Toyota RAV4 2006 vs Suzuki Grand Vitara 2008

Toyota RAV4
2006 - 2009
Suzuki Grand Vitara
2008 - 2010
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.2 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: 136 HP129 HP
Torque: 310 NM300 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 10.5 seconds12.8 seconds
Toyota RAV4 is more dynamic to drive.
Toyota RAV4 engine produces 7 HP more power than Suzuki Grand Vitara, whereas torque is 10 NM more than Suzuki Grand Vitara. Thanks to more power Toyota RAV4 reaches 100 km/h speed 2.3 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 6.67.0
Real fuel consumption: 7.6 l/100km8.1 l/100km
The Toyota RAV4 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Toyota RAV4 consumes 0.4 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Suzuki Grand Vitara, which means that by driving the Toyota RAV4 over 15,000 km in a year you can save 60 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Toyota RAV4 consumes 0.5 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Suzuki Grand Vitara.
Fuel tank capacity: 60 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 900 km in combined cycle780 km in combined cycle
1070 km on highway880 km on highway
780 km with real consumption670 km with real consumption
Toyota RAV4 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: 13 years4 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 3 other car models, including Toyota Avensis, Toyota Corolla Verso, Toyota VersoInstalled 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. Toyota RAV4 might be a better choice in this respect.
Hydraulic tappets: yesno
The Toyota RAV4 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: 4.40 m4.06 m
Width: 1.82 m1.81 m
Height: 1.68 m1.70 m
Toyota RAV4 is larger, but slightly lower.
Toyota RAV4 is 34 cm longer than the Suzuki Grand Vitara, 1 cm wider, while the height of Toyota RAV4 is 2 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 586 litres184 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1470 litresno data
Toyota RAV4 has more luggage capacity.
Toyota RAV4 has 402 litres more trunk space than the Suzuki Grand Vitara.
Turning diameter: 10.2 meters10.2 meters
Gross weight (kg): 2`1901`940
Safety: no data
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 (€): 52004800
Pros and Cons: Toyota RAV4 has
  • timing chain engine
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
Suzuki Grand Vitara has
  • timing belt engine
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
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