Comparison - Suzuki Grand Vitara Sports 2017 - vs - Subaru Ascent Premium 2019

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Other Names:

Also called:

Escudo

Also called:

Viziv-7

Average Price: 
32,990
Updated: 
30 May 2017
35,655
Updated: 
30 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2019
Total Seating: 
5
8
Transmission: 
4-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.40gals
19.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Abyss Blue Pearl
#2E496D
Crystal White Pearl
#F8F9F9
Crystal Black Silica
#0D0D0B
Magnetite Gray Metallic
#5B5E64
Ice Silver Metallic
#DFDFDF
Crimson Red Pearl
#710E18
Cinnamon Brown Pearl
#392922
Tungsten Metallic
#ABA49C

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 2019 Subaru Ascent isn’t another quirky hatchback-wagon-crossover thing—it’s a mainstream hit and Subaru will be better for it.

Pros
Smart, family-ready interior
Standard active safety features
Good value at affordable trim levels
Good infotainment system
Willing powertrain with standard all-wheel drive

Cons
Sometimes nervous throttle
Seats could stand to be a little wider
No hybrid powertrain—yet
Top trims may not justify the price

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Subaru Ascent is available in base, Premium, Limited and Touring trim levels. Base models offer good value, especially with driver assistance features, but the Premium adds more of today's desirable features, such as heated seats and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The Limited classes things up with leather upholstery, while the Touring maxes out the Ascent's luxury, convenience and safety features

PROS
Seats up to eight passengers
Cargo room and third-row space are near top of the class
Generous set of standard driver safety aids
Can tow up to 5,000 pounds

CONS
Subaru CVT automatic not too impressive in other models
Some more common driver aids are restricted to upper trims

By: 
edmunds.com

Subaru prepares another ascent into the three-row-SUV market.

After axing the seven-passenger Tribeca in 2014, Subaru is preparing to re-enter the three-row, mid-size crossover SUV segment. With the Viziv-7 concept—the name Viziv stands for “Vision for Innovation”—the Japanese automaker provides our best look yet at what’s to come.

Measuring 204.7 inches long and sitting on a 117.7-inch wheelbase, the Viziv-7 is some 15 inches longer than Subaru’s Outback, and its wheelbase is more than nine inches greater. The Viziv-7 also is larger than most mainstream three-row, mid-size crossover SUVs. While the Buick Enclave, the Chevrolet Traverse, the Dodge Durango, and the Ford Flex ride on longer wheelbases, the Subaru’s overall length is greater than all four. Additionally, the Viziv-7’s 79.9-inch width and 72.0-inch height (73.2 inches including the roof rails) are tops among today’s segment offerings. Needless to say, if the Viziv-7’s dimensions carry over to the production vehicle, Subaru’s new SUV promises to dwarf the other models in the lineup as it attempts to move far beyond the cramped Tribeca

We believe the production vehicle will go by the name Ascent, given that Subaru recently registered that moniker with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Spy photographers recently caught Subaru testing its new three-row crossover, and along for comparison was both a Mazda CX-9 and a Ford Explorer; like them, we expect the Ascent to offer a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, although the 3.6-liter six-cylinder boxer engine that’s optional in the Outback is also a possibility. We’ll know more in the coming months, as Subaru says its production three-row crossover will enter our market in early 2018.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
2.40L
Torque: 
166ft-lbs
at 3 800rpm
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
164hp
at 4 000rpm
260hp
at 5 600rpm
Turning Circle: 
26.00Feet
38.00Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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
Transmission, Cruise And Audio 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
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Front Seatback Storage
Keyless Ignition
Electric Power Steering
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.00in
196.80in
Width: 
71.00in
76.00in
Height: 
67.00in
71.60in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
8.70in
Front Track: 
62.00in
Rear Track: 
62.00in
Wheel Base: 
104.00in
113.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.30
Front Hip Room: 
57.70in
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.10in
Rear Head Room: 
40.00
Rear Hip Room: 
57.50in
Rear leg room: 
38.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
60.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
46.80cu.ft
86.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
3571.00lbs
4477.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows

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 seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Cloth
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Seatbelts - Lap/Sash for All Seats
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats

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: 
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
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
6 Total Speakers

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
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18x7.0
18 X 7.5
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Steel spare wheel
Painted Alloy Wheels
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R21

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated rear disc brakes
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Adaptive headlights
Blind-Spot Detection
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Post-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
Light Comfort Package
Wind Deflector Package
Extended Interior Package Plus
Option Package 12
Popular Package 3
Popular Package 2
Exterior Options: 
Body Colored Bumper - Front and Rear
Accessory Alloy Fuel Door
Door Handles - Body Colored
Crystal Black Silica Door Edge Guards
Crimson Red Pearl Body Side Molding
Alloy Wheel Locks
Tungsten Metallic Door Edge Guards
Abyss Blue Pearl Body Side Molding
Crystal White Pearl Body Side Molding
Crimson Red Pearl Door Edge Guards
Crystal Black Silica Body Side Molding
Splash Guards
Crystal White Pearl Door Edge Guards
Cinnamon Brown Pearl Body Side Molding
Aero Cross Bars
Ice Silver Metallic Body Side Molding
Rear Bumper Cover
Trailer Hitch
Ice Silver Metallic Door Edge Guards
Tungsten Metallic Body Side Molding
Abyss Blue Pearl Door Edge Guards
Magnetite Gray Metallic Door Edge Guards
Cinnamon Brown Pearl Door Edge Guards
Magnetite Gray Metallic Body Side Molding
Interior Options: 
Seat Adjustment - Manual
adjustable floor allows users to load big and robust cargo
Fabric Seats
pollen filter
Navigation System Package
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Cargo Cover
Cargo Net
USB Charging Ports
Rear Seatback Protector
Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Tray
Side Sill Plate
Cargo Separator
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
All-Weather Floor Liners
3rd Row Sunshade

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Slate Black Cloth
#424243
Warm Ivory Cloth
#D0BBA6
Slate Black Leather
#2E2E30
Warm Ivory Leather
#7C7165
Java Brown Leather
#433835