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Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:07 pm

Given a choice which would be a better buy for an SUV:-
HONDA CRV or MARUTI SUZUKI GRAND VITARA.
http://www.autointheknow.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/honda-cr-v-front-view.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/Suzuki_Grand_Vitara_silver.jpg

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[Edited 2009-08-18 08:51:00]
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:33 pm

Honda CRV hands-down. I have seen the build quality of the Grand Vitara versus the CRV. The CRV just can't be beat. But I would go for the RAV4 if it's available.
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:35 pm



Quoting Golfradio (Reply 1):
The CRV just can't be beat

Thats what I've heard mostly....But how is it after the New Vitara has been launched.
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:44 pm

The picture of Vitara you put above is from previous generation of Vitara. This is the current generation:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/Suzuki_Grand_Vitara_silver.jpg
 
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:51 pm

Thanks....Editted the same.
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:55 pm

From the outside, I prefer Vitara. However, overall, CRV is better.
 
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:57 pm

The Vitara is a lot more capable off-road, it is much more of a proper 4x4 than the Honda. So if you really need a 4x4 to go off-road buy the Suzuki, otherwise buy the Honda, which probably has better resale value too.
 
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:09 pm



Quoting CheetahC (Reply 6):
it is much more of a proper 4x4 than the Honda.

Any Details?
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:25 pm



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 7):

Vitara has a low range transfer case, locking differentials, good ground clearance etc. The Honda makes do with a viscous coupling and electronics, it is primarily front wheel driven until grip is lost. The problem is that power is only sent to the rear wheels once the front wheels have started spinning, not the best solution for off roading. You could easily get stuck before the rear wheels are being driven, also the fluid in viscous couplings can overheat and replacing the coupling is apparently quite expensive.

I'd still have the Honda though, unless I need to do serious off road driving.
 
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:35 pm



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 7):
Any Details?

I guess it depends on the model. With the 4 cylinder engine there is very little to differentiate it from the CRV. But the V6 model comes with higher torque and higher ground clearance and Suzuki claims the body construction is better for off-roading.
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:54 pm

I don't think they get the V6 Vitara in India, plus the Vitara is assembled in India so I wouldn't expect excellent build quality, the CR-V is imported fully assembled, the CR-V is a good car, better than the Vitara, especially if you are comparing diesels.
 
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:33 pm

Hey Hawk, do you get the Rav4 in India?

I was in New Delhi 6 months ago and I didn't see any at all.

As for your choice, I would definitely go with the CRV. I'm not impressed with the build quality of the Vitara.
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:34 pm

Interesting Information there.Thanks.

Quoting Inbound (Reply 11):
Hey Hawk, do you get the Rav4 in India

No Rav4.Unless it has another name.

So it looks like Honda CRV has the edge here.What about Fuel economy?
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:12 am



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 12):
What about Fuel economy

The CRV beats the Grand Vitara. Stats for the Canadian models

Grand Vitara 11.2/8.1 (City/Highway) in liters consumed for 100 Km
Honda CRV 10.3/7.3 (City/Highway) for 2WD, 10.7/7.8 for 4WD
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:23 am

Because I hate the only Suzuki dealership that exists in Costa Rica because they wanted to rip us off in the past, I say go for the Honda CRV.
 
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:35 am

I have a 2007 CRV and I adore it.
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:45 am

Go with the CR-V. It's nearly bulletproof.
 
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:50 am



Quoting HAWK21M (Thread starter):
HONDA CRV or MARUTI SUZUKI GRAND VITARA.

Neither. Those two vehicles are typically owned by slow/bad Asian drivers... *shudder*
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:23 am



Quoting A332 (Reply 17):
Neither. Those two vehicles are typically owned by slow/bad Asian drivers... *shudder*

The OP is an Asian living in Asia. He's asking which of the two would/might be better for him. So your comment is irrelevant, if not slightly insulting. Besides, American gas-guzzlers and European luxury SUVs aren't quite suitable for most Asian roads.
 
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:30 am

I would definitely recommend the CR-V over the Suzuki. Though I may be a little biased considering I myself own a CR-V. That shouldn't matter though since it is clearly the better vehicle with as many others have mentioned with one of the highest resale values in the business (pretty much every recent Honda falls under this area). I own a 2007 CR-V and absolutely LOVE IT! Have had no problems with it and has had no service except the occasional oil change. Even though it has a 4 cylinder engine, the power that it puts out feels almost no difference from your standard V6's. I could go on and on...  Smile
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:20 am



Quoting A332 (Reply 17):
Neither. Those two vehicles are typically owned by slow/bad Asian drivers... *shudder*

Are you serious....Can you generalize on region & culture?

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 19):
I could go on and on...

Since you own a CRV it would be interesting to hear some more data.

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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:03 pm



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 20):
Since you own a CRV it would be interesting to hear some more data.

What do you want to know about?
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:37 am



Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 16):
Go with the CR-V. It's nearly bulletproof.

I have a friend that owned a 2002 Honda CR-V and it was truly bulletproof. He puts 50 to 60K miles a year on his vehicles due to the nature of his job and the CR-V was completely trouble free. A little underpowered in the "high country" of Northern Arizona, but it got 25 mpg consistently on the highway. He's owned 3 new Honda since then (2 Accords (which were both stolen in Phoenix) and a Passport); while he loved his Accords, the Passport was actually a "badge engineered" Isuzu Rodeo and it sucked - blown head gasket, transmission failed twice, ABS/brake cylinder problems, etc.). I'd highly recommend the CR-V too.
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:45 am



Quoting A332 (Reply 17):
Neither. Those two vehicles are typically owned by slow/bad Asian drivers... *shudder*

My former biology teacher used to have a CRV, and he's German.  Confused
 
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:03 am

In Indonesia, CR-V is also the most favorite SUV in it's class.
 
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:47 am

I'm not asian and I have a CR-V. Low maintenance dream car. My biggest complaint the AC/heater is too loud you can't hear the radio or have a conversation if it is on full blast. Pretty minor though as it cools down/heats up fairly quick and you don't need the full blast to maintain a decent temp. Did I mention how much I my CRV!
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:01 am

There are options in the SUV class out here:-
Mahindra Scorpio.
Tata safari Dicor
Chevrolet Captiva
Ford Endeavour
Mitsubishi Outlander
Porche Cayenne
Mahindra Zylo
Mitsubishi Pajaro
Audi Q7


But I found the CRV & GV to be the choicce I had to make,bending towards CRV As I yet have to hear someone tell me the GV was better.

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[Edited 2009-08-20 01:24:15]
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:15 am



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 26):
Chevrolet Outlander
Toyota Pajaro

I don't know in India but around the world both Outlander and Pajero are Mitsubishi.
 
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RE: Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:24 am

A typo there...corrected the same.
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