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2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2009 Honda CR-V 2009 Mazda CX-7
     
2WD 4dr Man
  • 2WD 4dr Man
  • 2WD 4dr Auto Premium
  • 2WD 4dr Auto Ultimate Adventure
  • 4WD 4dr Auto Premium
  • 2WD 4dr Auto Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Auto Ultimate Adventure
  • 4WD 4dr Auto Limited
2WD LX
  • 2WD LX
  • 4WD LX
  • 2WD EX
  • 4WD EX
  • 2WD EX-L
  • 2WD EX-L with Navigation
FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • AWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Touring
  • FWD 4dr Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Touring
  • AWD 4dr Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $19,649 $21,245 $23,900
Invoice $18,863 $19,778 $22,365
Avg. Paid $12,242 $11,915 $10,261

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.1 8.6 8.3
Critics' Rating 7.5 9.1 8.8
Performance 6.8 8.3 8.5
Interior 7.6 8.3 7.8
Operating Cost 7.6 8.0 7.3
Safety 8.5 9.4 9.2
Reliability 2.5 4.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Standard navigation
  • Good off-road capability
  • Ample cargo space
  • Ample cargo space
  • High-quality interior
  • Refined ride
  • Strong safety and reliability ratings
  • Athletic handling
  • Attractive, modern interior
  • Good reliability rating
Cons
  • Outdated transmission
  • Weak highway acceleration
  • Poor fuel economy for the class
  • Underpowered engine
  • No V6 engine option
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Small back seat and cargo area

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/146 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.3L/138
MPG 19 City / 26 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy 17 City / 23 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4-Door 5 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.9 103.1 108.3
Length, Overall (in) 175.8 177.9 184.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 71.6 73.7
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 66.1 64.8

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Wind Deflector Optional
Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3468 3389 3710

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 111.1 103.8 101.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.9 39.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.9 58.0
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 55.9 54.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 38.6 39.3
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 38.5 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 56.0 55.8
Second Hip Room (in) 44.0 54.6 53.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 70.8 72.9 58.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 28.4 35.7 29.9
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
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional
Power Driver 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
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
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.4L/144 2.3L/138
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 166 @ 6000 166 @ 5800 244 @ 5000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 162 @ 4000 161 @ 4200 258 @ 2500
Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 36.7 37.8 37.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 27 23
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 15.3 18.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.