2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$19,499-$25,699
$18,719-$24,671
16 /CITY / 21 /HWY
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What Changed for 2008:

  • Digital automatic climate control standard

  • New remote fuel door release

  • Standard anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)

  • Standard stability and traction control systems

  • Sunroof standard on Grand Vitara XSport
Overview
The compact Suzuki Grand Vitara 4-door, 5-passenger SUV, redesigned in 2006, returns in 2008 as carryover from 2007 with minimal changes. Grand Vitara's load-bearing unibody with an integral ladder-frame construction and optional truck-style 4-wheel drive (4WD) enable it to perform off-road as well as on. A 185-hp V-6 engine powers all 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara models, with a 5-speed manual transmission standard on Grand Vitara and 4-speed automatic standard on XSport and Luxury models.

Model Lineup
The 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara is available in Grand Vitara, XSport and Luxury models. All feature a 185-hp V-6 engine; standard 4-wheel ABS; stability and traction control; tire-pressure-monitoring system; digital automatic climate control; remote fuel door opener; steering-wheel-mounted audio controls; and 5-way-adjustable driver's seat. The base Grand Vitara includes remote keyless entry; 4-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with MP3/WMA playback; and 16-inch styled steel wheels. Grand Vitara XSport models add keyless entry and start system; rear-mounted, full-size spare tire cover; power sunroof; 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels; 7-speaker, AM/FM/CD audio system with MP3/WMA playback; roof rails; rear privacy glass; and front fog lamps. Grand Vitara Luxury adds 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels; HomeLink wireless control system; leather-trimmed seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel; heated front seats; and woodgrain trim accents.

Options on the 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara include 4WD; automatic transmission; luggage room cover; and a rear-mounted, full-size spare tire cover.

Powertrain
The 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara is powered by a 2.7-liter, 24-valve, dual overhead cam (DOHC) V-6 engine that produces 185 hp at 6000 rpm and 184 lb.-ft. of torque at 4500 rpm. Grand Vitara transfers the power through its standard 5-speed manual transmission. A 5-speed automatic transmission is optional on Grand Vitara and standard on XSport and Luxury models. Optional on all Grand Vitara models is a 4-mode, full-time 4WD system with transfer case lock and low-range gear. Stability and traction control, ABS, and a tire-pressure-monitoring system are all standard. EPA fuel economy is estimated at 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway for rear-wheel-drive models with manual transmission, and 17 mpg city/22 mpg highway for automatic transmission. For Grand Vitara 4WD models, the numbers are 16 mpg city/21 mpg highway (manual transmission) and 17 mpg city/21 mpg highway (automatic transmission).

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara include ABS with electronic brake-force distribution, stability and traction control, and a tire-pressure-monitoring system. In addition, all models include a full complement of air bags: dual-stage driver and weight-sensing front passenger air bags; front-seat-mounted, side-impact and front and rear side curtain air bags with rollover sensors. Other safety features include height-adjustable front safety belts with pre-tensioners; headrests and 3-point safety belts for all seating positions; rear child-seat LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system and rear-door child safety locks; and daytime running lights.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Suzuki Grand Vitara receives a 4-star rating for frontal crash protection, a 5-star rating for side-impact protection, and a 4-star rollover-resistance rating.

Technology
The standard audio system in the 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara is a 4-speaker, AM/FM/CD unit with MP3/WMA playback that's XM satellite radio ready (hardware and subscription are additional-cost items). In Grand Vitara XSport and Luxury models, the setup is a 7-speaker, AM/FM/CD audio system with in-dash 6-disc changer, MP3/WMA playback, and subwoofer-also XM ready. A HomeLink wireless control system is standard on the Grand Vitara Luxury model.

What Changed for 2008:

  • Digital automatic climate control standard

  • New remote fuel door release

  • Standard anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)

  • Standard stability and traction control systems

  • Sunroof standard on Grand Vitara XSport
Overview
The compact Suzuki Grand Vitara 4-door, 5-passenger SUV, redesigned in 2006, returns in 2008 as carryover from 2007 with minimal changes. Grand Vitara's load-bearing unibody with an integral ladder-frame construction and optional truck-style 4-wheel drive (4WD) enable it to perform off-road as well as on. A 185-hp V-6 engine powers all 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara models, with a 5-speed manual transmission standard on Grand Vitara and 4-speed automatic standard on XSport and Luxury models.

Model Lineup
The 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara is available in Grand Vitara, XSport and Luxury models. All feature a 185-hp V-6 engine; standard 4-wheel ABS; stability and traction control; tire-pressure-monitoring system; digital automatic climate control; remote fuel door opener; steering-wheel-mounted audio controls; and 5-way-adjustable driver's seat. The base Grand Vitara includes remote keyless entry; 4-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with MP3/WMA playback; and 16-inch styled steel wheels. Grand Vitara XSport models add keyless entry and start system; rear-mounted, full-size spare tire cover; power sunroof; 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels; 7-speaker, AM/FM/CD audio system with MP3/WMA playback; roof rails; rear privacy glass; and front fog lamps. Grand Vitara Luxury adds 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels; HomeLink wireless control system; leather-trimmed seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel; heated front seats; and woodgrain trim accents.

Options on the 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara include 4WD; automatic transmission; luggage room cover; and a rear-mounted, full-size spare tire cover.

