Compare 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara vs 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara
2012 Chevrolet Equinox
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2WD 4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual 19 26 $18,862 $19,649
2WD 4-Door Automatic Premium 19 25 $20,686 $21,549
2WD 4-Door Automatic Ultimate Adventure 19 25 $21,550 $22,449
4WD 4-Door Automatic Premium 19 23 $22,078 $22,999
2WD 4-Door Automatic Limited 19 25 $22,942 $23,899
4WD 4-Door Automatic Ultimate Adventure 19 23 $23,134 $24,099
4WD 4-Door Automatic Limited 19 23 $24,382 $25,399
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $22,353 $23,530
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $23,797 $25,050
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,016 $25,280
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $25,460 $26,800
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $25,526 $26,870
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $27,189 $28,620
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,759 $29,220
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $29,421 $30,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,862
$22,353
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,649
$23,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$327 / month
$392 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara is a bargain of a crossover for someone looking for a feature-packed, off-roadable vehicle that's not too concerned with cargo space. A versatile layout, impressive performance, good ride comfort, and reasonable pricing all add up to make the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox a strong value—and a good pick for small families.
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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 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 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 39.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
111.1 99.7
Second Hip Room (in)
44.0 51.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.4 6.9
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 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 112.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 28.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 62.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
70.8 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)
28.4 31.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 18.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.0 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Variable pwr assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R16 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QMU
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 3777
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
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 Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LEA
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.4/147
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 32
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.693 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Body Style
4-Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Grand Vitara Chevrolet Equinox
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
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 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 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
--
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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