Compare 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara vs 2011 Honda Element

2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara
2011 Honda Element
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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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2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 25 $19,388 $20,825
4WD 5-Door LX 19 24 $20,547 $22,075
2WD 5-Door EX 20 25 $21,344 $22,935
4WD 5-Door EX 19 24 $22,504 $24,185
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,430
$19,388
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,199
$20,825
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you need to haul stuff more than people, and don't want to part with maneuverability and fuel-efficiency, the 2011 Honda Element is a great choice.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 38.0
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 52.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 43.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
125.4 103.6
Second Hip Room (in)
44.0 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 70.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 62.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 101.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.4 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
175.8 169.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - 25.1
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 - 74.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 34.9
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.0 16.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P225/70R16 P215/70R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3468 3515
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 105
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 161 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 6000 166 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.431 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.354 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.727 4.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.241 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.545 2.78
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.693 1.08
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.56
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4-Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Grand Vitara Honda Element
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5
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
-- --
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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