2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Competitors

$19k mid-size SUV, designed & built in Japan 19 city / 26 hwy 330-452 mile range, gas engine
166 hp 146 cu. in. 4-cylinder 4 stars ABS, child door locks

As well as being compared against other mid-size SUVs and minivan and SUVs, the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara is also often compared to cars and sports cars. The 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara's top rivals come from Mazda (such as the CX-7 i SV and the CX-9 Grand Touring) and Toyota (such as the 4Runner Limited and the Camry )

compared to mid-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Grand Vitara compared to other mid-size SUV competitors include: it costs less ($19,814 vs $39,210), less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change (4 stars vs 3 stars), has better brakes (disc vs drum) and has standard power mirrors (standard vs not available).

However, on average it is significantly less powerful (166 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 260 HP @ 6,000 RPM), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (331 miles vs 391 miles), gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (452 miles vs 529 miles) and has worse traction (two-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive).

2011 Mazda CX-7 i SV

2011 Mazda CX-7 i SV
$22,785

Significant advantages of the CX-7 i SV (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Cruise control comes standard
  • Shorter braking distance from 60mph: 128 ft vs 137 ft
  • : Semi-automatic transmission vs Manual transmission

Significant disadvantages of the CX-7 i SV (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • None found

common strengths of the CX-7 i SV and Grand Vitara

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 28 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $22,785 vs $19,814
  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
arrow Compare the 2011 Mazda CX-7 i SV vs the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited

2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
$39,210

Significant advantages of the 4Runner Limited (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Significantly more powerful: 270 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 166 HP @ 6,000 RPM
  • Significantly more cargo room: 89.7 ft3 vs 70.8 ft3
  • Cruise control comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the 4Runner Limited (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 3 stars vs 4 stars
  • Significantly more expensive: $39,210 vs $19,814

common strengths of the 4Runner Limited and Grand Vitara

  • None found
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited vs the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2012 Ford Escape XLT

2012 Ford Escape XLT
$25,495

Significant advantages of the Escape XLT (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Cruise control comes standard
  • Roof rails comes standard
  • Power seats comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Escape XLT (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Worse brakes
  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 3 stars vs 4 stars
  • Power mirrors not available

common strengths of the Escape XLT and Grand Vitara

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 28 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $25,495 vs $19,814
arrow Compare the 2012 Ford Escape XLT vs the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
$40,040

Significant advantages of the Grand Cherokee Limited (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Significantly more powerful: 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 166 HP @ 6,000 RPM
  • Cruise control comes standard
  • Better road traction: four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive

Significant disadvantages of the Grand Cherokee Limited (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Worse highway mileage: 22 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Significantly more expensive: $40,040 vs $19,814

common strengths of the Grand Cherokee Limited and Grand Vitara

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
arrow Compare the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited vs the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2011 Nissan Murano SV

2011 Nissan Murano SV
$33,670

Significant advantages of the Murano SV (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Significantly more powerful: 260 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 166 HP @ 6,000 RPM
  • Cruise control comes standard
  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional

Significant disadvantages of the Murano SV (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 5

common strengths of the Murano SV and Grand Vitara

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan Murano SV vs the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2011 Porsche Cayenne S

2011 Porsche Cayenne S
$64,675

Significant advantages of the Cayenne S (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Much more powerful: 400 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 166 HP @ 6,000 RPM
  • Cruise control comes standard
  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 5.9 seconds vs 11.0 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Cayenne S (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Much more expensive: $64,675 vs $19,814
  • Number of rows of seating: 1 vs 2
  • Worse highway mileage: 22 mpg vs 26 mpg

common strengths of the Cayenne S and Grand Vitara

  • None found
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compared to minivan and SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Grand Vitara compared to other minivan and SUV competitors include: it costs less ($19,814 vs $33,940) and has slightly more spacious back seats (45.1 ft3 vs 34.7 ft3).

However, on average it has 2 rows of seats (2 vs 3), has slightly fewer seats (5 vs 7), is slightly less powerful (166 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 273 HP @ 6,250 RPM), significantly slower 0-60 time (11.0 seconds vs 8.2 seconds) and slightly longer braking distance from 60mph (137 ft vs 117 ft).

2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring

2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring
$33,940

Significant advantages of the CX-9 Grand Touring (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • Cruise control comes standard
  • Significantly faster 0-60 mph time: 8.2 seconds vs 11.0 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the CX-9 Grand Touring (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • None found

common strengths of the CX-9 Grand Touring and Grand Vitara

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
arrow Compare the 2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring vs the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2012 Mazda 5 Sport

2012 Mazda 5 Sport
$19,990

Significant advantages of the 5 Sport (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • Cruise control comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the 5 Sport (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 32.3 ft3 vs 45.1 ft3

common strengths of the 5 Sport and Grand Vitara

  • Inexpensive: $19,990 vs $19,814
arrow Compare the 2012 Mazda 5 Sport vs the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2011 Dodge Durango R/T

2011 Dodge Durango R/T
$36,540

Significant advantages of the Durango R/T (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • Cruise control comes standard
  • Much more powerful: 360 HP @ 5,150 RPM vs 166 HP @ 6,000 RPM

Significant disadvantages of the Durango R/T (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • More cramped back seats: 34.7 ft3 vs 45.1 ft3

common strengths of the Durango R/T and Grand Vitara

  • None found
arrow Compare the 2011 Dodge Durango R/T vs the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Grand Vitara compared to car competitors include: it has much more cargo space (70.8 ft3 vs 15.0 ft3), has better brakes (disc vs drum), has standard keyless entry (standard vs not available), has standard front air conditioning (standard vs not available) and has standard CD player (standard vs not available).

