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2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2013 Subaru Forester 2013 Kia Sportage
     
2WD 4dr Man
  • 2WD 4dr Man
  • 2WD 4dr Auto Premium
  • 4WD 4dr Auto Premium
  • 2WD 4dr Auto Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Auto Limited
2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Automatic
  • 2.5X Premium Manual
  • 2.5X Premium Automatic
  • 2.5X Limited
  • 2.5XT Premium
  • 2.5X Touring
  • 2.5XT Touring
2WD 4dr Base
  • 2WD 4dr Base
  • 2WD 4dr LX
  • AWD 4dr LX
  • 2WD 4dr EX
  • AWD 4dr EX
  • 2WD 4dr SX
  • AWD 4dr SX

Prices

MSRP $19,949 $21,295 $19,000
Invoice $19,151 $20,166 $18,625
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.9 7.9 7.8
Critics' Rating 7.0 8.0 8.0
Performance 6.5 8.2 7.4
Interior 7.2 8.0 7.1
Safety 8.5 9.0 9.7
Reliability 2.5 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Numerous standard features
  • Good off-road capability
  • Spacious interior
  • Sporty handling
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Stylish exterior
  • High-tech standard features
  • Powerful turbocharged engine option
  • Car-like handling
  • Excellent safety score
Cons
  • Lackluster acceleration
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Unrefined ride
  • Below-average safety score
  • Dated interior design
  • Outdated four-speed automatic transmission
  • Mediocre interior quality
  • Uncomfortable seats
  • Poor outward visibility
  • Cheap interior materials
  • Rough ride

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/146 Gas Flat 4 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 19 City / 26 Hwy - TBD - City / - TBD - Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4-Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.9 103.000 103.9
Length, Overall (in) 175.8 179.500 174.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 70.100 73.0
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 65.900 64.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Sliding Rear Window Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3468 3250 3157

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver 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.) 111.1 107.600 100.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 41.600 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 43.100 41.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.100 56.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 52.900 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 40.400 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 38.000 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 55.600 55.1
Second Hip Room (in) 44.0 52.700 49.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 70.8 68.300 54.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 28.4 33.500 26.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag 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
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes 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
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.5L/152 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 166 @ 6000 170 @ 5800 176 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 162 @ 4000 174 @ 4100 168 @ 4000
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 36.7 34.400 34.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 - TBD - 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 - TBD - 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 16.900 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

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