Comparison - Suzuki Grand Vitara 5dr 2016 - vs - Lada niva 4x4 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Escudo

Also called:

Lada 4x4,Lada Bushman,Lada Cossack,Lada Fora,Lada Hussar,Lada Job,Lada Neve,Lada Sport,Lada Taiga

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Make: 
Average Price: 
19,882
British Pound converted
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
Updated: 
11 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2016
2018
Total Seating: 
4
4
Transmission: 
4-speed Automatic
5-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
no
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
3
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.52gals
11.10gals
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
Color: 
#005160
#5C604D
#C4A448
#FFFFFF
#371723

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

Rough, tough, rugged and chunky to drive, the Lada Niva won’t appeal to sophisticated SUV drivers – it feels like a car from the past. Unsurprisingly, the UK importer is targeting the agricultural market, offering it as an alternative to a second-hand Land Rover Defender. With a two-year warranty and a whole load of old-school appeal, it has a certain charm – although its best days are long behind it.

This really is a Lada Niva, and you can buy it new for less than £10,000! Although you would be forgiven for thinking it died years ago, Russia’s favourite 4x4 is still in production, and it’s being imported to the UK again for the first time since 1997.

The interior is basic and not terribly comfortable, while there are three simple levers sprouting from the transmission tunnel to control low/high ratios, the diff lock and the five-speed box.
Space is in short supply in the rear, and the LPG tank takes up most of the luggage bay. Yet despite these drawbacks, the Niva appeals with its old-fashioned honesty, plus its off-road ability

But the car is accomplished in mud and gravel, and the short wheelbase, high ground clearance and torquey engine ensure only the roughest terrain will stop it.

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

Its compact size and a 4 wheel drive are the qualities of LADA 4х4 that are important in any city, both in old curving streets and on crowded avenues.

Other traits that cannot leave a city person indifferent are comfort and original style. We took into account these wishes and created LADA 4х4 Urban.

Number one in the list of options for the city is an air conditioner. An effective conditioning system quickly creates a comfortable temperature in a compact cabin of LADA 4х4 Urban, and a pleasant freshness stays longer thanks to sunscreen glasses

The observability is improved thanks to power heated exterior mirrors and a bigger cleaning zone of the back window

A more strict black covering replaced chrome on door knobs and window seals

By: 
lada.ru

The Niva has impressive off-road credentials thanks to steep attack and departure angles, as well as a low-ratio gearbox and locking centre differential. However, as soon as its wheels touch Tarmac, the problems start

Faster trips are more fraught affairs because the engine doesn't really have the power to make cruising pleasurable, and overtaking on the motorway requires a lot of forward planning.

The Niva is available only as a left-hand drive, three-door hatchback, so isn't the easiest car to live with. True, the dashboard is simple enough principally because there's almost nothing on it but fit and finish feel like they're from another century, and some of the plastics have an alarmingly flimsy feel.

Still, at least the weak performance perfectly compliments the Niva's poor ride and road holding. The ride is unsettled and there's severe body roll when cornering. The steering is reasonably light, but it's also slow and numb

By: 
whatcar.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
35.95mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
39.36mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
1.70L
Torque: 
225ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
95ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
164hp
at 4 000rpm
83hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
26.00Feet
36.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Power assisted hydraulic, rack & pinion
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
Cup Holders-Rear
Remote Fuel Lid Opener

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.00in
147.20in
Width: 
77.00in
66.14in
Height: 
66.00in
64.50in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
8.00in
Front Track: 
65.00in
56.69in
Rear Track: 
65.00in
55.91in
Wheel Base: 
103.90in
86.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
26.70cu.ft
17.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
1322lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
9.29cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3606.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
no
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Remote Trunk Opener
Low Fuel Warning Light

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
no
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
one-touch power windows
LED headlights
Power Steering

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Foldable Rear Seat
Adjustable Seats
Fabric Upholstery
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Seat Headrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Independent wheel suspension with four trailing arms and stabilizer
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Undivided axle with four longitudinal links and panhard rod
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Adjustable Head-rests
Folding Rear Seat
Driver Height Adjustable Seat
Rear Armrest
Driver Armrest
Lumbar Support
Air Conditioner

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
CD Player
Speakers Front

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear Wiper
Outside Rear View Mirrors
Door Pockets
Turn Indicators on ORVM
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
no
Wheel size: 
18x7.0
16
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Steel spare wheel
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
175.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
75
Diameter: 
R16

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
no
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
no
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated rear disc brakes
rear 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
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
no
More Safety Features: 
Adaptive headlights
Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
Front Impact Beams
Side Impact Beams
Door Ajar Warning
Crash Sensor
Brake Assist
Seat Belt Warning
Rear Seat Belts

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
Interior Options: 
Seat Adjustment - Manual
adjustable floor allows users to load big and robust cargo
Fabric Seats
pollen filter
Navigation System Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#4F545A