2011 Hyundai
Tucson
vs. 2011 Suzuki
Grand Vitara Premium

2011 Hyundai Tucson

10.0

starting from

$20,690
"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

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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Fantastic highway fuel efficiency
31 mpg
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Good city fuel efficiency
23 mpg
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium

9.4

starting from

$21,914

Reasons to buy the Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium

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Average cargo space
70.8 ft3
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Cruise control
Standard
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
7.4"
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Navigation system
Standard
Cost 9.0 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Tucson Winner: Tucson
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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 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 23 mpg vs 19 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Neither offers a sun roof
  • Neither offers a leather interior
  • Neither has a power seat option
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • The Grand Vitara Premium's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Tucson
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither offers satellite radio
Overall 9.4 vs 10.0

Cost

Suzuki
Grand Vitara Premium
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium
2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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MSRP $21,914 vs $20,690 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 19 mpg vs 23 mpg The Tucson has great city mileage and the Grand Vitara Premium is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The Tucson 's basic warranty is fantastic, but the Grand Vitara Premium's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 5 year The Tucson 's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the Grand Vitara Premium's warranty is very limited

Luxury Features

Suzuki
Grand Vitara Premium
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Tucson
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Crash Test Ratings

Suzuki
Grand Vitara Premium
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium
2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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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 Premium
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium
2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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0-60 mph 11.0 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 137 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 18.4 s @ 77 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

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Grand Vitara Premium
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium
2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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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

Performance

Suzuki
Grand Vitara Premium
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium
2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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Horsepower 166 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs Unknown
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Number of gears 4 vs 6 The Tucson has more gears, but the Grand Vitara Premium has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the Tucson 's semi-automatic transmission and the Grand Vitara Premium's Automatic transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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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 Unknown
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad 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

Practicality

Suzuki
Grand Vitara Premium
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2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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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 Premium has OK cargo room, while the Tucson has very little
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front seats 53.9 ft3 vs 53.6 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1151 lb vs Unknown
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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 Premium's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Tucson
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Cupholders 5 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Suzuki
Grand Vitara Premium
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2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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Number of speakers 4 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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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 Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Hyundai Tucson 2011 Kia Soul Tucson vs Soul
2011 Hyundai Tucson 2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited Tucson vs Sonata Limited
2011 Hyundai Tucson 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Tucson vs Outback 2.5i Limited
2011 Hyundai Tucson 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS Tucson vs Elantra GLS
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium 2011 Honda CR-V Grand Vitara Premium vs CR-V
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Grand Vitara Premium vs Forester 2.5X
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium 2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited Grand Vitara Premium vs RAV4 Limited
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium 2011 Kia Sportage EX Grand Vitara Premium vs Sportage EX
2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander ES Grand Vitara Premium vs Outlander ES

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