2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Up to 19 MPG city / 23 MPG hwy
$19,949 - $25,949

Alongside the kings of the CUV castle like CR-V and RAV4, the Grand Vitara may not look so special, but digging a little deeper reveals some key differences in Suzuki's lone SUV offering. Chief among these differences is the unibody construction featuring a built-in ladder frame chassis normally found on higher-end luxury SUVs. While most CUVs are basically raised up cars for the sake of presence and space, this ladder frame gives the Grand Vitara high torsional rigidity in the event of the type of off-road excursions competitors would never dream of. If the longitudinally mounted 2.4-liter Inline-4 isn't sending power to all four wheels, then like a truck, it's sending it to the rear wheels. To keep it civil on the road where it will still spend most of its time, the Grand Vitara is equipped with a car like fully independent suspension. The interior is a little sparse with hard plastics and big simple buttons, but the layout is easy and should clean up well after an exciting day out. While Suzuki's last SUV struck a balance between car-like usability and SUV ruggedness, which is exactly what CUVs were supposed to do, the Grand Vitara didn't particularly excel at either and will have no chance to change that as Suzuki will no longer sell cars in the U.S. starting next year. See more... See Less

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Reviews and Ratings
Overall
Pros Cons
Heated side view mirrors - great in winter weather Mpg is horrendous, no different from v8
Headlights are super bright, light up a big area Acceleration, pickup, engine very noisy
Radio -very very staticky
The tires on the car are lousy & already worn after 26,000 miles
Wheels, rims, and tires are not appealing
Aerodynamic shape - needs rounded a little more
It is hard to back up because of blind spots
Move hand grip to enter vehicle closer to front window
No control switch to change from 2 wheel to awd and save gas
Mileage could be better for a 4 cylinder