Compare 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara vs 2012 Subaru Outback

2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara
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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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4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i 19 27 $21,939 $23,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i 19 27 $22,247 $23,595
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i 22 29 $22,857 $24,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i 22 29 $23,165 $24,595
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i Prem 19 27 $23,370 $24,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i Prem 19 27 $23,681 $25,095
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem 22 29 $24,288 $25,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Prem 22 29 $24,599 $26,095
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $26,460 $28,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 22 29 $26,913 $28,695
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 22 29 $27,222 $28,995
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem 18 25 $27,692 $29,495
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $29,667 $31,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,862
$21,939
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,649
$23,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$327 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.8
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. Like any all-around athlete, the 2012 Subaru Outback blends capable performance and rewarding handling, surprising interior volume and great versatility, with versatility and enough high-end options to keep most buyers quite happy.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
111.1 105.4
Second Hip Room (in)
44.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.0
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.4 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
175.8 188.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 65.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 107.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.7
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)
70.8 71.3
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 34.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
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 - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 36.8
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/70R16 215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R16 215/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 270
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 405
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 2700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2700
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3468 3386
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 6000 170 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 170 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.693 1.30
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.431 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.354 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.727 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.241 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.545 3.45
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Grand Vitara Subaru Outback
Body Style
4-Door Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 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
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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