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By Cars.com Staff
November 12, 2010
Suzuki calls its Grand Vitara an "off-road athlete." The five-passenger SUV is based on a purely Suzuki design, and competitors include the Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson and Toyota RAV4. Base, Premium and Limited versions are offered.
New for 2011 The 3.2-liter V-6 engine has been dropped, so all Grand Vitaras now come with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder. The navigation system adds Google Local Search features and traffic and weather information on Premium and Limited models.
Exterior The Grand Vitara features accented flared fenders and a tailgate-mounted spare tire. Exterior features include:
Standard 16-inch wheels
Standard front tow hooks
Standard body-colored side moldings
Interior There's room for five in the Grand Vitara on front bucket seats and a 60/40-split folding rear seat that offers fold-and-tumble operation. The Limited version includes a seven-speaker audio system and SmartPass keyless start system, which locks and unlocks the vehicle with the press of a button on the door. Interior features include:
Standard navigation system
Available Bluetooth connectivity
Illuminated steering-wheel controls
Chrome interior door handles
Standard automatic climate control
Under the Hood Formerly available with a four-cylinder or V-6 engine, the Grand Vitara now comes only with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Rear-wheel drive is standard and available with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. Full-time single-mode or four-mode four-wheel-drive systems are available, both only with the automatic. The four-mode system includes 4H, 4H Lock (slippery), 4L Lock and Neutral positions and has a limited-slip center differential. The Neutral position allows for flat towing behind recreational vehicles. Mechanical features include:
166-horsepower, 2.4-liter inline-four-cylinder with 162 pounds-feet of torque
Five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission
Fully independent suspension
3,000-pound towing capacity
Rear disc brakes
Safety The frame was strengthened for increased rigidity for 2009. Other standard safety features include:
Seat-mounted side-impact airbags for front seats
Side curtain airbags with rollover sensors
Antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution
Electronic stability system
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