Compare 2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara vs 2005 Ford Explorer

2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara
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4-Door Manual 2WD LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2WD LX 19 22 $17,478 $18,399
4-Door Automatic 2WD LX 19 22 $18,428 $19,399
4-Door Manual 4WD LX 19 22 $19,093 $20,099
4-Door Automatic 2WD EX 19 22 $19,853 $20,899
4-Door Automatic 4WD LX 19 22 $20,043 $21,099
4-Door Automatic 4WD EX 19 22 $21,468 $22,599
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4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS 16 21 $24,500 $27,165
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS Sport 16 21 $25,759 $28,595
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS 14 20 $26,692 $29,655
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 16 21 $26,995 $30,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 15 20 $27,708 $30,810
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS Sport 14 20 $27,738 $30,845
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Sport 16 21 $28,201 $31,370
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT Sport 15 20 $28,909 $32,175
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT 14 20 $28,976 $32,250
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT 14 18 $29,688 $33,060
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT Sport 14 20 $30,181 $33,620
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 16 21 $30,603 $34,100
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT Sport 14 18 $30,894 $34,430
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Eddie Bauer 15 20 $31,316 $34,910
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Limited 16 21 $31,382 $34,985
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Limited 15 20 $32,095 $35,795
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 20 $32,584 $36,350
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $33,296 $37,160
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Limited 14 20 $33,366 $37,240
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Limited 14 18 $34,080 $38,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,478
$24,500
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,399
$27,165
Monthly Payment Estimate
$307 / month
$453 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
50.7 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
82.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
30.6 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
46.8 54.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 59.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.4
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 72.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.0 -
Length, Overall (in)
164.5 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 48.3
Height, Overall (in)
67.3 71.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 -
Wheelbase (in)
97.6 113.8
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 31.3
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 189.5
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 8.5
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 37.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 8.5
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- 44.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.4 48.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
38.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 76.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
50.2 86.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
43.5 45.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
47.6 41.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.0 x 0.37
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.9 x 0.37
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 22.5
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.8
Steering Type
Pwr Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 17
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T52
Front Tire Size
P235/60R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P235/60R16 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA T52
Spare Tire Order Code
NA T52
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 720
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1460
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 720
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- 720
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1460
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1460
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 324
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3240
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3108 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2735
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 7700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2254
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 5740
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3200
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2055
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1950
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 6500 210 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
NA 99K
Displacement
2.5L/150 4.0L/245
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Two Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.47 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 2.29
Trans Order Code
NA 44V
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.30 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.22
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.54
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Grand Vitara Ford Explorer
Body Style
4-Door 4 Door
Body Code
- 114" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32.0
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Coil spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Coil spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/coil spring -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.55
Axle Type - Front
- Ford SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2800
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 1940
Axle Type - Rear
- Ford SLA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 1827
Frame
Frame Type
- Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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