Comparison - Suzuki Vitara SZ5 2019 - vs - Volkswagen Tiguan SEL R-Line 2021

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Other Names:

Also called:

Suzuki Escudo,Suzuki Sidekick,Mazda Proceed Levante,Santana 300/350,Daewoo Vitara,Geo Tracker,GMC Tracker,Pontiac Sunrunner,Asüna Sunrunner

Also called:

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Model: 
Average Price: 
£
24,999
Updated: 
05 Jan 2019
£
32,730
Updated: 
19 Nov 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
12.42gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Superior White
#DCE5E0
Silky Silver Metallic
#C4C8CD
Galactic Grey Metallic
#7A8287
Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic
#19191B
Atlantis Turquoise Pearl Metallic
#016E85
Savannah Ivory Pearl Metallic with Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic Roof
#ADA6A0
Horizon Orange Metallic with Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic Roof
#C2632B
Galactic Grey Metallic with Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic Roof
#7A8387
Bright Red with Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic Roof
#D32E38

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

PROS
Modern design,
lively engines,
plenty of kit

CONS
Interior quality,
noisy diesel,
light steering

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

The Suzuki Vitara is a rugged-looking family SUV that drives well and has plenty of storage space, but it’s let down by a cheap-feeling interior

Pros
Surprisingly fun to drive
Decent rear passenger space
Well equipped

Cons
Cheap interior materials
Noisy at speed
Top-spec models too expensive

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Pros
Engine torque
Quiet and refined at speed
Great spec and value

Cons
No spare wheel

By: 
drive.co.uk

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan's #8 ranking is based on its score within the Compact SUVs category. Currently the Volkswagen Tiguan has a score of 7.9 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

PROS
Comfortable ride
Generous cargo space

CONS
Engine feels underpowered at times
Less engaging handling compared to some rivals
Below-average fuel economy ratings

By: 
usnews.com

In advance of a more thorough update for the 2022 model year, VW makes a few changes to the Tiguan for 2021. The base S and mid-range SE models receive new 17-inch wheel designs and the latter of the two receives standard adaptive cruise control. Likewise, the top-spec SEL Premium R-Line model gains a power-adjustable front passenger's seat.

PROS
Agile driving behavior,
optional third row of seats,
fuel-efficient powertrain.

CONS
Poky acceleration,
firm ride,
dowdy interior design.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover is spacious and comfortable, and also the league-leader in modesty.

PROS
Big interior
Smooth ride
Automatic emergency braking standard
Big cargo area
Straight shooter

CONS
…and a little boring
Not very fuel-efficient
Small third row
New one on the way

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
1.50L
Torque: 
115ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
184ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
Horsepower: 
118hp
at 6 000rpm
147hp
Cam Type: 
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.10Feet

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: 
Cruise control with speed limiter
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
3-spoke leather covered steering wheel
Keyless entry and start
Engine auto stop start system
Lights-on and key-in reminder
Front/rear Parking distance control
Start/stop system with regenerative braking
Adaptive cruise control ACC stop and go including speed limiter
Multifunction front facing camera
Electromechanical speed sensitive power steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
164.30in
177.50in
Width: 
69.80in
73.10in
Height: 
63.30in
65.90in
Ground Clearance: 
7.20in
Wheel Base: 
98.40in
105.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
25.00cu.ft
61.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
881lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
13.20cu.ft
34.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
2369.00lbs
3397.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Centre-lower box
Luggage area cover

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Electric front and rear windows
Heated rear window
Power adjustable, folding and heated door mirrors with surround lighting, front passenger exterior mirror lowering function

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Front passenger’s seatback pocket
Fabric seat upholstery
Driver’s and front passenger’s seat height adjuster
Suede seat upholstery
Passenger’s side and 2 x rear assist grips
Heated front seats
Backrest release for left front seat
Lumbar support in front seats
Front seats with height adjustment
Top comfort seats in front
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear seat with 60:40 split folding
Folding center armrest
longitudinally movable and folding with load-through hatch and centre armrest

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Front sunvisors with vanity mirror and ticket holde
Front vanity mirrors illumination
Automatic air conditioning
Pollen filter
Front wiper with adjustable intermittent
Rain sensing front wipers
Air Care Climatronic 3 zone automatic climate control with enhanced air filter and controls in the rear

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
CD tuner
USB connector
Bluetooth integrated into audio unit
Smartphone linkage display audio
4 speakers
2 tweeters
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
8 speakers
2 USB-C ports in the front, 1 USB-C charging socket on the centre console in the rear
App-Connect including App-Connect Wireless for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
SD card slot

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
Electrically folding door mirrors
Electrically adjustable, heated door mirrors
Rear wiper with intermittent
Automatic headlamps
Headlamp levelling switch
LED projector headlamps
Halogen projector headlamps
Silver roof rails
Body colour exterior door handles and mirrors
Rear privacy glass
Heated rear window
Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Automatic headlight control system
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay
Privacy glass for rear side windows and rear window
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17”
20"
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R20

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: 
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear 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: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Hill hold control
Front passenger airbag deactivation system
Front 3-point ELR seatbelts with pretensioner, force limiter and height adjuster
Rear 3-point ELR seatbelts x 3
ISOFIX child seat anchorages x 2
Side impact protection beams
Radar Brake Support
Hill descent control
Emergency flat tyre repair kit
Security alarm
Remote central door locking
Deadlocks
Locking wheel bolts
Visible VIN
Anti theft alarm system with interior monitoring, backup horn and towing protection
Anti theft wheel bolts
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Height adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
Active pedestrian safety system
Hill hold control