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2013. - Production 2013. -
J - SUV Vehicle class J - SUV
suv, 5 door Body style suv, 5 door
4 x 4 Wheel drive 4 x 4
Safety
Dimensons & Volumes
4300 mm
Length 4450 mm
1765 mm
Width 1780 mm
1585 mm
Height 1570 mm
430 liters
Boot (min) 380 liters
875 liters
Boot (max) 1270 liters
50 liters
Fuel tank 60 liters
Engine
Diesel Fuel Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Boxer, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo Aspiration Turbo
1598 cc
Displacement 1998 cc
120 hp
Power 150 hp
300 Nm
Torque 350 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - 6 gears
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1280 kg
Vehicle weight 1390 kg
13.0 s
Acc. 0-100 9.3 s
175 km/h
Top speed 198 km/h
5.2 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 6.8 l/100km
3.9 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 5.0 l/100km
4.4 l/100km
Cons. (average) 5.6 l/100km
114 g/km
CO2 emissions 146 g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
kg
Vehicle weight kg
s
Acc. 0-100 s
km/h
Top speed km/h
l/100km
Cons. (urban) l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (highway) l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (average) l/100km
g/km
CO2 emissions g/km
Expenses
10900 EUR
Price from 22990 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 5-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 FIAT-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 120hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 150hp engine designed by Subaru.

Safety

A starting point here would be to take a look at the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests which were performed on both of the cars, with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. On the other hand, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, Subaru XV offers a marginal difference of 9% 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 results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Suzuki with an average rating of 4.4, and models under the Subaru badge with 4.6 out of 5. Unfortunatelly, I don't have enough insight that would allow me to comment in more details on the specific models level. Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as S-Cross rank it on average as 4.8, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.7 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Subaru is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 3.7 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 198 kilometers per hour, 23km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be S-Cross, averaging around 4.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (64 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 27% difference compared to Subaru XV.

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, Subaru XV offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Subaru outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say Suzuki. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. 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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