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (19 mpg vs 24 mpg), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (26 mpg vs 34 mpg), has slightly fewer airbags (5 vs 6), gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (452 miles vs 577 miles) and slightly wider turning radius (36.7 ft vs 17.1 ft).

2011 Toyota Camry

2011 Toyota Camry
$20,955

Significant advantages of the Camry (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 610 miles vs 452 miles
  • Cruise control comes standard
  • Better highway mileage: 33 mpg vs 26 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Camry (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Much less cargo room: 15.0 ft3 vs 70.8 ft3
  • Keyless entry not available

common strengths of the Camry and Grand Vitara

  • Both have spacious back seats: 47.7 ft3 vs 45.1 ft3
  • Inexpensive: $20,955 vs $19,814
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Camry vs the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2011 Suzuki SX4

2011 Suzuki SX4
$14,264

Significant advantages of the SX4 (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Better highway mileage: 33 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • More airbags: 6 vs 5

Significant disadvantages of the SX4 (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Much less cargo room: 15.5 ft3 vs 70.8 ft3
  • Front air conditioning not available
  • Worse brakes

common strengths of the SX4 and Grand Vitara

  • Inexpensive: $14,264 vs $19,814
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the SX4 vs the Grand Vitara

2011 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring

2011 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring
$23,805

Significant advantages of the 3 s Grand Touring (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Much tighter turning radius: 17.1 ft vs 36.7 ft
  • Cruise control comes standard
  • Significantly faster 0-60 mph time: 8.3 seconds vs 11.0 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the 3 s Grand Touring (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Much less cargo room: 17.0 ft3 vs 70.8 ft3

common strengths of the 3 s Grand Touring and Grand Vitara

  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring vs the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ
$23,860

Significant advantages of the Cruze LTZ (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Significantly better highway mileage: 37 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Cruze LTZ's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Cruise control comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Cruze LTZ (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Much less cargo room: 15.4 ft3 vs 70.8 ft3

common strengths of the Cruze LTZ and Grand Vitara

  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ vs the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2011 Toyota Corolla

2011 Toyota Corolla
$16,660

Significant advantages of the Corolla (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Significantly better highway mileage: 35 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Significantly better city mileage: 28 mpg vs 19 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Corolla (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Much less cargo room: 12.3 ft3 vs 70.8 ft3
  • Power windows not available
  • Worse brakes

common strengths of the Corolla and Grand Vitara

  • Inexpensive: $16,660 vs $19,814
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Corolla vs the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
$16,135

Significant advantages of the Jetta (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 113 ft vs 137 ft
  • Cruise control comes standard
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 34 mpg vs 26 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Jetta (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Much less cargo room: 15.5 ft3 vs 70.8 ft3
  • Worse brakes
  • CD player not available

common strengths of the Jetta and Grand Vitara

  • Inexpensive: $16,135 vs $19,814
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta vs the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

compared to sports car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Grand Vitara compared to sports car competitors include: it gets slightly more from a tank of gas in the city (331 miles vs 290 miles), has much more cargo space (70.8 ft3 vs 11.7 ft3), has significantly more spacious back seats (45.1 ft3 vs 30.9 ft3), has slightly more airbags (5 vs 3) and has standard child door locks (standard vs not available).

However, on average it is slightly less powerful (166 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 305 HP @ 6,500 RPM), much slower 0-60 time (11.0 seconds vs 6.2 seconds), much slower 1/4 mile time (18.4 s s @ 77.0 mph mph vs 14.8 s s @ 98.0 mph mph), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (26 mpg vs 31 mpg) and has significantly fewer gears (5 vs 6).

2012 Honda Civic Si

2012 Honda Civic Si
$22,975

Significant advantages of the Civic Si (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Significantly more gears: 6 vs 5
  • Better highway mileage: 31 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Moon roof comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Civic Si (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Much less cargo room: 11.7 ft3 vs 70.8 ft3
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 31.9 ft3 vs 45.1 ft3
  • More trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 290 miles vs 331 miles

common strengths of the Civic Si and Grand Vitara

  • Inexpensive: $22,975 vs $19,814
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both have good airbag coverage: 5 vs 5
arrow Compare the 2012 Honda Civic Si vs the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2012 Ford Mustang

2012 Ford Mustang
$23,105

Significant advantages of the Mustang (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 6.2 seconds vs 11.0 seconds
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 14.8 s s @ 98.0 mph mph vs 18.4 s s @ 77.0 mph mph
  • More powerful: 305 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 166 HP @ 6,000 RPM

Significant disadvantages of the Mustang (vs the Grand Vitara )

  • Much less cargo room: 13.4 ft3 vs 70.8 ft3
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 30.9 ft3 vs 45.1 ft3
  • Significantly fewer airbags: 3 vs 5

common strengths of the Mustang and Grand Vitara

  • Inexpensive: $23,105 vs $19,814
  • Good highway range: 464 miles vs 452 miles
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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