into audio unit
Smartphone linkage display audio
4 speakers
2 tweeters
Steering wheel mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rack
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Electrically folding door mirrors
Electrically adjustable, heated door mirrors
Rear wiper with intermittent
Automatic headlamps
Headlamp levelling switch
LED projector headlamps
Halogen projector headlamps
Silver roof rails
Body colour exterior door handles and mirrors
Rear privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
no
yes
Wheel size: 
17
17”
Wheels more: 
Steel wheels
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Full wheel covers
Null tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
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: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid 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
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Electronic brakeforce distribution
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Dual front and dual rear with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags
Hill hold control
Front passenger airbag deactivation system
Front 3-point ELR seatbelts with pretensioner, force limiter and height adjuster
Rear 3-point ELR seatbelts x 3
ISOFIX child seat anchorages x 2
Side impact protection beams
Radar Brake Support
Hill descent control
Emergency flat tyre repair kit
Security alarm
Remote central door locking
Deadlocks
Locking wheel bolts
Visible VIN

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 301A
Equipment Group 300A
Exterior Options: 
Splash Guards
Power Panorama Roof
Roof Rail Cross Bars
Wheel Locking Nuts
19" Bright Machined Alloy Luster Nickel Wheels
Trailer Tow Class II
Interior Options: 
Tonneau Cover
All Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Area Protector
Navigation System w/Sony Branded MyFord Touch

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal Black, cloth
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