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Habanero
EmperorHabanero-Front-GTAV
The Habanero in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view)
Vehicle class
(GTA V)
SUVs
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 4-door SUV
Capacity 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Emperor


The Emperor Habanero is a four-door mid-size crossover SUV found in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V.

Design

The Habanero appears to be based primarily on the 2004-2009 Lexus RX (a rebadge of the Japanese Toyota Harrier), but it is slightly bulkier, resembling the Toyota Venza. The wheels resemble the design on the hybrid version of the former (RX 400h). Noticeable differences from the Lexus are front turn signal location (bottom edge as opposed to top corners), rear license plate location (bumper as opposed to trunk lid), and taillamps (red as opposed to silver). The Habanero doesn't do well off road due to its low ground clearance, and is more sport-oriented and features a slightly porky curb weight (for a small SUV). However, the Habanero is good for cruising around Liberty City and Los Santos. It may have the taillights reassembling 2005-2007 Mitsubishi Outlander's taillights. In GTA V, the rear quarter window is no longer kinked upwards as on the Lexus, but rather straightened as on the Venza.

The interior of the vehicle bears the a likeness to that of an Imponte DF8-90.

Performance

The Habanero is powered by a numb-feeling V6, paired to a 5 speed gearbox in an AWD configuration. Borrowing
Habanero badges

Badging on the Habanero.

its specifications from the Lexus RX, the Habanero focuses more on stability and luxury rather than performance, leaving acceleration below average, with a decent top speed of 136 mph (218 km/h). Although it sports an AWD configuration, off-roading in this vehicle leaves much to be desired, as sliding and spin-outs are common, and the ground clearance is minimal at best. Braking is below average, due in part to constant front wheel lockup. ABS is strangely uncommon on most models. Handling at high speeds is fair, though the suspension does not perform as well as what would be expected. At slow speeds, it's far too soft leading to body roll, while at high speeds it's far too firm and unforgiving. 


Locations

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City

GTA V

  • Occasionally spawns driving around in Los Santos.

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