Comparison - Volkswagen T-Roc SEL 2018 - vs - Suzuki Vitara SZ5 2019

General

Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

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

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Model: 
Average Price: 
£
29,597
Updated: 
07 Jun 2019
£
24,999
Updated: 
05 Jan 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Automatic
6-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.80gals
12.42gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Urano Grey
#4C4E4D
Flash red
#A73B32
Pure white
#EBEBEB
Dark Oak
#3E3022
Energetic Orange
#9C6041
Atlantic Blue
#2D3A5C
Indium Grey
#4A4D4D
Turmeric Yellow
#C09B40
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: 

The T-Roc may be among the most significant of many new Volkswagen models, even if it won’t be sold in the United States in the foreseeable future. It’s a new crossover that is roughly the same size as the Golf and is based on the same MQB architecture. For now, at least, the Golf will remain the mainstay of the brand’s lineup, but those within the company who are concerned with sales-growth rates are far more interested in the crossover-SUV segment nearly everywhere on the globe.

Pros
Golf-like driving dynamics,
decent packaging,
adventurous design (for VW).

Cons
Only average interior quality,
firm ride,
we likely won’t get it.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The T-Roc is a small family car that blends the high driving position and big boot of an SUV with the economical engines from a conventional small car. It is quite expensive, however…

Pros
More comfortable than alternatives
Well equipped as standard
Decent range of engines

Cons
Cheap-feeling interior plastics
Alternatives are cheaper
Back seats could be more spacious

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The Volkswagen T-Roc looks good, drives well and offers plenty of space, but it's pricey and some rivals have a nicer interior.

Pros
Easy to personalise
Good to drive
Stylish

Cons
Expensive
Interior quality issues
Rivals offer better value

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined MPG (uk) - 42
Fuel Economy City USA: 
38.50mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
52.20mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.60L
Torque: 
236ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
115ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
187hp
at 5 000rpm
118hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.40Feet
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: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Cruise control with speed limiter
More in Convenience: 
Active information display
Car-Net App-Connect
Discover navigation + European map data
Driver alert system
Door/tailgate open warning lights
Infotainment system
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
Lights On' warning buzzer
Driver alert system with audible and visual fatigue detection system
Active Info Display, 10.3" high resolution TFT dash display screen with customised information
Power assisted speed sensitive steering
Driver profile selection
Think blue trainer driver tips and journey analysis
Automatic start/stop system
Dusk sensor
Service interval indicator
3-spoke leather covered steering wheel
Keyless entry and start
Engine auto stop start system
Lights-on and key-in reminder

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
164.50in
164.30in
Width: 
72.10in
69.80in
Height: 
59.10in
63.30in
Ground Clearance: 
6.30in
7.20in
Front Track: 
60.50in
Rear Track: 
60.30in
Wheel Base: 
102.20in
98.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.00
Rear Head Room: 
38.60

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
45.50cu.ft
25.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1631lbs
881lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.70cu.ft
13.20cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3130.00lbs
2369.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Instrument lighting, white adjustable panel illumination
Centre-lower box
Luggage area cover

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
Electric front and rear windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height adjustable driver seat
passenger seat height adjustment
Front cupholders x 2
Front seat back storage pockets
Drawer under drivers seat
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
3 rear head restraints
Isofix easy fit child seat preparation for 2 outer rear seats
60/40 split folding rear seat
Rear seat with 60:40 split folding

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut front
Rear Suspension: 
multi-link rear suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Dust/pollen filter
Air conditioning - 2 zone electronic climate control
Illuminated vanity mirrors
automatic air recirculation and allergy filter
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

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Music playback - MP3, WMA and AAC files
Bluetooth - Simultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devices
SMS functionality - read, compose and send SMS messages using touch-screen display
SD card slot
Multi device interface (MDI) with USB connection
6 speakers
CD/MP3/WMA, USB and SD card reader
DAB Digital radio
Composition media system
Three route options - Fast, Short, Eco
12V power socket in centre console
CD tuner
USB connector
Bluetooth integrated into audio unit
Smartphone linkage display audio
4 speakers
2 tweeters
Steering wheel mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Heated rear window
Door mirror integrated indicators
LED rear number plate lights
Windscreen wiper with intermittent wipe and 4 position delay
Manual coming/automatic leaving home lighting function
Chrome effect left and right trapezoid exhaust tailpipe fascia surround
LED darkened rear light clusters
Automatic hazard lights activation under emergency braking
Auto dimming interior rear view mirror
Rain sensor
Front wash/wipe with interval delay
Heated rear windscreen
Reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
Range adjustable headlights
Twin trapezoid chrome exhaust pipes
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
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17”
Wheels more: 
Steel space saver spare wheel

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
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: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
Alarm with interior protection
Anti-theft wheel bolts
Electronic engine immobiliser
Alarm with remote central locking and interior protection
Predictive pedestrian protection
Front assist including city emergency braking
Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints
DTC - Drag torque control
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Three point height adjust front seatbelts + pretensioners
Front and rear curtain airbags, driver and front passenger airbags with passenger deactivation switch and front side impact airbags
Driver and front passenger safety-optimised head restraints
ESC with EDL, ASR, EDTC and trailer stabilisation function
Volkswagen roadside assistance
3 rear three point seatbelts
Tyre pressure loss indicator
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
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