Nissan X-Trail 2007 vs Suzuki Grand Vitara 2008

Nissan X-Trail
2007 - 2010
Suzuki Grand Vitara
2008 - 2010
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Diesel1.9 Diesel
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming belt
Engine chain usually needs to be replaced less often than the timing belt, but the cost of replacing the chain is usually higher. Chain motors are considered to be more reliable, but noisier and more vibration generating.


Power: 173 HP129 HP
Torque: 360 NM300 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 10 seconds12.8 seconds
Nissan X-Trail is more dynamic to drive.
Nissan X-Trail engine produces 44 HP more power than Suzuki Grand Vitara, whereas torque is 60 NM more than Suzuki Grand Vitara. Thanks to more power Nissan X-Trail reaches 100 km/h speed 2.8 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.47.0
Real fuel consumption: 7.9 l/100km8.1 l/100km
By specification Nissan X-Trail consumes 0.4 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Suzuki Grand Vitara, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Nissan X-Trail could require 60 litres more fuel.
But when we compare the real fuel consumption reported by users, Nissan X-Trail consumes 0.2 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Suzuki Grand Vitara.
Fuel tank capacity: 65 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 870 km in combined cycle780 km in combined cycle
1030 km on highway880 km on highway
820 km with real consumption670 km with real consumption
Nissan X-Trail gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: 4x4 - AWD (all-wheel-drive)All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)


Engine production duration: 14 years4 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 10 other car models, including Nissan Qashqai, Renault Laguna, Renault Scenic, Opel VivaroInstalled on at least 3 other car models, including Renault Scenic, Renault Megane, Renault Grand Scenic
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Nissan X-Trail might be a better choice in this respect.
Hydraulic tappets: yesno
The Nissan X-Trail engine has hydraulic tappets (lifters), providing quieter operation and no need for periodic adjustment, but they are more complex in design and can cause serious engine damage in case of failure.


Length: 4.63 m4.06 m
Width: 1.78 m1.81 m
Height: 1.68 m1.70 m
Nissan X-Trail is 57 cm longer than the Suzuki Grand Vitara, 3 cm narrower, while the height of Nissan X-Trail is 2 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 479 litres184 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1742 litresno data
Nissan X-Trail has more luggage capacity.
Nissan X-Trail has 295 litres more trunk space than the Suzuki Grand Vitara.
Turning diameter: 10.8 meters10.2 meters
The turning circle of the Nissan X-Trail is 0.6 metres more than that of the Suzuki Grand Vitara, which means Nissan X-Trail can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`1701`940
Safety: no datano data
below average

above average
Average price (€): 52005000
Pros and Cons: Nissan X-Trail has
  • timing chain engine
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
Suzuki Grand Vitara has
  • timing belt engine
  • better manoeuvrability
  • fewer faults
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