Comparison - Suzuki Grand Vitara Sports 2017 - vs - Renault Kadjar Signature S Nav 2017

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Average Price: 
32,990
Updated: 
30 May 2017
29,858
converted from British Pound
Updated: 
04 Jan 2017
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
4-speed Automatic
6-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.40gals
14.53gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Glacier White
#F0EFED
Mercury
#D2D2D2
Dune metallic
#A2998A
Titanium
#646D76
Diamond Black
#292929
Cosmos Blue
#3B658C
Arctic White
#F1F1F3
Flame Red
#E73E3E

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 Renault Kadjar is a stylish crossover that's based on the same platform as the Nissan Qashqai. But, while the Qashqai took undisputed class honours when it arrived in early 2014, the game has moved on, and the Renault equivalent betters it in almost every area. However, the Renault just falls short of the all round appeal of the SEAT Ateca.
There's a single body style for the Kadjar, and it slots into the Renault range above the Captur. Both of these models will be joined by the larger Koleos SUV later in 2017. There are four trim levels to choose from: the entry-level, air con-equipped Expression+, the mid-spec Dynamique and Dynamique S, while at the top of the range is Signature trim. Cars in top-spec trim are expensive, but they do boast a generous amount of kit, including a Bose stereo, 19-inch alloy wheels, and touchscreen nav is included on Dynamique models and above.
The Kadjar earned a five-star rating when it was tested by Euro NCAP, just like the Nissan Qashqai. All but the entry-level model has lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition as standard. Autonomous emergency braking, which will automatically apply the brakes if a collision is imminent, is an option on all trim levels.

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

The Renault Kadjar is a family crossover that not only rivals the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Volkswagen Tiguan, but is also a worthy alternative to best-selling hatchbacks such as the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.
The Kadjar shares many parts with the Nissan Qashqai, but its body is a bit bigger. This means you get slightly more passenger space and a larger boot. The Renault’s interior also packs a high-tech infotainment system and an eye-pleasing dashboard.

Pros
Competitive price
Practical cabin
Excellent fuel economy

Cons
Just one petrol engine
High-end models are expensive
Sunroof reduces rear headroom

By: 
carwow.co.uk

As a small SUV, the Kadjar is also a rival to the Kia Sportage, Seat Ateca and Skoda Yeti, but it's the aforementioned Nissan that it has most in common with, because it uses the same platform and engines.
This means Kadjar buyers can choose from turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5- and 1.6-litre diesels, although the 1.6 is the only option if you want four-wheel drive.
In terms of interior space, the Kadjar and Qashqai are closely matched, and both offer a high-riding driving postion that gives you a good view down the road. However, the Kadjar's styling is closer to that of its smaller SUV sibling, the Renault Captur.

By: 
whatcar.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Diesel
Fuel Economy City USA: 
56.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
61.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Diesel

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
1.50L
Torque: 
166ft-lbs
at 3 800rpm
236ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
Horsepower: 
164hp
at 4 000rpm
130hp
at 4 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Turning Circle: 
26.00Feet
35.00Feet

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: 
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
Rear View Mirror Day/Night
Side Airbags
Satellite Navigation
Heated rear screen
Electric front windows
Electric rear windows
Windows - extra tinted rear and tailgate
Electric with variable assistance Power STEERING

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.00in
175.00in
Width: 
71.00in
73.00in
Height: 
67.00in
81.00in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
7.90in
Front Track: 
62.00in
61.20in
Rear Track: 
62.00in
60.70in
Wheel Base: 
104.00in
104.17in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
35.60
Rear Head Room: 
35.80

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
46.80cu.ft
52.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.67cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
28.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3571.00lbs
3073.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Rev-counter
Display - digital speedometer (TFT screen)
Adjustable dashboard illumination
Low fuel level warning light
Oil level gauge
Rear seat belt undone audible alert
Driver and passenger seat belt undone - warning audible alert
Door/boot open - warning light
Electrochrome rearview mirror

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
one-touch power windows
power steering
Interior courtesy light controlled by all 4 doors
Driver and front passenger reading lights
Rear courtesy lights
Illuminated luggage compartment (on opening of boot)

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Seatbelts - Load Limiters Front Seats
Seatbelts - Lap/Sash for All Seats
Signature Dark Carbon synthetic leather and cloth upholstery
Driver - height adjustable seat
Driver - height and lumbar adjustable seat
Fully adjustable front headrests
Height adjustable front seat belts
3-point inertia reel seatbelts
60:40 split folding seats
Front centre armrest
Multi position boot floor
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Seatbelts - Lap/Sash for All Seats
Leather upholstery (Carbon Black) with synthetic leather rear headrest
Passenger - height adjustable seat
3-seat rear bench
3 height adjustable rear head restraints
One touch easy folding rear bench seats
Central rear armrest with cup holders

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut with coil spring
Pseudo Mac Pherson with lower triangle
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link
Multi-link

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
Accessory power point
Floor mats - front and rear
Hands free parking
Signature Nappa leather steering wheel
Sun visor with mirror without light
Pollen filter
Heated rear windscreen
Heating ducts to the feet of the rear passengers

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
Fingertip audio system remote control
BOSE® energy efficient sound system: 7 speakers with a digital amplifier + 1 Subwoofer
R-Link 2 multimedia system
7” touchscreen
TomTom® LIVE services with Western European mapping
DAB tuner
audio streaming and hands-free calls
USB and AUX sockets
voice control, vehicle applications

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear Wiper
Outside Rear View Mirrors
Door Pockets
Turn Indicators on ORVM
aluminium roof bars
Door mirrors - electrically adjustable, heated and folding
Door mirrors - shiny black shell
Body side mouldings with chrome inserts
Painted front and rear skids
Side and boot kick plates
Windows chrome surrounds
Door handles - body coloured
Panoramic sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18x7.0
19"
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Steel spare wheel
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
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
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
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 parking brake
Protective rear brake disc
HSA - Hill Start Assist
ECO mode
Airbags - deactivation of front passenger (for use with child seats)
Airbags - driver's two stage auto -adaptive
Indicators with side repeaters
Automatic headlights and windscreen wipers
Cruise control with speed limiter
ESP (Electronic Stability Programme) with ASR (Anti-Skid Regulation) and UCL (Understeer Logic Control)
Visio system (lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, automatic high/low beam)
Halogen headlights
Full LED headlights
ISOFIX child seat anchorage points on rear outer seats
Seats - height adjustable front seatbelts with double pretensioners
Tyre inflation kit
Side impact protection bars
Anti-drill door locks and ignition barrel
R.A.I.D. (Renault Anti Intruder Device) auto closure >6mph
Superlocking
Insurance approved (Category 1) alarm system and immobiliser

Options

Packages: 
Light Comfort Package
Wind Deflector Package
Extended Interior Package Plus
Climate Pack - Automatic dual zone climate control, automatic headlights and automatic rain sensitive windscreen wipers
Parking Pack - Front and rear parking sensors and electrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors
Parking Pack Premium - Hands free parking and rear parking camera and blind spot warning
Convenience Pack - One touch easy folding system, synthetic leather and cloth upholstery, compartmentalised boot and height adjustable passenger seat
Leather Pack - Leather upholstery with synthetic leather central rear headrest, electrically adjustable height* and heated front seats
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: 
Midnight Blue Leather
#6D6D6D
Cream Beige Leather
#CEBEAB
Dark Red Leather
#962F36
Saddle Brown Leather
#9E684E