Comparison - Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2019 - vs - Suzuki Grand Vitara Sport 2019

General

Other Names:

Also called:

CX-5 Maxx

Also called:

Escudo

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Average Price: 
$
31,445
Updated: 
01 May 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: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
4-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.30gals
17.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#343761
Snowflake White Pearl Mica
#E6E6E8
Eternal Blue Mica
#4D7FA6
Jet Black Mica
#000000
Machine Gray Metallic
#4A5575
Sonic Silver Metallic
#BBB9BA
Soul Red Metallic
#78191F
Color: 
Silky Silver
#C2C2C2
Quasar Grey
#403F45

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 ranked #1 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Mazda CX-5 has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 29 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Agile handling
Smooth ride
Powerful optional engine
Upscale cabin

Cons
Below-average cargo space
Awkward infotainment controls

By: 
usnews.com

For 2019, the CX-5 receives meaningful updates that include newly available features, a new top-of-the-line model, and its first-ever turbocharged engine. The latter announcement is the biggest news as we've previously lamented the Mazda's limited powertrain choices. The CX-5 now has an optional 250-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder that pairs exclusively with all-wheel drive and can only be had on the top two models. This includes the all-new Signature model that has a host of luxurious features, such as additional wood and chrome accents inside, ambient interior lighting, brown leather upholstery, exclusive exterior bits, and a 360-degree camera system with front and rear parking sensors.

Pros
Feels more expensive than it is,
gorgeous styling inside and out,
captivating ride and handling.

Cons
Limited storage space,
dated infotainment,
top engine reserved for priciest models.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Sharp style and sporting performance remain hallmarks of the 2019 Mazda CX-5, a small crossover SUV designed for those who enjoy a spirited drive. Excellent handling and a high-quality interior also help make it one of our top picks for a small SUV.More powerful engine for Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims.Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration added.Newly available ventilated front seats and surround-view parking camera.

PROS
Keen handling and steering make the CX-5 enjoyable to drive
Attractive and upscale cabin for a premium ownership experience
New optional turbocharged engine provides plenty of power
Stays quiet at highway speeds

CONS
Base engine's lackluster acceleration
Ride is a little firm for the class
Less rear legroom and cargo room than most 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: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Fuel Consumption (Combined Cycle) (l/100km) - 9.9
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.40L
Torque: 
186ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
165ft-lbs
at 3 800rpm
Horsepower: 
187hp
at 6 000rpm
163hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.00Feet
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: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
cruise control
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Destination Download
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Hands-Free Calling
Leather Steering Wheel
LEATHER STEERING WHEEL

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
179.10in
177.00in
Width: 
72.50in
71.00in
Height: 
66.10in
67.00in
Ground Clearance: 
7.50in
7.80in
Front Track: 
62.80in
60.60in
Rear Track: 
62.80in
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
106.20in
104.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.30
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
39.60in
Front Hip Room: 
55.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
59.60cu.ft
48.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.90cu.ft
14.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
19.30degrees
29.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.70degrees
27.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3679.00lbs
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
Hands-Free Entry
one-touch power windows
POWER DOOR LOCKS

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
6-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
FABRIC SEAT UPHOLSTERY
DRIVER SEAT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
CUP HOLDERS
LUGGAGE AREA COVER
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
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: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
POLLEN FILTER
AIR CONDITIONING

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed sensitive volume control
10 total speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Bose premium brand speakers
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
TOUCH SCREEN
CD PLAYER
MP3 CAPABLE
USB / AUX. JACK
4 SPEAKERS
BLUETOOTH® CONNECTIVITY

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
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: 
19 x 7.0-In.
18''
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Steel spare wheel
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
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: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid 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: 
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: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear Parking Sensors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
2 Front Headrests
Airbag Deployment Notification
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Adaptive headlights
ELECTRONIC BRAKEFORCE DISTRIBUTION (EBD)
BRAKE ASSIST SYSTEM

Options

Packages: 
GT Premium Package
Light Comfort Package
Wind Deflector Package
Extended Interior Package Plus
Exterior Options: 
Side Rails Roof Rack
Trailer Hitch With Harness And Cover
Wheel Locks
Front & Rear Bumper Trim Package
Rear Bumper Guard
Body Colored Bumper - Front and Rear
Accessory Alloy Fuel Door
Door Handles - Body Colored
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Carpeted Cargo Mat
Illuminated Doorsill Trim Plates
Retractable Cargo Cover
Interior Lighting Kit
Seat Adjustment - Manual
adjustable floor allows users to load big and robust cargo
Fabric Seats
pollen filter
Navigation System Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#2D2D2D
Parchment, leather
#D8CFCC