2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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Available in 11 styles:  2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4dr 4x4 shown
Asking Price Range
$7,576–$15,488
Estimated MPG

17–19 city / 23–26 hwy

Average Ratings

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3.5 out of 5

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2 out of 4 people recommended this car.


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Engine woes x2

by Kipsterswife from Wichita, KS | October 26, 2013

We purchased our 2009 Grand Vitara in February 2010 with just over 4K on it. Have kept it serviced at Suzuki religiously. In September 2012 with just over 50K on it the engine overheated and we had it towed to dealership as my husband found coolant in the oil. The head gasket had blown. Suzuki had it for just over 3 weeks waiting on parts from Japan. Last week I was driving home from work and my engine started overheating (car now at just over 70K) and it is just over a year since the head gasket issue. Pulled over and waited on my husband. When he got to me and checked radiator it was bone dry. We had just had it serviced last month and all fluids and hoses checked out. Had it towed to the dealership (now Subaru as Suzuki no longer exists in the states). They called the next day... Small block had cracked and engine needs replaced. They told me last year that engine problems like this usually only occur from misuse and on vehicles that are used for mudding and off-roading. I drive mine 40 miles round trip 5 days a week and no more than 50 or so on the weekends. Have driven it from Kansas to Texas once and Tennessee once... Never off-roading. I just hope this is the last of our engine woes.

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Does not recommend this car


NOT A RELIABLE CAR

by Renancho from | July 5, 2010

This has been the worst car i ever had, I bought it new, at 2000k it began to fail, the power steering hose was very bad and had to be changed, at 4000k it started to make 4 mpg the dealer couldn't explain the problem and they couldn't´t fixed, it has improved now it makes 6,7 mpg highway or city that's TERRIBLE. At 8000k it began to ring around in the car, the door panels, the entire tailgate, dashboard, to the airbag, but the real problem is that the car hit a lot over the bumps with the front suspension was not as strong as required to smooth the bumps. I get tired of the problems and decided to sell it but the problem was that nobody wanted to pay a reasonable price and end price given to a dead chicken

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by Paul, US Army from Richmond, VA | April 19, 2010

One of the best cars I ever saw, drove or owned--for only about $15,000 bought at end of model year. Smooth ride, highest quality, plenty of room and 27 mpg. Suzuki is made as well as any other Japanese car. Great small truck.

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Does Alot for the Money

by Good Deal from North Carolina | January 30, 2010

Great looking vehicle. Sized about right and roomy up front. Fuel economy could be better but its ok considering its off road functions. The luxury model was cut a little short on standard features.No temperature adjustment on heated seats, only open or close on the sunroof,few places for personal items all seem out of place in what is otherwise a fine vehicle. Removeable rear seats would be nice too. Plenty of pep and solid handling would actually bring this to a 4.5 star rating if it was an option here. Great bang for the buck.

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