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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 15.9
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 34.9
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P225/70R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
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 3515
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - 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
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.56
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Grand Vitara Honda Element
Body Style
4-Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
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
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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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