2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara: Video Road Test and Review

The Suzuki Grand Vitara is a four door five passenger sport utility vehicle powered by a 2.4 Liter four cylinder that produces 166 HP and 162 lb-ft of torque being channeled to either the rear or all four wheels via a five speed manual or an automatic gearbox, and is good for an estimated 19 MPG in the city and as much as 26 MPG on the highway.  Suzuki offers the Grand Vitara in four trim levels: Base, Premium, Ultimate Adventure Edition and Limited.

 The entry level Suzuki Grand Vitara is available exclusively with a five speed manual and rear wheel drive.  The $19,499 base Grand Vitara rides on a set of basic 16 inch steel wheels as well as power accessories, a six way adjustable driver’s seat, 60/40 split rear bench, integrated touch screen navigation system with traffic service and rerouting with voice recognition while audio entertainment duties are handled by a four speaker AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 stereo.

The next step up is the Grand Vitara Premium.  Starting at $21,399 ($22,849 4WD), the Premium Suzuki comes with a five speed automatic complete with steering wheel mounted cruise controls, privacy glass and nüLink! Services that feature real time safety camera information, weather, movie times, airline info, Google querys and can even locate the lowest gas prices nearby.  Available equipment for the Grand Vitara Premium includes the optional Bluetooth hands free communication as well as a pair of optional heated side mirrors for colder climates.

The Grand Vitara Ultimate Adventure Edition starts to add some of the more desirable features to the Suzuki SUV lineup like a set of stylish 18 inch smoked aluminum alloys and side mirrors with integrated turn signals as well as a pair of front fog lamps to help guide owners on their trek while the roof rack rails allow them to bring along whatever supplies might be necessary.  On the inside the  $22,299 ($23,949 4WD) Ultimate Adventure Edition gets dressed up with a leather wrapped steering wheel, water resistant three tone seats and all weather floor and cargo mats to make cleaning up the expedition a breeze.

The top of the line Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited starts at $23,749 ($25,249 4WD) and gets a unique set of 18 inch alloys as well as a full size 16 inch steel spare hanging off the rear hatch.  Creature comforts like the automaker’s TouchFree Smart Key keyless start and entry, power tilt and slide sunroof, premium seven speaker AM/FM/CD/AUX/MP3 stereo and leather make the Limited the more desirable member of the Grand Vitara family, no to mention the color coordinated wood grain interior accents that dress up the practical SUV from Japan.

A list of cars similar to the Grand Vitara includes the 2012 Toyota RAV4, 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander and 2012 Kia Sorento.

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