Comparison - Suzuki Grand Vitara 5dr 2016 - vs - Suzuki Jimny Sierra 2012

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Escudo

Also called:

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Average Price: 
19,882
British Pound converted
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
18,342
British Pound converted
Updated: 
25 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2016
2015
Total Seating: 
4
4
Transmission: 
4-speed Automatic
4-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
no
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
3
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.52gals
10.57gals
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: 
White
ffffff
Silver
C0C0C0
Orangered
FF4500

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
10.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
1.30L
Torque: 
225ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
87ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
Horsepower: 
164hp
at 4 000rpm
83hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
26.00Feet
32.15Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
no
Door Pockets: 
yes
no
Cupholders: 
yes
no
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
no
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
no
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
no
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
Three passenger assist grips
Open storage bin in centre panel
Under centre dash storage
Lockable glovebox
Centre console with storage box
Height adjustable head restraints
Fully lined luggage area
Silver centre dash garnish
back & base split, hinged seat base
Cloth trim
50/50 split fold rear seat
Plastic steering wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.00in
144.69in
Width: 
77.00in
62.99in
Height: 
66.00in
67.13in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
7.48in
Front Track: 
65.00in
53.35in
Rear Track: 
65.00in
53.74in
Wheel Base: 
103.90in
88.58in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
26.70cu.ft
28.82cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
2866lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
11.44cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.00degrees
34.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
31.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3606.00lbs
2369.97lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
one-touch power windows
POWER STEERING

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
live axle, leading arm - Panhard rod, coil springs - gas dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
- live axle, trailing arms - Panhard rod, coil springs - gas dampers Galvanised body
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

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

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
2 speakers
Lights-on audible warning

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
Black roof bars
Intermittent windscreen wipers Rear wiper/washer
Body colour electric door mirrors
Rear door gas strut
Mud flaps front & rear
Fixed rear side windows
Multi-parabola headlights
Black door handles
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
no
Wheel size: 
18x7.0
15”x 5.5
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Steel spare wheel
Full size steel spare wheel
silver cover
Bridgestone Dueler
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
70
Diameter: 
R15

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
no
Traction control: 
yes
no
Child seat anchors: 
yes
no
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated rear disc brakes
Rear drum brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
no
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
no
Rear headrests: 
yes
no
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
no
More Safety Features: 
Adaptive headlights
Driver & front passenger airbags
Height adjustable front seat belts
Remote central locking

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
Power recirculating ball steering
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: 
Darkgray
4d4d4d