2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara Values

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2009 model year changes

The Suzuki Grand Vitara enters its third model year with more engine choices for 2009. It is now available with an inline 4-cylinder twin-cam 2.4L engine that makes 166 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque mated to either a 4-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission. Also available is a 3.2L V6 engine with 230 horsepower and 213 pound-feet of torque. In addition to rear-wheel drive available on all Vitaras, two 4-wheel drive systems are also available: a single-mode system and the Four-Mode by Suzuki, which is a full-time 4-wheel drive system with a 2-speed transfer case. The 185-horsepower, 2.7L V6 engine of 2008 is no longer available. Four trims are newly available for 2009. Base and Premium are the basics, featuring a 4-cylinder engine and 2-wheel drive, while Xsport and Luxury offer more options. Single mode all-wheel drive is also offered on Premium. Xsport and Luxury trims can have either an inline 4-cylinder or V6 engine, and either 2-wheel or Four-Mode all-wheel drive. A manual transmission is available only on the Base and Premium trims. Also for 2009, the body frame is strengthened for increased rigidity, and the front bumper and grille have been updated. Electronic Stability Control is standard on all Grand Vitaras while Hill Hold and Hill Descent Control are standard on all models with V6 and all-wheel drive. Electro-luminescent instrumentation is standard on all models.

Competitive comparison

Comfortable, affordable compact SUV; great off-road performance with 4-wheel drive; rugged body-on-frame construction

Special features for 2009

Because of its fully independent suspension and ladder frame design within a uni-body structure, Suzuki calls the Grand Vitara "The Off-Road Athlete." The solid chassis has been upgraded for 2009 for a more rugged performance. Safety features include anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, traction control, anti-skid system, curtain side airbags with rollover sensors, front side airbags and electronic stability control, to help prevent the loss of control of the vehicle. Towing capacity is 3,000 pounds with the V6 engine.
For 2009, the Suzuki Grand Vitara , a small SUV, is updated with a new front-end design, rear disc brakes, driver information center and increased frame rigidity. Coming as either two- or four-wheel drive, the Grand Vitara is powered by a 2.4L I4 standard engine producing 166 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque, paired to a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transmission. Also available is a 3.2L V6 engine generating 230 hp and 213 lb-ft of torque, with a mandatory five-speed automatic. Seating five passengers, the four-door Grand Vitara offers base, Luxury, Premium and XSport rims. The base is equipped with features like automatic climate control, power accessories and side curtain airbags, while the XSport has a few extra items, including keyless startup, and the Luxury has upgrades like leather seating, among others. Suzuki Grand Vitara EPA-estimated fuel economy statistics range from 19 mpg city/26 mpg hwy for the 2WD I4 with a manual transmission to the 4WD V6 at 17 mpg city/23 mpg hwy. Standard safety equipment includes antilock brakes, front-driver airbag, passenger-front airbag, side-body airbags and side-head airbags in the front and rear.