2011 Hyundai
Tucson Limited
vs. 2011 Suzuki
Grand Vitara Limited

2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited

9.7

starting from

$24,264

Reasons to buy the Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited

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Average cargo space
70.8 ft3
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
7.4"
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Has auxiliary audio input
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Moon roof
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2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited

9.4

starting from

$27,140
"Organic shapes and nicely textured materials."
edmunds.com | talking about the Tucson's build-quality
"Stands out in the crowd with interesting styling."
edmunds.com | talking about the Tucson's external styling

Reasons to buy the Hyundai Tucson Limited

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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Average 0-60 time
8.2 seconds
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Good braking distance from 60mph
122 ft
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 6.6
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited Winner: Grand Vitara Limited
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  • The Grand Vitara Limited's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Grand Vitara Limited's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
  • The Grand Vitara Limited's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
Performance 8.9 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Winner: Tucson Limited
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  • The Tucson Limited's Semi-automatic transmission offers the best driving experience, Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission
  • The Tucson Limited has 2 more gears, which can improve performance, 6 vs 4
  • All-wheel drive provides better traction off-road and in poor weather, all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive
Cost 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Winner: Tucson Limited
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  • Basic warranty lasts 2 more years, 5 year vs 3 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 24,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Gets more than 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 21 mpg vs 19 mpg
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.5
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited Winner: Grand Vitara Limited
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  • The Grand Vitara Limited's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Tucson Limited
  • Room for around 30% more stuff, 70.8 ft3 vs 55.8 ft3
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both come standard with leather interiors
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
Missing information
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Road Tests - vs -
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Overall 9.7 vs 9.4

Entertainment System

Suzuki
Grand Vitara Limited
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited
2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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Number of speakers 7 vs 6 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Grand Vitara Limited's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Tucson Limited does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs No The Grand Vitara Limited can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Grand Vitara Limited has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Performance

Suzuki
Grand Vitara Limited
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited
2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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Horsepower 166 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 176 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 4 vs 6 The Tucson Limited has more gears, but the Grand Vitara Limited has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the Tucson Limited's semi-automatic transmission and the Grand Vitara Limited's Automatic transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 21.0 lb/hp vs 19.8 lb/hp Both Tucson Limited and Grand Vitara Limited are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The Tucson Limited has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.7 ft vs 34.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

Suzuki
Grand Vitara Limited
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited
2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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MSRP $24,264 vs $27,140 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 19 mpg vs 21 mpg The Tucson Limited has great city mileage and the Grand Vitara Limited is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The Tucson Limited's basic warranty is fantastic, but the Grand Vitara Limited's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 5 year The Tucson Limited's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the Grand Vitara Limited's warranty is very limited

Practicality

Suzuki
Grand Vitara Limited
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited
2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 70.8 ft3 vs 55.8 ft3 The Grand Vitara Limited has OK cargo room, while the Tucson Limited has very little
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front seats 51.5 ft3 vs 53.6 ft3 The Tucson Limited has average-sized front seats, while the Grand Vitara Limited is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1151 lb vs 1091 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Standard vs Optional The Grand Vitara Limited's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Tucson Limited
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Cupholders 5 vs 8 The Tucson Limited has a good number of cupholders, but the Grand Vitara Limited is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

Suzuki
Grand Vitara Limited
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2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Luxury Features

Suzuki
Grand Vitara Limited
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2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Grand Vitara Limited's standard sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the Tucson Limited's power seats; not available on the Grand Vitara Limited
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

Suzuki
Grand Vitara Limited
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2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

Suzuki
Grand Vitara Limited
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited
2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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0-60 mph 11.0 seconds vs 8.2 seconds The Tucson Limited's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Grand Vitara Limited is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 137 ft vs 122 ft The Tucson Limited has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Grand Vitara Limited is just OK
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1/4 mile 18.4 s @ 77 mph vs 16.3 s @ 83 mph The Tucson Limited's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Grand Vitara Limited's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.77 g
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Hyundai Tucson 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Tucson vs Santa Fe
2011 Hyundai Tucson 2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited Tucson vs Elantra Limited
2011 Hyundai Tucson 2011 Kia Sportage Tucson vs Sportage
2011 Hyundai Tucson 2011 Toyota RAV4 Tucson vs RAV4
2011 Hyundai Tucson 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Touring Tucson vs Forester 2.5XT Touring
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited 2011 Honda CR-V EX Grand Vitara Limited vs CR-V EX
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2011 Toyota RAV4 Grand Vitara vs RAV4
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Grand Vitara Limited vs Forester 2.5X
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited 2011 Kia Sportage EX Grand Vitara Limited vs Sportage EX
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Grand Vitara Limited vs Outlander GT

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