Comparison - Suzuki Grand Vitara Sport 2019 - vs - MG ZS Exclusive EV 2020

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Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.4 Exclusive - 2011 - 364.092 km
2017 Suzuki Vitara review, interior, exterior, walkaround
2016 Suzuki Vitara Review by CarAdvice.com.au
Test drive Suzuki Vitara 2015 by Авто Портал
Suzuki Grand Vitara Commercial
MG ZS EV | Drive Impressions | Gagan Choudhary
2021 MG ZS EV long-term review | Introduction
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MG ZS EV review - DrivingElectric
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2021 MG ZST First Drive Review | Drive.com.au
2021 MG ZS EV First Drive Review | Drive.com
MG ZS EV - Achteruitkijkspiegel
Make: 
Average Price: 
$
33,990
Australia
Updated: 
24 Dec 2018
£
30,995
Updated: 
25 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
4-speed Automatic
1-speed Direct Drive
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Silky Silver
#C2C2C2
Quasar Grey
#403F45
Color: 
Pimlico blue
#4CAEDB
Arctic white
#FAFBFF
Black Pearl
#1C1C1E
Dynamic red
#CB2B38

Electric

Battery: 
44.5
Full Charge Range: 
163mi
Full Charge Time: 
80% charge with 50kW public fast charger in 40 minutes
Top Speed: 
87mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
8.50s

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 MG ZS EV offers a lot for the money in the electric car world, with good interior space, a big boot and plenty of standard equipment. The thing to remember, though, is that more expensive electric cars, such as the Nissan Leaf and Kia e-Niro, are generally better to drive and, thanks to better resale values, might not cost you that much more in the long run.

Pros
Lot of room for passengers
Big boot
Well equipped

Cos
Poor predicted resale values
Limited steering wheel adjustment
Not that comfortable or good to drive

By: 
whatcar.com

The MG ZS EV could be a surprise hit thanks to its powerful motor, excellent practicality and bargain price

Pros
An affordable EV
Improved drive
Practical

Cos
Cheap interior feel
Wallowy handling
No companion app

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

PROS
Low list price and good finance options
Usable electric range and performance
Seven-year warranty, five-star safety rating
Practicality unaffected by EV conversion

CONS
Less range than key rivals
It’s not quite as cheap as we had hoped
Low-rent interior
Not exciting to drive

By: 
parkers.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Electric
Fuel Economy Info: 
Fuel Consumption (Combined Cycle) (l/100km) - 9.9
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Electric

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
Torque: 
165ft-lbs
at 3 800rpm
260ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
163hp
at 6 000rpm
143hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
26.00Feet
36.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
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
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
Leather steering wheel
Lights On' Remainder warning buzzer
Intelligent speed limit assist

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.00in
169.80in
Width: 
71.00in
80.60in
Height: 
67.00in
63.70in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
Front Track: 
60.60in
60.00in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
60.50in
Wheel Base: 
104.00in
101.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
48.90cu.ft
38.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.00cu.ft
16.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
29.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3571.00lbs
3311.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
no
no
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
POWER DOOR LOCKS
power steering

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
FABRIC SEAT UPHOLSTERY
DRIVER SEAT HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
CUP HOLDERS
LUGGAGE AREA COVER
4 way manually adjustable passenger seat with height, reach,till and backrest
6-way manually adjustable driver's seat
Driver's footrest
Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors
Heated front seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Seatbelts - Lap/Sash for All Seats
REAR X3 HEAD RESTS
Folding center armrest
2nd row 60/40 split/fold

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut with coil spring
MacPherson Struts
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link
Torsion Beam

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
POLLEN FILTER
AIR CONDITIONING
Air conditioning
odour and pollutant filter

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
USB mobile phone charging function
Bluetooth connectivity
Apple CarPlay
8" colour touch screen
iGo Navigation system
Android Auto
6 speaker audio system
MP3 player
iPod compatibility

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
Rear spoiler
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Load carrier
Chrome side window trim
Bi-function projection headlight
Front and rear aero wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18''
17"
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Steel spare wheel
Diamond cut EV alloy wheels
Tyre repair kit
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
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
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
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
no
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Adaptive headlights
ELECTRONIC BRAKEFORCE DISTRIBUTION (EBD)
BRAKE ASSIST SYSTEM
Fuel cut off safety device
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
Automatic unlocking of doors in case of impact
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Seatbelt reminder for driver and front passenger
Hill launch assist
Anti rolling protection
Active emergency braking with pedestrian/Bicycle detection
Blind Spot Detection (BAS)
Lane keep assist system (LAS) with Lane departure warning system (LDWS)
Regenerative braking system
Electric parking brake with auto hold function
Anti rolling protection

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