2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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$19,199-$24,849
$18,431-$23,855
19 CITY / 24 HWY
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Overview

The Suzuki Grand Vitara has been offered under several names since its introduction for the 1988 model year. The Grand Vitara is a compact SUV geared for off-road performance. For the 2011 model year, its trim levels have been consolidated and upgraded, its navigation system has been enhanced, and Bluetooth connectivity is now available on all the higher trim levels.

The base 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara features 16-inch wheels, cloth upholstery, automatic headlights, automatic climate control, some power accessories, and a 4-speaker sound system. The Premium trim adds cruise control, automatic transmission, an upgraded navigation system, and optional 18-inch wheels. The Limited features 18-inch alloy wheels as standard equipment, as well as leather upholstery, heated front seats, sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, 7-speaker sound system, and many other enhancements. With the rear seats folded down, the Grand Vitara features 69 cubic feet of cargo space, according to Suzuki.

The base power plant in the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara is a 166-horsepower, 2.4-liter, inline 4-cylinder engine. It delivers 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway with a 4-speed automatic transmission (which is standard with that engine on all but the base model, which employs a 5-speed manual transmission), according to the EPA. All Grand Vitara trims feature rear-wheel drive as standard, but 4-wheel drive (4WD) is optional with the Premium trim and a 4-mode 4WD system is offered with the Limited trim. The V-6 engine that was offered as an option in previous years is not available for 2011.

Standard safety features on the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara include anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, front side air bags, and side curtain air bags. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Grand Vitara highest-possible \"Good\" ratings in frontal-offset crash tests, and \"Acceptable\" for side-impact protection.

Starting MSRP for the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara is $18,999.

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  • Name 2WD 4dr Man Transmission Manual MSRP 19199.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
  • Name Premium (2WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 20999.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 19/25
  • Name Limited (2WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23199.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 19/25
  • Name Premium (4WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22449.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 19/23
  • Name Premium w/Alloy Wheels (4WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22799.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 19/23
  • Name Limited (4WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24849.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 19/23
INTERIOR
  • Cloth front bucket seats
  • Split fold-&-tumble folding rear seats
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Driver information center
  • Pwr windows
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/panic button
  • Navigation system -inc: lane assist & 3D graphic view
  • Air conditioning w/automatic climate control -inc: micron air-filtration system
  • (3) 12V interior accessory outlets
  • Dual sunvisors w/vanity mirrors, extensions
  • Rear window defroster
  • NuLink w/(12) month subscription -inc: Google local POI search, lowest gas price finder, weather forecast, flight info, real time traffic, live local entertainment finder
  • Cruise control
  • Cargo cover
  • Leather heated front bucket seats
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • SmartPass keyless entry & start system
EXTERIOR
  • 16" steel wheels
  • P225/70R16 all-season tires
  • Hard full spare tire cover
  • Auto on/off headlamps
  • Pwr mirrors
  • Front variable intermittent wipers
  • Rear window wiper w/washer
  • Privacy glass
  • 18" aluminum-alloy wheels
  • P225/60R18 all-season tires
  • Pwr tilt/slide sunroof
  • Roof rails
  • Front fog lamps
  • Heated pwr mirrors
  • 16" aluminum-alloy wheels
MECHANICAL
  • 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine
  • Zero-maintenance self-adjusting timing chain
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Fully independent suspension
  • Pwr-assisted fixed-ratio rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 4-speed automatic transmission
  • Single mode full time 4WD
  • 4-mode full time four-wheel drive -inc: transfer case lock & low range gears
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/brake assist
    • Electronic stability program (ESP)
    • Traction control system (TCS)
    • Daytime running lamps
    • Advanced front airbags w/passenger occupancy sensor
    • Front seat-mounted side impact airbags
    • Front/rear side curtain airbags w/rollover protection
    • Rear door child safety locks
    • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: aux input, (4) speakers
    • Premium AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: aux input, speed-sensing volume controls, (6) speakers, subwoofer
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