Comparison - Suzuki Grand Vitara Sports 2017 - vs - SsangYong Korando ELX 4x4 2017

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Escudo

Also called:

SsangYong New Actyon ,Micro Korando

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Average Price: 
32,990
Updated: 
30 May 2017
27,971
converted from British Pound
Updated: 
07 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 Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.40gals
15.06gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Dandy Blue
#34465F
Space Black
#22252A
Techno Grey
#4F535C
Flaming Red
#830F15
Silent Silver
#87888A
Grand White
#F0F0F0

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

SsangYongs have been on sale in the UK since the ’90s – the company usually offers big SUVs for less than the majority of their competitors. Sadly, most of their models have proved to be lacklustre alternatives to the likes of the Kia Sportage, Suzuki Vitara and Nissan Qashqai.
To drive, the Korando isn’t much fun, but most people buy one because they need an SUV either for tackling rough terrain or towing – two roles the SsangYong is perfectly suited to.

Pros
Lots of space
Relatively economical
Generous standard kit

Cons
Fast depreciation
Dull styling
Cheap feeling interior

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The SsangYong Korando gives you a lot of car for your money – but nowhere near as much as a Dacia Duster.The SsangYong Korando is the brand’s mid-size SUV, pitched as a low-cost rival to the Nissan Qashqai, Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage.
On the move, the Korando isn’t as stable as a lot of its rivals, either – it tends to wallow about when going around corners and has an uncomfortable ride.

Pros
Good value for money
Spacious interior
Low emissions

Cons
Noisy diesel engine
Poor-quality plastics
Uncomfortable suspension

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

Not only was it a handsome addition to the compact crossover market, it was also the firm’s very first monocoque model – meaning it delivered a far better approximation of a car’s handling characteristics than any of the body-on-frame SUVs that continue to fill out the firm’s modest lineup.
On the plus side, the Korando gets large storage bins, reach and rake adjustment for the steering wheel and generous equipment levels on higher-spec models. It is also competitive on interior space; offering decent leg and headroom for rear passengers, and acceptable luggage space.
The interior is slightly less forgettable, but only because it comes partly clad in the kind of cheap plastic which cannot otherwise find a home in this class. The redesigned dashboard makes ergonomic sense, although it hasn’t lost any of its brittleness.

By: 
autocar.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
32.60mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
47.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Diesel

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
4
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
2.20L
Torque: 
166ft-lbs
at 3 800rpm
295ft-lbs
at 2 800rpm
Horsepower: 
164hp
at 4 000rpm
178hp
at 4 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
26.00Feet

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
Luggage cover and net
Electrically operated & heated door mirrors
Puddle lamps in door mirrors
Heated lower front windscreen
Headlight levelling system
Electric power steering
Reach and rake steering wheel adjustment
Automatic dipping rear view mirror
Electric windows (front & rear)
Electric power assisted rack and pinion

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.00in
173.62in
Width: 
71.00in
72.05in
Height: 
67.00in
67.32in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
7.60in
Front Track: 
62.00in
61.93in
Rear Track: 
62.00in
61.34in
Wheel Base: 
104.00in
104.33in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
46.80cu.ft
46.33cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.16cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.80degrees
Angle of Departure: 
28.20degrees
Curb Weight: 
3571.00lbs
3928.00lbs

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
power steering
Automatic power folding door mirrors

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
Height adjustable driver's seat
Deluxe fabric seats
Front seat warmers
Driver's seat lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Seatbelts - Lap/Sash for All Seats
Folding center armrest
60/40 split rear seats
Luggage cover and net

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut with coil spring
McPherson strut
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link
independent

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
Automatic air conditioning
Rear heater duct

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
7" touchscreen RDS radio with iPod & Bluetooth connectivity
Steering wheel mounted controls
Six speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear Wiper
Outside Rear View Mirrors
Door Pockets
Turn Indicators on ORVM
Roof mounted antenna
Roof rails
Chrome twin exhaust tailpipes
Piano black radiator grille with bright insert
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18x7.0
18
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Steel spare wheel
Mini spare wheel
Full size spare wheel
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18

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
Vented disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated rear disc brakes
solid disc
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
ISOFIX fittings to outer rear seats
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Active Rollover Protection (ARP)
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
Front seatbelt pre-tensioners
Protection headlamps
Rear spoiler with LED stop lamp

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: 
#474A53