Suzuki Grand Vitara

2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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  • (4.5) 2 reviews
  • MSRP: $6,576$14,592
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 21-22
  • Engine: 166-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5
2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Our Take on the 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Suzuki calls its Grand Vitara an "off-road athlete." The five-seat SUV is based on a purely Suzuki design, and competitors include the Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson and Toyota RAV4. Base, Premium, Ultimate Adventure Edition and Limited versions are offered.New for 2012The 2012 Grand Vitara is avail... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Outdated interior styling
  • Snug backseat

Notable Features

  • 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Available low-range 4WD

2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara Reviews

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 2 reviews

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Very good vehicle for my wife

by Vic from Huntingdon, Pa. on March 30, 2014

This the third Suzuki Grand Vitara, the other two were the XL-7. We have never had a problem. I had owned two Toyota 4-runners which cost 10 to 15 thousand more and for my money the Grand Vitara is su... Read Full Review

7 Trim Levels Available

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2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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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