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Model
Variant
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Car #2
Make
Model
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1998. - 2005.
J - SUV
suv, 3 door
4 x 4
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
1998. - 2004.
J - SUV
suv, 3 door
4 x 4

Dimensons & Outlines

3875 mm
1695 mm
1685 mm
258 liters
828 liters
56 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4268 mm
1787 mm
1692 mm
321 liters
1137 liters
65 liters
1998 Suzuki Grand Vitara Metal Top
1998 Opel Frontera Sport

Engine

Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1997 cc
109 hp
250 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Opel / General Motors
2.2 X22DTH
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2172 cc
115 hp
260 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1420 kg
s
160 km/h
9.4 l/100km
6.0 l/100km
7.3 l/100km
198 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1695 kg
13.9 s
155 km/h
11.5 l/100km
7.7 l/100km
9.1 l/100km
g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 4 gears
1710 kg
15.0 s
156 km/h
12.2 l/100km
7.8 l/100km
9.4 l/100km
254 g/km

Expenses

3300 EUR
Price from
2600 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the suv segment and utilize the same 3-door suv body style and the 4 x 4 wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Peugeot-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 109hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 115hp engine designed by Opel.

Safety

The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. On the other hand, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the German car offers a considerable difference of 19% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Suzuki as a brand displays somewhat better results, all the models observed together. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Suzuki with an average rating of 4.5, and models under the Opel badge with 4.2 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Grand Vitara as average reliability-wise, and Frontera is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the Japanese car rank it on average as 4.5, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.8 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

There's not enough data for me to elaborate on the subject, I'm affraid.


Verdict

Suzuki appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the German car offers significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. When it comes to performance, both vehicles provide similar experience, so I wouldn't point any of them out. Fuel consumption is more or less the same. It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say Opel. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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