2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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19 CITY / 24 HWY
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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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  • Name 2WD 4dr Man Transmission Manual MSRP 19649.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
  • Name Premium (2WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 21549.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 19/25
  • Name Ultimate Adventure (2WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22449.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 19/25
  • Name Limited (2WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23899.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 19/25
  • Name Premium (4WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22999.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 19/23
  • Name Ultimate Adventure (4WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24099.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 19/23
  • Name Limited (4WD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25399.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 19/23
  • 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
  • Cargo cover
  • NuLink w/(12) month subscription -inc: Google local POI search, real time traffic, weather forecast, traffic cameras, movie times, live local entertainment finder
  • Cruise control
  • Water resistant 2-tone seats
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather front bucket seats
  • Heated front seats
  • TouchFree Smart Key entry & start system
  • 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" smoked alloy wheels
  • P225/60R18 all-season tires
  • Front fog lamps
  • 18" aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Pwr tilt/slide sunroof
  • Roof rails
  • Heated pwr mirrors
  • Heated pwr mirrors -inc: integrated turn signals
  • 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
    • 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)
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: aux input, (4) speakers
    • PREM AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: aux input, speed-sensing volume controls, (6) speakers, subwoofer

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