Comparison - Suzuki Grand Vitara Sport 2019 - vs - Kia Sportage SX 2019

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Escudo

Also called:

Kia KX5

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
33,990
Australia
Updated: 
24 Dec 2018
$
34,600
Updated: 
01 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
4-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.40gals
16.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Silky Silver
#C2C2C2
Quasar Grey
#403F45
Color: 
Black Cherry
#2A2627
Snow White Pearl
#FFFFFF
Sparkling Silver
#D0D3D8
Burnished Copper
#BA7A4C
Hyper Red
#B32A34
Mineral Silver
#8C898D
Pacific Blue
#677081

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

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

The old Grand Vitara suffered from lots of body roll in corners and overly light steering making it difficult to drive quickly with confidence. Both these problem have been addressed by this new model, which has the feel of a well-sorted hatchback.

Pros
Cheap to buy and run
Fun to drive
Still good off-road

Cons
Uninspiring looks
Cabin quality not the best
Slightly noisy diesel engine

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The handsome, capable 2019 Kia Sportage does many things well; gas mileage isn’t one of them.

Pros
Distinctive styling
Great ride and handling
Optional turbo power
Quality feel inside
Stellar infotainment

Cons
Lousy fuel economy
Styling not for everyone
So-so visibility
Limited configurability

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2019, the Sportage loses the previously available Technology package.Some features have been shuffled from optional to standard.

Pros
Smooth ride quality
Spacious seating front and rear
Attractive dashboard layout with appealing features
Quiet interior at highway speeds

Cons
Relatively modest cargo capacity
Fuel economy isn't as good as that of some top rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Kia Sportage ranked #3 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Kia Sportage has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 20 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Spacious, upscale cabin
Smooth ride and agile handling
User-friendly infotainment system

Cons
Subpar fuel economy
Many rivals have more cargo space

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Fuel Consumption (Combined Cycle) (l/100km) - 9.9
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
23.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
2.00L
Torque: 
165ft-lbs
at 3 800rpm
260ft-lbs
at 1 450rpm
Horsepower: 
163hp
at 6 000rpm
237hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
26.00Feet
34.80Feet

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: 
cruise control
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
Heated Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Driver Assisted Parking Assist

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.00in
176.40in
Width: 
71.00in
73.00in
Height: 
67.00in
65.20in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
6.80in
Front Track: 
60.60in
63.30in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
104.00in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.60
Rear Head Room: 
37.90
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
Rear leg room: 
38.20in
Front Hip Room: 
54.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
48.90cu.ft
60.10cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.00cu.ft
30.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
29.00degrees
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.00degrees
24.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3571.00lbs
3765.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
no
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
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 DOOR LOCKS
1 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
FABRIC SEAT UPHOLSTERY
DRIVER SEAT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
CUP HOLDERS
LUGGAGE AREA COVER
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Seatbelts - Lap/Sash for All Seats
REAR X3 HEAD RESTS
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut with coil spring
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
POLLEN FILTER
AIR CONDITIONING
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
TOUCH SCREEN
CD PLAYER
MP3 CAPABLE
USB / AUX. JACK
4 SPEAKERS
BLUETOOTH® CONNECTIVITY
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
320 Watts Stereo Output
8 total speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
1 Subwoofer(S)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
REAR WINDOW WASHER AND WIPER
Outside Rear View Mirrors
Door Pockets
Turn Indicators on ORVM
ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE DOOR MIRRORS
ROOF RAILS
Extended sunroof
Fixed glass rear sunroof
One-touch power sunroof
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18''
19 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Steel spare wheel
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19

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
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
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
ELECTRONIC BRAKEFORCE DISTRIBUTION (EBD)
BRAKE ASSIST SYSTEM
Rear height adjustable headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Adaptive Headlights

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
Mud Guards
Cross Bars
Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Package
Wheel Locks
Tow Hitch
Interior Options: 
Seat Adjustment - Manual
adjustable floor allows users to load big and robust cargo
Fabric Seats
pollen filter
Navigation System Package
Cargo Tray
Interior Light Kit
SX Beige Leather Interior
Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Cargo Cover
Carpet Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Beige, leather
#BB9272
Gray, leather
#9B9B9B
Black, leather
#000000