Powertrain
The 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara is powered by a 2.7-liter, 24-valve, dual overhead cam (DOHC) V-6 engine that produces 185 hp at 6000 rpm and 184 lb.-ft. of torque at 4500 rpm. Grand Vitara transfers the power through its standard 5-speed manual transmission. A 5-speed automatic transmission is optional on Grand Vitara and standard on XSport and Luxury models. Optional on all Grand Vitara models is a 4-mode, full-time 4WD system with transfer case lock and low-range gear. Stability and traction control, ABS, and a tire-pressure-monitoring system are all standard. EPA fuel economy is estimated at 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway for rear-wheel-drive models with manual transmission, and 17 mpg city/22 mpg highway for automatic transmission. For Grand Vitara 4WD models, the numbers are 16 mpg city/21 mpg highway (manual transmission) and 17 mpg city/21 mpg highway (automatic transmission).

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara include ABS with electronic brake-force distribution, stability and traction control, and a tire-pressure-monitoring system. In addition, all models include a full complement of air bags: dual-stage driver and weight-sensing front passenger air bags; front-seat-mounted, side-impact and front and rear side curtain air bags with rollover sensors. Other safety features include height-adjustable front safety belts with pre-tensioners; headrests and 3-point safety belts for all seating positions; rear child-seat LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system and rear-door child safety locks; and daytime running lights.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Suzuki Grand Vitara receives a 4-star rating for frontal crash protection, a 5-star rating for side-impact protection, and a 4-star rollover-resistance rating.

Technology
The standard audio system in the 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara is a 4-speaker, AM/FM/CD unit with MP3/WMA playback that's XM satellite radio ready (hardware and subscription are additional-cost items). In Grand Vitara XSport and Luxury models, the setup is a 7-speaker, AM/FM/CD audio system with in-dash 6-disc changer, MP3/WMA playback, and subwoofer-also XM ready. A HomeLink wireless control system is standard on the Grand Vitara Luxury model.
Available Trims for the 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2WD 4dr Man Transmission Manual MSRP 19499.00 Engine 2.7L/167 City/Hwy MPG 16/22
Name w/Spare & Cargo Covers (2WD 4dr Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 19849.00 Engine 2.7L/167 City/Hwy MPG 16/22
Name 2WD 4dr Auto Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 20599.00 Engine 2.7L/167 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name w/Spare & Cargo Covers (2WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 20949.00 Engine 2.7L/167 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name XSport w/Snrf (2WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22699.00 Engine 2.7L/167 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name Luxury (2WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24199.00 Engine 2.7L/167 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name w/Spare & Cargo Covers (4WD 4dr Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 21349.00 Engine 2.7L/167 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
Name w/Spare & Cargo Covers (4WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22449.00 Engine 2.7L/167 City/Hwy MPG 17/21
Name XSport w/Snrf (4WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24199.00 Engine 2.7L/167 City/Hwy MPG 17/21
Name Luxury (4WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25699.00 Engine 2.7L/167 City/Hwy MPG 17/21
Name Appearance (2WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 20949.00 Engine 2.7L/167 City/Hwy MPG 16/22
Name Appearance Plus (4WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22449.00 Engine 2.7L/167 City/Hwy MPG 17/21
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INTERIOR
  • Front bucket seats
  • 60/40 split fold-&-tumble folding rear seats
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Adjustable center armrest w/CD storage
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Tilt steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Pwr windows
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/panic button
  • Cruise control
  • AM/FM XM ready stereo w/CD/MP3 player-inc: (4) speakers
  • Air conditioning w/automatic climate control
  • Rear window defogger
  • Brushed aluminum-look dash trim
  • Auxiliary pwr outlet
  • AM/FM XM ready stereo w/6-disc CD changer/MP3 player-inc: (7) speakers & subwoofer
  • Cargo cover
  • SmartPass keyless entry & start system
  • Heated front bucket seats
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • HomeLink wireless control system
  • Wood grain trim accents
EXTERIOR
  • Color-keyed bumpers
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Dual body-color pwr mirrors
  • Variable intermittent front wipers
  • Rear window wiper w/washer
  • Hard-shell spare tire cover
  • Pwr tilt/slide sunroof
  • Roof rails
  • Auto headlamps
  • Front fog lamps
  • Privacy glass
  • Dual body-color heated pwr mirrors
MECHANICAL
  • 2.7L DOHC MPFI 24-valve V6 engine
  • Zero-maintenance self-adjusting timing chain
  • Direct ignition system
  • Liquid-filled motor mounts
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Electronic stability program (ESP)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 4-wheel fully independent suspension
  • P225/70R16 all-season tires
  • 16" steel wheels
  • Full size spare tire
  • Pwr-assisted rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • 16" aluminum-alloy wheels
  • P225/65R17 tires
  • 17" aluminum-alloy wheels
  • 4-mode full time four wheel drive w/transfer case lock & low range gears
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
    • Dual-stage front airbags w/passenger occupant sensor
    • Front seat-mounted side impact airbags
    • Overhead front/rear side curtain airbags
    • 3-point driver & front passenger safety belts w/shoulder height adjustment & pretensioners
    • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system
    • Rear door child safety locks
    • Electronic stability program (ESP)
    • Traction control system (TCS)
    • Daytime running lights
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