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Model
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1998. - 2002.
J - SUV
suv, 3 door
4 x 4
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
1998. - 2005.
J - SUV
suv, 3 door
4 x 4

Dimensons & Outlines

4382 mm
1805 mm
1757 mm
311 liters
1194 liters
59 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3875 mm
1695 mm
1685 mm
258 liters
828 liters
56 liters
1998 Land Rover Freelander Hardback
1998 Suzuki Grand Vitara Metal Top

Engine

Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1951 cc
116 hp
260 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1997 cc
109 hp
250 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1555 kg
14.4 s
164 km/h
9.1 l/100km
6.7 l/100km
7.6 l/100km
205 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
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

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 5 gears
1555 kg
15.3 s
161 km/h
11.2 l/100km
7.1 l/100km
8.6 l/100km
240 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
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km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
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Expenses

1700 EUR
Price from
3200 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 BMW-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 116hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 109hp engine designed by Peugeot.

Safety

The fact that the Suzuki got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, isn't really an advantage, taken the poor 3-star rating it received. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. 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. Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the British car offers a considerable difference of 10% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Suzuki presents an order of magnitude better choice, all the models observed together. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Land Rover with an average rating of 4.0, and models under the Suzuki badge with 4.5 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Freelander as average reliability-wise, and Grand Vitara is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the British car rank it on average as 4.1, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.5 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

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


Verdict

Suzuki is apparently more reliable, not too much, but just enough. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In this case though, it seems that both cars show similar levels of passenger protection all together, so that won't break a tie. 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. No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the Suzuki. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. 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 thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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