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2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara Sport Utility Crossover

Price Range: $19,649 - $25,399 | 19 MPG City - 23 MPG Highway

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2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara Sport Utility Crossover

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara Sport Utility Crossover

Because of its fully independent suspension and ladder frame design within a uni-body structure, Suzuki calls the Grand Vitara 'The Off-Road Athlete.' It sits on a rugged chassis, and safety features include anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, traction control, anti-skid system, side curtain airbags with rollover sensors, front side airbags and electronic stability control to help prevent the loss of control of the vehicle. Navigation is standard. Towing capacity rated at is 3,000 pounds and highway mileage is an impressive 26 mpg.

What's new for 2012?

The 2012 Grand Vitara gets a trim reshuffle and a mild restyling. A new Ultimate Adventure trim debuts, which features 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, water-resistant seat fabric and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. It's available in 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive.

Model Strengths

  • Comfortable, affordable compact SUV
  • great off-road performance with 4-wheel drive
  • rugged body-on-frame construction

Model Review

The 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara comes with a single engine available--a 2.4L 4-cylinder that makes 166 horsepower and 162 ft-lb of torque and comes mated to either a 5-speed manual on the 2-wheel drive Base trim only or a 4-speed automatic transmission on the rest of the Grand Vitara range.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

Rollover Resistance
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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std
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Engine

Engine Type 2.4L Gas I4
Horsepower 166 @ 6000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 162 @ 4000 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 17.4 gal
Fuel Economy 19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 452.4 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels RWD
Transmission 5-Speed Manual Transmission

Wheels

Rims 16 x - TBD - in.
Tires P225/70R16

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 40.0 in. / 41.3 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 38.2 in. / 37.2 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 103.9 in.
Curb Weight 3468 lb.
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Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Climate Control Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Navigation System Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard