Comparison - Seat Arona FR 2019 - vs - Suzuki Vitara SZ5 2019

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Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

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

Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
£
21,775
Updated: 
20 Feb 2019
£
22,499
Updated: 
05 Jan 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
6-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
10.50gals
12.42gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
White
#E6E6E8
Eclipse Orange
#FD9654
Mystery Blue
#526993
Desire Red
#A80D1D
Urban Silver
#B5B5BC
Midnight Black
#11171D
Nevada White
#F0F1F3
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: 

Pros
Striking exterior design
Lots of standard kit and space
Very low PCP monthly payments
Plenty of personalisation
Good to drive

Cons
Plain interior design
Ride just okay on rough roads
Boot smaller than some rivals
Entry-level 95hp petrol a little underpowered
No Cupra planned (yet)

By: 
parkers.co.uk

The five-door All-New Arona, a front-wheel-drive only SUV, is well placed in this highly popular sector of the car market.It’s available with a choice of six engines, with both the diesel and petrol variants offered in either 95PS or 115 PS form, and the sporty FR 1.5 TSI EVO leaping up to 150 PS.

Pros
Very smart looking inside and out
Good choice of engines
Well equipped and overall good value

Cons
No SatNav on basic model

By: 
drive.co.uk

The Seat Arona is quite possibly the best compact SUV of the moment. Good practicality, economy and solid driving manners are all Arona staples.It lacks the visual creativity of a Hyundai Kona or the customisation of a Citroen C3 Aircross, but its real-world strengths far outweigh having orange door mirrors. It’s a level-headed car for level-headed people.

Pros
Refined 1.0-litre petrol
Ergonomic infotainment system
Good ride

Cons
Humdrum looks
Narrow middle seat
Trim levels that dictate engine choice

By: 
uk.motor1.com

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
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined - 47mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
12
16
Cylinders: 
3
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
1.60L
Torque: 
147ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
115ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
85hp
at 5 500rpm
118hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.70Feet
34.10Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Single overhead cam (SOHC)

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: 
no
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: 
Electric Power STEERING
Driver sunvisor with mirror and card holder
Dimming interior rear view mirror
Two cup holders in cabin
Front courtesy light with front reading light
Interior ambient light
Interior footwell light
Electric speed sensitive power steering
3-spoke leather covered steering wheel
Keyless entry and start
Engine auto stop start system
Lights-on and key-in reminder

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
162.90in
164.30in
Width: 
70.00in
69.80in
Height: 
61.10in
63.30in
Ground Clearance: 
7.20in
Front Track: 
59.10in
Rear Track: 
58.50in
Wheel Base: 
101.02in
98.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.60
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.10in
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
45.00cu.ft
25.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1322lbs
881lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.10cu.ft
13.20cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
2672.00lbs
2369.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
RPM counter
Instrument lighting with brightness control
Low fuel warning light
Lights on’ reminder
Gearshift indicator
Visible VIN in windscreen
Centre-lower box
Luggage area cover

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
Electric front and rear windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height-adjustable driver’s seat
Height-adjustable front passenger’s seat
Two front and three rear height-adjustable headrests
FR sport seats
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: 
Folding center armrest
Split folding rear seats (60/40)
Ice metal door side panels
Rear seat with 60:40 split folding

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Independent type McPherson with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber.
Rear Suspension: 
Semirigid rear axle with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber.

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Air conditioning
Dust and pollen filter
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: 
8” DISPLAY WITH FULL LINK
Apple Car Play™
6 speakers
300W amplifier
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: 
LED licence plate lighting
Chrome window trim
Dark tinted rear windows
Electrically folding door mirrors
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
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: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17"
17”
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
205.00millimeters
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
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
ACC with Front Assist
6 Airbags
Hill hold control
Rear Traffic Alert
RAIN & LIGHT SENSORS
Anti-theft roof antenna
Three-point seatbelts on all rear seats
Remote central locking with deadlocks
ISOFIX points in outer rear seats with top tether anchorage points
Two folding remote keys with remote window opening/closing function
Tiredness recognition system
Multi-collision braking system
Active front head restraints
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