Comparison - Suzuki Grand Vitara 5dr 2016 - vs - Holden Captiva 7 LS 2015

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Average Price: 
19,882
British Pound converted
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2016
2015
Total Seating: 
4
7
Transmission: 
4-speed Automatic
6-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.52gals
17.17gals
Exterior Colors: 
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: 

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
30.90mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Diesel

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
4
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
2.20L
Torque: 
225ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
295ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
164hp
at 4 000rpm
181hp
at 3 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
26.00Feet
39.04Feet

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: 
Power assisted hydraulic, rack & pinion
Rack and pinion power steering
More in Convenience: 
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
Steering wheel with height and reach adjust
Automatic headlamp mode
Leather wrap steering wheel
Rear park assist
Dashtop storage compartment
465 Litre Boot (3rd row seat folded
Front & rear door storage bins
Sunglasses holder
Split folding 2nd and 3rd row seating

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.00in
183.98in
Width: 
77.00in
72.80in
Height: 
66.00in
67.99in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
7.87in
Front Track: 
65.00in
61.77in
Rear Track: 
65.00in
62.05in
Wheel Base: 
103.90in
106.58in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.39
Rear Head Room: 
40.04
Front Leg Room: 
40.79in
Rear leg room: 
37.24in
Front Hip Room: 
53.11in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.28in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.43in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.28in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
26.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
3747lbs
Angle of Approach: 
22.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3606.00lbs
4067.53lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
one-touch power windows
Power windows, front and rear
Tinted windows
12 volt power outlets

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Folding front passenger seat
Seat trim – cloth
Heated front seats
Electric 8-way adjustment of driver’s seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Fold-flat 2nd row seat
Fold-down 2nd row seats allowing access to 3rd row seats
Seat trim – cloth with Sportec bolsters
leather appointed
Three height adjustable 2nd row seat head restraints

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
MacPherson strut, gas pressurised dampers
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Independent four-link, gas pressurised dampers
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
stabiliser ba

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Adjustable Head-rests
Folding Rear Seat
Driver Height Adjustable Seat
Rear Armrest
Driver Armrest
Lumbar Support
Centre dome lamp with delay function
Multi-purpose centre console compartment with armrest
Rear centre armrest
Driver & passenger visors with vanity mirror with cover
Air conditioning
Dual zone electronic climate control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxilary input (3.5mm jack
USB input with iPod® connectivity
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Bluetooth® audio streaming
Single disc CD audio system with MP3
7" Multi-function touch screen display

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear Wiper
Outside Rear View Mirrors
Door Pockets
Turn Indicators on ORVM
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18x7.0
17" × 7"
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Steel spare wheel
Tyre inflator kit
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
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
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated rear disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Adaptive headlights
Descent Control System (DCS)
Active Rollover Protection (ARP)
Brake Assist (BA)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Side impact airbags for driver and front passenger

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
Rear fog lamps
Power side mirrors (heated)
Body coloured door handles with chrome strip
Dual chrome exhaust tips
Interior Options: 
Seat Adjustment - Manual
adjustable floor allows users to load big and robust cargo
Fabric Seats
pollen filter
Navigation System Package
first aid kit
safety triangles
Seat inserts, front - lambswool
Seat Covers - Neoprene (set of 2)
Ashtray kit
Smartshades (Rear Windscreen)
Flexible cargo net
Load tie-down strap kit
Boot lip protector
ISOFIX Child Seat
Cargo blind

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#4F545A