Suzuki Grand Vitara 2007 vs Toyota RAV4 2006

Suzuki Grand Vitara
2007 - 2008
Toyota RAV4
2006 - 2009
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 2.7 Petrol2.4 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 185 HP170 HP
Torque: 249 NM224 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 9.7 seconds10.6 seconds
Suzuki Grand Vitara is more dynamic to drive.
Suzuki Grand Vitara engine produces 15 HP more power than Toyota RAV4, whereas torque is 25 NM more than Toyota RAV4. Thanks to more power Suzuki Grand Vitara reaches 100 km/h speed 0.9 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 11.010.3
The Toyota RAV4 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
Suzuki Grand Vitara consumes 0.7 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Toyota RAV4, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Suzuki Grand Vitara could require 105 litres more fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 66 litres60 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 600 km in combined cycle580 km in combined cycle
640 km on highway750 km on highway

Drive type

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


Engine production duration: 8 years19 years
Engine spread: Used only for this carInstalled on at least 2 other car models, including Toyota Previa, Toyota Camry
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Toyota RAV4 might be a better choice in this respect.
Hydraulic tappets: yesno
The Suzuki Grand Vitara 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: 4.47 m4.40 m
Width: 1.81 m1.82 m
Height: 1.70 m1.72 m
Both cars are similar in size. Suzuki Grand Vitara is 7 cm longer than the Toyota RAV4, width is practically the same , while the height of Suzuki Grand Vitara is 3 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 398 litres586 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1951 litres1470 litres
Despite its longer length, Suzuki Grand Vitara has 188 litres less trunk space than the Toyota RAV4. This could mean that the Suzuki Grand Vitara uses more space in the cabin, so the driver and passengers could be more spacious and comfortable. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Suzuki Grand Vitara (by 481 litres).
Turning diameter: 11 meters10.2 meters
The turning circle of the Suzuki Grand Vitara is 0.8 metres more than that of the Toyota RAV4, which means Suzuki Grand Vitara can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): no data2`110
above average

above average
Suzuki Grand Vitara has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Toyota RAV4 has serious deffects in 10 percent more cases than Suzuki Grand Vitara, so Suzuki Grand Vitara quality is probably slightly better
Average price (€): 36005000
Pros and Cons: Suzuki Grand Vitara has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
Toyota RAV4 has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • roomier boot
  • better manoeuvrability
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