Compare 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara vs 2008 Toyota RAV4

2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara
2008 Toyota RAV4
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2WD 4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual 16 22 $18,718 $19,499
2WD 4-Door Manual w/Spare & Cargo Covers 16 22 $19,054 $19,849
2WD 4-Door Automatic 17 22 $19,774 $20,599
2WD 4-Door Automatic Appearance 16 22 $20,110 $20,949
2WD 4-Door Automatic w/Spare & Cargo Covers 17 22 $20,110 $20,949
4WD 4-Door Manual w/Spare & Cargo Covers 16 21 $20,494 $21,349
4WD 4-Door Automatic Appearance Plus 17 21 $21,550 $22,449
4WD 4-Door Automatic w/Spare & Cargo Covers 17 21 $21,550 $22,449
2WD 4-Door Automatic XSport w/Snrf 17 22 $21,790 $22,699
2WD 4-Door Automatic Luxury 17 22 $23,230 $24,199
4WD 4-Door Automatic XSport w/Snrf 17 21 $23,230 $24,199
4WD 4-Door Automatic Luxury 17 21 $24,670 $25,699
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FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $19,888 $21,500
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 20 25 $20,839 $22,900
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $21,342 $23,075
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $21,768 $23,535
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $21,972 $23,755
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 20 25 $22,270 $24,475
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,689 $24,935
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,113 $24,990
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 20 25 $22,890 $25,155
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $23,743 $25,670
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $24,012 $26,390
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $24,632 $27,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,718
$19,888
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,499
$21,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara is an old-style compact SUV that favors hauling and off-roading at the detriment of on-the-road performance. The 2008 Toyota RAV4 brings a little more space than most compact SUVs without a mid-size price.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 53.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
125.4 108.2
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
44.0 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 39.7
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 104.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.4 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
176.0 181.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - 36.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - 73.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.0 14.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R16 P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/70R16 P215/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3452 3300
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.6 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 4500 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.7L/167 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6000 166 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.70 1.41
Trans Type
5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Two Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.55 3.94
Summary
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Grand Vitara Toyota RAV4
Body Style
4-Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Double-wishbone

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