Comparison - Suzuki Grand Vitara Sports 2017 - vs - Toyota RAV4 SE 2017

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Escudo

Also called:

Vanguard

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Average Price: 
32,990
Updated: 
30 May 2017
29,985
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
4-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.40gals
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Barcelona Red Metallic
#8F0503
Black
#000000
Black Currant Metallic
#412F3D
Electric Storm Blue
#196CCA
Hot Lava
#962E21
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#38393B
Silver Sky Metallic
#A5A6A9
Super White
#F7F7F7
Electric Storm Blue
#196CCA
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA

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

For 2017, the Toyota RAV4 gains a host of driver assistance features as standard equipment, including a forward collision mitigation system, lane departure warning, automatic high beams and adaptive cruise. The range-topping Platinum trim level is new this year.

Pros
Quiet demeanor on the road makes it a pleasant commuter vehicle
Rides smoothly in a variety of conditions
Plenty of cargo space for its size
High-tech safety features come standard

Cons
Modest acceleration from the sole engine offering
Fewer easily accessible storage compartments than most competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 ranks 11 out of 18 Compact SUVs. The 2017 RAV4 faces stiff competition in the compact SUV class. It trails several rivals in terms of style and performance, but it has impressive safety features in all trims and one of the most spacious cabins in its class.

Pros
Impressive list of standard features
Easy-to-use infotainment system
Spacious cabin

Cons
Unimpressive acceleration
Plastic-heavy interior

By: 
usnews.com

There's a RAV4 for just about everyone, and while we applaud Toyota for adding more safety technology for 2017, the competition is worth a good look, too.
The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is the latest in a long line of compact crossover SUVs to grace the automaker's showrooms.

Pros
Upgraded, roomy interior
Lots of standard safety tech
Wide range of models available
Improved ride and handling
Hybrid is intriguing

Cons
Not the most polished crossover to drive
No third row
Unimpressive fuel economy
Quirky styling

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
2.50L
Torque: 
166ft-lbs
at 3 800rpm
172ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
Horsepower: 
164hp
at 4 000rpm
176hp
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: 
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
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.00in
183.50in
Width: 
71.00in
72.60in
Height: 
67.00in
67.10in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
6.10in
Front Track: 
62.00in
61.80in
Rear Track: 
62.00in
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
104.00in
104.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
Front Leg Room: 
42.60in
Rear leg room: 
37.20in
Front Hip Room: 
54.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
48.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
46.80cu.ft
73.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
38.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3571.00lbs
3520.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
one-touch power windows
1 one-touch power windows
Heated 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
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket front seats
Leatherette
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Seatbelts - Lap/Sash for All Seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
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: 
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
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Dual vanity mirrors

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
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Satellite radio w/real time traffic satellite radio

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
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18x7.0
18 x 7.5
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Steel spare wheel
Full wheel covers
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
235.00millimeters
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
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
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Pre-collision safety system
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Led Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Light Comfort Package
Wind Deflector Package
Extended Interior Package Plus
Cargo Management
Preferred Accessory Package
Protection Package
Advanced Technology Package
Exterior Options: 
Body Colored Bumper - Front and Rear
Accessory Alloy Fuel Door
Door Handles - Body Colored
Body SIde Molding
Door Edge Guards
Paint Protection Film
Body Side Molding
Rear Bumper Protector
Mudguards
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Alloy Wheel Locks
Clear Paint Protection - Hood Package
S-Code Paint Treatment
Interior Options: 
Seat Adjustment - Manual
adjustable floor allows users to load big and robust cargo
Fabric Seats
pollen filter
Navigation System Package
Shift Knob
Cargo Net
Cargo Net Tray
Carpet Mats w/Lipped Trunk Mat
Four Season Liner/Mat Package
Four Season Floor Mat Package
Carpet Floor Mats and Cargo Mat
Cargo Net Hammock
Interior Light Kit
Homelink
Entune Premium Jbl Audio W/Navigation

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, cloth
#1C1C1C