Suzuki Grand Vitara Review

Performance and functionality

The new Suzuki-developed 2.4-liter four-cylinder produces 166 horsepower and 162 Nm peak torque, producing an estimated EPA fuel economy to 19 mpg / city and 26 mpg / highway. Available for Suzuki Grand Vitara XSport and luxury cars have a new 3.2-liter V6, 230 hp and 213 Nm of torque, replacing the 2.7-liter engine V6 in 2008, the Grand Vitara that produced 185 horsepower and 184 Nm of torque. Despite the increase in 45 horses, the new V6 engine for better fuel economy ratings old. The new engine is also 20 percent cleaner than the 2008 model in terms of assessing the state of California smog index. The new V6 also features variable valve timing and camshaft intake and exhaust, and two Suzuki Grand Vitara engines use a zero-maintenance timing chain instead of belt.

New Grand Vitara four-cylinder engine can be combined with the usual five-speed manual or a new four-speed automatic while the V6 is adapted to the standard five-speed automatic. Help to meet the sense of adventure, guests can choose rear-wheel drive models, one of the four-wheel drive or four full-time four-wheel drive, traction control, unlike anything else available in the segment. Electronic Stability Program (ESP ®) standard on all models Suzuki Grand Vitara, as well as a new rollover sensor standard side curtain airbags. Improve the performance of any road structure was established in 2009, and rear disc brakes, which replace the previous battery.

Suzuki four-wheel drive modes offers the best of both worlds: the most helped by a completely retuned suspension, is exceptionally capable off road, but it is civilized on the asphalt. On the road, drivers can leave the switch in the dash box of 4H and the electronically controlled on-demand four-wheel drive system will apply traction to the front wheels only when necessary, the economic optimization. When traveling off the road or the low speed power and traction, the driver can activate the hold switch high range or low range 4H 4L Lock to engage the center differential. The V6 four-mode full-time four-wheel drive also feature Hill Descent Control and Hill Hold Control, which can improve safety when driving on steep slopes.

For RV owners, a Suzuki Grand Vitara equipped with an automatic transmission or four-mode full-time four-wheel can also be towed flat. Changing the transfer case control in the neutral position to minimize transmission wear and to prevent not lead to accumulation on the odometer.

Built as a brute

Suzuki Grand Vitara Suzuki continues 40-year heritage of building compact, yet rugged SUV-type, including a model named "Brute." The current Grand Vitara has proven its durability in some of the most difficult global markets. The key to the Grand Vitara is mat is its ability to unibody construction with integrated ladder frame, rear-wheel drive transmission and based four-wheel independent suspension. Typically, the luxury SUVs offer this premium architecture. This construction gives strength and capabilities sought in large SUVs, while providing the agility on the road and ride quality expected in a modern compact SUV.

It also separates the Suzuki Grand Vitara from the "high wagons" in the segment is the availability of a four-mode four-wheel full two-tier system transfer case. This material, along with its robust body approach and departure angles steeper, and 7.9 inches of ground clearance (4WD models), enables the Grand Vitara to keep going when the road becomes a trail. In addition, the Suzuki Grand Vitara 3000 lbs. towing capacity (with V6) is double that of many car-based models and light enough to carry the boats, ATVs and motorcycles.

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