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2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2009 Honda CR-V 2009 Toyota RAV4
     
2WD 4dr I4 Man
  • 2WD 4dr I4 Man
  • 2WD 4dr I4 Man Premium
  • 2WD 4dr I4 Auto
  • 2WD 4dr I4 Auto Premium
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Man Premium
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Auto Premium
  • 2WD 4dr I4 Auto XSport
  • 2WD 4dr V6 Auto XSport
  • 2WD 4dr I4 Auto Luxury
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Auto XSport
  • 2WD 4dr V6 Auto Luxury
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Auto XSport
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Auto Luxury
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Auto Luxury
2WD LX
  • 2WD LX
  • 4WD LX
  • 2WD EX
  • 4WD EX
  • 2WD EX-L
  • 2WD EX-L with Navigation
FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (SE)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (SE)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (SE)

Prices

MSRP $18,499 $21,245 $21,500
Invoice $17,759 $19,778 $20,103
Avg. Paid $8,149 $11,915 $11,825

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.6 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.6 9.0 9.0
Performance 7.2 8.3 8.2
Interior 8.1 8.3 7.5
Operating Cost 7.8 8.1 8.0
Safety 8.5 9.4 9.2
Reliability 2.5 4.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful engine options
  • Good off-road capability
  • Comfortable interior with easy-to-use controls
  • Ample cargo space
  • High-quality interior
  • Refined ride
  • Strong safety and reliability ratings
  • Powerful V6 option
  • Ample cabin and cargo space
  • Third-row seat option
  • Good safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Low safety and reliability ratings
  • On-road performance is not as smooth as competitors’
  • Underpowered engine
  • No V6 engine option
  • So-so cabin material quality
  • Cramped third row

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Two Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/146 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.5L/152
MPG 19 City / 26 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4-Door 5 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.9 103.1 104.7
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 177.9 181.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 71.6 71.5
Height, Overall (in) 66.7 66.1 66.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3468 3389 3360

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 125.4 103.8 108.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.9 40.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3 41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.9 57.1
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 55.9 53.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 38.6 39.7
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 38.5 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 56.0 55.3
Second Hip Room (in) 44.0 54.6 52.4
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) - TBD - 72.9 73.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) - TBD - 35.7 36.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 166 @ 6000 166 @ 5800 179 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 162 @ 4000 161 @ 4200 172 @ 4000
Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 36.7 37.8 34.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 27 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 15.3 15.9

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link coil spring

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard