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2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium SUV

2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara Review

(2 Stars)  Needs a full revamp, stat!

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Overview
The Grand Vitara is one of the few true small SUV's still available. It attempts to drive on that fine edge of off road ability and on road comfort. The older model did this on a body on frame chassis that was more truck like in construction. The new model is a unibody as in a car, but including a ladder frame and full 4 wheel drive. These features can make it a good selection for both daily driving around town or the occasion departure from the road. The Grand Vitara is available in both rear and all wheel drive. Multi range 4 wheel drive is also available. Seating is adequate for 5 people and a nice list of standard features is included.

Power for the Grand Vitara comes from a choice of engines. A base engine is available with 166 HP 2.4 liter four cylinder which can be mated to a 5 speed manual or a 4 speed automatic transmission. The upgrade engine is a 3.2 liter V-6 providing 230 HP and routing its power through a 5 speed automatic transmission.

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2010 Grand Vitara Premium Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.4L in-linefour-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA 08, 19 MPG city, 23 MPG highway, 20 MPG combined and 348 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
17.4-gallon fuel tank
Power(SAE): 166 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 162 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm

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'10 Suzuki Premium SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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Cup Holders
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
  Technology  
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Navigation System
  Tires and Wheels  
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Full Spare Tire
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