Comparison - Suzuki Grand Vitara 5dr 2016 - vs - Renault Captur Iconic Nav 2017

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Escudo

Also called:

Renault Kaptur,Renault Samsung QM3

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Average Price: 
19,882
British Pound converted
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
24,423
converted from British Pound
Updated: 
05 Jan 2017
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2016
2017
Total Seating: 
4
5
Transmission: 
4-speed Automatic
6-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.52gals
11.89gals
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: 
Boston Blue
#353F47
Oyster Grey
#636165
Stone
#999890
Tahoe Blue
#07647F
Mercury
#717171
Ivory
#B0B0A3
Arizona
#BF4E00
Diamond Black
#010101
Flame Red
#910405

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

A refreshed version of Renault's popular Captur SUV is revealed at the Geneva motor sporting new features including an updated colour palette, LED lights and the option of a panoramic glass roof.The facelifted Captur will have 30 potential colour combinations, along with six different interior trims, giving it great potential for personalisation.
The new Captur has a more upmarket look and a stronger family resemblance to its larger Kadjar and Koleos SUV siblings thanks to a grid-like design featuring upper trim strips either side of the oversized Renault badge.

By: 
carsguide.com.au

The French brand’s small SUV has been revamped with a range of changes inside and out, in a move that Renault will hope see the Captur remain on the shopping list for compact crossovers – locally, we’re talking: in Europe it was the biggest selling model in that segment last year, with a huge 215,670 sales.
The facelifted model comes almost four years after the Captur went on sale globally, and it brings updates to its styling such as new LED headlights on some models with C-shaped LED daytime running lights integrated into the lower bumper. The rear lights, too, are LED and have a similar design.
The grille has been redesigned to make it look more like the bigger Kadjar (not sold here), with a chrome strip highlight. There are skid plates on the front and rear bumpers, too. There are four new wheel options available – two 16-inch designs, and two 17-inch spinners. For those who like to let the light shine in, there’s a new optional fixed glass roof.

By: 
caradvice.com.au

In essence, the Renault Captur is a Clio with a smattering of SUV traits and the style factor turned up. The result is a high-riding small hatchback that benefits from the added practicality of a sliding rear bench seat, plus supermini-like running costs and a variety of colourful interior and exterior themes that include a contrasting colour roof.
The Captur was one of the first small SUV rivals to Nissan’s groundbreaking Juke, and it remains one of the best offerings in the class.
Increasingly, buyers in this market also want to personalise their cars, and Renault offers a vast array of ways to customise your Captur, be it with different paint options or styling packs designed to make the Captur look like a rugged SUV.

By: 
whatcar.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
35.95mpg
37.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
39.36mpg
49.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
1.20L
Torque: 
225ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
151ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
164hp
at 4 000rpm
120hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
26.00Feet
34.12Feet

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
no
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
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
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
Sunglass holder
Small storage area by gear stick for phone / keys
Heating system with pollen filter
Height & reach adjustable steering wheel
Front door storage compartment: 1.5L
Rear door storage compartment: 0.5L
Storage spaces for 1 cup and miscellaneous items near handbrak
Storage on top of the dashboard: 1.6L
Storage - front glovebox

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.00in
162.28in
Width: 
77.00in
70.00in
Height: 
66.00in
61.65in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
6.69in
Front Track: 
65.00in
60.28in
Rear Track: 
65.00in
59.69in
Wheel Base: 
103.90in
102.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
35.63
Rear Head Room: 
33.86
Front Shoulder Room: 
53.86in
Rear Shoulder room: 
52.36in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
26.70cu.ft
43.61cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
1300lbs
Angle of Approach: 
22.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3606.00lbs
2444.93lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
one-touch power windows
Electric windows - front and rear
Electrochrome rearview mirror

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver’s seat lumbar support
Storage between front seats
Heated front seats
Driver's seat height adjustable
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear seats - 40:60 split folding rear bench
Headrests - 3 rear

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
MacPherson type with rectangular shaped lower arm and anti-roll bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Flexible axle with programmed deflection and spiral springs
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Adjustable Head-rests
Folding Rear Seat
Driver Height Adjustable Seat
Rear Armrest
Driver Armrest
Lumbar Support
Keyless keycard entry
air quality regulator
Headlights and front wipers - automatic

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
12V socket
USB socket and jack (for MP3 player or charging)
ECO mode function
Techno pack: R-Link evolution multimedia system (7" touchscreen
TomTom® LIVE navigation
DAB tuner
4x35W speakers
audio streaming and hands-free calls
USB and AUX sockets
voice control
vehicle applications)
European mapping and reverse parking camera

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear Wiper
Outside Rear View Mirrors
Door Pockets
Turn Indicators on ORVM
Windscreen wipers - front (variable speed) and rear
Door mirrors - Heated and electrically adjustable and folding
Headlights and front wipers - automatic
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18x7.0
17"
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Steel spare wheel
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
no
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 Discs
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated rear disc brakes
Drum
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Adaptive headlights
Tyre inflation kit (N/A with spare wheel)
Space-saver emergency spare wheel
Safety locks for rear doors
Remote central locking with Thatcham approved immobiliser (Thatcham category 2)
RAID (Renault Anti Intruder Device) automatic door locking
New generation height adjustable SRP (System for Restraint and Protection) front headrests
ISOFIX child seat fixing points on front passenger and rear outermost seats
Front and rear 'seatbelt unfastened' warning sound
Deadlocking
Deactivation switch for front passenger airbags
Hill start assist (HSA)

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
Color: 
Artisan leather
#878B95
Leather seat
#EBEBE9
#424146