• (4.2) 13 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,709–$6,253
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 19-20
  • Engine: 155-hp, 2.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5
2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara Reviews

Vehicle Overview
Shoppers who like the Chevrolet Tracker and Suzuki Vitara, but prefer a V-6-powered vehicle, will do well by checking out the Grand Vitara. This Japanese-brand sport utility vehicle is built in Canada at a plant Suzuki shares with General Motors.

Interior
While the Grand Vitara holds five, that is possible only if each rear-seat occupant can withstand the minimal leg space. Folding the split rear seat can expand the otherwise modest cargo space in the rear.

Exterior
The four-door Grand Vitara is about 11 inches longer in wheelbase and overall length than the convertible Vitara, but the convertible is as wide and tall. As on the Vitara, the Grand Vitara's spare tire is mounted on the tailgate, which opens to the right.

Under the Hood
The Grand Vitara wagon comes with a 155-horsepower V-6 engine. It's available with either manual or automatic transmissions, and with either 2WD or 4WD.

Performance
Though it is in the same size and price range as the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, the Grand Vitara has a truck-like body-on-frame design. This gives it true off-road capability, but the car-based CR-V and RAV4 have better on-road manners.

 

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From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

4.2

Average based on 13 reviews

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Very solid car for it's price

by EthanStam from New York, NY on November 16, 2017

Great practical vehicle, I have not experienced any problems with it. Although it is 17 years old it runs like it's new. If you just need a car to get the job done with no hassle this is the one for... Read Full Review

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6 Trims Available

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Recalls

There are currently 5 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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