Compare 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara vs 2011 Chevrolet Equinox

2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara
2011 Chevrolet Equinox
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2WD 4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual 19 26 $18,430 $19,199
2WD 4-Door Automatic Premium 19 25 $20,158 $20,999
4WD 4-Door Automatic Premium 19 23 $21,550 $22,449
4WD 4-Door Automatic Premium w/Alloy Wheels 19 23 $21,886 $22,799
2WD 4-Door Automatic Limited 19 25 $22,270 $23,199
4WD 4-Door Automatic Limited 19 23 $23,854 $24,849
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $21,845 $22,995
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $22,952 $24,160
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $23,507 $24,745
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $24,614 $25,910
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $24,909 $26,220
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $26,571 $27,970
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,141 $28,570
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $28,804 $30,320
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,430
$21,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,199
$22,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$383 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you don’t need a third row, the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is just right for small families; it’s refined, secure, and versatile, and gets very impressive fuel economy in four-cylinder form.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 39.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
125.4 99.7
Second Hip Room (in)
44.0 51.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 51.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.4 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
175.8 187.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 112.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 28.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - 63.7
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - 31.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.9 x 0.78
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.0 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Variable power assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.46
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R16 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QMU
Front Tire Size
P225/70R16 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QMU
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3468 3786
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LAF
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.4/146.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 ECOTEC
Fuel System
MPFI SIDI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.693 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.431 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.354 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.727 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.241 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.545 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Grand Vitara Chevrolet Equinox
Body Style
4-Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut-type
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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