Comparison between:
• Suzuki Grand Vitara (FT,GT) 2.0 TD (3 dr) (diesel, 1998)
• Suzuki Samurai (SJ) 1.3 (SJ 413) (petrol, 1988)

Manufacturer, series, model, years of production

Basic information about the manufacturer, series and model of the vehicle. First and last years of production.

SeriesGrand VitaraSamurai
Model(FT,GT) 2.0 TD (3 dr)(SJ) 1.3 (SJ 413)
First year of production19981988
Last year of production20031995

Body type, dimensions, volumes, weight

Information about the body style of the vehicle, overall dimensions, weight, boot space and fuel tank capacity.

Body typeoff-road/sport utility vehicle (SUV)off-road/sport utility vehicle (SUV)
Number of doors3 (three)3 (three)
Number of seats4 (four)4 (four)
Wheelbase2200.00 mm (millimeters)
7.22 ft (feet)
86.61 in (inches)
2.2000 m (meters)
2030.00 mm (millimeters)
6.66 ft (feet)
79.92 in (inches)
2.0300 m (meters)
Front track1460.00 mm (millimeters)
4.79 ft (feet)
57.48 in (inches)
1.4600 m (meters)
Rear track1460.00 mm (millimeters)
4.79 ft (feet)
57.48 in (inches)
1.4600 m (meters)
Length3865.00 mm (millimeters)
12.68 ft (feet)
152.17 in (inches)
3.8650 m (meters)
3440.00 mm (millimeters)
11.29 ft (feet)
135.43 in (inches)
3.4400 m (meters)
Width1695.00 mm (millimeters)
5.56 ft (feet)
66.73 in (inches)
1.6950 m (meters)
1530.00 mm (millimeters)
5.02 ft (feet)
60.24 in (inches)
1.5300 m (meters)
Height1685.00 mm (millimeters)
5.53 ft (feet)
66.34 in (inches)
1.6850 m (meters)
1680.00 mm (millimeters)
5.51 ft (feet)
66.14 in (inches)
1.6800 m (meters)
Ground clearance--
Minimum trunk/boot space capacity210.0 l (liters)
7.42 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.21 m3 (cubic meters)
210000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
Maximum trunk/boot space capacity828.0 l (liters)
29.24 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.83 m3 (cubic meters)
828000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
Curb weight1310 kg (kilograms)
2888.06 lbs (pounds)
950 kg (kilograms)
2094.39 lbs (pounds)
Maximum weight1810 kg (kilograms)
3990.37 lbs (pounds)
1100 kg (kilograms)
2425.08 lbs (pounds)
Capacity of the fuel tank56.0 l (liters)
12.32 UK gal (UK gallons)
14.79 US gal (US gallons)


Technical data about the vehicle's engine - location, displacement, aspiration, cylinders, valves, compression, fuel, etc.

Type of fueldieselpetrol
Type of fuel systemindirect injectioncarburettor
Engine modelRFM-
Engine locationlongitudinal, frontlongitudinal, front
Engine displacement1998 cc (cubic centimeters)1324 cc (cubic centimeters)
Valve mechanism type-overhead camshaft (OHC)
Type of aspirationturbonaturally aspirated
Compression ratio20.90 : 18.90 : 1
Arrangement of the cylindersinline/straight engineinline/straight engine
Number of cylinders4 (four)4 (four)
Valves per cylinder2 (two)2 (two)
Bore (the diameter of a cylinder)86.00 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.39 in (inches)
0.0860 m (meters)
74.00 mm (millimeters)
0.24 ft (feet)
2.91 in (inches)
0.0740 m (meters)
Stroke (the length of a piston stroke)86.00 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.39 in (inches)
0.0860 m (meters)
77.00 mm (millimeters)
0.25 ft (feet)
3.03 in (inches)
0.0770 m (meters)

Power, torque, acceleration, speed

Information about the maximum power, torque, speed and the revolutions per minute, at which they are reached. Acceleration time from 0 to 100 km.

Maximum power87 hp (horse power)
64.9 kW (kilowatts)
88.2 ps (metric horsepower)
60 hp (horse power)
44.7 kW (kilowatts)
60.8 ps (metric horsepower)
Maximum power is generated at4000 rpm (revolutions per minute)5700 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Maximum torque216 Nm (newton meters)
22.0 kgm (kilogram meters)
159.3 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
96 Nm (newton meters)
9.8 kgm (kilogram meters)
70.8 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
Maximum torque is reached at2000 rpm (revolutions per minute)3550 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Redline RPM--
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h15.20 s (seconds)-
Maximum speed142 km/h (kilometers per hour)
88.23 mph (miles per hour)
140 km/h (kilometers per hour)
86.99 mph (miles per hour)
Drag coefficient--

Fuel consumption

Information about the fuel consumption (urban, extra-urban, combined).

Fuel consumption (urban)--
Fuel consumption (extra urban)--
Fuel consumption (combined)-8.4 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.85 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.22 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
28.00 mpg (miles per gallon)
7.40 mpl (miles per liter)
11.90 km/l (kilometers per liter)
EU emission standard--
Catalytic converter--
CO2 emissions--

Transmission, drive type

Information about the transmission (automatic and/or manual), number of gears/speeds and type of drive.

Transmission model--
Type of transmissionmanual-
Number of automatic gears--
Number of manual gears5 (five)-
Final drive ratio--
Drive typefour-wheel drive (4x4/4WD/AWD)four-wheel drive (4x4/4WD/AWD)


Technical specifications about the type of steering and the vehicle's turning circle (turning diameter).

Type of steeringrack and pinionworm and gear
Type of power steeringhydraulic-
Turning circle diameter9.40 m (meters)
30.84 ft (feet)
370.08 in (inches)
9.80 m (meters)
32.15 ft (feet)
385.83 in (inches)


Information about the front and rear suspension of the vehicle.

Type of front suspension - spring strut - leaf springs
Type of rear suspension - coil springs - leaf springs


Type of brakes used on the front and rear wheels as well as presence of an ABS (anti-lock braking system).

Type of front brakesventilated discsdiscs
Type of rear brakesdrumdrum
ABS (anti-lock braking system)Yes-


Type and size of the rims and tyres of the vehicle.

Rim size1515
Tyre code195/80 R15205/70 R15