Suzuki Grand Vitara
BASE PRICE RANGE: $19,994-$25,644
BODY TYPE: Compact SUV
WHAT'S NEW: The V-6 engine is gone from the Grand Vitara lineup for the 2011 model year. That leaves the 2.4L I-4 mated to a 5M or 4A as the only engine option. Also, the SUV's standard navigation system has been improved this year. A full spare-tire cover is included on all Grand Vitaras and 18-in. alloy wheels become standard on Limited models.
COOL FACT: Grand Vitara's available four-mode 4WD system has a neutral setting to permit flat towing behind an RV without adding mileage.
SUM UP: Needs a revamp.
|2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara|
|Base Engine|| 2.4L/166-hp DOHC I-4|
|Optional Engine|| None|
|Drivetrain|| Front engine, RWD/4WD, 5M/4A|
|0-60 MPH|| 9.8-10.5 sec*|
|Tow/Payload|| 3000/1000-1150 lb|
|EPA city/hwy fuel econ|| 19/23-26 mpg|
|Basic warranty|| 3 yrs/36,000 miles|
|Safety|| ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 6|