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2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4WD EX
By Alain Gayot

In short: The little SUV that could [do a lot] and leaves you with money to play.

Suzuki does it again with a little car, well designed and very practical all around. The Grand Vitara offers a comfortable ride in the city and good off-road utility in the country with the “shift-on-the-fly” feature. Ownership is made easy with an excellent warranty. On the other hand, you are not going to set records of any type. So relax and enjoy the ride. The V6 is always there to give you smooth power and remains conservative on fuel consumption.

Packed with all the electronic goodies we have come to expect, we always like the in-dash 6Disk CD concept with speakers all around. Then you have your remote keyless entry, tilt steering wheel, cruise control and automatic climate control A/C with micron air filtration, outside temperature gauge etc. Make use of the 60/40 split fold-down rear seatbacks to adjust to your cargo needs.

Warranty/Service: 100,000 Mile/ 7 Year Transferable Powertrain Limited Warranty, 24/7/365 Roadside Assistance, Warranty repair Courtesy.

Price as tested: $24,499

Technical Specifications

Performance Data

- 2.5 Liter V-6 24-Valve DOHC, 165 HP @6500 RPM

Four-Speed Automatic Transmission with Lock-up Torque Converter

Driver and Front Passenger Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System, 3-Point Driver and Passenger Safety Belts, Front and Rear Side Impact Door Beams

Top Speed: n/a

Acceleration: n/a

3-Channel Antilock Brake System with Electronic Brake Force Distribution

Fuel Economy:
19 city / 22 highway

4 WD W/2-Speed Transfer Case, Macpherson Struts Front and Five Link Rear Suspension

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(Updated: 07/10/12 NW)

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