2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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What's New for 2012:
- New Ultimate Adventure trim level
- New tailgate design eliminates full-size spare tire on some models
- Navigation system upgraded with voice-recognition control

Exterior Features
The 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara is a light-duty, compact 4-door SUV offered in four trim levels.  Sixteen-inch wheels are standard on the base trim and 4-wheel drive (4WD) is available on all but the base trim.

Interior Features
The 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara seats 5 passengers and provides 24.4 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats in use and 68.9 cubic feet with the seats folded down. Base models come with keyless entry, automatic climate control, navigation system, and an audio system with CD player, while the Premium trim includes cruise control. The new Ultimate Adventure trim upgrades to heated seats with water-resistant upholstery, and the top-of-the-line Limited trim adds a sunroof, premium sound system, and leather seats.

Optional Features
A wide array of options are available for the 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara, including 18-inch chrome wheels, roof rack and accessories, security system, and satellite radio. Bluetooth connectivity is an option on all but the base model, with an iPod interface available on all trims.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara is powered by a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 166 horsepower. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard on the base model, while a 4-speed automatic is standard on other trims.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara are:
- Grand Vitara with manual transmission: 19/26/22 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Grand Vitara with automatic transmission: 19/25/21 mpg
- Grand Vitara with 4WD and automatic transmission: 19/23/20 mpg

Standard safety features on the Grand Vitara include anti-lock brakes, full-length side curtain air bags, and front-seat side air bags.

To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not conducted tests on the 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara. In safety tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Grand Vitara received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset crash protection and an \"Acceptable\" rating for side-impact crash protection.


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